First Business

October 16, 2011

Brookfield Towne Centre sold for $15.4M

Phillips Edison & Co. of Cinncinnatti on Friday closed the $15.4 million purchase of the Sendiks-anchored Brookfield Towne Centre on West Capitol Drive.I think its great to get it in the hands of a quality investor who is going to polish up the …
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October 15, 2011

Occupy protests come to Milwaukee

The Occupy Wall Street movement came to Milwaukee Saturday at the same time similar protests were taking place in other cities in the United States and around the world.About 1,000 people showed up at Ziedler Park on West Michigan Street near the …
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October 14, 2011

Frontier halts service from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh, Boston

Frontier Airlines announced Friday that it will end nonstop service from its hub at Milwaukees General Mitchell International Airport to Pittsburgh in January and will temporarily suspend flights from Milwaukee to Boston.In these times of continuing …
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October 14, 2011

Marquette has no intention of leaving Big East

Despite the dramatic changes facing the Big East Conference and the departure of several key universities including Syracuse and University of Pittsburgh, Marquette University president the Rev. Scott Pilarz said the school is committed to the …
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October 14, 2011

Milwaukee ranks sixth for working moms

Only five cities in the country are better for working mothers than Milwaukee, according to Forbes.Milwaukee ranked sixth out of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas, although it scored low marks for cost of child care and violent crime, …
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October 14, 2011

Gap planning to shutter more U.S. stores

Gap Inc. will soon be leaving a gap in malls and other retail centers.The San Francisco-based company, which had 26 Gap stores in Florida as of July, according to its website, said Thursday it plans to shut 100 of its namesake U.S. stores while it …
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October 14, 2011

Feds reviewing Zoo Interchange plan

The Federal Highway Administration is reviewing the states reconstruction plan for the Zoo Interchange and will accept public comments until Nov. 14.The Wisconsin Department of Transportation in May selected a $1.7 billion reconstruction plan for …
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October 14, 2011

Area businesses less optimistic heading into fourth quarter

Business growth is projected for Milwaukee area businesses in the fourth quarter but the level of optimism slipped from third-quarter levels, according to a new survey by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.While the largest number of …
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October 14, 2011

Five O'Clock Steakhouse reaches deal with Jimmy Buffett

Long before Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson recorded the song, the Five OClock Steakhouse in Milwaukee was promoting the idea that its always five oclock inside its walls.The steakhouse recently came to a settlement with the famous country singer on …
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October 14, 2011

Milwaukee future budgets face challenges

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barretts proposed 2012 budget brings a second year of relative calm thanks to $36.8 million in savings from city employees contributing more to benefits programs, according to a Public Policy Forum report.However, as Barrett …
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October 14, 2011

Was Tommy Thompson a paid pitchman?

With former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson preparing to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, our sister newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this week that Thompson has promoted an anthrax-treatment vaccine in television appearances …
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October 14, 2011

Top of the List - Special attractions, Upscale restaurants

This weeks Top 25 lists in The Business Journal take a look at Milwaukee-areas top special attractions and also some of the most upscale restaurants in town.The list of the top special attractions is ranked by attendance for the full year of 2010 or …
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