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Published by Happenings Magazine, 2018-01-18 08:22:01




standing on a corner
in Downtown Kenosha

With the automotive industry going strong, this KAT (Kenosha Auto Transport)
vehicle is hauling brand-new AMC Javelin cars from the lakefront plant, circa
1970. Pictured in the inset is longtime Kenosha resident Ed Raczka. copyright of the Kenosha County Want to learn more about old Kenosha?
Historical Society Visit or
in this issue:
visit us at 220 51st Street.
4 The spotlight shines on five outstanding Downtown area
businesses. 262-654-5770

8 Today’s special at Franks Diner is “Take It or Leave It.” Interested in purchasing Kenosha historic images? Contact the Kenosha History Center

10 Executive Director of Downtown Kenosha, Nicole Your Downtown Kenosha Inc. Board Members
Thomsen, looks ahead to a fresh new year.
Kevin Ervin, Franks Diner (262) 676-9695 Deanna Goodwin, Kenosha Area Convention
13 The Downtown Kenosha Business Directory is your & Visitors Bureau
resource for finding what you need. Riki Tagliapietra, The Buzz (262) 654-7307
(262) 220-7782
20 Get where you need to go with this handy map of John Fox, Alderperson, 2nd District
Downtown Kenosha. Jennifer Dooley, Dooley and Associates 4803 7th Avenue (262) 358-6077
(262) 925-4769
22 All of the coolest business owners and staff read Tom O’Connell, Partners In Design Architects
Downtown Kenosha magazine! Racheal Hernandez, Downtown Resident (262) 652-2800
(224) 715-9916
22 There are several exciting new businesses that recently Lou Molitor, Kenosha Area Chamber of
opened in the Downtown area. Zohrab Khaligian, City of Kenosha Commerce
(262) 653-4041 (262) 654-1234
30 Look at who we found enjoying the shops downtown.
Marty Lacock, Kenosha County John Boldt, Clark Dietz Engineers
32 Which upcoming event are you most looking forward to? (262) 653-2780 (262) 657-1550

38 Kenosha historian Lou Rugani delivers another edition of Matt Munroe, Tri-City National Bank Heather Wessling-Grosz, KABA
Remembering Downtown Kenosha. (262) 605-1100

This publication is produced by Carmichael Communications in cooperation with Downtown
Kenosha, Inc. Correspondence or inquires pertaining to this publication can be made by contacting

us at 1420 - 63rd St., Kenosha, WI 53143, by phone at 1-800-568-6623, or by emailing
[email protected]

Publisher/Editor - Frank Carmichael • Editorial Writer/Layout - Jason Hedman
Advertising Sales - Donny Stancato • Ad Design - Matt Gonya/Kelly MacKay

Cover Photo by Donny Stancato • Cover Design - Kelly MacKay

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Kenosha Visiting “Where Friends Meet Friends.”
Nurse Associa-

If you are about to be discharged DT18 VOL1 5159 - 6th Avenue
from a hospital or nursing home Downtown Kenosha
and need skilled care to recover,
our nurses and therapists will Open 7 days a week
provide exceptional personalized Mon. - Sat. 7am-9pm

care to meet your needs. Sun. 7am-7pm

Call Us First A Unique Eclectic

(262) 656-8400 Coffee Shop & Restaurant Located On Kenosha’s Scenic Harbor,

Featuring A Fabulous Outdoor Deck.

Serving an appetizing array of gourmet
sandwiches, soup, desserts, bagels, muffins

and breakfast sandwich until 9:45am!


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spotlight on Downtown Kenosha

Shel’s Bridal K-9 Kibble Copy Center Pine Blossom Mike Bjorn’s

625 57th St. 5535 Sixth Ave. 5036 Sixth Ave. 5925 Sixth Ave.-A 5614 Sixth Ave.
815-901-7280 262-997-0504 262-654-9030 262-945-1139 262-652-0648

Do you have that Are you looking for Since 1973, the What began as a love The first thing most
special day coming up the absolute best for Rossow family has been for Christmas, and cre- potential customers say
this spring? If you are your four-legged fami- delivering great service ating wreathes and when they walk in the
looking for help in every ly member? K-9 and quality work, which other holiday items has doors of Mike Bjorn’s
step of an upcoming Kibble in Kenosha is is how they have stayed blossomed into a year- Fine Clothing and
wedding, look no fur- proud to have every- afloat when so many round affair for Cheryl Museum is "Wow." If
ther than Shel’s Bridal. thing you need to other businesses have Farrand at The Pine there is a shop that
Owner Shel Larson has keep your pet happy failed. The Copy Center Blossom. But Cheryl oozes more character
just moved to the and healthy. Owner provides a full selection understands that peo- and quirkiness than this
downtown neighbor- Nikki Centeno says of services for business- ple aren't looking for one, we gotta see it! But
hood and is excited to that her shelves are es, organizations and holiday items in May, so the image can't be the
provide a full service stocked with only the individuals. Even if you she looked to expand only key to success. As
bridal boutique special- highest quality food aren't sure what you are her craftswork and the second generation
izing in weddings, but and supplies includ- looking for, they can deliver a fine array of shopkeeper, Brett Bjorn
also offering up assis- ing: pet shampoos, help you in every step of items at her new shop. knows that delivering
tance with proms, pag- treats, toys, and every- your journey of perfect- At the new location, she great customer service
eants, and other spe- thing else you might ing that resume, creat- proudly provides all- and having that hidden
cial events. Need a need for your furry ing a sharp business season wreathes, jew- gem that someone is
wedding planner or an loved one. And now card, even small proj- elry, furniture, soaps, looking for are what real-
officiant? Shel, and her they also feature a ects like lamination or and other great gift ly make this business
friendly family has you bath area. Bring your rubber stamps; they ideas. From shabby stand out from the rest.
covered! The shop is pooch in for a bath have the experience and chic to classic tradition- They offer everything,
only open on Fridays right in their shop! Are equipment to get the job al to wild and whimsi- from mild to wild: from
and Saturdays, but give you more of a cat per- done. They specialize in cal, Cheryl enjoys standard suits and tuxe-
her a call as she is son? K-9 Kibble also great customer service dreaming up new cre- dos, to Hawaiian shirts
available for private carries a full line of top and will strive to get ations and bringing and ties, Mike Bjorn’s
appointments which fit quality cat products your special project them to life. will make you look and
in with your schedule. for your feline friends. done right. feel like a new man!

