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Published by Happenings Magazine, 2018-04-20 09:48:05

Downtown Kenosha Magazine Vol 11 Issue #2



The Momentum Is Building! by Nicole Thomsen

I can’t help but feel so much excitement as photo by Michelle Eckert/Taking on Kenosha
I think about what’s in store for the down-
town area. Earlier this April, I had the oppor- Wednesday, Aprli 25th at 5:30, check in at pianos designed and decorated by local
tunity to be part of the Community
Development Grant Announcement for The the KYF building, 720 59th Place. To learn artists and placed throughout the Downtown
Stella where we got the opportunity to hear
from Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Mayor more and to register, you can be sure to district for the community to play and enjoy.
John Antaramian, City Administrator Frank
Pacetti and Ted Matkom, Wisconsin Market check out the website Catch the Peanut Butter & Jam Concert
President for Gorman & Company. Talk about
a historical moment for our downtown! As we ( Series in the park. Pick up fresh produce and
look into the future there truly is so much to
look forward to; this is just the beginning. sha). Also, be sure to check out other excit- flowers at the Kenosha Harbor Market.

As momentum continues to build so do all ing events downtown that week, such as the Watch the bikers zoom by at Food Folks &
the opportunities to come downtown and to
be part of these catalytic times. Personally, I “Kenosha Speaker Crawl: Millenials With Spokes. Grab some grub at Taste of
always look forward to the month of April.
Being part of YLink (Young Leaders in Moxie” at the O Co-working space. Wisconsin and “cheers” with us to an incred-
Kenosha), I can’t wait for YP Week, which is
a week long platform for discovery, adven- As summertime is quickly approaching, ible summer at the Downtown Kenosha Pop
ture and meaningful conversations about the here are just a few events I’m excited for to Up Beer Garden.
issues that matter among young profession-
als in Wisconsin. YP Week brings together kick off a season of fun, sunshine, and adven- I look forward to seeing you downtown this
key leaders in the community, at purposefully
chosen locations that integrate the unique ture downtown. Keyed Up Kenosha, a piano summer!
cultural assets with meaningful learning or
social interaction. art walk project, will be debuting on June 9th. Nicole Thomsen is the Executive Director
Keyed Up Kenosha features twelve upright of Downtown Kenosha, Inc.
I’m thrilled that this year, Downtown
Kenosha Inc. will be partnering with YLink for
the “Downtown Housing Tour,” where we will
tour up to five housing types - from above-
retail lofts - to an exclusive viewing of the ren-
ovation of the KYF building, plus several
other housing types. This kicks off on Downtown Kenosha Inc. Board Members

in this issue: Kevin Ervin, Franks Diner (262) 676-9695 Deanna Goodwin, Kenosha Area Convention &
Visitors Bureau
4 The spotlight shines on five outstanding Downtown area Riki Tagliapietra, The Buzz (262) 654-7307
businesses. (262) 220-7782
John Fox, Alderperson, 2nd District
6 Local historian and WLIP radio personality Lou Rugani Jennifer Dooley, Dooley and Associates 4803 7th Avenue (262) 358-6077
explores the history of our street lamps. (262) 925-4769
Tom O’Connell, Partners In Design Architects
10 Mike’s Donuts & Chicken is so much more than just Racheal Hernandez, Downtown Resident (262) 652-2800
donuts and chicken. (224) 715-9916
Lou Molitor, Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce
14 The rubber-tired trolley returns this summer, find a Zohrab Khaligian, City of Kenosha (262) 654-1234
handy map of the route here. (262) 653-4041
John Boldt, Clark Dietz Engineers
16 Who’s been reading Downtown Kenosha magazine? Marty Lacock, Kenosha County (262) 657-1550
(262) 653-2780
38 A few great new businesses come to the neighborhood. Heather Wessling-Grosz, KABA
Matt Munroe, Tri-City National Bank (262) 605-1100
41 The Downtown Kenosha Business Directory is your (262) 653-4041
resource for finding what you need.
46 Get where you need to go with this handy map of
Downtown Kenosha.

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/Photographer/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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spotlight on Downtown Kenosha


Fitness Alpaca Arts Lulu Birds Lemon Street Slip 56

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Create a healthier Now in their new Looking for that per- The Kenosha arts Slip 56 opened up
scene is booming, and this last January with a
you at Anytime location in northern fect gift for the person any visit downtown war- firm focus on providing
rants a stop at the fine signature cocktails and
Fitness. Their friendly Downtown, Alpaca who has everything? art galleries, including craft martinis in a com-
Lemon Street Gallery, fortable, yet modern
and professional staff Arts is looking to the Lulu Birds blends the a creatively driven non- atmosphere where all
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provide quality educa- ni’s are made with vodka
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offer art classes for both the blue collar
includes a free, no- art studio offering a home decor. They offer people of all skill levels worker looking for a
and feature a rotating great Italian beef sand-
pressure fitness con- special experience for an always changing artist of the month, with wich, as well as pesto
a reception held every pasta and grilled flat-
sultation, global you, your family, or a inventory of one-of-a- Second Saturday. breads that are perfect
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always open 24/7. including dishes and created by local arti- she said nurturing local menu. They offer a small
They are different platters, picture frames, sans, including their artists will always lineup of craft beer as
than the rest because vases, figurines, banks, Perennial soaps, hand- remain the focus of the well as time-tested
they offer accounta- boxes, and more. The crafted jewelry, knitting organization. domestic classics.
bility as a formula for staff is always ready to pieces, and candles.
success. They want help with ideas for your Owner Joy Ermert and
you to succeed and if creation. Painting pot- her staff are more than
you are slacking on tery is enjoyable at any happy to help you find
coming to the gym, age, and they are more
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help get you back on location for your next yourself or someone you
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remembering downtown kenosha

with Lou Rugani

Downtown Kenosha observes a 25th and a 90th anniversary this Landmark Lighting Commission, the Downtown Task Force, the
year regarding the monumental, unique Sheridan LeGrande street Lakeshore BID and the Landmarks Commission, as well as City
lamps on Sixth Avenue that were designed specifically for Kenosha in Development, Public Works and other departments, contracts were
1928 and first lighted at 8:30 p.m. on September 13th of that year signed to replicate exactly the Sheridan LeGrande street lamps which
before 10,000 cheering attendees. As the American Legion Band were so unique to Kenosha and the first thing seen entering down-
played "On, Wisconsin," applause rang along Sixth Avenue as City town.
Manager William E. O'Brien stood on the old Post Office steps at
56th Street and Eighth Avenue (now the Dinosaur Discovery Museum Seen as symbols of confidence in the central business district, the
on Tenth Avenue). O'Brien credited a "spirit of co-operation coupled groups sought to hear people say, "Yes, that’s exactly what we had
with a straightforward vision" for realizing the new lighting system. "All here,” and see them illustrated and boasted about in tourist
of this," O’Brien said, "has influenced us to build better homes, bet- brochures. No original lights were known to exist, and Westinghouse
ter churches, better public buildings." Businessman Charles Electric and Manufacturing Co. had stopped building street lamps by
Goodman, who had worked tirelessly on the project, said it had taken the early 1930s, but a veteran Westinghouse employee located an
two and a half years to put the project into fruition. old brochure in a desk showing specifications, and one clear photo
was found of a Sheridan LeGrande in old City Hall files.
The Kenosha Evening News editorialized that "Progress lights the
way,” and that the downtown "is now blessed with the most modern Together with computer technology, Great Lakes Concrete of
and ornamental street lights," and with "ornate concrete light posts, Menomonee Falls was able to reproduce the historic street lamps,
prettily embellished,” which will "harmonize splendidly with good even to the texture of the concrete standards which had been used
pavements" and "command the attention and elicit favorable com- as shoreline protection on Simmons Island.
ment from the casual visitor and tourist. Congratulations are in order.
They will come as a matter of course from outsiders. Let us extend The first replacement was installed at Sixth Avenue A and 59th
them to ourselves. They are beautiful fixtures, grey standards decorat- Place in early 1993, and all were in place for the rededication cele-
ed with aluminum. In the daytime they represent a striking appear- bration on the 56th Street boulevard at Sixth Avenue at 8 p.m. on
ance, showing excellent taste.” O'Brien then waved his hand over a Friday, June 11, 1993. Mayor John Antaramian threw the switch, and
photoelectric cell to switch on 267,000 candlepower of illumination. once again Kenosha's unique Sheridan LeGrande street lamps illumi-
Main Street became "an avenue of mellow daylight," said the nated the night as on that raucous night 65 years earlier.
Kenosha Evening News.
Folks were puzzled when Sixth Avenue was reconfigured in 2017
Six drum corps and drill teams representing the Eagles, Moose, and the Sheridan LeGrandes were temporarily removed and rebuilt.
Italian-American Society and other fraternal groups snapped to atten- That story will await the 2018 volume 3 issue of Downtown Kenosha
tion, flags flying, and processed through the crowds with the magazine.
American Legion Band leading the march.
Lou Rugani is a longtime radio host
But the 1960 City Council, in a bid to "modernize” the look of - his shows “Remembering
downtown, tore out the Sheridan LeGrande street lamps in place of
harsh fluorescent fixtures. Kenosha” (weekdays, 3 p.m. to 5
p.m.) & “Music of the Stars”
By 1989, four committees and several city departments worked to
correct the mistake. With thousands of personal hours by the (Sundays) can be heard on
WLIP AM1050 & worldwide at

