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December 2003

Riverwest Co-op is moving ahead on plans to convert its garage space to a cafe. The Lincoln Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation (LNRC) and Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund have agreed to loan more than $50,000 to the co-op to fund the project. . . .

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Natural Cleaners

by Peter Schmidtke Frequenters of Outpost Foods on 1st and Capitol have undoubtedly noticed the purple and red neon signs announcing the arrival of Natural Cleaners to the Riverwest area. This isn’t your ordinary dry cleaning shop. Natural Cleaners uses environmentally-friendly ‘wetcleaning’ and dry cleaning methods to spiff up everything from suits and delicate lace […]

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Riverwest Neighborhood Association News

At the November 11 RNA meeting, Dave Schlabowske of the Milwaukee office of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin attended to ask for feedback on the status of bike lanes and bike rack sites in Milwaukee. Current bike routes were set up in 1993 and have not been reviewed since. BFW is currently reviewing the entire […]

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Shelly and Andy

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss I can’t think of a couple who better embody the punk “Do-It-Yourself” ethic than Shelly McClone and Andy Yeager. The first time I set foot in the Riverwest Co-op Shelly was working there. I remember being welcomed and greeted with a smile. She was cleaning the store, wearing a tight multi-striped […]

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December 2003

Riverwest Currents publisher and neighborhood activist Vince Bushell was honored as an “Unsung Hero” by the Milwaukee Common Council in November. Bushell was one of four people nominated by Third District Ald. Mike D’Amato for their service to the community. Among the list of accomplishments cited by D’Amato were Bushell’s dedication to Garden Park and […]

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