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Garden of Eatin’ Longtime friends Janis Barnhill and Julie • Traveler’s Book
Zorn became owners of The Coffee Pot, at Destination Now!
Best 4914 Seventh Avenue, in 2004. the Coffee
Bloody Marys Pot offers classic diner fare with a creative • 2 Night Minimum 262.653.8849
twist of fresh and seasonal inspirations. Stay
In Town! The diner originally opened in the early • 3 Bedrooms
1930’s. Last year, they bought the build- • Right above the • Living Room
ing next door, added another dining room: Coffee Pot • Dining Room
The Kenosha Room, and now have opened • Fully Furnished
the Inn above The Kenosha Room. During
the summer months, “The Garden of Kitchen
Eatin’” is open for outdoor dining. There is • 1 Bath
free delivery service to the Inn from The • 1 Lovely Sun Room
Coffe Pot (during diner hours).

Guests have begun staying at The Coffee
Pot Inn: Kenosha’s newest lodging option.
Visitors may enjoy all the comforts of
home in a retro-chic three-bedroom upper
flat. Located in the heart of Downtown
Kenosha, guests are just steps from Lake
Michigan, as well as numerous dining,
shopping, attraction, and nightlife

Ideal for families and girls’ getaways, the
fully furnished space features three bed-
rooms, which comfortable sleeps six peo-
ple. there is one bathroom, a full kitchen,
a dining room, a family room, an enclosed
sun room, and an outdoor area. Additional
amenities include wifif and cable. Located
in an urban setting, the Inn’s atmoshere
can be described as retro, yet new and
fresh, warm and comfortable.