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Mike’s Donuts & Chicken 707 56th Street
(262) 764-9520

Whether you are looking for a fun place to A few of the friendly staff at Mikes: Jordan, Collin, and Tavia
take the kids for lunch, need to grab a box of
breakfast on the way to work, or are out on Looking for something for lunch or dinner?
the town on a Friday night with your friends, Well, of course, they serve up the best chick-
Mike's Donuts and Chicken, 707 56th en around, and in so many different forms.
Street, has all your needs covered. Call it Try a custom-made chicken sandwich just
Mike's Chicken and Donuts, or call it Mike's the way you like it, an order of wings with ten
Donuts and Chicken, they will not mind. Both sauces to choose from, or just pick up an
tasty fried foods are equally represented old-school bucket. If you aren't in the mood
here, with oh so much more. for chicken, they have another menu appro-
priately titled "Not Chicken," - featuring deli-
If you have yet to stop in to Mike's Donuts cious philly cheese steak or portabella mush-
and Chicken since they opened in 2015, you room sandwiches, soups, salads, and more.
will find that this business wears many hats. Their appetizer menu has such intimidating
On the east side of the building is the family- items like their Thigh High Nachos or the
friendly diner section, where one can pick up Drunken Pig Biscuits - dare you try them?
delicious treats like their specialty donuts -
Any night is a good night for fried chicken - but
The staff at Mike’s Donuts & Chicken are always on Mondays, buckets are half price after 5 p.m.
thinking up new ideas - like this recent Easter
basket donut! (dine-in only), leaving plenty of room for a
sweet dessert.
an ever-changing selection of treats includ-
ing some recent tastes like the churronuts is always something going on. Enjoy a glass
(part churro, part donut), s'mores Girl Scout of Jameson whiskey from their "Jameson
cookie chocolate cake rings, Nutella straw- wall," or one of their 80 different beers on
berry Nesquick long johns, maple bacon long tap while you play Beer Bingo on Thursday
johns, or whatever else they think of next. If nights, Trivia Night sponsored by America's
you see people walking down the street car- Pub Quiz on Wednesdays, or karaoke on
rying a pink box, they are happy customers Tuesdays. Of course, all of the delicious food
who just came from Mike's Donuts and is offered on the bar side as well. Like them
Chicken and inside those bold boxes are on Facebook, (
some wild and crazy delicious treats. MikeLikesDonuts) to stay up-to-date on all of
Chances are they will not share with you, so their events.
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Weekends are made for a Mike’s Mimosa in hand! When visiting
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one of their specialty coffee drinks, a chai Mike's Donuts
tea, or go crazy and get one of their fabulous and Chicken
milkshakes. One of their popular shakes is one of your
the Mountain Adventure: homemade choco- stops for a
late sauce, ice cream, and peanut butter, great meal, and
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And we have only covered one small part donuts home
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is Mike's Chicken and Donut Bar - catering ily. Carry that pink box with pride, knowing
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the trolley returns!

It's pretty easy to figure out where our streetcar goes just by following the
tracks, but there is an additional transit system which was started last summer
- a rubber-tired trolley which runs primarily north and south in contrast to the
east-west route of our current electric streetcar.

The City of Kenosha's seasonal lakefront rubber-tired trolley operates on a
route from Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, through downtown and
south to Kemper Center, 6501 Third Avenue. The rubber-tired trolley departs
Wednesdays through Sundays at 1:45 p.m. from Carthage College and is
scheduled to arrive at the southern end of its route about 30 minutes later at
Kemper Center.

The trolley route passes several art galleries near the Union Park neighbor-
hood. Other highlights on the route include the Kenosha History Center, the
Civil War Museum and the Kenosha Public Museum. At 30-minute intervals,
the trolley is scheduled to reach the downtown transit center, 724 54th St.

There are marked stops for the "Lakefront Trolley" along the route, but peo-
ple also can flag down the driver for pickup. Look for the rubber-tired trolley
next time you are in Downtown Kenosha for a quick trip, or just for a scenic ride
through the neighborhood. Fares are $1 for adults and $.50 for children. Call
262-653-4287 with any questions.

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eyes on downtown!


15 3


8 9

1 Lou Molitor and Lew Aceto 6 Jennie at Sazzy B 10
at SJ Crystals
2 Dobie Maxwell at Kenosha at Schlax Christenson
Comedy Club & Lee Insurance
8 Krystle Rose
3 Bridgit at Peacetree at Dakini Healing Arts

4 Cheryl & Gary 9 Joan at Swede’s
at The Pine Blossom
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5 Jenna at Hot Yoga at Hazel Grace Vintage

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why downtown?

by Lew Aceto, S.J. Crystals

"We have a rich history all throughout Kenosha; we had a number of different loca-
tions in Downtown Kenosha, we were down next to the First National Bank on 6th
Avenue, before that we were up on 56th street near the train tracks. The earliest I
remember was in the late 1950s, I was in kindergarten, I remember moving to the
building that now holds Something Different from 1963 until about 1982 or 1983.
What had happened that time, was the downtown began to deteriorate, a lot of the
stores had already closed, the pedestrian mall came in, the big, enclosed, shopping
malls came into the area. To be truthful, the pedestrian mall had nothing to do with
it, people's shopping habits were changing, that's all. It was a culmination of a lot of
factors, many of the old time retailers down here were retiring and dying off, their
families did not take over, so they were done. The same could have happened with
SJ Crystals had I not loved the business and wanted to carry on with it. In the early 1980s, Pershing Plaza became "Downtown West,"
Holleb's, Elliots, Fanny Famer, Herberts all relocated there. After a sour stay at Southport Plaza, it was a relief to come back Downtown on
July 1, 2004. The area was reviving and we were looking to join the party, there are some great things going on in the downtown area, and
as more people begin to catch on, it will just continue to grow. It is wonderful being back!"

by Erin Merritt,
Modern Apothecary

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thought it would be a good opportunity. I think the downtown area has
great potential, as far as being revitalized; they have a fantastic business
sense down here, and I think it will only be getting better.”

