Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
It just happened all the stuff went down in front of the shop, and I have a video of the event upon review. I will be sharing that with the police if needed but it looks like a 6 against 2 assault and Chef Tony was knocked down first... Chef Nate then was getting beaten up by the six I think outside of the camera view.
No sound on my security camera but I think the police might have a better view of the whole event already.
Update: Chef Tony said he was assulted by these guys. They asked for smoke, then a light and then money he remember.
This is what I can see on the video, there seemed to be some gesturing by the group of six toward the general direction of Tony, I can not verify what happened when the group surrounded Tony, I do see him fall violently and a guy kicking his head (?) viciously.
Two sane guys usually will not pick a fight with six people, and I hope the cops will get to the bottom of this.
* Upon further review, I think Chef Nate had his back turned when Chef Tony was knocked down and the six were actually running away from Chef Nate once he realized what went down. This happened around 1:20 am so I do not really know what happened before or after nor anything about a fight outside a bar. Just to be fair to Chef Nate.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Just a quick update for our loyal chocolate loving fans!Sweet of the Week Schedule:
This week---Orange Meltaways---new artisan chocolate item has a dark chocolate orange genache with a hint of brandy---regular $2.50 ea, this week only $2.00
Next Week---Cashew Bark (milk or dark)
The week of 9/5---in honor of the first full week of school (sorry kids!)---Peanut Butter and Jelly Truffle
In addition to PBJ Truffles, we have a variety of Back to School Treats including our motivational sweets with tags that offer encouragement to your students, family members, etc. Surprise your loved ones with a lunch treat!!
Freeman Friday Night Live stage at Allô! Chocolat, sponsored by Waukesha State Bank and K-Love 105.3FM
This week Cheryl McCrary and the Heir-born Praise Band
We will be open on Labor Day 9/5 from 12 - 4
Carroll University---welcome students!! As a participant of CU Downtown on Aug 30 Allô! Chocolat is offering a Carroll University chocolate bar with a $5.00 purchase and student ID. Hope to see you Tue
Mark your calendars….more info in our September newsletter: 9/10 Alzeimer Walk, Art Fest 10/9 Diva Day
Our famous Caramel apples are coming soon…hopefully next week. Chocolate dipped strawberries will be done at the end of August, so get them while you can!
Hope you all have an enjoyable end to the month of August.
Roger and Carrie
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Our hours this week:
Tues - Thurs: 11am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 7pm
(see the coupon below for bonus savings on clearance and sale items this week!)
We will be closed from Aug 27 - Sept 9th to make the move
and reopen at 10am on Saturday Sept. 10th
at our new location: 914 Clinton St.
Time-Line of the Move:
8/16 - 8/26 - Moving Sale in progress
8/26 - Last day of operation at Broadway location
8/27 - 9/9 - The Move
9/10 - Open for Biz at our new location on Clinton Street and fun with the Fairy Godmothers!!
9/10 - ART FEST in downtown Waukesha!!
10/9 - The Blow-Out Party - rededication and ribbon cutting of the new location with special appearances and prize drawings and lots of other fun stuff!!
10/9 - DIVA DAY in downtown Waukesha
Dani Sutliff - owner
Patty Bongiorno - store manager
308 W. Broadway
(downtown at the 5 points)
Waukesha, WI 53186
Tues - Thurs.: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 11 am - 7:00 pm
Sat.: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Bring this coupon with you to receive 25% off your purchase total on clearance and sale items!! (This coupon is good for clearance and sale items only.)
Offer Expires: Friday Aug 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Dear Merchants, Artists, and Restaurants,
Back by popular demand, the Waukesha Business Improvement District will host Diva Day on Sunday October 9, 2011 from Noon until 4 p.m. Here's how you can participate is this great event:
Participate by being open and offering something special that is "diva-focused," such as offers that include pampering, a product tasting, a mini-class, mini-mani, massage, decorating ideas, music, lunch/dinner/drink special, etc. The possibilities are endless.
The BID will promote this special day in a variety of ways including press releases, promotional cards, calendar and web postings, the BUZZ, women's groups, etc.
The cost to participate will be $25 cash and $25 in gift certificates or merchandise to be used for a Downtown Diva Day gift basket give-a-way.
