Sunday, May 19, 2013
This summer, the North Shore will be home to a new wine and tapas restaurant, while a popular Milwaukee pizza restaurant is opening a location in Shorewood. That tops this week's edition of "foodie" news from Patch.
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. Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch. Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Meijer plans to enter Oak Creek and add to a rapidly-crowding grocery market populated by Woodman's, Pick 'n Save, Target, Walmart and others. Is there enough business for everyone?
Since everybody has to eat every day, usually several times a day, there is an inevitability built into the grocery business. There will always be somebody ready to fill that need. But that doesn’t mean it isn't volatile. The retail grocery industry is highly competitive, and since the rise of the chain supermarket, it has typically been a high-volume, low-margin business. Demand for food is subject to changing tastes, offers of better service pricing, demographic shifts and and turns in the economy. Over the past two decades, the grocery business in metro Milwaukee has changed radically, and it is about to change again. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the arrival in the Milwaukee market of Meijer Inc., builder of supercenter stores …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Coffee shop would be second major addition to the Oak Creek Woodman's in the past year.
Earlier this week, I heard some chatter about a coffee shop going in at the Oak Creek Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave. So I reached out to Woodman's on Twitter -- the only way a true investigative journalist handles such rumors -- and they responded that "it's still a possibility, no finalized plans yet though." So there you go. If it came to fruition, it would be the second big addition to Woodman's in the last year, the first being the Associated Bank that opened last July. (I heard the coffee shop would be near the bank on the east side of the store) And it wouldn't be the first coffee shop to be part of a Woodman's, as Starbucks is a part of the company's Kenosha location. It would be interesting if the shop did wind up being Starbucks …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Fake Illinois IDs used twice at Woodman's.
Oak Creek police issued a warning last year to business owners to look out for fake Illinois identification cards after two incidents at Woodman's. According to a police report, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee created more than 50 fake Illinois IDs. They were used at least twice at Woodman's last year, and three or four attempts were made using other fake IDs, Liquor Manager Linsey Knor said. "You really can't tell the difference sometimes," she said. "Even the cop said it was hard. They were really impressed that we caught them." A special agent from the Department of Revenue-Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement assisted with the police department's investigation, but no arrests were made. Knor said most attempts happen near…
Friday, January 20, 2012
54-year-old arrested for shoplifting at Woodman's.
A 54-year-old woman tried unsuccessfully to shoplift more than $1,300 worth of books and envelopes from Woodman's, according to an Oak Creek police report. Store employees saw her load numerous books into boxes about 2 p.m. Tuesday and then attempt to leave without paying, according to the report. Police, who cited her for theft, said she tried to take a total of 81 books and 31 mailing envelopes. The combined value of those items was $1,376. Officers found more books and mailing envelopes when they searched her car, according to the report. Police discovered those items, with a total value of $215, were stolen from Pick 'n Save, 6462 S. 27th St.
Friday, July 15, 2011
New office is inside Woodman's.
updated 10:30 a.m. Friday. Associated Bank opened the doors to its new Oak Creek branch Friday morning. The office is inside Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave. Associated has a successful branch at a Woodman's in Onalaska, and with the Oak Creek grocery store pulling in huge shopper counts, the company wanted to do it here too, Associated Bank District Manager Heather Johnson said. "There's a lot of shopping that transpires in Woodman's, and Oak Creek being as large as it is, it made sense for the company to work with Woodman's to place the branch there," Johnson said. It will be the only Associated Bank location in Oak Creek. The bank, about 1,000 square feet, will be open seven days per week - even on the weekends, customers can get all the …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Office will be inside Woodman's.
Associated Bank will open an office inside Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave. The branch will be Associated's first in Oak Creek and will feature seven-day-per-week service with extended evening hours. Remodeling work is now under way. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for July 15. Look for a full story later this week on Oak Creek Patch.