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events small businesses by participating in this year's and everything in between, visitors are invited to
Kenosha Craft Beer Week events. Cheers! stop and play their favorite tunes as they explore
in & around downtown kenosha Downtown Kenosha. Following the exhibit, pianos
Outta Sight Kite Flight will be auctioned off to benefit future Downtown
The Mersey Beatles events and promotions.
June 2nd & June 3rd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Park, 4051 Fifth Ave., 414-305-3145 Kenosha Creative Space
Reuther Auditorium Let’s go fly a kite! The 17th annual festival takes Beach Party
913 57th Street, 262-564-8800 place in Kenosha’s Kennedy Park, presented by the
This Liverpool-based Beatles tribute band was the City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings, and many more Friday, June 15th & Saturday, June 16th
resident band for over a decade at the world famous sponsors. Professional kite flying teams will be per- Simmons Island Park, 262-945-9411
Cavern Club, where The Beatles got their start. forming. See 400 kites launch simultaneously to the Kenosha Creative Space will showcase Kenosha’s
These childhood friends have played in 20 coun- tune of Mary Poppins’ “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” at noon. creative community during a celebration on
tries, selling out shows worldwide. The show will There are many different types of kites, including Simmons Island featuring music, food, and more.
start as the lads return in the familiar suits of one that looks like an octopus, which is 150 feet
Beatlemania and grow older before your eyes via long. New for 2018 is a Giant Whale kite, over 100 Food Folks & Spokes
several quick costume changes; they will take the feet long. Brats and candy are dropped from tiny
audience on a trip featuring 30 of the greatest hits parachutes. This family event is free to all, with free Thursday, June 21st, 11 a.m - 10 p.m.
from all eras. See for yourself why John Lennon’s parking and kites and food will be available for sale Library Park and neighboring streets
sister, Julia Baird, said, “There are a lot of Beatles at the park. 262-654-9622
tribute bands from all over the world, and I’ve seen Presented by the Kenosha YMCA. Featuring free fun
them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most Good Old Summertime for everyone, including: Tour of America’s
authentic I have heard.” Art Fair Dairyland Cycling Series Racing, all-day entertain-
ment including magic, balloons, and music: Weird
Wisconsin Marathon Sunday, June 3rd, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Science (at 7 p.m.), Frank Falduto & his Patio
Civic Center Park, 900 57th St., 262-654-0065 Daddi-o’s, and more. Food vendors; free
Saturday, May 5th [email protected] McDonald’s Kids’ Race, ages 2-5, at 6:20 p.m. Kids
HarborPark, 5501 Ring Road The Kenosha Art Association proudly announces Area: wristband allows the kids to play all day for
847-675-0200, the 43rd annual Good Old Summertime Art Fair. You $15.
Celebrate 10 years of running in Kenosha. The will find exhibitors of fine arts and crafts, food
Wisconsin Marathon is turning 10 years old, and it booths, and music. Free to attend. Held rain or Firecracker 10k Run & 5k
is time to party. Take on a full marathon, half shine. The Kenosha Art Association's mission is to Walk/Run
marathon, or 5k in Downtown Kenosha. Enjoy a promote art, art education, and art appreciation in
scenic, flat course along Lake Michigan with 3,000 the greater Kenosha area! Sunday, July 1st, 8:30 a.m. kickoff
of your cheesiest friends! After you cross the finish Library Park, 711 59th Place
line, you’ll receive the famous Big Cheese Medal, Keyed Up Kenosha: 262-654-9622, [email protected]
plus a chance to recover with a brat and beer while Piano Art Walk Kickoff Celebrate the holiday and your healthy lifestyle
listening to live music at the post-race party. with an exhilarating run through historic downtown
Saturday, June 9th, 4 - 6 p.m., 262-842-5354 Kenosha! Hundreds of participants come from near
Chalk on the Walk Keyed Up Kenosha features twelve upright pianos and far to compete in a race that winds its way
designed and decorated by local artists and placed through the Third Avenue Historic District and
Saturday, May 12th, 1 - 3 p.m. throughout the downtown district for the communi- Kenosha’s fabulous lakefront. For the participant
Kenosha Lighthouse Studio at North Pier ty to play and enjoy. During Downtown’s June 9th and spectator alike, this race is hard to beat! For
Lighthouse, 5001 4th Ave. Second Saturday event, the pianos will debut at more info visit: There
Families are invited to come to the North Pier with their respective locations with local musicians play- will be no race day registration. Last chance regis-
their favorite chalk to color pictures on the pier ing from 4 to 6 p.m. The pianos will remain in place tration is Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
pavement. The first 50 children will receive swag outside local businesses throughout the summer, the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street. Email
bags with treats and chalk. They encourage those and everyone is welcome to come and play these [email protected] with questions.
who wish to participate to bring their own chalk as artistic pianos. From “Chopsticks” to Beethoven
well. The lighthouse -- a community destination for Kenosha Civic
artists and art enthusiasts -- offers opportunities to Veterans Parade
showcase works, provide working space and sup-
port. Sunday, July 1st, 1 p.m.
“A Salute to Our Troops” is the theme for the 2018
Kenosha Craft Beer Week Kenosha Civic Veterans parade. Snap-on is again
the lead sponsor for the parade. The parade travels
May 12th - 20th from the Uptown district to Downtown. Applications are posted on the city's website,
Kenosha is once again recognizing all things craft, and also are available by con-
beer for an entire week. This fifth annual Kenosha tacting Parade Organizer Kris Kochman in the
Craft Beer Week is an exciting opportunity to cele- Mayor's office at: (262) 653-4177 or email:
brate the entire craft beer community in our area. [email protected]. The deadline is Friday,
As the date approaches, see the website for details May 25th. All ages are welcome to participate in a
and locations of the planned events. Events take community bike ride as part of the parade – but
place at Kenosha’s breweries, as well as other bicyclists must be able to ride two miles without
restaurant and bar locations. Downtown Kenosha is stopping and keep up with the group. All partici-
a great place to find entertainment and culture, pants in the bike parade must ride a bike; no walk-
revitalization, development and most importantly, ing or jogging with the group. Bike parade partici-
people who support local businesses. Help embrace pants do not need to submit a parade application,
the independent spirit at the heart of Kenosha's but should plan to gather along 61st Street west of
22nd Avenue in the parade staging area no later
than 12 p.m., prior to the 1 p.m. start time.