ATM Owners Julie and Janis DT2017VOL3

4914 7th AVENUE DOWNTOWN KENOSHA 262-653-8849

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Accountants 6. Terry L. Constant 108. The Real C&M Automotive Beauty Shop/Hair Salons
69. Better Bookkeeping 4124 7th Ave. • 262-654-0297 Repair 31. Affair With Hair
1111 55th St., Ste. 1 • 262-658-1334 67. David E. Celebre 1108 60th St..• 262-764-2244 4812 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-1588
64. Kristine Davidson, CPA 5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150 82. Ultimate Refinish Auto Body 85. Bellissima
5455 Sheridan Road • 262-484-4930 69. Davison Law Offices 5725 5th Ave. • 262-764-6065 5700 7th Ave. • 262-653-0867
45. Seymour & Associates, S.C. 1207 55th St. • 262-657-5165 Banks/Loans 94. Dawn’s Style
600 52nd St., Ste. 210 • 262-658-3500 45. Guttormsen, Hartley, Wilk & 102. BMO Harris Bank 633 58th St. • 262-914-5718
85. Thomey, Michael J. CPA Higgins, LLP 5935 7th Ave. • 262-658-4861 61. Hair by Marty
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 600 52nd St., Ste. 120 • 262-658-4800 61. Chase 622 56th St. • 262-960-0197
Antiques 67. Douglas I. Henderson 5522 6th Ave. • 262-658-5212 106. Moda Bella
33. Cypress Tree Antiques 5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150 106. County Credit Union 914-60th St. • 262-694-7575
722 50th St. • 262-652-6999 67. Denise Hertz-McGrath 929 59th St. • 262-657-6794 59. Perfect 10 Salon
94. Suburban One 1020 56th St. • 262-654-0770 45. WI Women’s Business Initiative 5509 6th Ave. • 262-658-8086
627 58th St. • 262-748-7181 69. Kupfer Law Offices 600 52nd St, Ste 130 • 262-925-2580 94. Royals Hair Lounge
Apartments/Condos 1111 55th St., Ste. 2• 262-654-5030 Banquet/Catering 5806 6th Ave. • 262-577-5540
92. Fifth Avenue Lofts 75. Nathaniel Lepp 83. American Legion Club 44. Salon On Sixth
5821 5th Ave. • 262-652-6728 624 57th St. • 262-658-8128 504 58th St. • 262-657-7464 5040 6th Ave. • 262-657-4878
85. Grover Properties, LLC 61. Mary A. Losey 33. Circa On Seventh 94. salon tech.nique
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 620 56th St. • 262-654-9466 4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0601 643 58th St. • 262-658-0780
105. Landmark Apartments 69. Madrigrano, Aiello & Santarelli, 33. Culinary Infusion 10. Sandra’s Styling Studio
5918 8th Ave. • 262-652-9000 LLC 4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0673 809 43rd St. • 262-652-4777
102. Library Park Apartments 1108 56th St. • 262-657-2000 109. GFWC Woman’s Club of Kenosha 85. Stella’s Hair Salon
5947 7th Ave. • 262-652-5160 45. Donald Mayew 6028 8th Ave. • 262-652-1731 726 58th St. • 262-515-4210
74. Marco Mars Apartments 600 52nd St. #120 • 262-658-1800 81. Madrigrano Marina Shores 85. Tangles Hair Salon
512 57th St. • 262-818-0718 61. William P. Michael 302 58th St. • 262-658-8731 717 57th St. • 262-515-2727
51. Stationside Village 620 56th St. • 262-652-8144 43. Wyndham Garden Kenosha 6. Theodore’s Hair Design
5215 11th Ave. • 262-656-1010 83. Michaelis Law Office Harborside 4104 7th Ave. • 262-605-0825
107. Shirley Apartments 5707 6th Ave. • 262-997-0026 5125 6th Ave. • 262-658-3281 Billing Services
5922 10th Ave. • 262-654-7313 75. Milos Law LLC Bar & Grills 76. Plexus Health Solutions
84. Wi-Star Plaza Inn 5606 6th Ave. • 262-694-3826 45. Capt. Mikes Beer & Burger Bar 700 57th St. • 262-654-5555
5711 7th Ave. • 262-652-7322 67. Jodi Meier 5118 6th Ave. • 262-658-2278 Boats/Boat Storage
Architects/Engineers 1020 56th St. • 262-653-0448 59. Century Pub & Eatery 39. Capt. Jim’s Yacht Sales
84. Clark/Dietz Engineers 67. Pfeuffer Law Firm 5511 6th Ave. • 262-764-6501 5017 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-8866
625 57th St. 6th Flr. • 262-657-1550 1020 56th St. • 262-854-0575 76. Mike’s Chicken & Donut Bar 35. Great Lakes Yacht Sales
45. Partners In Design Architects, Inc. 79. Kevin Corrigall 707 56th St. • 262-857-2392 443 50th St. • 262-654-0207
600 52nd St., Ste. 220 • 262-652-2800 1025 56th St. • 262-658-4604 37. Paddy-O’s Pub 42. Kenosha Yacht Club
83. Seger Architecture 59. Rose & Rose 5022 7th Ave. • 262-652-7223 5130 4th Ave. • 262-652-2320
520 58th St., Ste. 120 • 262-214-2012 5529 6th Ave. • 262-358-9243 19. Pete’s Place & Pete’s Eats 16. Simmons Island Marina
69. TGAR Group 67. Law Office of Robert F. Sfasciotti 4520 8th Ave. • 262-652-6454 4520 Harbor Dr. • 262-653-3910
1213 55th St. #200 • 262-818-4620 5511 11th Ave. • 262-671-4345 59. Slip 56 90. Southport Marina
Art/Galleries 61. Van Cuick Law Offices 506 56th St. 21 56th St. • 262-657-5565
93. Alpaca Art 620 56th St. • 262-653-1461 26. Stoneface Pub & Grill Books
5813 6th Ave. • 262-657-4444 69. Zievers & Dowse, SC 4701 8th Ave. • 262-654-4335 85. Book Restoration Company
19. Artworks 1108 56th St. • 262-654-3434 6. tg’s Restaurant & Pub 5703 8th Ave. • 800-228-1943
4513 Sheridan Road • 262-515-5593 75. State Public Defender 4120 7th Ave. • 262-658-8080 Brewery
75. Kenosha Art Association 604 57th Street • 262-653-6404 37. The Factory 85. PUBLIC Craft Brewing Company
5615 7th Ave. • 262-654-0065 107. Laura A. Walker Attorney at Law 5010 7th Ave. • 262-654-3938 716 58th St. • 262-652-2739
21. Left Of The Lake Gallery 1024 60th Street • 608-512-6649 Bars 84. Rustic Road Brewing Company
4615 7th Ave. Auto/Motorcycle 83. 58 Below 5706 6th Ave. • 262-320-7623
23. Lemon Street Gallery 83. Above All Kustoms 504 58th St. • 262-764-6564 Child Care
4601 Sheridan Rd. • 262-605-4745 5710 5th Ave. • 262-605-0005 21. Bindelli’s City Zoo 61. Bright From The Start
59. Pollard Gallery & Gift Shop 20. Auto Medix 4601 7th Ave. • 262-654-2646 5522 6th Ave. • 262-605-2221
518 56th St. • 262-657-7529 4500 Sheridan Rd. • 262-925-0911 37. Champions Sports Bar 109. Here We Grow Academy
23. Re: Vision Gallery 4. Bad Boyz Auto Repair 719 50th St. • 262-605-4811 6032 8th Ave. • 262-652-0700
4625 Sheridan Road • 262-764-6603 4103 7th Ave. • 262-764-1886 22. Cheer’s Bar 104. Library Square School CDC
Attorneys 96. Car Source 4619 8th Ave. • 262-654-4304 5900 7th Ave. • 262-656-1957
69. Donald J. Bielski Law Office 5821 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-2277 59. Fec’s Place 80. Lov-N-Care Children’s Academy
1108 56th St. • 262-654-1510 4. McCurdy Auto & Marine 5523 6th Ave. • 262-925-8820 1115 56th St. • 262-652-7005
64. Brookhouse & Hemsing Law 4121 7th Ave. • 262-237-1343 74. Interlude II Churches
Offices 2. Northside Alignment Center 514 57th St. • 262-653-8355 84. ACTS Family Worship Center
5455 Sheridan Rd., Ste 202 • 262-658- 710 Washington Rd. • 262-656-1165 33. Port of Kenosha Beverage House 5707 7th Ave. • 262-287-2698
3571 45. Red Line Cycles 714 50th St. • 262-654-1101 75. Agape Love Christian Ministries
76. Caviale Law Office 5128 6th Ave. • 262-671-0091 59. Rutz Puzzle House 624 57th St. • 262-960-4075
702 57th St. • 262-657-7666 3. Sheridan Rd. Auto Sales 4224 7th Ave. • 262-764-3289
61. Cicchini Law Office 824 Washington Rd.• 262-605-9387 59. Swede’s
620 56th St. • 262-652-7109 510 56th St. • 262-577-5858

