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12 Days Of South Milwaukee Christmas: Parkway Floral

Next up in “12 Days,” an anchor businesses of downtown South Milwaukee … Parkway Floral.

Why not give the gift of flowers this Christmas? Or maybe pick up that perfect poinsettia.

We’re lucky to have such a first-class florist in town. Please support them this holiday season — and all year long.

  • Address: 1001 Milwaukee Ave.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Website: http://www.parkwayfloralinc.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayFloral

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12 Days Of South Milwaukee Christmas: Parkway Floral

Day three of “12 Days” brings us to one of the anchor businesses of downtown South Milwaukee … Parkway Floral.

Why not give the gift of flowers this Christmas? Or maybe pick up that perfect poinsettia.

We’re lucky to have such a first-class florist in town. Please support them this holiday season — and all year long.

Learn more in my previous post.

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Enjoy A Little South Milwaukee At The Wisconsin State Fair

Like most people, we have our Wisconsin State Fair routines — regular stops we make as we visit each year.

The big slide. Something from the Wisconsin Products Pavilion. Cheese curds. Cream puffs. Lemonade. The animal barns. The pig races. Maybe the sky glider. Those are just a few of the ways we enjoy the fair.

I’ll be adding a couple other attractions to that list this year.

First, Parkway Floral has a space in the Horticultural Building.

And Patrick Cudahy is celebrating 125 Hours of Bacon — with a local flavor. From the Patrick Cudahy Facebook page

We’ll be celebrating our 125th anniversary with “125 Hours of Bacon” from August 1-11. Each day we will be at the fair handing out free bacon treats, coupons, recipes and more. Stop by and get your picture taken in our Say Hey Photo Booth. We’ll be there all day through the duration of the fair. And don’t miss Patrick Cudahy Day on August 9th for a day of delicious samples, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, giveaways, and more! Check out the schedule for details on Patrick Cudahy Day.

The South Milwaukee connection: Emerald City Catering is providing bacon-themed samples at the Patrick Cudahy booth throughout the fair, including a couple really unique ones on August 9: maple bacon- and cream cheese-stuffed French toast and Celebritzza (cheese sauce, bacon, ham and pepperoni on a pizza crust). The local caterer is also providing the “world’s largest bacon-shaped cake” on that day. 

Be sure to stop and smell the bacon (and the flowers).

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12 Days Of South Milwaukee Christmas: Parkway Floral

Time for a shoutout to my favorite local florist, Parkway Floral.

Bryan Lorentzen and team do a great job, whether it’s roses for the missus or an arrangement for my wife’s grandmother’s recent funeral, these guys are first class, and reasonably priced.

For the holidays, they have some beautiful arrangements on their website and other special items in store.

You have lots of options to buy flowers these days, from Pick ‘n Save to the local gas station. Join me in shopping one of our treasured local independent retailers — one of our downtown anchor businesses — instead.

Parkway Floral

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Celebrating Two Great Local Businesses

We’re lucky to have some strong businesses anchor our downtown. Parkway Floral and Nona’s Cafe are two of them.

Both are featured in online articles this week. Check out the NOW story on Parkway Floral, and here is a piece from OnMilwaukee.com on Nona’s. And be sure to patronize both, especially with Mother’s Day coming up.

What’s your favorite local business? Post your comments below!

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A Black Friday Alternative: Shop South Milwaukee

Here’s a big idea for Black Friday: Before you visit the Targets, Kmarts, Kohls and Walmarts of the world on Friday, why not shop some of our first-class local merchants?

Here are some of my favorites, and some great gift ideas:

  • Studio One Art Glass. This is truly a hidden gem in South Milwaukee. Located at 1333 Milwaukee Ave., this unique store features some of the most beautiful hand-crafted stained glass you’ll find, with most made by Kim Kostuch and his team right in the building. I love the window hangings — I buy one for my wife every Christmas — but you can also custom order bigger ticket items like cabinets. Learn more at the Studio One website.
  • Donn Powers Jeweler. Locally owned jewelry stores are getting harder and harder to find, and we have a great one right here at 2110 10th Ave. in South Milwaukee. I was really impressed with the number of affordable gift items at Donn Powers when I did some Christmas shopping there last year. Learn more at the store’s website.
  • Parkway Floral. At the corner of Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues, this really is our downtown’s centerpiece business, and Bryan Lorentzen runs a great flower shop. Give the gift of flowers this holiday season! Learn more at the Parkway website.
  • Azteca. Of all the great restaurants we have in South Milwaukee, this is my favorite. The Mexican food is authentic and affordable, and the service is outstanding. If you haven’t eaten at Azteca yet, do so in December, and pick up a gift certificate for a holiday gift. Learn more here.

And, here’s another local shopping suggestion: Shop the South Milwaukee Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Bucyrus International’s Heritage Building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be more than 40 vendors at the event, with plenty of unique gift opportunities … stuff you can’t find at Best Buy. That includes, for the first time, $2 South Milwaukee Downtown Market cloth gift bags.

Learn more about the Christmas Market here.

Did I miss a local business you’d like to suggest to holiday shoppers? Post your comments below.

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