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events The Bike Shop at Southport Rigging takes group 1860s period, this home built for Charles Durkee
bicycle rides from Harborside Common Grounds to features the largest suspension stairway in the state,
in & around downtown kenosha a coffee shop in Zion every Saturday morning. It is as well as unique fireplaces in the 2nd floor bed-
a 26-mile round-trip ride with a half hour stop for rooms, parquet floors and louvered windows. Free
Celebrate America coffee and treats. The ride is mostly flat and suit- admission; volunteers and donations are always
Featuring Festival able for all levels of riders and anyone 10 and over. appreciated.
Foods Fireworks It’s a social ride at a moderate pace of 12-17mph.
No sign up necessary, just show up. If you can't Second Saturday
Tuesday, July 3rd - Wednesday, July 4th make it one week, feel free to come the next.
Now in its seventh year, enjoy a full lineup of enter- Every second Saturday of the month
tainment offered on multiple stages along the beau- Southport Light Station Participating Downtown Kenosha art galleries and
tiful Kenosha lakefront. Taste foods from over 20 Museum Open for the other attractions, shops, restaurants, and additional
food vendors on site, check out the carnival, catch Season businesses offer special promotions and sales, live
the Pier Pups watershow and more, leading up to entertainment, and family activities.
the Festival Foods Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4! Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
May 3rd - October 28th Kenosha Vintage
Museum Crawl Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 Shop Crawl
p.m. Closed holidays.
Friday, July 13th 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Southport Light Station Museum April 21st, May 18th, June 23rd, & July 24th 5117 4th Ave., 262-654-5770
The 8th Annual Museum Crawl is a progressive The lighthouse and maritime museum, inside the 262-764-9366
after-hours party at the Dinosaur Discovery keeper's house, documents Kenosha's lighthouse Hop on the bus and come crawl to 5 of Kenosha's
Museum, Civil War Museum, and Kenosha Public keepers, shipping and fishing history. Also climb best specialty shops. Start at Against The Grain
Museum. Featuring exhibits, live music, food and the 1866 Southport Lighthouse. The tower stands 55 Creative Concepts. Shop vintage, raw materials,
drinks, raffles, photo ops, and more fun than should feet above the lighthouse grounds. See Kenosha, reclaimed, re-purposed, up-cycled, new and vintage
be allowed at a museum! You must be 21 years or Lake Michigan and into Illinois and Racine County. clothing, jewelry, home decor and much, much
older. This is a ticketed event. Preregistration Free admission for the keeper's house tour; dona- more. They have designed this exciting crawl to give
required; visit the website for information. tions are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 you an exclusive look into these shops. This crawl
adults / $5 children 8-12 years old. (Must be 8 or will feature some snacks and food along the way,
ONGOING EVENTS older to climb.) Operating schedule is weather adult beverages, and soft drinks as well. This is a
dependent. "Ticket Only" event so get yours today. Discover
The Art of the Eye Exhibit Kenosha's unique wares, creativity and treasures
Anderson Arts Center old and new.
Now through May 1st
Kenosha Creative Space 6603 Third Ave., 262-653-0481 Library Park Historic
624 57th Street, 262-945-9411 Tuesdays - Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. District Walking Tour
This is the first juried Kenosha Creative Space exhi- Now - May 19th: Works by Racine Art Guild
bition, sponsored in part by Grady Design June 10th - August 1st: “A Lineup of Rogues” by June 9th & July 14th
Harborside Eye Care, the Kenosha Community Rogues Artists Library Park, 711 59th Place, 262-654-5770
Foundation, the Center for Collaborative Research, Admission is free to this art gallery located inside On Second Saturday, the Kenosha County Historical
and other partners. an historic French Tudor mansion on the Lake Society presents this guided walking tour of the his-
Michigan shore. toric Library Park District. Each tour will last
HarborMarket approximately 90 minutes. Explore the architecture
Durkee Mansion - and discover the historical stories associated with
Now - May 5th, Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Historical Mansion Tours the buildings. Tickets are $10. Contact the Kenosha
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street History Center for tickets: 262-654-5770.
May 12th - October, Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. April-October, 1st and 3rd weekends, Saturdays
Harborpark, 262-914-1252 and Sundays Kenosha Pops Concert
You'll find about 25-35 vendors inside the historic Sat.-Sun. 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Rhode Center for the Arts, including cheeses, arti- Durkee Mansion at Kemper Center Wednesdays, June 13th - August 8th, 7 p.m.
san bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, and 6501 3rd Ave., 262-925-8040 Sesquicentennial Band Shell in Pennoyer Park
more at the Winter HarborMarket (now through [email protected] 3601 7th Ave., 262-653-4080
May 5th). From May 12th to mid-October Kenosha The Durkee Mansion, one of Kenosha’s unique his- Enjoy live musical entertainment at Kenosha's lake-
HarborMarket is held outdoors near Lake Michigan torical landmarks, is a cream brick Italianate, front. Join conductors Craig Gall and Frank
with 150+ vendors. Fresh organic vegetables, Victorian style home located among the Kemper Germinaro in the 96th season of the Kenosha Pops
meats, cheeses, eggs and flowers from local produc- Center properties on the lakefront. The 150-year-old Concert Band. Admission is free. Audience mem-
ers, and a wide variety of delicious prepared foods mansion is totally restored to its original Victorian bers should bring lawn chairs or blankets; benches
and beverages are for purchase. You will find arti- splendor. Recently elegantly redecorated in the are also provided at the band shell.
san bakery goods and handcrafted soaps, candles
and all media of art and craft. Enjoy live entertain- Concerts at Kenosha
ment in three locations, chef demonstrations and
educational booths. Lighthouse Studio

Weekly Common Grounds June 23rd, 6 p.m.; July 6th, 7 p.m.
Coffee Ride
Simmons Island pier
Every Saturday, 8 a.m., weather permitting
Meet at Harborside Common Grounds The lighthouse was built in 1906 and stands 50 feet
5159 6th Ave., 262-652-5434
tall. It is privately owned, but still serves as the

active lighthouse for the Kenosha harbor. The light-

house - a community destination for artists and art

enthusiasts - offers opportunities to showcase

works, provide working space and support.

Performers: June 23rd: Thomas Ceschin (acoustic

guitaritst); July 6th: Daddy Long Legs (blues/rock


Photo by Michelle Eckert

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in & around downtown kenosha

Tuesdays At The Shell

Tuesdays, starting July 10th, 6 p.m.
Sesquicentennial Band Shell in Pennoyer Park
3601 7th Ave., 262-496-9400
This is a free outdoor concert series presented by
Musicians Assisting Advancing Music, the City of
Kenosha, Happenings Magazine, and more spon-
sors. Original music and cover songs in a variety of
genres fill the air each Tuesday evening through the
end of August. Pick up Happenings Magazine clos-
er to the event for a full list of performers.

Peanut Butter & Jam Kenosha Public Museum Civil War Museum
Concert Series
Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 12 - 5 Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 12 - 5
Thursdays, starting July 12th p.m. Closed holidays. p.m. Closed holidays.
Two shows: 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 5500 First Ave., 262-653-4140 5400 First Ave., 262-653-4141
Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St. The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences The Civil War Museum opened in 2008 and focuses
This is a free summer concert series, presented by and fine and decorative arts museum. Established on the contribution of the Upper Middle West to the
Happenings Magazine, the City of Kenosha, and in 1933, the museum's collections have grown to Civil War. Main exhibit admission is $9 general
other sponsors. This is the 17th season! Enjoy a over 80,000 items, including 1,200 works in the fine admission; $5 for city of Kenosha and town of
panoramic view of the fantastic Kenosha harbor and arts collection. Exhibit programming includes mam- Somers residents; free for Friends of the Museum.
Downtown area as some of the greatest regional moths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, Three Families in the Civil War
musicians take the stage. Pick up Happenings geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. Opens April 21st
Magazine closer to the event for a full list of per- General admission to the museum and exhibit is Trace the roots of three American families and how
formers. free. they impacted history in ways large and small.
Transparent Watercolor Society of America Discover how family genealogy and heirlooms come
Kenosha History Center 42nd Annual National Juried Exhibition into museum collections, and the important role
May 5th - August 5th they play in understanding our shared heritage.
Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 The Transparent Watercolor Society of America dis- This exhibit is free.
a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. Closed holi- plays around 80 paintings from some of the nation's Second Friday Lecture Series
days., 220 51st Pl., 262-654-5770 top transparent watercolor artists in this popular May 11th & June 8th. Noon
The Kenosha History Center collects and preserves annual show. The wide range of themes includes This lecture series at the Civil War Museum is free
artifacts, records and information vital to the under- abstracts, portraits, landscapes, city scenes and and open to the public, and is sponsored by
standing of the history of the county’s social, cul- more, all using the transparent watercolor painting Milwaukee Civil War Round Table and Iron Brigade
tural, ethnic, and industrial heritage since its settle- method. Association. May 11: The Interesting Story of
ment. Imagination Studio Surgeon Jacob Ebersole, 19th Indiana; presented by
Now - September 30th May 12th & June 9th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Doug Dammann. June 8: What is a Zouave?; pre-
AMX: A New Bold Direction Perform experiments and make projects inspired by sented by Terry R. Dyer.
In 1968, American Motors introduced a production science, technology, engineering, and math. Free. Women in History Tea
model based on their American Motors experimen- Gateway Rose Society Rose Show Saturday, May 12th. 1 p.m.
tal concept cars of two years earlier. This car, a two- Saturday, June 23rd, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join author Louisa May Alcott (portrayed by actress
seater sports car modeled on a shortened Javelin The Gateway Rose Society will display hundreds of Debra Ann Miller) for tea this Mother’s Day week-
chassis, was a rival to, and often a match for, the beautiful roses and arrangements at the museum. end and celebrate the 150th anniversary of “Little
Corvette: the first domestic competitor in a decade. Free to visit. Women.” The first-person theatrical presentation
For the golden anniversary of the AMX in 2018, the Adult PUBLIC Education includes refreshments. $35 adults 17 & older / $20
Kenosha History Center is thrilled to bring together Thursday, May 10th, 6:30 p.m. kids 10-16 years old.
an array of AMX models across 12 years of automo- Join the Education Staff of the Kenosha Public Meet the Author: Wisconsin & the Civil War
tive history, including two one-of-a-kind prototypes. Museum/Civil War Museum/Dinosaur Discovery Friday, May 25th, Noon
Now - December Museum and Kenosha's PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. Drawing on unpublished letters, photos, and new
Kenosha Ice Harvesting for fun adult "field trips" and lively discussions of research, Kenosha author Ron Larson tells
As the 19th century drew to a close, a boom indus- science, history, and technology. This is for adults Wisconsin’s story, from the famous exploits of the
try began to explode in Kenosha County. Ice was a 21 and over. The cost of each session is $15 and Iron Brigade to the unknown contributions of
necessity of modern life. It cooled food in the home, includes a tap beer. The subject for the May 10th women, African Americans, and American Indians.
preserved meat and goods as they transited the session is Bone Wars. Visit the museum website to
national rail network, and enabled beer to be register; event will be held at PUBLIC Craft
brewed year-round. As Chicago expanded and Brewing, 716 58th Street.
became more polluted, ice sources became less
usable. Kenosha ice, however, was clean, clear, and ONLINE AT DOWNTOWNKENOSHA.ORG & HAP2IT.COM
nearby. Feeding Chicago’s meat processing industry,
ice from Kenosha was valued across the Midwest.
Lakeshore land became a premium which was
eagerly bought by large ice companies. As quickly
as the ice industry boomed, it busted. The skeletons
of the ice industry are still apparent in our county.

