Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Massage Envy, started by a local entrepreneur, opens in November.
Tina Beckett comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her father and husband have all owned small businesses. And so it came as a natural move for her to also start her own company. First, she leased space for a skincare company in another community. Now she is poised to open the doors of a Massage Envy franchise along Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay’s downtown. “I know the challenges in, and the excitement in, starting a small business,” she said. Beckett is trained as a microbiologist and worked for a time for Miller Brewery. She has a long resume of accomplishments. But it was the field of biology that led her to a keen appreciation for the human body and a career dedicated toward helping people better take care of it. The massage …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
New restaurant would offer pizza, salad bar, subs, sandwiches and more.
A franchise that serves pizza, salads, subs and sandwiches has plans to open at 404 E. Silver Spring Dr., the former home of What's Poppin'. A co-owner of Ideal Homes is planning to completely renovate the space, with hopes of opening in January. The name of the business will be announced by the time the tenant's conditional use permit goes before the Whitefish Bay Plan Commission at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 20. Andy Garrison, the building's owner, said the restaurant will offer pizza by the slice, full pizzas, a salad bar, sandwiches and soup, bringing an alternative dining option from The City Market and Bruegger's Bagels. He said the franchise also plans to apply for a license to serve wine and beer. "It should be a nice addition to the street," …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
All of the Halloween action at Whitefish Bay businesses was captured at the "Halloween Photo Booooth."
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Superheroes and villains walked side by side on Silver Spring Drive Saturday afternoon, when Whitefish Bay businesses hosted their annual trick or treat event. Photographer Linda Gumieny, of Boutique Photographer, took these photos at the "Halloween Photo Booooth." For more photos from the event, visit her Facebook page.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday's wet weather didn't keep soon-to-be brides and grooms away from Whitefish Bay's Bridal Walk.
Getting reading for the wedding day can be challenging, but future brides and grooms received a lot of help from local businesses Saturday during the Whitefish Bay Bridal Walk. The afternoon event on Silver Spring Drive featured in-store consultations, complimentary tastings, trunk shows, demonstrations, drawings for prizes, a wedding fashion show and more.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ruhama's Yarn and Needlepoint, a village fixture since 1960, offers more than needles and yarn.
In the repetitive pattern her fingers establish for the yarn, with the soft clap of the needles keeping time, Dawn Slugg slips into a different world while she knits. “You might think that after doing this all day for 30 years, you can’t go home and do it, too,” Slugg, who has owned Ruhama’s Yarn and Needlepoint since 1981, said. “But it is what I do when I go home. It’s my rest and relaxation.” Ruhama’s, established in 1960 and in its current location on Silver Spring Drive since 1963, has remained relevant by adapting to everchanging fashions while at its core relying on the enduring value of a time-honored tradition. Though many similar stores have gone out of business in the area, Ruhama's now stands as one of the largest of its kind …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Coffee shop seeks to open second redesigned Milwaukee-area location at Silver Spring Drive and Bay Ridge Avenue.
Despite objections from some residents, the Whitefish Bay Plan Commission Monday unanimously approved plans for a Dunkin' Donuts shop on Silver Spring Drive and Bay Ridge Avenue. Dunkin' Donuts is the first tenant to come forward seeking a conditional use permit to open in the new Baysider Retail Center, which is currently under construction. The exterior design of the building and the business' signage still need to be approved by the Architectural Review Commission and the Community Development Authority. Seven residents, most of whom live within a block of the location, voiced concerns about parking shortages and traffic congestion in the area, especially with the car and bus traffic at Dominican High School. "At dismissal, with the …