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Shopping in Milwaukee

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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY2,770 contributions
    Although comparatively smaller than Pike Place and the West End Market of Cleveland this place was teeming with activity the Saturday afternoon we visited. We were fortunate enough to get one of the few parking spots in their lot and ventured inside to grab a bite to eat. You can purchase food and drink at one of the food stalls downstairs and go upstairs to sit at one of the tables to people watch. We probably stayed an hour and a half at most. That’s probably all the time you will need unless you want to stroll a few blocks in the Historic Third Ward.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Young
    Barrington, IL1 contribution
    My husband and I visited mid-week. We really enjoyed this unique museum. The entryway is architecturally stunning. We began on the rooftop which is a unique and beautiful/calm oasis. The paintings are extremely interesting and are about various types of work over the years. It is quite a fascinating approach to collecting.

    The collection is primarily very Euro-centric. There was perhaps only one painting that I saw that had black or brown workers. The collection does not include paintings from continents other than Europe or N America.

    I saw one painting attributed to a student of Rembrandt. However it appeared to be a copy, but wasn’t stated as a copy.

    There was also a painting named “The Money Lenders” which caricatured the Jewish people (without comment by the museum).

    That being said, we enjoyed visiting this museum and collection and I would highly recommend visiting!!
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • ScenicTrek
    New Jersey1,923 contributions
    I actually put this place on my itinerary for a trip I made to Milwaukee a few months ago. It is about one mile south of Marquette University (which I visited) and readily accessible, so I figured, “Why not?” I was in no way disappointed. I actually wanted to spend more time here than my schedule allowed.

    The building is an old warehouse or manufacturing plant, and it’s large. There are three floors of items, and you will likely find something for just about any kind of collector or interest: framed art work, glassware, toys, collectibles, antiques, trading cards, furniture and accents, jewelry, Christmas decorations, posters, signs, lamps, tools, clothing, books, ceramics, figurines, cookware, sports memorabilia, silverware, beer steins, coffee mugs, record albums, and postcards, to name a few.

    My only issue with antique stores, and this one is no exception, is that I find the prices are usually high. I have certainly decided not to purchase things solely because of the price, and I wonder how much more business these places would do with more reasonable pricing across the board. Having said that, there are definitely things here that are reasonably priced, too.

    Helpful Things to Know:
    1) There is a parking lot on site with spaces for about 30 cars. Spaces are tight, though. You can also park on the street.

    2) There is a clean restroom on the premises near the entrance.

    3) Access to the upper floors is by stairs or by elevator.

    4) There are customer lockers for personal items such as a coat or purse.

    5) There is a checkout counter at the front of the building for all purchases. Store employees roam the floors and will assist you with putting the items you are carrying in a holding area next to the checkout counter while you continue to browse.

    6) There is a sitting / resting area where you can enjoy free coffee and cookies.

    7) You could easily spend a lot of time here; you are limited only by your stamina and wallet. I recommend allotting at least one hour, but probably two if you want to check out all three floors. There really is a lot to see.

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    Written March 1, 2019
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  • Bibliobabe2002
    Buffalo, Minnesota22 contributions
    I had to stop in as I had never experienced a used bookstore in a airport main terminal. (I had to buy a couple of books to support them.) As a former librarian, their untidy arrangement was somewhat disconcerting and so I had to dig to find buried treasure. Is a humor book by David Sedaris in humor or non-fiction? Or perhaps biography? Alas, I didn't ever locate them. Luckily I did find at least one book I'd been meaning to read for sometime and another I didn't know I wanted. Overall, a most fun place to pass time while in the Milwaukee Airport.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • EngelkingCGMN
    Cottage Grove, MN2,020 contributions
    Most of the antique shops I have been to include a bunch of junk that is fun to look through; this one has stuff that you'd actually consider purchasing and having in your home. There are things across three levels of this beautiful historic building.