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Tall Ship Red Witch
Private Events & Public Sails

Tall Ship Red Witch has relocated to
Kenosha! Red Witch is the final remaining
commercial wooden vessel in Southern
Lake Michigan. She was voted Chicago’s
“Best Tour and Charter Vessel” (illinois- in 2009, 2010 and

We specialize in CORPORATE EVENTS -
Red Witch is the perfect venue for a meet-
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for staff or clients to enjoy time together in a
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Deloitte, Reuters News Agency (&500
• PUBLIC SAILS – $25 to $30 • [email protected] • 312.469.0233

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5611 6th Ave • Kenosha, WI

Wine Knot is Kenosha's first and only wine bar. We proudly feature American Bistro
food with an International flare.To complement our food, we offer over 50 wines by
the glass so you are sure to find the perfect wine to pair with your food. We offer a
3 oz. , 6oz. or 9oz. pour of each of our wines so you can try a few or just have that
bigger glass of the one you know you love.

• Therapeutic Massage • Couples Massage DT2018V2
• Advanced Protocol Organic Facials
• Essential Oils And Diffusers • Body Care Products ONLINE AT DOWNTOWNKENOSHA.ORG & HAP2IT.COM


Saturday, September 22, 2018 for our Birthday Celebration

5901 6th Ave. Downtown Kenosha • 262.656.1830 • Open 7 Days A Week

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EAT,DRINK+ SHOP TBheloPssionme
5925 6th Ave. A
A Premier shopping event. Hop Kenosha, WI
on the bus and visit each of
Hours: Thur. 11-5
these fine shops. Enjoy great Fri. 11-5 Sat. 10-4 Sun. 11-3

shop specials, appetizers, Unique Upcycle
Clothing, Jewelry,
drinks, raffles & Furniture, Home
Decor and Gifts
so much fun. PTAuicErkTceXhGt aCOsCnLelCyUtEi.cvSnkeIeneVtt!st$Ea2t5

A private shopping event starting
at Against The Grain then hopping on
the bus to the other featured shops!

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 • 6PM-9PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 • 4PM-7PM DDTT2200118822

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 • 6PM-9PM

Love Vintage?

Home Decor, Kitchenware,
Apparel, Accessories & More




“Bringing The Old Farmhouse To Your City Home.”

5537 6th Ave. Kenosha


Thur. 12-5 - Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Hours DT2018Vol1
Thurs. - Fri. 12pm - 5pm DT2018 Vol. 2

Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

For Tickets and Information:

We blend old with new to

bring out your unique personality
in your home.

Thurs. 1-5pm • Fri. 10-5pm • Sat. 10-4pm We Proudly feature the talents of many local artisans

Sun. 11-3pm • Hand Painted Furniture

720 58th Street • Handcrafted Goods
Downtown Kenosha
• Unique Gifts & more
262-914-1576 ‘17


Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm
Sat. 9am-2pm
Sun. Closed


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• Right • Fully THE GARDEN OF EATIN’
above the Furnished
Coffee Pot Kitchen 4914 7th AVENUE
• 1 Bath
• 3 Bedrooms • Traveler’s DOWNTOWN KENOSHA
• Living Room Destination
• Dining Room • 2 Night 262-653-8849
• Lovely Sun Minimum Stay OPEN MON. - SAT.

Room 6AM - 2PM

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new in downtown kenosha

Iron Horse Winery
5000 Seventh Avenue

Michael and Vicki Luteran of Iron Horse Winery (pic-
tured) may be new to Kenosha, but they know all of the
wonderful things which Kenosha has to offer. Michael's
mother was born and raised here, and they are very happy
to now call Kenosha home. They have come from
Pennsylvania, bringing unique and delicious wines which
they hope will soon be among your favorites. The decor of
Iron Horse is charming, with checkers, cribbage, and other
activities available while you enjoy one of their specialty
wines with a cheese tray. If you are not a fan of wine, don't
fret; they also offer some great beers, including Spotted
Cow. Life moves pretty fast these days; stop in to Iron
Horse Winery and enjoy a moment.
Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: noon - 9 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m - 6 p.m.

Northline Ski & Cycle Hot Yoga, 611 56th Street
5817 Sixth Avene
What makes yoga hot? Well, it’s not some kind of metaphor,
At press time it may just be an empty shell of a it is hot! Owner Jenna Martin explained that Hot Yoga maintains
building, but manager Evan Priday (pictured) and 95 to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. Martin says it helps mus-
his crew are working hard to open up Northline cle conditioning and overall is a very good experience to help
Ski & Cycle, 5817 Sixth Avenue, by May, cater- detoxify the body by working the entire system from head to toe.
ing to all of your bicycle and outdoor sporting "I am excited to be a part of the Downtown community and look-
needs. After servicing bicycles and customers at ing forward to seeing some of you wonderful people." Call
the recently closed Ski and Sports Chalet, Evan is Jenna at 217-220-4120 and find out how to get involved.
excited to continue to serve the people with this
new shop in Downtown Kenosha.

Wisconsin Outdoor Games

5813 Sixth Avenue

The weather is getting nicer, and we
are almost in the back yard party season!
Just as traditional as hot dogs, swim-
ming pools and cold beer are the back
yard games, which are fun for people of
all ages. For all your yard game needs,
Wisconsin Outdoor Games, 5813 Sixth Avenue, has you covered. Either
for yourself or for a great gift, they offer custom cornhole bags and boards,
yard dice, giant Jenga, yard dominoes, and more - all hand-crafted right in
house by owners Gene & Kelly Ingram and their daughter Madison (pic-
tured)! Stop in to see what you will be bringing to that Memorial Day party
this year! Call 262-744-2033 for hours.

on the move!

In the Garden of Eden

Offering quality lingerie, bridal, adult novelty items and more, In the Garden of Eden has relocated to a
new storefront at 711 57th Street.

Alpaca Art

Alpaca Art, the pottery-painting studio which welcomes painters of any age or skill level has relocated to
the northern part of Downtown, at 4326 Seventh Avenue. Stop in and check out their beautiful new studio.

Total Cyclery

For over thirty years, Total Cyclery has been delivering great service to the people of Kenosha, and now they will be coming to the down-
town neighborhood on May 1st, to 5039 Sixth Avenue, the former location of Ski and Sports Chalet.

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Kenosha History Center

220 51st Place, Kenosha, WI

for more information call 262-654-5770

The History Center is Open: Tues.-Fri.: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sat.: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Sun.: Noon - 4:00PM


A New & Bold

Exhibit runs through the
end of Sept. 2018.

will reopen
for its 152nd Season on May 3rd, 2018.

Thurs-Sat: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun: Noon – 4:00 PM

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Bike Kenosha invites you to discover Kenosha by bicycle


June 2-16
Bike To Work Weeks
Bike & Enter to Win Great Prizes

June 16
DairyAir Dairy Breakfast Ride
Ride to the Kenosha Co. Dairy Breakfast

June 21
Food, Folks & Spokes
First Stage of Tour of America’s Dairyland

July 2-16
Kenosha Civic Parade
Ride your bike in the parade.

Aug 11
Ride Across Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s own epic 175 mile ride.

Sep 29
Fall Wheel Ride
Lakefront to Petrifying Spring Park.


current activities. Enjoy the Ride!

