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After four years of construction—along with an arduous process of legally joining two buildings together for licensing, tax and insurance purposes—Don Krause opened Wonderland’s doors in October. Read more

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Don Krause, owner of the adjacent Art Bar, has opened this new hipster diner, complete with retro-patterned curtains, alt rock music playing, a lunch counter and more. Read more

Short Order


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October was a busy month, with several new restaurants, a bakery-café, coffee chain and diner opening, hotels getting restaurants and a steakhouse reopening. Read more

Dining Out


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Visual Arts

The Gluon Gallery in Riverwest features provocative pieces on history, race and gender, all contained in one two-car garage. Read more

Visual Arts

Madison entrepreneur Steve Kokette aims to provide accurate information for consumers on truly green products. Read more

News Features


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Places for sushi, Vietnamese and Middle Eastern food open in our neck of the woods. Read more

Dining Out

Remembering Shepherd Express writer and Riverwest Radio host Steve Spice. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Vincent Noth talks about Riverwest Food Pantry, which helps the poorest members of the local community access food, and trains mentors to advocate for change. Read more

Off the Cuff

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The all-ages community venue is hosting a series of concerts with hopes of repairing its notoriously leaky roof. Read more

On Music

The Center Street concert crawl will feature music at six venues and a zombie bike ride. Read more

On Music

Founded in 1979, Woodland Pattern Book Center is nationally known for its collection of more than 26,000 small press books. Read more


The four-day Milwaukee festival will feature 15 acts, including "a surprise reunion of one of Milwaukee’s most renowned bands of the 2010s." Read more

On Music

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman said he has learned a lot from reading the “anti-displacement plan” released last month by Milwaukee officials, but the lessons he took away from it might not be exactly what the people behind the report had envisioned. Read more

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Sisters Sarah and Claire Moore

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For a decade, Riverwest’s Pink House Studio has offered yoga, dance and other healing disciplines at affordable rates. Read more

Off the Cuff

Milwaukee's coziest community radio station needs your help meeting its very modest goal. Read more

On Music

Woodland Pattern Book Center is an independent bookshop that continues to thrive amidst the national collapse of bookshops. What’s their secret to success? Read more

News Features

Toni and Tim Eichinger, owners of Black Husky Brewing, take the crew through the brewery's origins in Pembine, Wis. and the move to their new Riverwest location. Plus, Beer News covers all the Black Friday beer releases in Milwaukee. Read more

Tap Takeover Podcast

Going solar has become less expensive in Wisconsin than in the past, but there remains a lot of caution about its expansion. Perhaps we can get the utility companies on board? Read more

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Bublr Bikes launched their first-ever community driven campaign, with a goal of $50,000 to completely fund the installation and upkeep of a new, nine-dock Riverwest neighborhood station. Read more

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