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December 01, 2011

Bradley Center extends contract with food vendor Levy

The Bradley Center has agreed to a seven-year contract extension with Levy Restaurants as its food vendor, keeping Levy at the facility through 2019, the center said Thursday in a news release.The downtown facility, home of the Milwaukee Bucks, …
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December 01, 2011

Anchor BanCorp gets one-year credit extension

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. said it reached an agreement with a bank group led by U.S. Bank NA to extend by one year the credit agreement between Anchor and its lenders.The agreement was scheduled to expire Nov. 30 and now runs through Nov. 30, …
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December 01, 2011

PSC will consider and rule on Milwaukee streetcar utility relocation costs

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Thursday voted to accept a petition from Brett Healy and rule on whether the city of Milwaukee or utilities must pay to move underground pipes and lines for the downtown streetcar project.Rough estimates …
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December 01, 2011

Janitors union protests outside 875 East office in Milwaukee

Service Employees International Union Local 1 is protesting outside the 875 E. Wisconsin Ave. office building in downtown Milwaukee, claiming building manager Wangard Partners Inc. replaced a union company with a new nonunion contractor to clean the …
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December 01, 2011

Macy's sees 4.8% Nov. bump in same-store sales

Black Friday shoppers helped power Macy's Inc. to a 4.8 percent same-store sales gain in November.Same-store sales, a key measure for retailers, include sales at stores open at least a year. On a total sales basis, Macy's (NYSE: M) reported November …
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December 01, 2011

State proposal aims to decrease abandoned houses in Milwaukee

Milwaukee-area legislators are backing a state bill intended to cut down on the number of abandoned houses by allowing them to be sold at sheriffs auction more quickly.Under current law, counties must wait two months before publicly auctioning …
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December 01, 2011

CRE Guide: People In The News - Dion Watton

Dion Watton, asset manager with HSA Commercial Real Estate, was named the 2011-12 Milwaukee Chapter No. 13 president by The Institute of Real Estate Management.NEW POSITION: 2011/2012 IREM Milwaukee Chapter No. 13 presidentHOMETOWN: CadottEDUCATION: …
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