Special thanks to: County Executive Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Parks DT2018
and the Multi-use trail committee

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Accountants 6. Terry L. Constant 45. WI Women’s Business Initiative 22. Cheer’s Bar
69. Better Bookkeeping 4124 7th Ave. • 262-654-0297 600 52nd St, Ste 130 • 262-925-2580 4619 8th Ave. • 262-654-4304
1111 55th St., Ste. 1 • 262-658-1334 67. David E. Celebre Banquet/Catering 59. Fec’s Place
64. Kristine Davidson, CPA 5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150 83. American Legion Club 5523 6th Ave. • 262-925-8820
5455 Sheridan Road • 262-484-4930 69. Davison Law Offices 504 58th St. • 262-657-7464 74. Interlude II
45. Seymour & Associates, S.C. 1207 55th St. • 262-657-5165 33. Circa On Seventh 514 57th St. • 262-653-8355
600 52nd St., Ste. 210 • 262-658-3500 45. Guttormsen, Hartley, Wilk & 4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0601 33. Port of Kenosha Beverage House
85. Thomey, Michael J. CPA Higgins, LLP 33. Culinary Infusion 714 50th St. • 262-654-1101
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 600 52nd St., Ste. 120 • 262-658-4800 4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0673 59. Rutz Puzzle House
Antiques 67. Douglas I. Henderson 109. GFWC Woman’s Club of Kenosha 4224 7th Ave. • 262-764-3289
33. Cypress Tree Antiques 5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150 6028 8th Ave. • 262-652-1731 Beauty Shop/Hair Salons
722 50th St. • 262-652-6999 67. Denise Hertz-McGrath 81. Madrigrano Marina Shores 31. Affair With Hair
94. Suburban One 1020 56th St. • 262-654-0770 302 58th St. • 262-658-8731 4812 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-1588
627 58th St. • 262-748-7181 69. Kupfer Law Offices 43. Wyndham Garden Kenosha 85. Bellissima
Apartments/Condos 1111 55th St., Ste. 2• 262-654-5030 Harborside 5700 7th Ave. • 262-653-0867
92. Fifth Avenue Lofts 61. Mary A. Losey 5125 6th Ave. • 262-658-3281 94. Dawn’s Style
5821 5th Ave. • 262-652-6728 620 56th St. • 262-654-9466 Bar & Grills 633 58th St. • 262-914-5718
85. Grover Properties, LLC 69. Madrigrano, Aiello & Santarelli, 45. Capt. Mikes Beer & Burger Bar 61. Hair by Marty
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 LLC 5118 6th Ave. • 262-658-2278 622 56th St. • 262-960-0197
105. Landmark Apartments 1108 56th St. • 262-657-2000 59. Century Pub & Eatery 106. Moda Bella
5918 8th Ave. • 262-652-9000 61. William P. Michael 5511 6th Ave. • 262-764-6501 914-60th St. • 262-694-7575
102. Library Park Apartments 620 56th St. • 262-652-8144 76. Mike’s Chicken & Donut Bar 59. Perfect 10 Salon
5947 7th Ave. • 262-652-5160 83. Michaelis Law Office 707 56th St. • 262-857-2392 5509 6th Ave. • 262-658-8086
74. Marco Mars Apartments 5707 6th Ave. • 262-997-0026 37. Paddy-O’s Pub 94. Royals Hair Lounge
512 57th St. • 262-818-0718 75. Milos Law LLC 5022 7th Ave. • 262-652-7223 5806 6th Ave. • 262-577-5540
51. Stationside Village 5606 6th Ave. • 262-694-3826 19. Pete’s Place 44. Salon On Sixth
5215 11th Ave. • 262-656-1010 59. Rose & Rose 4520 8th Ave. • 262-652-6454 5040 6th Ave. • 262-657-4878
107. Shirley Apartments 5529 6th Ave. • 262-358-9243 59. Slip 56 94. salon tech.nique
5922 10th Ave. • 262-654-7313 67. Law Office of Robert F. Sfasciotti 506 56th St. • 262-764-8040 643 58th St. • 262-658-0780
84. Wi-Star Plaza Inn 5511 11th Ave. • 262-671-4345 26. Stoneface Pub & Grill 10. Sandra’s Styling Studio
5711 7th Ave. • 262-652-7322 61. Van Cuick Law Offices 4701 8th Ave. • 262-654-4335 809 43rd St. • 262-652-4777
Architects/Engineers 620 56th St. • 262-653-1461 59. Swede’s 85. Stella’s Hair Salon
84. Clark/Dietz Engineers 69. Zievers & Dowse, SC 510 56th St. • 262-577-5858 726 58th St. • 262-515-4210
625 57th St. 6th Flr. • 262-657-1550 1108 56th St. • 262-654-3434 6. tg’s Restaurant & Pub 85. Tangles Hair Salon
45. Partners In Design Architects, Inc. 75. State Public Defender 4120 7th Ave. • 262-658-8080 717 57th St. • 262-515-2727
600 52nd St., Ste. 220 • 262-652-2800 604 57th Street • 262-653-6404 37. The Factory 6. Theodore’s Hair Design
83. Seger Architecture 107. Laura A. Walker Attorney at Law 5010 7th Ave. • 262-654-3938 4104 7th Ave. • 262-605-0825
520 58th St., Ste. 120 • 262-214-2012 1024 60th Street • 608-512-6649 Bars Bicycles
69. TGAR Group Auto/Motorcycle 83. 58 Below 76. Northline Ski & Cycle
1213 55th St. #200 • 262-818-4620 108. Affordable Auto Sales 504 58th St. • 262-764-6564 5817 6th Ave. • 262-764-0166
Art/Galleries 1118 60th St. • 312-768-9641 21. Bindelli’s City Zoo 36. Total Cyclery
9. Alpaca Art Pottery Painting 20. Auto Medix 4601 7th Ave. • 262-654-2646 5039 6th Ave. • 262-652-2222
4326 7th Av e • 262-657-4444 4500 Sheridan Rd. • 262-925-0911 37. Champions Sports Bar Billing Services
19. Artworks 4. Bad Boyz Auto Repair 719 50th St. • 262-605-4811 76. Plexus Health Solutions
4513 Sheridan Road • 262-515-5593 4103 7th Ave. • 262-764-1886 700 57th St. • 262-654-5555
75. Kenosha Art Association 95. Boosted Warehouse
5615 7th Ave. • 262-654-0065 723 58th St. • 262-577-4686 WiPnnuerri2tQ0y1u6Aa&wl2i0tay1r7d
75. Kenosha Creative Space 96. Car Source
624 57th St. • 262-945-9411 5821 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-2277 DILLY BARS
21. Left Of The Lake Gallery 4. McCurdy Auto & Marine
4615 7th Ave. • 262-455-0880 4121 7th Ave. • 262-237-1343 10 for 9$ 99
23. Lemon Street Gallery 2. Northside Alignment Center
4601 Sheridan Rd. • 262-605-4745 710 Washington Rd. • 262-656-1165 All Season Long!
59. Pollard Gallery & Gift Shop 45. Red Line Cycles
518 56th St. • 262-657-7529 5128 6th Ave. • 262-671-0091 Made Fresh
23. Re: Vision Gallery 3. Sheridan Rd. Auto Sales Daily!
4625 Sheridan Road • 262-764-6603 824 Washington Rd.• 262-605-9387
Attorneys 108. The Real C&M Automotive Open 11:00am Daily
69. Donald J. Bielski Law Office Repair
1108 56th St. • 262-654-1510 1108 60th St..• 262-764-2244
64. Brookhouse & Hemsing Law 82. Ultimate Refinish Auto Body
Offices 5725 5th Ave. • 262-764-6065
5455 Sheridan Rd., Ste 202 • 262-658- Banks/Loans
3571 102. BMO Harris Bank
76. Caviale Law Office 5935 7th Ave. • 262-658-4861
702 57th St. • 262-657-7666 61. Chase
61. Cicchini Law Office 5522 6th Ave. • 262-658-5212
620 56th St. • 262-652-7109 106. County Credit Union
929 59th St. • 262-657-6794