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Churches 83. S.J. Crystals Men Apparel Financial/Investments 38. Sara Lee Outlet
95. Apostolic Missionary Church 5701 6th Ave. • 262-656-9910 85. Eighth Avenue Advisors 5120 8th Ave. • 262-658-1396
5824 7th Ave. • 262-652-5300 Coffee Shops/Cafes 5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 or 925-6440 7. Westown Foods
96. Bradford Community Unitarian 43. Harborside Common Grounds 45. The Fitzpatrick Group of Wells 4222 Sheridan Rd.. • 262-564-5244
Universalist 5159 6th Ave. • 262-652-5111 Fargo Advisors Gym/Fitness/Massage
5810 8th Ave. • 262-656-0544 Commerce/Tourism/Etc. 600 52nd St., Ste. 100 • 262-657-2544 75. Anytime Fitness
2. Centro Del Alfarero 61. Downtown Kenosha Inc. 76. Prophet Wealth Management, LLC 611 56th St. • 262-925-0466
720 Washington Rd. • 262-658-2622 812 56th St. • 262-842-5354 708 57th St. • 262-657-5555 75. Dakini Healing Arts
105. Christ The King Church 61. Kenosha Area Business Alliance 64. Prudential-Joyce Wilson 5603 7th Ave. • 262-496-5642
5934 8th Ave. • 262-654-0457 5500 6th Ave., Ste. 200 • 262-605-1100 5455 Sheridan Rd. Ste. LL10 • 262-605-9565 37. Define Yourself Yoga
74. Daybreak Church 45. Kenosha Area Chamber of 83. Raymond James 5016 7th Ave. • 262-770-2504
5631 6th Ave. • 262-308-1417 Commerce 5707 6th Ave. • 262-652-7535 102. Equinox, The Body & Soul
83. Ecclesia Church 600 52nd St., Ste. 130 • 262-654-1234 26. Southport Insurance & Boutique
520 58th St. 3rd Flr. • 262-308-6978 65. Kenosha Area Convention & Investments 5901 6th Ave. “A” • 262-656-1830
108. Holy Spirit Community Church Visitors Bureau 4722 7th Ave. • 262-658-3990 83. Flex & Burn Fitness
5800 11th Ave. • 262-551-7517 812 56th St. • 262-654-7307 Florists 5711 6th Ave. • 262-515-9527
66. Immanuel United Methodist 45. Kenosha Community Foundation 74. A Summers Garden Florist 74. JAM Fitness Factory
5410 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-3784 600 52nd St., Ste.. 110 • 262-654-2412 5617 6th Ave. • 262-657-7673 5613 6th Ave. • 914-7747
68. Reformation Church Computers/Consultants/Web 94. Silk & Satin Floral Shop 60. Team Iron Nation
1100 55th St. 1221 Creative 625 58th St. • 262-652-8488 618 55th St. • 262-331-3086
29. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Furniture/Furnishings 83. Yoga & Friends, Inc.
4816 7th Ave. • 262-657-1156 64. Leeward Business Advisors 85. Embellished Heart 5721 6th Ave • 262-748-3229
97. St. James the Apostle Catholic 5455 Sheridan Rd. • 262-358-4116 724 58th St. • 262-497-8998 Healthcare
5804 Sheridan Rd. • 262-658-8071 Contractors 85. Lulu Birds 64. Eye Care 4 U
103. St. Matthews Episcopal Church 95. JS Pokorny Contractors, Inc 720 58th St. • 262-748-0811 5455 Sheridan Rd,. Ste LL20 • 262-656-0428
5900 7th Ave. • 262-654-8642 723 58th St., Ste. 302 • 262-653-9822 85. M Again reMakes 107. Genesis Chiropractic
61. Templos De Dios Iglesia 14. Kenosha Heating & Cooling 720 58th St. • 262-359-9150 1024 60th St. • 262-657-7744
Rios De Agua Viva • 626 56th St. 4421 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-6900 Gas Stations 45. Harborside Eye Care
83. The Furnace House Of Prayer Copying/Printing 106. Citgo Gas Station 5134 6th Ave. • 262-652-2020
520 58th St., 3rd Flr. • 262-764-0941 44. Copy Center 5922 Sheridan R. • 262-605-2156 64. Innovative Recovery
Clothing/Accessories 5036 6th Ave. • 262-654-9030 38. Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery 5455 Sheridan Rd #LL1 • 262-314-0061
94. Bisou Lingerie Dance/Gymnastics 5145 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-7828 84. Kenosha Community Health Ctr.
635 58th St. • 262-653-0112 102. Avenue A Arts 34. Mobil Gas Station 625 57th St. Ste. 700 • 262-656-0044
94. Duck, Duck, Goose Children’s 5913 6th Ave. "A" • 262-654-7837 4924 Sheridan Rd. • 262-653-1200 64. Kenosha Dentist
Resale Shop 83. Donna's Gym-Nastics Government 5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-244-0700
5810 6th Ave. • 262-653-3905 5717 6th Ave. • 262-818-8888 67. Kenosha County Administration 45. Kenosha Visiting Nurse
61. Jockey Factory Store Dry Cleaners Bld. Association, Inc.
5500 6th Ave. • 262-654-5737 26. Martino’s Master Dry Cleaning 1010 56th St. • 262-653-2460 600 52nd St., Ste 300 • 262-656-8400
93. Live A Little 4700 7th Ave. • 262-657-3121 66. Kenosha County Courthouse 33. Modern Apothecary
5811 6th Ave. • 262-945-4191 Employment/Staffing 912 56th St. • 262-653-2664 4924 7th Avenue • 262-997-9573
33. Madison Blu 60. Halpin Personnel, Inc. 48. Kenosha Municipal Building 64. Dr. Steven Schwimmer, DO
4906 7th Ave. • 224-380-3869 618 55th St. #U-1 • 262-658-2996 625 52nd St. • 262-653-4000 5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-654-2500
75. Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing 44. QPS Companies, Inc. 85. Kenosha County Democratic Party 36. Upbeat Wellness
5614 6th Ave. • 262-652-0648 5022 6th Ave. • 262-605-7000 5712 7th Ave. • 262-857-6773 5029 6th Ave. • 262-515-5027
67. Kenosha Police Department 62. W.E. Opticians
Located in Beautiful Downtown Kenosha DT2017 1000 55th St. • 262-605-5200 708 55th St. • 262-656-0101
Open 7 Days A Week 65. KPL Administration & Support Hobbies/Gaming/Collectibles
Cntr. 83. Friends’ Olde Fashioned Hobby Shoppe
ONLINE AT DOWNTOWNKENOSHA.ORG & HAP2IT.COM 812 56th St. • 262-564-6100 5723 6th Ave. • 262-671-0131
41. Kenosha Water Production Plant 83. Gamemasters Guild Of America
100 51st Pl. • 262-653-4330 5723 6th Ave. • 262-671-0131
75. Social Security Administration 75. Gravity Gaming
5624 6th Ave. • 866-334-4997 621 56th St. • 262-533-0676
35. United States Coast Guard 83. Great Lakes Model Railroad
5036 4th Ave. • 262-657-4620 Society
77. United States Post Office 5723 6th Ave. • 262-671-0131
5605 Sheridan Rd. • 800-275-8777 102. Inner Child Collectibles & Comics
44. U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan 5921 6th Ave. “A” • 262-653-0400
5031 7th Ave. • 262-654-1901 Ice Cream/Popcorn
108. Wisconsin Community 10. Dairy Queen
Corrections Division 4301 Sheridan Rd. • 262-842-0012
1212 60th St. • 262-653-7150 59. Sandy’s Popper
Grocery Stores 5503 6th Ave. • 262-605-3202
82. Harbor View Groceries 85. Scoops Ice Cream
5710 4th Ave. • 262-404-5166 5711 8th Ave. • 262-657-9866
9. Kenosha Grocery
4326 7th Ave. • 262-652-5529 Downtown Kenosha 2018,Vol. 1 Page 7