    We stopped after going for Bloody Mary's at Sobelman's which is a block down the road.
    Written June 30, 2019
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  • dbinjax
    daytona beach15 contributions
    Hands down the best Harley Dealership out there! I ordered my husband luggage for Father’s Day, and before we got home to get the package, porch bandits stole it! I called the store, and spoke with Billie. This was Friday, and Father’s Day was Sunday. Katie called me Thursday and said they would be resending the package while Fed ex investigated. They resent it and it arrived on Father’s Day! I couldn’t be more grateful for their amazing customer service! Katie and Billie were awesome!
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Passport777822
    35 contributions
    Stopping in on my way to my gate to catch my plane picked up a few gifts at the shop. The lady was super nice and super helpful, they were asking for patrons if they would like to donate a beverage to the USO next door....thought that was a super cool thing for them to do.
    Written May 26, 2019
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  • Susan L
    Dallas, TX119 contributions
    Street level was full of Asian art - mostly small statues, but also some very large pieces, mostly Buddhist pieces. Cuvee's restaurant is upstairs. Cuvee's has a full service bar and a great bartender. The food is catered in, so you can have whatever you want. It is a great location and perfect for large gatherings of up to 50 people. I was with a business group, and it was far better than trying to herd all of us into a public restaurant.
    Written July 18, 2013
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  • Lmirkes
    Oswego, IL161 contributions
    Lots to see! Walk around several times and you'll see things you missed the first time. Cute place, friendly service, worth a stop.
    Written April 6, 2019
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  • Bernardo F
    New York City, NY15,771 contributions
    Outside of security, it was a good golf store with lots of tour ware and gifts. Prices were definitely pretty high.
    Written June 29, 2017
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  • Michael D
    Neenah, WI38 contributions
    Whenever we pass through Milwaukee we try to stop at El Rey. Partially for the atmosphere and brilliant colors of all the fruits, vegetables and groceries available but also the bakery and TAMALES. It’s always enjoyable shopping here and bringing treats home (if they survive the long car ride without being eaten), and listening to the kids saying “next time can we get...”
    Written July 21, 2019
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  • rollngstone
    Milwaukee, WI1,396 contributions
    Popped in to do a quick shop (I like the vintage housewares, not really interested in the vintage clothing). Surprised to see that they will be closing at the end of 2016, but will still have an online presence - etsy etc.
    Written November 27, 2016
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  • Cass960
    Jersey, UK74 contributions
    Lots of interesting items including 'man cave' automotive pieces. I was a little scared to touch some things as they were hard to reach. At one point there were quite a few people inside and so it was a little difficult to move around safely.
    The shop is an old doctor's and pharmacy so lends itself to being an antiques store.
    Next door appears to be an adjoining coffee shop. We didn't try it out as it seemed dark and grubby. The restroom in between both businesses was very dirty with what appeared to be ink or paint poured into the basin.
    There is a regular bus service to and from the Milwaukee downtown area which costs about $2.25 each way. It's too far to walk from the city and about 2 miles from the Bayview area.
    Written September 11, 2017
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  • Bernardo F
    New York City, NY15,771 contributions
    It's a typical Brooks Brothers location in an airport. lots of merchandise and displayed nicely. The staff was friendly and the prices just a tad higher than the usual stores. Outside of security.
    Written July 27, 2017
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  • Pknski
    Chicago, IL48 contributions
    One of the best brewery tours I've been on. It's not a traditional tour in which you get the "this is how barley and yeast and malt and water come together." This tells you about the history of beer in Milwaukee and how Pabst Brewery fits in. The tour encompasses several of the many buildings (as there are still renovations going on), and gives you a sense of what it was like back in the day. What I specifically appreciated was Scott's (longtime friend of the current owner) sharing of the more recent history of the place, especially how his friend bought and began renovations of the complex. I specifically appreciated his opinions of various events, a departure from the often sanitized versions so often given. I don't have to agree, but I appreciate the point of view of a person who was there (nb: I did agree).

    Pair this tour with the Pabst Mansion to get a solid understanding of the role and importance of this family and company to the city of Milwaukee and beyond.
    Written July 17, 2022
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