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Boats/Boat Storage 74. Daybreak Church 65. Kenosha Area Convention & Government
39. Capt. Jim’s Yacht Sales 5631 6th Ave. • 262-308-1417 Visitors Bureau 67. Kenosha County Administration
5017 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-8866 83. Ecclesia Church 812 56th St. • 262-654-7307 Bld.
35. Great Lakes Yacht Sales 520 58th St. 3rd Flr. • 262-308-6978 45. Kenosha Community Foundation 1010 56th St. • 262-653-2460
443 50th St. • 262-654-0207 108. Holy Spirit Community Church 600 52nd St., Ste.. 110 • 262-654-2412 66. Kenosha County Courthouse
42. Kenosha Yacht Club 5800 11th Ave. • 262-551-7517 Computers/Consultants/Web 912 56th St. • 262-653-2664
5130 4th Ave. • 262-652-2320 66. Immanuel United Methodist 1221 Creative 48. Kenosha Municipal Building
16. Simmons Island Marina 5410 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-3784 625 52nd St. • 262-653-4000
4520 Harbor Dr. • 262-653-3910 68. Reformation Church 64. Leeward Business Advisors 85. Kenosha County Democratic Party
90. Southport Marina 1100 55th St. 5455 Sheridan Rd. • 262-358-4116 5712 7th Ave. • 262-857-6773
21 56th St. • 262-657-5565 29. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Contractors 67. Kenosha Police Department
Tall Ship Red Witch 4816 7th Ave. • 262-657-1156 95. JS Pokorny Contractors, Inc 1000 55th St. • 262-605-5200
54th St. & 5 Ave.• 312-469-0233 97. St. James the Apostle Catholic 723 58th St., Ste. 302 • 262-653-9822 65. KPL Administration & Support
Books 5804 Sheridan Rd. • 262-658-8071 14. Kenosha Heating & Cooling Cntr.
85. Book Restoration Company 103. St. Matthews Episcopal Church 4421 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-6900 812 56th St. • 262-564-6100
5703 8th Ave. • 800-228-1943 5900 7th Ave. • 262-654-8642 Copying/Printing 41. Kenosha Water Production Plant
Brewery/Winery 61. Templos De Dios Iglesia 44. Copy Center 100 51st Pl. • 262-653-4330
37. Iron Horse Winery Rios De Agua Viva • 626 56th St. 5036 6th Ave. • 262-654-9030 75. Social Security Administration
5000 7th Ave. • 724-854-0334 83. The Furnace House Of Prayer Dance/Gymnastics 5624 6th Ave. • 866-334-4997
85. PUBLIC Craft Brewing Company 520 58th St., 3rd Flr. • 262-764-0941 102. Avenue A Arts 35. United States Coast Guard
716 58th St. • 262-652-2739 Clothing/Accessories 5913 6th Ave. "A" • 262-654-7837 5036 4th Ave. • 262-657-4620
84. Rustic Road Brewing Company 94. Bisou Lingerie 83. Donna's Gym-Nastics 77. United States Post Office
5706 6th Ave. • 262-320-7623 635 58th St. • 262-653-0112 5717 6th Ave. • 262-818-8888 5605 Sheridan Rd. • 800-275-8777
Child Care 94. Duck, Duck, Goose Children’s Dry Cleaners 44. U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan
61. Bright From The Start Resale Shop 26. Martino’s Master Dry Cleaning 5031 7th Ave. • 262-654-1901
5522 6th Ave. • 262-605-2221 5810 6th Ave. • 262-653-3905 4700 7th Ave. • 262-657-3121 108. Wisconsin Community
109. Here We Grow Academy 61. Jockey Factory Store Emplyment/Staffing Corrections Division
6032 8th Ave. • 262-652-0700 5500 6th Ave. • 262-654-5737 60. Halpin Personnel, Inc. 1212 60th St. • 262-653-7150
104. Library Square School CDC 93. Live A Little 618 55th St. #U-1 • 262-658-2996 Grocery Stores
5900 7th Ave. • 262-656-1957 5811 6th Ave. • 262-945-4191 44. QPS Companies, Inc. 82. Harbor View Groceries
80. Lov-N-Care Children’s Academy 33. Madison Bleu 5022 6th Ave. • 262-605-7000 5710 4th Ave. • 262-404-5166
1115 56th St. • 262-652-7005 4906 7th Ave. • 224-280-3869 Financial/Investments 38. Sara Lee Outlet
Churches 75. Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing 85. Eighth Avenue Advisors 5120 8th Ave. • 262-658-1396
84. ACTS Family Worship Center 5614 6th Ave. • 262-652-0648 5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 or 925-6440 7. Westown Foods
5707 7th Ave. • 262-287-2698 83. S.J. Crystals Men Apparel 108. Financial Reality 4222 Sheridan Rd.. • 262-564-5244
75. Agape Love Christian Ministries 5701 6th Ave. • 262-656-9910 1006 60th St. • 262-705-8557 Gym/Fitness/Massage
624 57th St. • 262-960-4075 Coffee Shops/Cafes 45. The Fitzpatrick Group of Wells 75. Anytime Fitness
95. Apostolic Missionary Church 43. Harborside Common Grounds Fargo Advisors 611 56th St. • 262-612-3155
5824 7th Ave. • 262-652-5300 5159 6th Ave. • 262-652-5111 600 52nd St., Ste. 100 • 262-657-2544 75. Dakini Healing Arts
96. Bradford Community Unitarian Commerce/Tourism/Etc. 76. Prophet Wealth Management, LLC 5603 7th Ave. • 262-496-5642
Universalist 61. Downtown Kenosha Inc. 708 57th St. • 262-657-5555 37. Define Yourself Yoga
5810 8th Ave. • 262-656-0544 812 56th St. • 262-842-5354 64. Prudential-Joyce Wilson 5016 7th Ave. • 262-770-2504
2. Centro Del Alfarero 61. Kenosha Area Business Alliance 5455 Sheridan Rd. Ste. LL10 • 262-605-9565 102. Equinox, The Body & Soul
720 Washington Rd. • 262-658-2622 5500 6th Ave., Ste. 200 • 262-605-1100 83. Raymond James Boutique
105. Christ The King Church 45. Kenosha Area Chamber of 5707 6th Ave. • 262-652-7535 5901 6th Ave. “A” • 262-656-1830
5934 8th Ave. • 262-654-0457 Commerce 26. Southport Insurance & 83. Flex & Burn Fitness
600 52nd St., Ste. 130 • 262-654-1234 Investments 5711 6th Ave. • 262-515-9527
4722 7th Ave. • 262-658-3990 75. Hot Yoga
DT2018V2 Florists 611 56th St. #201 • 217-220-4120
74. A Summers Garden Florist 75. Stay Relax LLC
5617 6th Ave. • 262-657-7673 611 56th St 2nd Flr • 262-226-2648
94. Silk & Satin Floral Shop 60. Team Iron Nation
625 58th St. • 262-652-8488 618 55th St. • 262-331-3086
Furniture/Furnishings 83. Yoga & Friends
85. Embellished Heart 5721 6th Ave • 262-484-2487
724 58th St. • 262-497-8998 Health/Wellness
85. Lulu Birds 64. Eye Care 4 U
720 58th St. • 262-914-1576 5455 Sheridan Rd,. Ste LL20 • 262-656-0428
85. M Again reMakes 69. Family Psychiatric Care
720 58th St. • 262-359-9150 1114 56th St. • 262-725-4426
Gas Stations 107. Genesis Chiropractic
106. Gulf Gas Station 1024 60th St. • 262-657-7744
5922 Sheridan R. • 262-656-9666 69. Guided Wellness Counseling
38. Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery 1112 56th St. • 262-287-1999
5145 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-7828 45. Harborside Eye Care
34. Mobil Gas Station 5134 6th Ave. • 262-652-2020
4924 Sheridan Rd. • 262-653-1200 64. Innovative Recovery
5455 Sheridan Rd #LL1 • 262-314-0061
Located in Beautiful Downtown Kenosha

