Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Shorewood will join the frozen yogurt craze in the Milwaukee area when the final retail piece of the new Ravenna development opens.
The final retail piece of the Ravenna development, Yo Mama frozen yogurt, is slated to open Feb. 28 on North Oakland Avenue. Co-owner Becky Berger told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Shorewood frozen yogurt shop at 4525 N. Oakland Ave. will offer six self-serve frozen yogurts. With Alterra across the street, Yo Mama won't serve bakery but will stock packaged treats for sale. Additionally, the shop will have an outdoor drinking fountain for dogs, which will fill when a button is pushed and drain shortly after to ensure a fresh drink for the next dog. It will join Indulgence Chocolatiers, Elements East and Performance Running Outfitters in the Ravenna and mark the chain's third shop in the Milwaukee area.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
How the making of Elements East forged together craftsmen and community to bring the newest location of the store offering unique interiors and antiques.
To the joint propietors of the new Elements East in the new Ravenna project in Shorewood, getting the store open by Thanksgiving weekend required the collaboration and energy of a group of artisans and project managers. It opened Nov. 19, just in time for the Black Friday shopping weekend. The original proprietors of the Elements East store were Alicia Urban and Therese Armbruster. That store was on Silver Spring, and drew customers from Chicago, Madison, Racine, Mequon, Cedarburg, and beyond, with their special artifacts and personal service. After losing the lease last year, Urban found this new space, and the group has been waiting to get in and create their vision. In the meantime, a sister store opened in Delafield, at 631 Genesee …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Waukesha-based artisan chocolate wholesaler is the first in a slate of new shops coming to Shorewood in the new Ravenna development.
The first of three new shops coming to Shorewood opened Tuesday in the new Ravenna development. Waukesha-based artisan chocolate wholesaler Indulgence Chocolatiers has realized its first brick-and-mortar storefront at 4525 N. Oakland Ave., across the street from North Star American Bistro. Indulgence’s owner Julie Waterman said she hopes chocolate enthusiasts from all over the metro area view the shop as a destination to enjoy fine chocolate confections the shop handcrafts in its local kitchen. “We think the store is a different type of experience than you will find at other shops in the area, with a beautiful contemporary space offering the full line of Indulgence’s standard confections, long with seasonal and specialty products, monthly …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Four new businesses will join Shorewood's Kensington Square as part of a new four-story development sprouting up across from Alterra.
Shorewood’s thriving Kensington Square district will soon welcome four more businesses with the Ravenna development nearing completion. Milwaukee developer WiRED Properties President Blair Williams said he expects the new four-story, apartment and retail development to open in early November. The businesses, which include Yo Mama, a frozen yogurt shop; Indulgence Chocolatiers, a Waukesha-based artisan chocolate wholesaler opening its first store; Elements East, which specializes in art, furniture and other accessories from Asia; and Performance Running, which will move from its temporary space in Shorewood at 4401 N. Oakland Ave. could start moving in as early as mid-October. Elements East will make the move from its Whitefish Bay location…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Despite a new two-story parking structure behind the Shorewood grocery store available to customers, owner John Nehring says business has waned as a six-story apartment and retail development sprouts in his parking lot.
As a new apartment and retail development takes root in its parking lot, Sendik's in Shorewood has seen sales wane. "It has affected business, there's no doubt about it," said John Nehring, who co-owns the independent store with his wife Anne. A two-story parking structure constructed behind the grocery store — part of Milwaukee developer the Mandel Group’s new $34.8 million, six-story development — was supposed to help. But Nerhing said he saw a slight drop in business — somewhere between 5 to 10 percent — at that point. Then when construction moved to his parking lot at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., traffic into the store declined even more, though he couldn’t put a figure on the drop. Nehring said the transition just hasn't been as smooth as he…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Since construction started on a new development on North Oakland Avenue, parking has become more of a problem than usual. Residents are asking village officials to find a solution so they can have their residential streets back.
Since construction of a new development started last fall, cluttering the 4500 block of North Oakland Avenue, some residents have been complaining about the decrease in available parking and increase in traffic on residential streets adjacent to the busy Shorewood block. While some say they can't find a parking space on their own street and the increase in the traffic is bringing trespassers and litter to their street, others say they haven't ran into any problems. The residents who see parking as a plight in the area are imploring village officials to find a solution to the problem. Shorewood Patch reporter Brandon Smith has the full story.