Update: Just heard from Hometown Sports Cards, and they are still at 916 Milwaukee Ave., just now at the back of the building.
Unfortunately, more goings than comings …
Kelly Driving School has closed its location at 723 Milwaukee Ave. — it looked completely empty when I drove by today — and will now hold classes at South Milwaukee High School. Learn more at the Kelly website.
As for new businesses, it looks like a new pet supplies and food store is coming to downtown. Zen Pets South Milwaukee has a sign in the window at 913 Milwaukee Ave. advertising dog, cat, bird, and small animal food and supplies. It also advertises a “mindful holistic happiness center … a place for inner peace and wellbeing.” Not sure what that means.
The store, located next to Dowling Community Acupuncture, is expected to open in August. Learn more on its Facebook page.
Not sure if it’s related to Zen Computer Center a few doors down …
Of course, Spirits is also expected to reopen soon.
Some swear by Jimmie Johnson. Others love Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin. Tony Stewart has his share of fans.
We’re a Brad Keselowski house.
As an employee at MillerCoors, I guess I better root for Brad, and our family sure does. My 8-year-old is his biggest fan, which makes Brad’s 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship — clinched earlier this month — so sweet.
I say this because there is a unique business in South Milwaukee that allows us to celebrate our love of NASCAR (and Brad) every day. It’s Green Flag Racing, and it’s a really cool NASCAR collectibles store at 1218 Milwaukee Ave. downtown.
Diecast cars, clothing, signage and more … the store has everything for the NASCAR fan, no matter who you root for.
Then, when you’re done at Green Flag Racing, walk a few blocks and stop at Hometown Sports Cards, 916 Milwaukee Ave. I stopped by this new store recently and was impressed with its selection of sports cards and other collectibles. It’s worth a visit if you have a sports fan on your list.
Green Flag Racing
- Location: 1218 Milwaukee Ave.
- Phone: 764-6848
Hometown Sports Cards
- Location: 916 Milwaukee Ave.
- Phone: 394-5478
- On the web: http://www.hometownsportscards.net/