Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Attention online shoppers: You might have to pony up more cash for those online shopping sprees, if federal sales tax legislation becomes law.
Online shoppers, who enjoyed avoiding paying sales tax for their out-of-state purchases, probably won't be happy if a bill pending in Congress becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed 69-27 in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, allows states the authority, and option, of collecting taxes on Internet and catalog sales. The act does not create a new tax. But it does allow states the option of collecting the taxes, which they are already owed. However, the legislation does exempt small businesses that make less than $1 million from collecting the tax. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for the bill, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) did not. “Today, I joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate in support of the Marketplace Fairness …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Get to know other North Shore business owners and brainstorm best practices, swap business cards and network at the next North Shore B2B Networking meeting Tuesday at Art Trooper.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
New restaurants coming to Greendale, Whitefish Bay, Pewaukee and the East Side. Get caught up on all the latest foodie news.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Last week, we told you that plans for a Chick-fil-A in Greendale have been put on the back burner, but that things are full speed ahead for another new restaurant in that village. Construction is under way for the Panther Pub & Eatery, which will be located on Broad Street in downtown Greendale. The restaurant, which is located in a former Associated Bank building will seat about 95 people and will include a 40-person outdoor dining patio. There's no date yet on when the sports …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This week's Patch "Wow House" has plenty of windows and amazing view of surrounding woods on a half-acre lot.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, the Milwaukee suburbs are chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. And while many of the homes Patch features each week have price tags approaching or surpassing the $1 million, this week's "Wow House" in Greenfield is more affordable — yet still worth showcasing. Located at the western edge of Milwaukee County, at 11965 W Rebecca Court, this home has plenty of windows and amazing view of surrounding woods on a half-acre lot. Built in 1986, the three-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath house has been meticulously maintained and updated by its owners. It includes a kitchen with granite counters and …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The popular North Oakland Avenue bar will introduce "The Cabin" — which will include seating for about 50, a back bar and fireplace — during a grand opening event May 10,
To accommodate the large crowds Shorewood's Camp Bar has been experiencing since opening in November, owners say they have expanded next door. The popular North Oakland Avenue bar will introduce "The Cabin" during a grand opening event May 10, owner Paul Hackbarth said. "We started Camp not only because it was a dream of ours but because we felt it is what the community needed on that end of Oakland Avenue," Hackbarth said. "So for us to not be able to give everyone that walked through the door a cozy spot to enjoy a drink in was difficult for us. "We don't want to be known as the overcrowded bar, but with the quick success of Camp, we knew we had to make some changes," he added. "The Cabin" will include additional seating for about 50 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Catch up on Shorewood Patch's top stories in April, which include stories about a former school secretary accused of stealing, Shorewood High School named top high school in Wisconsin and an armed robbery suspect.
Catch up on what's going on in your community by reading our top stories in April. This month our top stories include:
Whitefish Bay's new dinner spot prioritizes fresh, approachable and unique food options in its remodeled space at 342 E. Silver Spring Drive.
James McMahon knows how to do three things particularly well: write music, maintain a handlebar mustache and open restaurants. The first two might be irrelevant for the point of this article, but his experience opening restaurants is anything but. After opening six Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in the last 15 years, and helping out with other restaurants in the area, McMahon knows that a good restauranteur listens closely to their customers in the beginning weeks. McMahon and co-owner Paul Berlin are off to a good start by opening up a community-focused eatery at 342 E. Silver Spring Drive, which has been a constant target for redevelopment ever since El Guapo's Mexican restaurant left in December 2010. But McMahon also hopes to continue…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Get caught up on the food scene in the Milwaukee area with Patch's newest feature. Here's the latest foodie news.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new new on the local food scene. If you've been waiting for a Chick-fil-A restaurant to open up in the Milwaukee area, you're going to have to wait until at least next year, the company says. Plans for a Chick-fil-A were approved by Greendale officials in 2012 and the chain was supposed to open a new store on South 76th Street near Southridge this summer. But a company official now says the store won't open until sometime in 2014. That leaves just one Chick-fil-A in Wisconsin — at Regency Mall in Racine. Read more on Greendale…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Located on the shores of Lac La Belle in Waukesha County, this home has a rich history but all the modern amenities.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a rare find: A colonial estate that is more than a century old located on the shores of Lac La Belle in Waukesha County. Situated on 1.4 acres in Oconomowoc, this grand home was built in the 1860s and has been owned by the current family for three generations. It's being offered for sale for the first time in more than 70 years. It comes with 365 feet of southern shoreline on the lake's Maple Terrace peninsula. The 4,300-square-foot home has ceilings that are more than 10 feet tall, a wrap-around porch and a …
Friday, April 26, 2013
If you are looking for a nice steak dinner, but don't know where to go or are looking for a new place to try... we've got your list. Here are some top-rated steak restaurants in the North Shore.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are some top restaurants for steaks in the North Shore with three, four or five stars. The Range Line Inn, 2635 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon Nines, 12400 N. Ville du Parc Dr., Mequon North Star American Bistro, 4518 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood Devon Seafood + Steak, 5715 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale Harry's Bar & Grill, 3549 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn, 1319 E. Henry Clay St…