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Power restored to more than 600 homes in Wauwatosa

June 27, 2009 8:50 p.m. | Power has been restored to all but 76 customers in Wauwatosa, according to We Energies spokesperson Barry McNulty.

About 700 homes in Wauwatosa were affected by the power failure that occurred earlier this evening, McNulty said. Power lines were down due to some fallen trees, he said.

The Malt Shoppe opens Friday in Wauwatosa

Oct. 23, 2014 2:40 p.m. | The Malt Shoppe, 813 N. Mayfair Road, will open to the public at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 24, kicking off business with giveaways all weekend.

Oct. 24-26, customers will receive free glass growlers they can pay to fill with their choice of 30 tap beers. The growlers (32 or 64 ounces) are meant to be reused to buy tap beer at the store to bring home.

In addition to taps, the shop has more than 800 varieties of bottled beer. Owner Pat Lafferty also plans to offer specialty glassware, rotating beers of the month, and beer tastings.

Poll: Which area team will win a state football title?

Oct. 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. | This week is when championship seasons title runs are started. Level 1 of the 2014 WIAA Football Playoffs start Friday.

But we want to know which, if any, of the area local teams will win a title in Divisions 1, 2 and 3. Answer on our polls.

Last year Arrowhead beat Franklin in Division 1, and Greendale lost in Division 3 championship games.



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Wauwatosa negotiating financial aid for Underwood apartments

Oct. 22, 2014 12:32 a.m. | The Common Council gave city staff permission Oct. 21 to make Phelan Development and WiRED Properties an offer for financial assistance in building apartments on Underwood Avenue.

Developers are proposing a three-story apartment and retail building called The Ardor at 1463 Underwood Ave., next to the Village fire station, although specific plans have not been revealed.

The terms of the offer are not public, because staff are still in negotiations with the developers. The terms were decided in a closed session meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee Oct. 21. They won't be made public until there is an agreement.

Two aldermen, Tim Hanson and Michael Walsh, voted against making the offer, arguing that the parcel could be developed without city assistance.

"We are not staying true to the litmus test," Walsh said, referring to the standard that in order to offer tax-incremental financing, city officials must decide the development would not happen without it. "We don't need a subsidy here."

T.J. Maxx opening Oct. 30 in Wauwatosa

Oct. 20, 2014 11:55 a.m. | T.J. Maxx is scheduled to open Oct. 30 at Wauwatosa's Mayfair Collection, 11500 W. Burleigh St.

The grand opening will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m., when the store will present a $5,000 donation to the Children's Outing Association. The store will be open to shoppers 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the first 1,000 customers receiving free reusable bags.

T.J. Maxx will join several other retailers that have been operating at Mayfair Collection since it opened in April, including Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th, Old Navy, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Most recently, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse opened Sept. 20, and Corner Bakery Cafe opened Oct. 20.

Work is already underway on a second phase of construction at Mayfair Collection. It is slated to include a 144-room Hilton Homewood Suites, a Whole Foods Market, three Bartolotta restaurants, and a recently announced Pizza Man restaurant.

Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness

Oct. 19, 2014 9:55 a.m. | A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found inappropriate reductions in property assessments creating an unfair system. In dozens of communities across Wisconsin, 20% or more of taxes are being paid by the wrong people.

Preps football photos of the week: Week 9

Oct. 17, 2014 10:18 p.m. | The regular season of the 2014 high school football season came to a close for area teams Oct. 17.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 9.

500 free winter emergency kits given away at Mayfair tomorrow

Oct. 17, 2014 2:33 p.m. | More than 500 free emergency kits will be given away at Mayfair's Center Court, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, on Saturday, Oct. 18 to help prepare Milwaukee families for the winter storm season.

Last winter was Milwaukee's coldest in 35 years, according to the National Weather Service. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that this year will bring colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal, the news release said.

Dozens of volunteers will help distribute the kits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kits include an emergency blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, cleaning supplies and more.

Camp Bar Tosa opens Saturday

Oct. 17, 2014 1:41 p.m. | Camp Bar Tosa plans to open to the public at noon Saturday at 6600 W. North Ave. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. and live music at 9.

The atmosphere at Camp Bar Tosa is similar to Camp's first location in Shorewood, 4044 N. Oakland Ave. With the aesthetic of a Northwoods cabin, the bar has a central fireplace, a moose head, wood paneling and dart boards.

The Wauwatosa location is larger than Shorewood's, with a bar that seats 34 and a total capacity of 261 people. There are 16 beers and eight wines on tap.

