Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Madison-based pizza company has pegged Silver Spring Drive for its foray into the Milwaukee market.
After seven years of building The Roman Candle Pizzeria in Madison, Brewer Stouffer chose to make his foray into the Milwaukee pizza market via Whitefish Bay. First launched in Madison in 2005, The Roman Candle expanded to Middleton in 2007 and Fitchburg in 2010. By September, the company hopes to be serving East-Coast style pizza in a 3,000-square-foot vacancy in the east end of the former Honquest Furniture building at 133 E. Silver Spring Drive. Of all the neighborhoods in and around Milwaukee, Stouffer said he was attracted to Whitefish Bay because he saw a need for a neighborhood pizza place. "Whitefish Bay is a nice demographic mix, because it is family-oriented and there is an emphasis on neighborhoods, an emphasis on walking and …
Monday, April 22, 2013
With five stores in Florida, the owners of Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes plan to open in Whitefish Bay on August 1.
Whitefish Bay's business district will get a little sweeter come August 1, when Florida-based Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes plan to open in the former Think Toys storefront at 308 E. Silver Spring Dr. Shelly Stayer and Grace Bolen have made quite a name for themselves in Naples, Fla., where they have opened five cupcake shops. In addition to gourmet cupcakes, the Whitefish Bay shop will also be offering Wisconsin-made ice cream and gourmet popcorn. Stayer said the two first met three years ago at Bolen's cupcake shop in Naples. They soon became friends and decided to open their first Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes store in the summer of 2011. Stayer, a Wisconsin native, moved from Fond du Lac to Naples four years ago and spends her summers in …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The incoming Whitefish Bay restaurant will serve a variety of entrees, sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers.
The Bay, Whitefish Bay's newest restaurant, will open in the former El Guapo's space later this month, according to Carol Deptolla's dining blog on Tap Milwaukee. The restaurant coming to 342 E. Silver Spring Drive expects to serve a variety of six entrees, several salads, soups, sandwiches, pizza and burgers. The restaurant will serve beer and cocktails, and the owners even hope to have a rickshaw available for customers that are not able to drive, according to Deptolla. The Bay is co-owned by Whitefish Bay resident Paul Berlin and Paul McMahon, who both held executive positions at a company that owned Sabor and several Buffalo Wild Wings franchises. The Bay's chef will be Erik Hansen, who previously worked at Distil, according to …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The 30-minute total-body kickboxing fitness center will open its doors Wednesday morning.
The owner of a new kickboxing fitness center hopes its unique workout format will be a hit with the North Shore community when he opens the doors to 9Round Whitefish Bay Wednesday morning. 9Round, which already has locations in Oak Creek, Waukesha and Brookfield, will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 318 E. Silver Spring Drive. 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings boxing and kickboxing fitness training in a 30-minute, full-body circuit format. Members circulate through nine different workout stations, spending two minutes at each. Between the stations, they take a 30-second active break that consists of burpees, wall sits or jumping jacks. Whitefish Bay franchisee Ryan Thomson said he uses the equipment at each station to come up…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A local restauranteur has stepped up to open The Bay, a community-based restaurant and bar on Silver Spring Drive.
After years of hearing his neighbors begging for a restaurant on Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay resident and restauranteur Paul Berlin decided to step up to the plate. Berlin is one of two experienced restauranteurs behind The Bay, a full-service restaurant and bar that expects to fill the former El Guapo's spaceby March or April. With a slogan of "By the Bay for the Bay," Berlin said the restaurant "will be connected to the community through schools, groups, local businesses and ownership." Berlin said he decided to start the restaurant because he and his neighbors were tired of not seeing a restaurant in Whitefish Bay. "Being Bay residents, I want to be able to walk up Silver Spring and do all the things we want to do, but one of …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Village doesn't plan to follow Whitefish Bay's lead at this point in regulating the free book boxes.
Although Whitefish Bay has become the first municipality in the country to keep Little Free Library boxes out of front yards, Shorewood — which has also seen the phenomenon — has no intentions to regulate them at this time, the village manager said. Village Manager Chris Swartz confirmed that Shorewood has an ordinance preventing general structures in front yards, similar to Whitefish Bay's. Swartz said most municipalities have them. “Everyone has a similar type ordinance about structures in front yards,” he said. “It’s common and dates to the 1960s and 50s.” However, Swartz said he believes that “ordinances should be cultivated based on need and debate a bit,” and in Shorewood, no one has complained about the boxes, which have sprouted up…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
More than 100 Whitefish Bay students are baking treats to raise money for an African schoolhouse through the Boxes of Love organization.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
A growing number of Whitefish Bay kids are giving new meaning to the phrase 'made with love'. This holiday season, more than 100 Whitefish Bay students are expected to participate in the Boxes of Love project, which bakes holiday treats to raise money for a charitable cause. Last year, 120 kids baked 17,000 treats for a fundraiser that donated $20,560 to expand the HIP and HIPPY parent involvement programs at COA Youth and Family Centers. This year, the kids will be baking treats to purchase desks for Valley View Academy near Nairobi, Kenya. The effort to rebuild the schoolhouse has been led by Shorewood native Stephanie Koczela, who studied abroad in Nairobi in her junior year of college. After finishing her study abroad program, she …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check out some of the North Shore's most popular pages and add your own suggestions in the comments!
At Patch we're always striving to make your life ridiculously easy and that's why we've put together this list of 25 local business Facebook pages. Show your love for local, small businesses and get to "Liking!" 1. Green House Furnishings, Fox Point 2. Los Paisa, Bayside 3. Winkie's Toys & Variety, Whitefish Bay 4. The Village Pub, Shorewood 5. Art Trooper, Bayside 6. Indulge Studios, Whitefish Bay 7. Miss Cupcake, Shorewood 8. Brio Salon, Fox Point 9. Jack Pandl's, Whitefish Bay 10. Camp Bar, Shorewood 11. Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar, Bayside 12. Three Wishes, Whitefish Bay 13. The Waxwing, Shorewood 14. The Lift Pilates, Bayside 15. Gallery 505, Whitefish Bay 16. The City Market, Shorewood 17. Mark Pasch Ltd., Fox Point 18. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The department members are wearing pink T-shirts throughout October and selling them to the general public to support the fight against breast cancer.
One of the first things you notice about North Shore Fire/Rescue Department Assistant Chief Andrew Harris is that he’s wearing a pink shirt underneath his uniform. “It’s not typically a color we wear,” said Harris, stating the obvious, and too shy to have his photo taken. In another room nearby, burly firefighters were making food and watching TV as they milled around the Brown Deer station. Yes, they were also pretty in pink. Yes, this is evidence: Real men do wear it. The firefighters have donned pink T-shirts for the past month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month. They have swapped their traditional blue T-shirts for the pink. They wear them to calls, and out in the community, as part of their standard uniforms. They’ve …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ashley Livingston says she goes for the Grace Jones look.