Franks the diner your mother 508 58th Street • (262) 657-1017
warned you about!

Franks Diner, 508 58th favorite diner, but look who’s at Franks!
Street, has always been a bit Julie and Kevin knew
of a local sensation and a that what they had Laura & Nicole
curiosity. When the prefab was something spe-
railcar-style establishment cial. Although the
was pulled into Kenosha in popular slogan at
1926 by a team of horses, Franks has been the
the townsfolk lined the tongue-in-cheek
streets to watch. In its early "Order What You
days, under the ownership of Want, Eat What You
founder Anthony Franks, it Get!", Kevin jokingly
served the likes of traveling thought of altering the slogan to
celebrities The Three "We're Not Changing
Stooges, Bela Lugosi, Duke Anything!" when they took over
Ellington, and Liberace. the diner. "This place is steeped
Although the stars don't come in tradition in Kenosha and
through Kenosha as often as they throughout the sur-
did in the past, Franks lives on, with rounding area," he
a definite character that is all its own. The told Downtown
ownership of Franks has been passed down Kenosha magazine. "In
to others throughout the years who have rec- order to live up to that,
ognized and honored the phrase "If it's not we didn't look to
broke, don't fix it." change a thing."

Locally recognized as a historic landmark Although Franks Diner has kept the charac- Toby & Bernd
and great breakfast joint, Franks Diner has ter and charisma which made it so special, Anna & Dave
been nationally recognized as well! Although Ervin knows that not everything can remain
film stars like Lugosi aren't traveling through the same. The diner recently had a few cos-
Kenosha, the classic diner has been featured metic improvements: a new awning outside, a
with Guy Fieri on the Food Network series, fresh coat of paint inside, and some new tiling.
"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," and Franks has Kevin says that new booths are next on the
also been in the limelight on numerous TV agenda, but the great food and excellent,
specials, including "United States of Bacon," albeit sassy, service which awarded Franks
and in various travel magazines. Although the the Best Diner in Kenosha award seven years
building was said to have been designed to in a row, will never change. The customers,
last only 30 years, Franks is now going into its whether they're a lifer or a first timer, will be
92nd year and isn't looking to be going any- appropriately treated like family members at
where soon. Franks; whether this family member is a
beloved sister or a creepy uncle is up to the
Kevin Ervin, born and raised in Chicago, and customer's attitude.
his wife Julie Rittmiller had a long-distance
relationship in their younger years. With Julie Probably their best known breakfast is what Keith & Kimberly
living in Milwaukee, over 90 miles away, they is affectionately called the Garbage Plate: a
realized they needed to be closer together, so monster omelet-potato hybrid custom made
Julie took a ride down Sheridan Road. Much with your choice of meats and veggies. They
like the Potawatomi tribe hundreds of years have taken the Garbage Plate into the future
ago, who found the area so inviting they with variations of the classic, with weekend
decided to settle here, Julie fell in love with the specials including the Chorizo Garbage Plate
Kenosha area, particularly the downtown and others, depending on what they have in
neighborhood. Julie and Kevin married shortly the kitchen; recently it was a Chicken
after and started their lives in their new home- Florentine Garbage Plate. Franks takes the
town of Kenosha. time to do things right; all of their baked
goods are made fresh in the diner, and your
Kevin and Julie immediately became a part food is always prepared fresh to order.
of their community, attending local events and
supporting local businesses. When the word Julie and Kevin may be proud owners of this Chris & Theresa
came around that Franks Diner was up for Kenosha landmark, but they find themselves
sale, Kevin and Julie jumped at the chance more as "caretakers," just looking to keep the
and took over ownership of the diner in 2010. tradition alive until the day comes when a new
Many of the die-hard customers were very owner steps in to keep the tradition going for
concerned with a change of ownership of their generations into the future.

