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 and 30 seconds 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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch goes behind the scenes of Regina's Bay Bakery to show how a little buttercream frosting can transform a simple yellow cake into a decorative Easter lamb.
Patch goes behind the scenes of Regina's Bay Bakery to show how they use buttercream frosting to transform a simple yellow pound cake into a lamb.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Fox Bay Cinema Grill mixes the old with something new.
For more than 30 years, films shown at Fox Bay Cinema Grill have been projected by one man, 68-year-old Don Holt. Holt, who started as a film projectionist in California during the 1960's, has been projecting films at the theater since 1972, his first film being the French Connection. “Back then we only had one booth, two projectors and only one theater,” Holt said when showing the old projectors that sit in the lobby. “The two projectors were used to switch between the multiple reels for just one film then.” The business underwent a $750,000 renovation in 1991, which included a new bar and kitchen, the theater room split into three, and a switch from film to all digital projectors. Now instead of multiple reels for a film, a movie can be …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The arrival of new businesses, renovations and relocations was also celebrated at the Whitefish Bay BID's annual awards ceremony Thursday night.
The Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District honored local businesses and individuals at its annual awards ceremony at Fox Bay Cinema Grill on Thursday night. BID officials presented three awards at the ceremony: The festivities also recognized businesses in the district, that opened in the past year, including ATI Physical Therapy, Barden Orthodontics, CherryBerry, Dunkin Donuts, Massage Envy, Rustam’s Gallery of Rugs, and Sweet Frog as well as several businesses that invested in new locations or major remodels in the past year: Gallery 505, Hounds Around Town, Indulge Studios, Starbucks, and The Great Frame Up of Whitefish Bay. The evening was also a chance to meet some of the individuals involved in businesses that will be open soon…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
9Round Whitefish Bay will be the fourth metro-Milwaukee location for the national kickboxing franchise.
A national kickboxing fitness franchise plans to open on Silver Spring Drive by late March. Village officials granted permission Monday night for 9Round Whitefish Bay to open at 318 E. Silver Spring Dr., in the storefront formerly occupied by Simon Oliver Menswear. According to the company's website, 9Round offers traditional boxing and kickboxing fitness programs that incorporate functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The personal training sessions lead you around nine different workout stations over the course of 30 minutes. "It’s basically a 30-minute, total-body kickboxing workout," said Ryan Thomson, the owner of the Whitefish Bay franchise. "We have nine workout stations that bring strength, resistance …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Trustees unanimously approved the development agreement for the 90-unit apartment development known as Beaumont Place.
The Mandel Group's three-building apartment development received final approval from the Village Board Monday night. Trustees unanimously green-lighted the development agreement – the final piece of a public discussion that began in May. The 90-unit development known as Beaumont Place would be constructed in the parking lots bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard, Beaumont Avenue, Consaul Place and the alley abutting the rear end of Silver Spring businesses. Representatives from the Mandel Group were not able to give an estimated groundbreaking date as of press time. The apartments will be financed with $4.6 million in public assistance through a tax incremental finance (TIF) district. The village's $4.6 million contribution includes: Once …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The annual "Wine and Chocolate" event features store specials, treats and entertainment at Silver Spring shops from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
On Thursday night, shops on Silver Spring Drive will present "An Evening of Wine and Chocolate," a night of sweet treats and specials to cure your winter blues. Held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the event features businesses with exclusive promotions, trunk shows, and unique giveaway drawings and gifts. If you get your passport stamped at eight different stores, you will be entered to win a price. The event is made possible through a partnership with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition. A representative from WBCC will be available at Susan Fredman at Home with a fun quiz to test your breast cancer knowledge! Here are some of the special happenings inside select retailers: Information about the event and the shopping district is available …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The coffee shop will add an additional table and six patio chairs to an expanded patio just north of the existing patio on the west side of the building.
Do you like to sip lattes while taking in the scenes of Santa Monica and Silver Spring? With a new outdoor seating plan, Starbucks hopes to expand its popular outdoor patio by adding 104 square feet of patio space north of its existing 220-square-foot patio on the west side of the building. The coffee shop at 302 E. Silver Spring Dr. received the Plan Commission's permission Tuesday night to create the expanded patio, which would accomodate an additional table, umbrella and six patio chairs. Starbucks' current patio features two tables and 17 chairs. This is the second modification in recent history for the Whitefish Bay Starbucks store. The coffee shop went through a renovation in late October that expanded the coffee brewing area, and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Whitefish Bay's favorite pet store has moved across the street to the space formerly occupied by Gallery 505.
Over the past 5 1/2 years, dogs around Whitefish Bay have been psychologically trained to pant heavily, bark excitedly and drag their owner into Hounds Around Town on Silver Spring Drive. Now that the pet supply store has moved to a new storefront at 505 E. Silver Spring Drive, store owner Lisa Peterson has placed a bowl of dog treats at the front door with the hopes that local dogs — and their owners — will follow them to their new location. "Dogs are more than welcome to come in, and the treats are handed out freely," Peterson said. Peterson said she decided to move from 330 E. Silver Spring Dr. to 505 E. Silver Spring Dr. due to lower rent and the increased visibility from being across the street from Sendik's. The current location was …