The bar doesn't have a kitchen, but offers pizzas from its neighbor, Cranky Al's. Diners can put their orders in with Camp bartenders and their meals will be delivered.

Owner Paul Hackbarth said he hopes to be a big part of the East Tosa neighborhood.

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The Malt Shoppe grand opening party is Oct. 24-26

Oct. 15, 2014 9:38 a.m. | The Malt Shoppe, 813 N. Mayfair Road, welcomes the public to its grand opening party Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26.

The Malt Shoppe is a destination for craft beer lovers with 30 brews on tap, and eventually, more than 1,000 packaged varieties of beer, which patrons can take home in their own growlers.

Owner Pat Lafferty said he thinks customers and beer enthusiasts will appreciate being able to take home draft beer in growlers from the shop, according to an earlier interview with Wauwatosa NOW.

JCPenney Furniture Outlet receives bomb threat

Oct. 15, 2014 7:27 a.m. | J.C. Penney Furniture Outlet, 11800 W. Burleigh St., was the victim of a bomb threat at 12:46 p.m. Oct. 8, according to Wauwatosa police report blotters.

The report states that an unnamed sales representative at the store received a call from an unknown person with a blocked number saying, "there is a bomb in your building."

The report summary did not include any additional information. A full report was requested from the Wauwatosa Police Department for additional information.

Former Maharaja partner plans Indian restaurant for Wauwatosa

Oct. 13, 2014 2:46 p.m. | Charnjit Bolla, who was a partner at Milwaukee's Maharaja restaurant for 17 years, is planning to open his own restaurant, India Garden, at 2930 N. 117th St. in the former location of Open Hearth.

The Wauwatosa Community Development Committee is scheduled to consider a permit Tuesday for the restaurant to modify the building. The plans include 98 seats, a patio area, a full-service bar and an indoor fireplace.

Bolla said India Garden's menu will have some overlap with Maharaja's, but will also have some additional items, including a lobster dish. He plans to serve dinners and lunch buffets daily, with catering and carry-out also available.

If approved by the city, Bolla said he hopes to open the first week of November.

New antique shop could replace Twirly Birds in Wauwatosa Village

Oct. 13, 2014 1:17 p.m. | With Twirly Birds moving to Waukesha, a new antique shop called Studio Ric Rak could be taking its place at 7532 W. State St. in the Village area of Wauwatosa.

The Plan Commission is scheduled to consider a conditional use permit for the store at its meeting tonight.

In plans submitted to the city, business owners Linda Kautz and Chris Jauch said Studio Ric Rak would feature antiques, vintage items, and repurposed merchandise.

"We look forward to continuing the legacy of the previous tenants, Twirly Birds, and bringing a unique shop with the charm benefiting downtown Wauwatosa," Kautz and Jauch wrote in a letter.

Kautz said they already have a lease at the space and hope to open later this month or as soon as they get approval from the city.

Preps football photos of the week: Week 8

Oct. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m. | Big conference games and homecoming festivities were a big part of high school football as the season continued in Week 8 on Oct. 9 and 10.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 8.

ID not required for voting

Oct. 10, 2014 1:03 p.m. | With the U.S. Supreme Court blocking Wisconsin's voter ID law Oct. 9, voters are no longer required to present an ID to vote absentee or at the polls on election day Nov. 4.

Wauwatosa Clerk Carla Ledesma said this ruling allowed the city to mail 40 absentee ballots it had been holding back because voters had not submitted IDs.

Any Wauwatosa resident can vote absentee by requesting a ballot by mail, or voting in person at City Hall as early as Oct. 20. More information is available on the city website.

Corner Bakery announces Oct. 20 opening

Oct. 09, 2014 11:07 a.m. | Wisconsin's first Corner Bakery Café announced it will open officially in The Mayfair Collection, 11500 W. Burleigh St., on Monday, Oct. 20.

Travel coffee mugs with free daily refills for one year will be given away to the first 100 guests in line on opening day. In the first month of business, there will also be weekly drawings to award free grilled panini for a year to four winners.

Corner Bakery is owned and operated by Neo Fourno, Inc., a local franchise group owned and operated by Dimitri and Peter Dimitropoulos, who have been Milwaukee restaurateurs for the past 15 years.

The brothers plan to open a total of 10 cafes in the Milwaukee and Madison area within the next five years.

"We are thrilled to bring Corner Bakery Café to Milwaukee," said operating partner Peter Dimitropoulos. "We're confident Corner Bakery Cafe will soon become a favorite among Milwaukee residents."

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