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Milwaukee Antique Center Closing

People of all sorts wander through, ogling potential valuables from baseball cards and Star Wars figurines to vinyl records and bar taps.

Gary John Gresl, 62, knows many of these patrons of the Milwaukee Antique Center at 341 N. Milwaukee St., and greets them all with soft tones and a smile even though Wisconsin’s oldest antique mall is closing the doors for good Dec. 31.

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Robert Rindler

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design named Robert Rindler as its fifth president. Formerly Dean of the School of Art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Rindler moved to Milwaukee this summer and began working at the college full time in August.

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Outdoor Market Debuts in July

The indoor market, scheduled to open for the fall season, was constructed with a focus on natural light and ventilation as well as other “green building techniques.” The structure will have 21,500 square feet on the ground floor and 13,000 square feet on the second floor. A total of 24 vendors will occupy the main floor. Two fresh produce stands with vegetables, fruits, spices and flowers are planned for the center of the market. In spaces around the edges, shops will offer cheese, bakery goods, fresh meats and seafood, ice cream, soup, and specialty foods from Wisconsin.