Ryan day

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Why the green paint on Milwaukee's red fire hydrants?

Published May 22, 2020

In my City of Milwaukee neighborhood, I've noticed that Department of Public Works crews have been out painting fire hydrants. Some of them have been getting green tops. I didn't know why. So, I asked.

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Unique Boutique: Dandy

Published Dec. 6, 2018

Dandy describes itself as Midventurous Modern, which is a good way of saying, really cool stuff your mom and grandma tossed but you wish they'd have kept for you. There's furniture, clothing, home decor and much more in an alluring setting, all curated by the owners, Ryan and Jess Day.

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Couple transforms former Vliet Street garage into Dandy vintage shop

Published Nov. 5, 2018

Wandering around the midcentury gems that populate Ryan and Jess Day's Dandy vintage shop on the West Side, Ryan noted that sometimes an object that isn't especially beautiful on its own can become beautiful in the right setting. That struck me as an astute observation that might also be applied to Dandy's home at 5020 W. Vliet St.