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February 07, 2012

Building falls for downtown Milwaukee Marriott

The interior demolition of buildings for a new downtown Milwaukee Marriott spilled over into the street on Tuesday as crews used a backhoe to tear down a building on North Milwaukee Street.Developer Jackson Street Management LLC is demolishing some …
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February 07, 2012

UPAF names Gutekunst as development director

The United Performing Arts Fund said Tuesday that it has hired Penny Gutekunst, a development officer for Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, as its chief development officer.Gutekunst has served as senior director of development for …
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February 07, 2012

Timmerman Plaza Walmart will replace 76th Street store

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to close its store on West Brown Deer Road near North 76th Street after it opens a larger store in the Timmerman Plaza, a city of Milwaukee spokesman said Tuesday.The company, through developer Gatlin Development Co. Inc., …
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February 07, 2012

Milwaukee Air & Water Show to commemorate War of 1812

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will be held Aug. 11-12 this year and will celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, event organizers said Tuesday in a news release.The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days from Bradford Beach to …
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February 07, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight — City of Milwaukee — 30th Street Industrial Corridor

Residents in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor neighborhood of the city of Milwaukee need jobs and affordable housing, and city officials and local developers are making efforts to provide both.Located two miles northwest of downtown Milwaukee, …
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February 06, 2012

Fernandez named Journal Communications president

Journal Communications Inc. said its board promoted chief financial officer Andre Fernandez to president, a position that had been held by Steve Smith.Smith will retain the titles of chairman and CEO, Milwaukee-based Journal (NYSE: JRN) said late …
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February 06, 2012

MillerCoors unit buys Crispin Cider

Tenth and Blake Beer Co., MillerCoors' craft-and-import division, has acquired Crispin Cider Co. in Minneapolis, adding a significant presence in the beer industry's fastest-growing category.Chicago-based Tenth and Blake, which has a brewery in …
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February 06, 2012

Purple Door Ice Cream to open storefront

Purple Door Ice Cream, the local ice cream maker that launched in April, is moving its kitchen operations from Cudahy to the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee and plans to open a storefront there, said co-founder Lauren Schultz.Lauren and …
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February 06, 2012

Marquette hires executive vice president

Marquette University has hired Mary DiStanislao from the University of Pennsylvania to serve in the newly-created role of executive vice president.DiStanislao will work closely with Marquette President The Rev. Scott Pilarz and the provost to …
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February 06, 2012

George Webb opens two locations in Kenosha, Port Washington

George Webb Corp. has opened new restaurants in Port Washington and Kenosha, the company announced Monday on Facebook.The new locations are at 1042 S. Spring St., Port Washington, and Interstate 94 at Highway 142/Burlington Road in the Kenosha …
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February 06, 2012

Franke was key figure in Milwaukee business community

When I first was named publisher of The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee over 18 years ago, I needed a few mentors to help me make my way into local business circles.Thankfully, Harry Franke came along.Harry was a key figure in the …
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February 06, 2012

Rock the Green festival opts for Saturday; avoids Packers

The organizers of Rock the Green have decided to move this years festival to a Saturday, in part to avoid a possible conflict with a Green Bay Packers game.The environmentally friendly concert that debuted in Milwaukee late last summer will return …
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