August 09, 2012

Revised plans for downtown Madison block move forward

Initial work on the $11.6 million redevelopment of the historic 100 block of State Street in Madison is expected to begin in the next several months.Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal.
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August 08, 2012

Town of Brookfield sets TIF timeline for Von Maur-anchored Corners project

The Brookfield Town Board advanced efforts to create a tax incremental financing district for The Corners of Brookfield at its meeting Tuesday, but several steps remain before a TIF deal can be finalized, administrator Rick Czopp said.The board …
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August 08, 2012

Milwaukee preservation planners give Gorman's office project a positive review

Milwaukees historic preservation specialists are giving a favorable review to Gorman & Co. Inc.s planned office building in the former Pabst Brewery.The five-story office development requires a review by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation …
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August 08, 2012

Bay View Alterra to open Friday

Alterra Coffee Roasters will open its newest store Friday at the corner of Kinnickinnic and Lincoln avenues in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, the company said in a news release.The building includes a cafe, bakery and commisary that will be …
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August 08, 2012

Southeast Wisconsin counties meet federal air standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised the air quality status for ground-level ozone in six southeast Wisconsin counties, a move that local economic development officials say improves their ability to compete for business growth.The EPA …
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August 08, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Josh Minkin

Josh Minkin, principal owner of Alpine Commercial Real Estate Services, has a focus on retail deals in southeastern Wisconsin.The Polacheck Co. veteran and former vice president of CBRE Group now is running his own retail brokerage business in …
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August 07, 2012

Strattec posts sales, earnings growth for quarter, year

Strattec Security Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net sales and income during its fourth quarter and full fiscal year.Net income for Glendale-based Strattec (Nasdaq: STRT), a provider of automotive locking systems, was $3.2 million, or 97 cents …
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August 07, 2012

Manitowoc Co. gets lift from crane segment

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. reported net income for the second quarter that topped analysts' estimate by a wide margin.Robert McCarthy, an analyst for Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., maintained his outperform rating on the crane and food …
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August 07, 2012

Spectrum Brands profit doubles; dividends to start

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that net income for the fiscal third quarter more than doubled because of acquisitions, cost management, new products, improved pricing and other factors.Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB), the Madison-based …
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August 07, 2012

Funjet acquires TNT Vacations

Funjet Vacations has acquired TNT Vacations, a Boston vacation package company, Funjet said Tuesday in a news release.Funjet is owned by The Mark Travel Corp., Bayside. TNT will now operate as TNT Vacations Powered by Funjet, with access to Funjet's …
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August 07, 2012

William Jenkins closing Ivy, opening Duplex downtown

William Jenkins, former owner of Cush Lounge and Ivy Lounge and Grill, is opening a new place Thursday at 785 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee.The Duplex will have an upscale yet homey atmosphere, according to a news release. Photos in the release showed …
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August 07, 2012

MGE Energy reports higher 2Q profits

Like other Wisconsin utilities, MGE Energy Inc. reported higher earnings for the second quarter because of warmer-than-average weather.MGE Energy (Nasdaq: MGEE), the Madison-based parent of Madison Gas and Electric, said net income for the quarter …
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