The South Milwaukee Community & Business Association and I are getting the big scissors ready for more grand openings in May! Here is a list …
- This Saturday, May 5: Join me at two ribbon cuttings before the Little League Parade at noon. First, John at Gecko Leatherworks, 916 Milwaukee Ave., has his opening set for 11 a.m., with treats, special discounts and raffles. Then, at 11:30 a.m., Ryan is christening his new parklet at The Tap Room, 1301 Milwaukee Ave., on Kentucky Derby Day.
- Tuesday, May 8: Kathy from Katrina’a Vintage Shop – formerly Green Flag Racing, 1218 Milwaukee Ave. – is officially re-opening. Summer hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
- Friday, May 25: Jason from Modern Machining is hosting a ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. at his new location at 2205 12th, as he expands just a few blocks south of his previous location. He’s adding jobs, too – much more to come on this success story.
- May 19: Ferch’s Beachside opens for the season at Grant Park Beach, with weekend hours through Memorial Day weekend. Watch their Facebook page for updates.
And coming soon: The new ice cream shop at 1232 Milwaukee Ave. and Milwaukee Sausage Co. at 1200 Milwaukee Ave. I’ve spoken to the owners in the last few week, and they are making good progress in remodeling their buildings.
They are both shooting for May openings. More details to come.