If you think you would be interested in participating, please respond with this information:
1. What “diva-focused” offer will you have in your gallery/store/restaurant?
2. What hours will you be open on Sunday, October 9 (at least Noon to 4)?
3. $25 check & $25 in certificates or product.
4. If you’re interested in a donation above and beyond this, we will be having an auction. Please contact me for more information.
Thank you for your willingness to consider having your business participate in the 2011 Diva Day event. Please send your participation confirmation and any special offers that you will feature to me at BID@DowntownWaukesha.com by Friday, August 26 at Noon.
Dear Downtown Business Association –
You are cordially invited to a special gathering this Thursday August 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm, at the Rotunda located at 235 West Broadway, for the purpose of a “meet and greet” with Partners in Development consultants for a potential Convention Center Downtown
We look forward to seeing you there
Mayor, City of Waukesha
201 Delafield Street
Waukesha WI 53188
Sadly I will not be able to attend unless there is a cancellation... I am a supporter, however.
It's been a while, but I am happy to announce that I will be having an opening featuring a whole new body of work, and I'd like to invite you.
Place: The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield Wisconsin.
19805 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
Main Phone: (262) 781-9470
Box Office: (262) 781-9520
Fax: (262) 781-9798
When: September 2−October 23, 2011
FREE Artist Dialogue: September 2, 6:30-8:00 pm
What you'll see:
I've spent the last year and mostly this spring and summer painting and drawing the wildlife around me while I've been on the Mississippi River, here in Stoddard WI. That's right, more fish. But now I've gotten into birds and bugs too.
Most are done in watercolor and some in ink.
I've included an artist statement below that explains a bit more.
The gallery will also be open during the Hidden River Art Festival and I'll be showing in a booth at the show as well which runs, September 16-18.
You can go to my site and get a sneak peak, www.katiemusolff.com
Thank you for your time and support.
These paintings and drawings were made while living in a small house located on Pearl Street in Stoddard Wisconsin . There's not much to Stoddard and, actually, there's not much to the house either. But that's beside the point because just outside the back door, about 100 feet, is Pool 8 of the Mississippi River . The river is alive and ever-changing and it has a great deal to teach. So, this past year, I tried my best to become it's student. I swam, canoed and fished in it's waters. I grew and ate food from it's fertile grounds. I sat back and watched the endless array of animals and birds that frequented the yard, sketchbook in hand. I got bit by the bugs, chased by the snakes and romanced by the swallowtails. I closely followed the dramas of the feuding purple martins and sparrows like any other nosy neighbor would. I tried to get involved in some affairs, stepping into nature's realm to play judge and jury with mixed results. I watched things die that I wanted to live and, other times, I willingly killed things that I wanted dead. I collected animals, insects and bits of other things, always equipped with a handy plastic bag in my back pocket and spare jar in the boat. I brought my findings back into the little house and my makeshift studio where I painted them directly, allowing my eyes to move steadily over every inch, part artist, part naturalist but all eager student of the river.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lonely Hearts rocking at D Mo's! It is rock and it is loud! Adam from WBA, Erik, Darryl, Wiggy+Lovely Doreen, Mr. Otto, West End 's Most Eligible Bachelorette, and West End Observers are seen in the packed bar and in the side gallery/ VIP room... (If you missed the band, they will be out at Magellan's Friday night for FFNL and often at Bodway's, these kids are really impressive...)
Well, the desserts are pretty kool too... ( Red Velvet cheese cake and Tiramisu cheesecake with berries.)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
PASTA & CHOP HOUSE
JOIN US THIS THURSDAY FROM 8PM-11PM FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY!
DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!
FREE SAMPLES OF SPECIALTY COCKTAILS!
COME AND ENJOY SOME GOOD FOOD, GOOD DRINKS, GOOD COMPANY, AND LIVE MUSIC!
THE LONELY HEARTS WILL BE PLAYING FROM 8PM-11PM!
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
Hi George – I can’t figure out how to comment on your blog yet (I’ll work on it!) but I wanted to respond to the question about the Jewel site. I am on the Zoning Board, and we gave approval recently to a company that sells used restaurant and grocery store equipment. They also use the space to refurbish it. Everything from large-scale equipment to to-go boxes in bulk. We’re hoping that they will be handy for all the caterers and restaurants in Waukesha. It will be open to the general public as well. This is a tough spot because the ingress and egress are so problematic, so we were happy that someone is interested in it. A few jobs will be created, as well.