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As we begin a fresh new chapter in 2018, A huge change we are all aware help springboard new development and
I can’t help but reflect on all of the progress of is the switch in the workforce, engage with the nonprofit community.” This
that has been made in 2017. When we truly where we are seeing the “baby is music to my ears! This is progressive,
take a step back and reflect on the new busi- boomers” retire and a rush of “mil- proactive, and not reactive.
nesses that have said “Yes!” to downtown lennial” workers leading the trends
Kenosha, the Heritage House project, the for our evolving workforce. For A healthy downtown is key to a strong com-
KYF project, 5th Ave Lofts Phase 2 comple- young professionals, culture and munity. In order to be healthy, downtown
tion, the City acquisition of the Barden’s location do matter. The idea of needs to retain business, bring in new invest-
Building and Alford Building, the raze orders being able to live, work, play and be ment, a greater population density, authentic-
that have happened and that are set to start where the action is is extremely ity, and most importantly, a community that
that will allow for infill development, it is attractive, and truth be told, it’s very comes together to bring it for-
absolutely remarkable. similar to what retirees seek out as well. ward into the future. Now, let’s
get to work - together.
With each new startup, each newly revital- Recently, I read through an interview with
ized public space and each new housing unit, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, which Nicole Thomsen is the
Downtown Kenosha is proving it is in a ren- discussed how companies are taking note of Executive Director of
aissance period. these workforce trends and are looking
future-forward in regards to hiring. The com- Downtown Kenosha, Inc.
With this, we must remain vigilant and work pany U.S. Venture recently announced its
together across sectors to ensure that every- decision to relocate to downtown Appleton,
one enjoys the benefits of this shared their CEO, John Schmidt saying, “It's benefi-
progress. We have all heard the saying, “A cial for us to move downtown especially
rising tide lifts all ships,” but we simply cannot when you look at the future about attracting
raise the tide if we don’t bring in more water. and retaining top talent, and we further want-
We must take on the complex, messy and ed to deepen our relationship with our com-
necessary work of welcoming, preserving munity and we thought downtown would be
and celebrating incremental change as it the best location to support local businesses,
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84. Sugar Boxx 4501 7th Ave. • 262-653-1033 5414 13th Ave. • 262-220-3634 5140 6th Ave. • 262-654-3932
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5922 6th Ave. • 262-652-3252 94. Kenosha Lakeshore Veterinary 76. Mike’s Sportsbook & Meat Bar 811 Washington Rd. • 262-359-6291
21. Holly Henderson Interior Design Clinic 707 56th St. • 262-857-2392 Screenprinting/Embroidery
4628 5th Ave. • 262-654-4600 612 59th St. • 262-653-0067 94. Olive Tree Restaurant 85. Dad’s Screenprinting
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84. Gottfredsen & Nicoll 614 59th St. • 262-605-0533 44. Oriental Inn 37. Lettering Machine
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4815 7th Ave. • 262-654-9922 Publications 5130 4th Ave. • 262-654-5562 82. Virginia Towers
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54. Kenosha Public Museum Recreation/Sports
5500 1st Ave. • 262-653-4140 40. Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
41. Southport Light Station 1330 52nd St. • 262-654-6200
5117 4th Ave. • 262-654-5770 35. Stellar Sport Fishing Co.
Music/Entertainment 443 50th St. • 620-1611
37. Fusion Restaurants
5014 7th Ave. • 708-217-8030 71. Ashling On The Lough
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Social Services Specialty Services 95. Word & Design LLC 26. Serendipity
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630 56th St. • 262-654-8246 817 44th St. • 262-654-4060 Specialty Shops 84. Shel’s Bridal
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705 50th St. • 262-564-5305 702 57th St. • 262-764-5592 625 57th St. • 262-612-3032 84. Something Different
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5942 6th Ave. • 262-658-8166 600 52nd St. #140 • 262-925-4769 619 58th St • 262-214-2020 85. Talulah Tattoo
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920 60th St. • 262-654-5333 5919 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-8040 5606 6th Ave. LL#10 • 262-358-1258 [email protected]
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5407 8th Ave. • 262-657-7188 6. Hoernel Lock & Key 59. Hazel Grace Vintage 107. Treasures Within
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5455 Sheridan Rd. Ste. 101 723 58th St #100 • 800-849-1081 102. Kessler’s Clocks 4900 7th Ave. • 262-705-0194
262-657-3999 69. Iron Triangle Investigations 5909 6th Avenue A • 262-657-5812 101. Kenosha Theatre
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5500 6th Ave. Ste. 210• 262-658-4104 99. Monfils Loewen Kenosha 710 57th St. • 262-652-3514 59. Lakeside Players & Rhode Center
Specialty Foods Monument 56. Mavra’s Greek Oil for the Arts
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5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 45. PT Pros Management Services 85. My Animix Transportation
93. Myrtle Mae’s Sugar Emporium 600 52nd St. • 262-925-5000 5702 7th Ave. • 262-564-6200 51. Kenosha Metra Station
5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 84. Schmitt Protective Services 69. Parker & Barrow Tattoo & Piercing 5414 13th Ave. • 262-653-4287
75. Robin’s Nest Cakery 625 57th St. Ste. 200 • 262-764-0706 5712 6th Avenue • 262-764-9824 48. City of Kenosha Bus Service &
621 56th St. • 262-652-1054 19. Spectrum Pest Control 25. Peacetree Originals Electric Streetcar Joseph McCarthy
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Owner Angela Blair (pictured) at Madison With their brand-new office featuring state-
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experience. you comfortable and to build your trust.
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Gamemasters Guild

