Vintage

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DJ Avets reflects on 25 years spinning retro records

Published Feb. 5, 2019

DJ Avets has played thousands of gigs in Milwaukee and created a respected niche for himself as a vintage vinyl DJ. For the past decade, he's joined 88Nine's Marcus Doucette every Sunday night for "Sound Travels Live" at the Nomad.

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Hidden Gem: Landmark 1850

Published Jan. 11, 2019

Landmark 1850, 5905 S. Howell Ave., was built more than 165 years ago to serve as a stage coach stop between Milwaukee and Racine. Today, it's fully renovated and right next to the airport.

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Unique Boutique: Barcelona on Vliet

Published Nov. 29, 2018

Owned by local artist Lynita Santora Wolf, Barcelona is a quaint shop chock full of a curated collection of locally made items, vintage finds and vintage-inspired new items.

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Unique Boutique: BC Modern

Published Nov. 26, 2018

Owner Eric Lewis refers to his Walker's Point store as "a really eclectic pop-up shop" that features furniture, home goods, art, clothing, toys, knick knacks, records, stereo equipment, classic signs, holiday items and more.

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47-year-old Quality Optical focuses on the future

Published July 27, 2017

Most people who love unique and vintage eyeglass frames know of Downtown's Quality Optical. The family-run business continues to thrive despite an unexpected death and a dwindling supply of the popular "cat eye" glasses.

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New home goods shop, Orange and Blue Co., to open June 17

Published April 28, 2017

Orange and Blue Co. will launch its brick and mortar location during a grand opening on June 17. The 500-square foot shop in Brewers Hill will carry a curated mix of vintage and modern home goods and accessories, including furniture, accents and jewelry.

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20 places where you can enjoy trivia night

Published Aug. 23, 2016

After a long day, what better way to unwind then going out to the bars with your friends and participating in some trivia? It is a great way to socialize, test your knowledge and win prizes while getting the best deals on drinks and food.

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Dragonfly on Brady closing in early 2017

Published June 28, 2016

After 16 years, Annette French plans to close the doors to Dragonfly, 1117 E. Brady St., in early 2017. Dragonfly, a funky hive of new and vintage goodies, was one of the East Side's go-to shops for gifts, clothing, jewelry and unique household items.

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Think Resale shines on Mitchell Street

Published June 18, 2015

Darin and Dimity Grabowski opened Think Resale Shop, 1017 W. Mitchell St., in 2011. Earlier this year, they bought the building next door and expanded their vintage / thrift shop. "I love Mitchell Street. The old meets the new here," Dimity says.

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Antiques On Second plans to move

Published Feb. 16, 2015

According to a vendor, Antiques on Second, 1039 S. 2nd St., will move later this year to a new, yet-to-be-disclosed location because the building was sold.

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Luv Unlimited celebrates 10 years of Bay View bliss

Published April 5, 2014

In April 2004, Sage Schwarm and Becky Heck opened Luv Unlimited, 2649 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. The funky, creative shop sells, primarily, used and new vintage clothing, but also has a fab selection of sunglasses, jewelry, record albums, American Apparel items, incense, tights ... and more sunglasses.

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ReThreads coming to Shorewood

Published March 17, 2014

Another ReThreads location will open at 1920 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Previously, the building housed the eatery International Food.

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Ten Bells evolves into a yet-to-be-named new bar

Published Jan. 16, 2014

Ten Bells in Walker's Point will soon be the bar formerly known as Ten Bells. But the new name is yet to be decided even though the space already has a completely different look, feel and purpose.