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September 25, 2013

Black Sheep adds brunch, new fall menu

Black Sheep, the new bar and restaurant in Milwaukee;;;s Walker;;;s Point, is introducing Sunday brunch along with happy hour specials and a new fall menu, it said Tuesday in a news release.Brunch, starting this Sunday, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
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September 25, 2013

Expect Milwaukee 'arena' task force to have 'a lot' of members: Sheehy

Tim Sheehy says he has received an overwhelming response to his invitation to form a regional task force on funding Milwaukee;;;s cultural assets, including a possible new downtown arena ;;; but he;;;s not quite ready to reveal the members.Sheehy, …
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September 25, 2013

Great Wolf opening water park resort in Massachusetts

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. said Tuesday that it has begun construction of a Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resort in Fitchburg, Mass., its first location in the New England states and the company's 12th overall.Madison-based Great Wolf said the …
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September 25, 2013

Karl Kopp plans restaurant in Walker's Point historic building

Milwaukee restaurateur Karl Kopp plans to open a restaurant in a historic building he owns in Walker;;;s Point, according to plans submitted to the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission.The restaurant would be in the J.L. Burnham Building at …
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September 25, 2013

Kohl's expands beauty selection at some stores

Kohl;;;s Corp. is adding 20 new beauty and fragrance brands to its website and select stores nationwide as it experiments with expanding its cosmetics offerings.The new brands, including Lorac Cosmetics Inc., Pur Minerals Inc. and H20 Plus, will be …
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September 25, 2013

Marcus Hotels president resigns after nine months

The president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts is leaving after just nine months in the position, according to a news release from Marcus Hotel;;;s parent company, The Marcus Corp.Kirk Rose is leaving ;;;to pursue an opportunity to return to his roots in …
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September 25, 2013

Milwaukee Common Council votes against Kenosha casino

Not surprisingly, the members of Milwaukee's Common Council have voted unanimously to oppose the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's planned $808 million casino project in Kenosha.On a vote of 15-0, the Common Council voted in favor of a …
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September 25, 2013

Mustard maker expanding in Pleasant Prairie

The Olds Products Co. mustard facility in Pleasant Prairie will double in size to 96,950 square feet under a plan the village approved Monday.The new space is for production and storage of the company;;;s mustard and vinegar. Olds Products is the …
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September 25, 2013

Ryan 'Hebrew Hammer' Braun loses cover spot on Jewish kids book

Ryan Braun ;;; occasionally known as The Hebrew Hammer ;;; is losing his spot on the cover of the children;;;s book ;;;Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present.;;;The reason, not surprisingly, is Braun;;;s suspension from Major League …
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September 25, 2013

Milwaukee investor takes on shuttered Sheboygan auto parts plant

Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors plans to refill the vacant, 288,500-square-foot International Automotive Components facility in Sheboygan with new tenants.The building housed almost 170 workers in summer 2010, when IAC announced plans to close the …
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September 24, 2013

ACA drives merger of Madison insurance associations

The impending Affordable Care Act has driven Wisconsin Employment Benefits Advisors (WEBA), a Madison-based association for health insurance agents, to merge into the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW). According to its website, IIAW …
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September 24, 2013

Analyst: Milwaukee a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates away from economic growth

The Milwaukee economy has potential for growth, but it needs leaders to pull the pieces together and improve the area;;;s reputation for innovation.That;;;s according to David Heidel, regional investment manager for The Private Client Reserve of …
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