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In a neighborhood with some great break-
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events Kenosha History Center Kenosha Winter
Exhibit: Kenosha Ice HarborMarket
in & around downtown kenosha Harvesting
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Artwork of Heidi Now through December 2018 Rhode Center for the Arts
Hollmann Kenosha History Center 514 56th Street, (262) 914-1252
220 51st Place, (262) 654-5770 You'll find about 25-35 vendors inside the historic
Now through January 28th As the 19th century drew to a close, a boom indus- Rhode Center for the Arts, including cheeses, arti-
Re:Vision Gallery try began to explode in Kenosha County. Ice was a san bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, and
4625 Sheridan Road, (262) 764-6603 necessity of modern life. It cooled food in the home, more.
Heidi Hollmann is known for her exciting and orig- preserved meat and goods as they transited the
inal large scale ceramic vessels, tea pots, and other national rail network, and enabled beer to be Ramen Rumble
works, and is also known as an accomplished brewed year-round. As Chicago expanded and The Final Showdown
artist in a variety of other medi- became ever more polluted, local ice sources
ums. Her work can be seen in became less usable. Kenosha ice, however, was Sunday, January 28th, 4 - 9 p.m.
the upstairs gallery at Re:Vision clean, clear, and nearby. Feeding Chicago’s meat Sazzy B, 5623 Sixth Avenue, (262) 925-8499
throughout the month of January.
photo submitted by Jill Zgorzelski Over the course of the last
Kenosha History processing industry, ice from Kenosha was valued year, Sazzy B’s has worked
Center Exhibit: across the Midwest. Lakeshore land became a pre- side by side with Mangia to
Crossing the mium which was eagerly bought by large ice com- create a unique collaboration.
Line: The Fair panies. The Kenosha History Center is proud to Although billed as a competi-
Housing present their all-new exhibit detailing the tools and tion, Ramen Rumble has been
Marches of 1967- process used to turn frozen water into cold “hard” a great opportunity to work
1968 cash. Free admission; donations appreciated. next to their friends and fami-
ly down the street. The final
Now through January 30th Kenosha History Center chapter of this awesome culi-
Kenosha History Center Exhibit: AMX: A New and nary event will be bittersweet.
220 51st Place, (262) 654-5770 Bold Direction Mangia Wine Bar may have
How do citizens work for change recently closed its doors, but it
when faced with injustice? How Now through September 2018 will be assembling as a power-
can individuals make a differ- Kenosha History Center house of Kenosha restaurants
ence? What can you do to end 220 51st Pl. (262) 654-5770 one last time. Come help them
segregation today? In 1968, American Motors introduced a production celebrate 29 years of the
The Wisconsin Historical Society model based on their American Motors experimen- Mantuano family and Mangia
is providing local public libraries, tal concept cars of two years earlier. This car, a two- restaurant during their final
historical societies, schools, and seater sports car modeled on a shortened Javelin collaboration. For just $35,
community organizations around the state with a chassis, was a rival to, and often a match for, the each guest gets a serving of
traveling display about Milwaukee's fair housing Corvette: the first domestic competitor in a decade. each ramen and a glass of
movement. Called "Crossing the Line: The Fair AMC’s lead designer, Richard “Dick” Teague, each competing restaurant's
Housing Marches of 1967-1968," it reproduces pho- believed that design was to focus on the personali- paired craft cocktail. Every
tographs and documents from the Society's collec- ty and charisma of the car itself. The AMX is a installment of this event has
tion in Madison. Its eight panels examine the prac- reflection of this philosophy. For the golden been crazy fun and this one
tices and prejudices that led to segregation in anniversary of the AMX in 2018, the Kenosha promises to be the best. Ramen
Milwaukee and chronicle the school desegregation History Center is thrilled to bring together an array Rumble - Final Showdown will
and fair housing movements of the 1960s. Free of AMX models across 12 years of automotive histo- be held at Sazzy B and reservations can be made by
admission; donations appreciated. ry, including two one-of-a-kind prototypes. heading over to or by phone at
(262) 925-8499.
Lemon Street Gallery
Warehouse Sale Exhibit Lakeside Players Presents:
Now through January 28th
Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace Jan. 19th - 21st, 26th - 28th, Feb. 2nd & 3rd.
4601 Sheridan Road, (262) 605-4745 Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 p.m.;
Their artists have cleared out their studios for a Sundays: 2 p.m.
fresh new year. Deep discounts on an eclectic mix Rhode Center for the Arts
of fine art and fine crafts by your favorite Lemon 514 56th Street, (262) 654-9030
Street artists. Lemon Street Gallery is a creatively Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the
driven nonprofit visual art organization with a mis- Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop
sion to provide quality visual arts education, spon- cultural phenomenon - with songs that rock and a
sor and support cultural events, and offer a juried story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
forum for artists to exhibit and sell their work. It is Based loosely on Puccini's La Boehme, Jonathan
home to nearly 85 member artists as one of Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of
Southeast Wisconsin's most respected nonprofit impoverished young artists and musicians strug-
artist collectives. gling to survive and create in New York's Lower
East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. $13 gen-
Page 32 Downtown Kenosha 2018,Vol. 1 eral admission tickets / $10 students and seniors.
$20 membership also available (comes with 2 tick-
ets). This is the 44th season for Lakeside Players,
which produces comedies, dramas, musicals and
children’s plays, as well as adults-only entertain-
ment and concerts at the historic Rhode Center for
the Arts.


