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Comings and Goings

by Tim Lambrecht

Brady Street shoppers and revelers will soon have a new place to go to grab a bite.

The new Unique Pizza restaurant will be opening soon. The site, formerly Au Bon Appetit at 1016 E. Brady St., has been renovated and should be open sometime in March. The restaurant, a Pennsylvania franchise, will be operated by John Budzinski and his daughter Grace. The restaurant will offer pizza as well as sub sandwiches, salads and appetizers. They plan to stay open late…

DigiCOPY, 1683 N. Van Buren St., is now open. The copy center has new equipment and is the first DigiCOPY in the Milwaukee area. The store donated 50 per cent of its sales from its opening week, January 18 – 24 to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. A nice thing to do in its new location. The northern half of the old Giovanni’s building site is for lease…

Orlando’s Deli, at 1664 N. Van Buren is going out of business. No final day has been announced and there are no plans for the building yet which has been the home to Orlando’s and before it, Aveni’s Deli, and Busalacchi’s…

RSVP Productions presents The Underpants, a sex farce by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin. It continues weekends through March 3 at The Astor Theatre. On February 25-27, Pink Banana Theatre’s Spring show “The Titanic” will hold auditions from 7:30-9:30 pm. Actors of all races, ages, genders and experience are needed for 15 one-act plays. The Astor Theatre has an excellent new website. Information on the history of the Theatre as well as stories on film, film history etc. can be found there. Information on upcoming plays, ballet and dance classes as well as audition information can be found on the site. The new website is www. astortheater.org…

The Tamarack School will be having informational meetings for families interested in the school and Waldorf Education the first week of March. Pre-registration is required for three different meeting times. For more information, call the school office at 277-0009 or go to www. tamarackwaldorf.org. “Hotsy-Totsy Night,” a benefit for the school will be held on Saturday, March 3 at The Ardor Bar & Grill located at 607 N. Broadway. Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door. The night will feature cocktails, a dinner and dessert buffet as well as a silent auction and raffle. For more information, call Lora Poulos at 277-0009…

If you have a story idea or item for Brady Street Beat, contact Tim at 374-7772. Stay warm, Spring is on its way!

Riverwest Currents online edition – March, 2007