(Wisconsin Foodie Girl’s cousin)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Downtown Waukesha is busy today... D Mo's has half of the dining room full, Dave's and Steaming Cup are busy too. When you have to drive around to find parking on a Sunday, it is a good thing.
(Almost forgot about Sprizzo's too...)
Can't wait for People's to open.
P.S. I was told there will be a White Party on 9/3 at D Mo's at night with drink specials...Jody is organizing it but I have nothing all white to wear... I wish I have ai white jumpsuit or a white tux as in the movie Big...or even Saturday Night Fever white suit.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I do not block anyone and honestly do not know how. Scout honor.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mayor Scrima is selling the convention center idea to downtown biz people... There is an ongoing dialogue with Marcus Corp. The project will be primary funded by private investors, perhaps with some TIF money as well.
It is looking to attract even bigger groups than what Country Spring can handle.
A lot of current places do not have the right ratio of meeting space and rooms. They do try to intentionally limit rooms so it can spill out to Clarke or Marriot.
The asset of downtown/Riverwalk will attract convention crowd as water park in Country Spring turns some away.
Hotel tax is good for the city and also goes to BID tax.
WDBA is highly interested.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Today's blog is the HBR edition, I am sure she stayed up until 4 am to write all the articles...
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I was working on the back piece tattoo and missed most of the public comments of Common Council. I saw three "stakeholders" and two FFNL stage managers.
I did hear one said no to rock bands... That should cover from Beatles to Disturbed. I think the message is that Danny need to go country, or how about big band. If the extension is taken up by the whole 12 piece band, we will not have this issue... We also do not have to worry about Eric Clapton ever play at the Five Point when we get the Les Paul museum going...
We need to get to the middle somehow, some vision of downtown Waukesha is just a bit extreme... If you are a "stakeholder", you should not ever talk down to the "renters"...they are valid participants of the downtown revival.
UPDATE: The motion was voted down, but the aldermen is gonna take some control of the street fight... Yup, FFNL is "too successful" and one alderman did say not closing the street is no longer an option due to safety concern.
Call for Artists/Designers/Welders--Requests for Proposals for Sculptural Bike Racks for Central Waukesha
DEADLINE: August 31, 2011
The Waukesha Bicycle Alliance is seeking proposals from artists or welders for sculptural bike rack designs for downtown Waukesha.
Art has been at the heart of downtown Waukesha's transformation and rejuvenation. The city now has many galleries, a thriving artist community, and has over 10 works of outdoor public art throughout the downtown
The WBA is seeking at least five sculptural bike racks designs by artists from the Waukesha area. The WBA hopes to select the five winning designs from all the designs submitted. The WBA will then take the winning designs to local welders and metal shops to determine the cost of engineering, fabrication, and finish of the selected designs.
By having the complete cost of engineering, fabricating, and finishing the selected designs, the WBA can then set fundraising goals and contact various agencies and organizations that have expressed interest in funding the racks.
The WBA hopes that one result of this project will be the more public support for additional artistic bike racks, and more public support for establishing an artistic bike rack "fund" to help subsidize the costs for businesses that want to create their own design for an artistic bike rack outside their business. Our previous efforts at securing funds for an artistic bike rack have fumbled, partly because we do not have solid cost estimates for the fabrication of the rack designs.
Bike Rack Design Requirements:
Payment of Artist Fees
Artists who submit one of the 5 winning WBA chosen bike rack concepts will be awarded a $50 stipend for their submittal. All designs become property of the WBA. The WBA reserves the right to publish all designs submitted on the website www.bikewaukesha.org.
Guidelines for Submissions
Design proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format by August 31, 2011.
- Each entry should consist of two 8.5 x 11 pages: The first page should have a drawing of the proposed design, along with the artist's contact information (name, email, phone, snail mail address, and webpage). The second page should include a list of materials and fabrication method and any other information the artist wishes to convey.
- Limit 2 entries per artist
Submissions may be mailed or e-mailed to:
Sonia Dubielzig, Waukesha Bicycle Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
A jury consisting of members of the WBA, some downtown business owners, and artists will review the design proposals.
Submissions are due by August 31, 2011
Sources for Additional Information