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events Lemon Street Gallery ice skating, winter-inspired games, appearances by
Featured Artist Exhibit local mascots, plus ice carving demonstrations and
in & around downtown kenosha an array of fun, interactive ice displays. The
January 31st - February 25th Downtown Kenosha Ice Tour is back, too! Bundle
Kenosha Public Museum Reception on Sat., February 10th, 6 - 9 p.m. up and enjoy a wintery walk around Downtown to
Travel Adventure Series Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace, 4601 see dozens more amazing ice sculptures in front of
Sheridan Road, (262) 605-4745 businesses throughout the district. And don't forget
February 8th, March 8th, April 19th This month long exhibit features the work of Julie to stop in and take advantage of Second Saturday
Doors open 6:15 p.m. Show starts 7 p.m. Latayan, sculpture and acrylic artist; Sujit Sudhi - specials and promotions at participating businesses.
February 8th and April 19th at watercolor artist; and Sherri Wistrom - fibartist. The
Kenosha Public Museum Brick gallery, located inside Lemon Street Gallery, Downtown Kenosha
5500 First Ave., (262) 653-4140 will have expanded exhibit space for these artists. Restaurant Week
March 8th at Enjoy the funny and witty combinations of Julie
Civil War Museum Latayan, the inspirational watercolors of Sujit Saturday, Feb. 17th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
5400 First Ave., (262) 653-4141 Sudhi, and the wonderful fiber creations of Sherri Various locations across Downtown Kenosha
Professional filmmakers share their travel Wistrom. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at Discover a delectable dining scene near the breath-
experiences through movies and interac- the opening reception on Saturday, February 10 taking shores of Lake Michigan in Downtown
tive discussions, describing the art, from 6 -9 p.m. Kenosha! Enjoy nine days of culinary adventure as
music, architecture, culture and history
from a first-person perspective. General photo submitted by Jessica Daly you explore an array of
adult admission is $5 per film at the door. restaurants offering
Children 15 and under are free. Tickets Kenosha Vintage delicious multi-course
available in advance or at the door. All Shop Crawl meals at tasty savings!
seats unreserved. Films are 90 minutes Participating
and include a short intermission. Friday, February 9th, 6 - 9 p.m. Downtown Kenosha
February 8th: Superior, Land of the Starts at Against the Grain Creative Concepts, restaurants will offer
Woodland Drummer 5521 18th Ave., (262) 764-9366 special, fixed price
March 8th: Mona Lisa is Missing (at the Get on the bus! Come have a blast on the Kenosha menus for breakfast,
Civil War Museum) Vintage Shop Crawl! They will transport you to four lunch and dinner dur-
April 19th: Guatemala: Land of the Maya of the most unique shops around with the most fun ing Restaurant Week.
owners. Find vintage, reclaimed, upcycled and fab- Plus you'll find a selec-
Kenosha Public ulously new items while having great times with tion of tempting good-
Museum Exhibit: Tiny friends. There will be food, drinks, discounts and ies to take home (or
Titans: Dinosaur Eggs excitement along the way. Grab a friend, buy a tick- savor on the spot) with
and Babies et and let's go, Eat, Drink, Shop! Tickets $25 each. the Sweets & Treats
Visit for ticket information. specials at Downtown
Now through February 25th specialty food shops!
Kenosha Public Museum Second Saturday Downtown Restaurant
5500 First Ave., (262) 653-4140 Week is a perfect
Explore the mysteries of how dinosaurs raised their February 10th, March 10th, April 14th opportunity to explore
Tiny Titans. Hands-on exhibits and an amazing col- Various locations across Downtown Kenosha new places to dine, or enjoy old favorites for a great
lection of eggs and nests from around the world Participating Downtown Kenosha art galleries and deal! No tickets, passes or coupons are required.
reveal how dinosaurs raised their young. General other attractions, shops, restaurants, and additional Just visit any (or all) of the participating restaurants
admission is free. Tiny Titans was organized in businesses offer special promotions and sales, live and ask for the special Restaurant Week menu.
association with the Harvard Museum of Natural entertainment, and family activities. Then sit back and savor the flavors of Downtown
History. The University of Tennessee, and the Yale Kenosha!
Peabody Museum of Natural History. Snow Daze Festival
Bowls & Books Soup Fest
Kenosha Public Museum Saturday, February 10th, noon - 3 p.m.
Exhibit: The Richard Harris Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St. Wednesday, March 28th
Collection Memento Mori Come chill at the 5th annual Snow Daze Festival in 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.
– The Art of Death Downtown Kenosha! From 12 to 3 p.m. in Veterans Rhode Center for the Arts
Memorial Park, enjoy a breathtaking exhibit of ice 514 56th Street, (262) 654-9030
Now through February 25th sculptures and live demonstrations by Art Below Taste and score each soup, served up by local
Kenosha Public Museum Zero. Enjoy free family-friendly activities including restaurants! You receive a souvenir bowl to keep.
5500 First Ave., (262) 653-4140 The restaurants serve their favorite and best soup.
The Richard Harris Art Collection of memento mori The attendees go from table to table, tasting, enjoy-
(a reminder of death) includes objects that examine ing and scoring the soups. Where else can you eat
the human relationship to death. Items range from that many soups in one sitting? This is the 18th
a Chinese jade sculpture dating back to 4000-2000 annual event.
B.C. to present-day photography and mixed media.
For the exhibit, 90 works were curated from 1,500 Lakeside Players Presents:
pieces, focusing on three categories: Asian, “Superior Donuts”
Traditional, and Contemporary art. General admis-
sion is free; donations are accepted. Mar. 30th - Apr. 1st; Apr. 6th - 8th; Apr. 13th
- 14th. Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 p.m.;
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Rhode Center for the Arts
514 56th Street, (262) 654-9030
“A soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn
with deep affection.”—Variety. $13 general admis-
sion tickets / $10 students and seniors. $20 mem-
bership also available (comes with 2 tickets).

Photo by Michelle Eckert


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remembering Lou Rugani is a longtime radio host - his
downtown kenosha shows “Remembering Kenosha” (week-

with Lou Rugani days, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) & “Music of the
Stars” (Sundays) can be heard on WLIP
AM 1050 & worldwide at

Kenosha lost a notable benefactor on Wednesday, years and becoming the
December 13th, 2017 with the death of UW-M Conway-Bascom Professor
Professor John D. DeLamater (pictured at right) at his Emeritus in the Department of
Madison home. On October 10 and 12, 2011, he Sociology. He dedicated his
gifted the city with two PCC streetcars, 4617 life to science, won several
"Toronto" and 2185 "Philadelphia" respectively, as distinguished service and
well as the costs of their teaching awards, and
transportation to Kenosha authored a plethora of textbooks and articles. But his avocation
from East Troy, was steel wheels on rails, and most recently he'd spend most
Wisconsin. of his free time working on and operating the streetcars he
donated to the City of Kenosha, notably 4517, which is today a
Car 4617 was built for tribute to San Francisco Municipal Railway ("Muni"), while
Toronto in 1951 and was retaining its Toronto number. (4617 was first purchased from
assembled at the Toronto by transit expert Tom Matola of Milwaukee, and upon his pre-
Canadian Car and Foundry with a shell provided by the St. Louis Car mature death in 1999 was - and still is - nicknamed "the streetcar to
Company. It was one of 19 cars rebuilt by Toronto in 1986. heaven," it arrived on Oct. 10, and No. 2185 arrived on Oct. 12.
These two cars were previously at the East Troy Electric Railway.
Car 2185 was built in 1948 for the Philadelphia Transport These cars were used on the East Troy Electric Railroad occasion-
Company by the St. Louis Car Company. Rebuilt in the mid 1980s, it ally over the years. Being single-ended (with controls at one end only),
saw service for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation their use was inhibited by the lack of turning loops at each end of the
Authority (SEPTA) until 1992 and still wears its white livery and mark- line. Both cars ran well when they arrived in Kenosha; 4617 served in
ings here in Kenosha. (All of Kenosha's streetcar numbers remain regular service in 2011 several times, and for its 60th birthday, East
unchanged from those of their original cities.) Troy celebrated with cake and ice cream at the depot as 4617 did a
front-page photo on the newspaper.
Born on October 12th, 1940 in San Diego, CA, John received his
PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1969 before mov-
ing to Madison to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 48

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