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84. Kenosha Community Health Ctr. Insurance Martial Arts / Boxing 102. Pacetti’s Maestro Of Music
625 57th St. Ste. 700 • 262-656-0044 44. American Family Insurance - 83. Iron Phoenix Karate 5905 6th Ave. “A”. • 262-657-5031
64. Kenosha Dentist James W. Pucci 5721 6th Ave. • 262-945-5507 36. Stolfe's Portside Percussion
5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-244-0700 5115 7th Ave. • 262-652-6265 37. Kenosha Aikikai Aikido Studio
45. Kenosha Visiting Nurse 102. Schlax/Christensen & Lee 5016 7th Ave. • 262-237-8175 5029 6th Ave. • 262-818-1173
Association, Inc. - Mark Johnson 83. Shen Long Tai Chi Pet Care
600 52nd St., Ste 300 • 262-656-8400 5915 6th Ave. “A”. • 262-658-4888 5723 6th Ave. • 262-208-5157 59. K9 Kibble
33. Modern Apothecary Interior Design 86. US Tae Kwon Do 5535 6th Ave. • 262-997-0504
4924 7th Avenue • 262-997-9573 102. Designs In Re-upholstery 5713 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-2556 94. Kenosha Lakeshore Veterinary
75. Nutrition Revolution 5922 6th Ave. • 262-652-3252 102. Trained Monkey Clinic
611 56th St. 1st Flr 21. Holly Henderson Interior Design 5913 6th Ave. A • 414-202-5393 612 59th St. • 262-653-0067
64. Dr. Steven Schwimmer, DO 4628 5th Ave. • 262-654-4600 Museums 94. Kindred Kitties
5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-654-2500 Jewelers 54. Civil War Museum 614 59th St. • 262-605-0533
36. Upbeat Wellness 84. Gottfredsen & Nicoll 5400 1st Ave. • 262-653-4140 94. Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc
5029 6th Ave. • 262-515-5027 5708 6th Ave. • 262-658-8833 79. Dinosaur Discovery Museum 5812 6th Ave • 262-914-2411
62. W.E. Opticians 61. Dale Jeweler 5608 10th Ave. • 262-653-4450 Photography
708 55th St. • 262-656-0101 624 56th St. • 262-605-0561 41. Kenosha History Center 75. Mikasi • [email protected]
Hobbies/Gaming/Collectibles Library 220 51st Pl. • 262-654-5770 75. Optic Light Photography
75. Gravity Gaming 109. Gilbert M. Simmons Library 54. Kenosha Public Museum 5606 6th Ave. • 262-237-8501
621 56th St. • 262-533-0676 711 59th Pl. • 262-564-6100 5500 1st Ave. • 262-653-4140 85. Sarah Baldwin Photography
102. Inner Child Collectibles & Comics Lodging 41. Southport Light Station 5708 7th Ave. • 262-925-1129
5921 6th Ave. “A” • 262-653-0400 33. The Coffee Pot Inn 5117 4th Ave. • 262-654-5770 68. Snap Happy Pics
Ice Cream/Popcorn 4910 7th Ave • 262-653-8849 Music/Entertainment 1106 55th St. • 262-536-0508
10. Dairy Queen 25. Merry Yacht Inn 37. Fusion 83. SR Photography
4301 Sheridan Rd. • 262-842-0012 4815 7th Ave. • 262-654-9922 5014 7th Ave. • 708-217-8030 520 58th St. • 262-989-3926
59. Sandy’s Popper 12. Southport Bed & Breakfast 46. Garin Piano Studio Harborside Publications
5503 6th Ave. • 262-605-3202 4405 7th Ave. • 262-652-1951 716 51st Pl. #4001 • 262-551-8515
85. Scoops Ice Cream 43. Wyndham Garden Kenosha 84. GiGhive Independent Artists 262-945-9411
5711 8th Ave. • 262-657-9866 Harborside 616 58th St. • 262-657-1075 95. Kenosha News Publishing Corp.
84. Sugar Boxx 5125 6th Ave. • 262-658-3281 17. Kenosha Conservatory of Music 5800 7th Ave. • 262-657-1000
5700 6th Ave. • 262-484-2398 Machine Shops 4501 7th Ave. • 262-653-1033 Real Estate/Title/Mortage
38. Harbor Machining 95. Kenosha Symphony Association 84. Clovis Point Properties
510 56th St. • 262-605-8980 723 58th St. Ste. 301 • 262-654-9080 625 57th St. • 847-835-4537

Want to Advertise Your Downtown Business?
Contact “Downtown” Donny

262.564.8800 • [email protected]

Vol. 1 OUT NOW Online at DT2018V2
Vol. 2 OUT NOW!

Vol. 3 &
July 20th - October 19th
Vol. 4
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Real Estate/Title/Mortage 76. Mike’s Sportsbook & Meat Bar 97. St. James Manor 93 The O Coworking Office/Backyard
95. JKP Properties LLC 707 56th St. • 262-764-2429 910 59th St. • 262-656-0652 Dream Studios
723 58th St. • 847-401-6800 94. Olive Tree Restaurant 82. Virginia Towers 5823 6th Ave. • 262-484-4089
69. Midwest Investments 5800 6th Ave. • 262-652-8111 5710 4th Ave. • 262-496-4521 37. Venn Patent Illustration
1111 55th St. • 262-653-1149 44. Oriental Inn Social Services 5002 7th Ave. • 262-652-9782
75. Omni Realty Group 5034 6th Ave. • 262-652-5446 61. Alano Club 95. Word & Design LLC
5606 6th Ave. #LL1 • 262-945-5991 74. Sazzy B 630 56th St. • 262-654-8246 723 58th St. • 262-358-2988
69. RNP Investments 5623 6th Ave. • 262-925-8499 85. Bridges Community Center Specialty Shops
1111 55th St. Ste 3 • 262-657-0588 75. Subway Sandwich Shop 5718 7th Ave. • 262-657-5252 75. A&N Smoking Solutions
37. Security National Mortgage 627 56th St. • 262-654-0500 37. Harborside Therapy 611 56th St. • 262-652-6650
Company 74. The Buzz 705 50th St. • 262-564-5305 84. Authentique
5002 7th Ave. #200 • 262-649-1233 5621 6th Ave. • 262-220-7782 102. Hope Council, Inc 625 57th St. • 262-612-3032
83. Stanich & Stanich 33. The Coffee Pot 5942 6th Ave. • 262-658-8166 94. Gold Standard Social Club
520 58th St., 3rd Flr. • 262-656-1000 4914 7th Ave. • 262-653-8849 106. Inter Connections SC 619 58th St • 262-214-2020
1S. Seventh Ave. Properties 42. The Lake House Bar & Grille 920 60th St. • 262-654-5333 75. Happy Mouth Organics
920 61st St. • 262-654-3091 5130 4th Ave. • 262-654-5562 62. Kenosha Human Developmental 5606 6th Ave. LL#10 • 262-358-1258
59. Trecroci Realty 59. Trolley Dogs Svs. 94. House Of Nutrition
522 56th Steet • 262-237-0403 5501 6th Ave. • 262-652-3647 5407 8th Ave. • 262-657-7188 5824 6th Ave. • 262-652-4787
Recreation/Sports 59. Vinny’s Restaurant 108. KHDS Crisis Prevention Center 59. Hazel Grace Vintage
40. Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha 512 56th St. • 262-748-1483 1202 60th St. • 262-657-7188 5537 6th Ave. • 262-657-5409
1330 52nd St. • 262-654-6200 45. Villa D’Carlo Restaurant 64. Society’s Assets 85. In The Garden of Eden
35. Stellar Sport Fishing Co. 5140 6th Ave. • 262-654-3932 5455 Sheridan Rd. Ste. 101 711 57th St. • 262-455-7502
443 50th St. • 620-1611 51. Wendy’s 262-657-3999 102. Kessler’s Clocks
93. Wisconsin Outdoor Games 5210 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-6064 61. United Way of Kenosha County 5909 6th Avenue A • 262-657-5812
5813 6th Ave. • 262-744-2033 74. Wine Knot Bar & Bistro 5500 6th Ave. Ste. 210• 262-658-4104 76. Le Esther’s Lamp Shop
Restaurants 5611 6th Ave. • 262-653-9580 Specialty Foods 710 57th St. • 262-652-3514
71. Ashling On The Lough Schools 93. Elsie Mae’s Cannery & Pies 56. Mavra’s Greek Oil
125 56th St. • 262-653-0500 87. Harborside Academy 5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 316 56th St • 262-657-5846
89. Bartley House 913 57th St. • 262-359-8400 93. Myrtle Mae’s Sugar Emporium 85. My Animix
1212 58th St. • 262-658-1966 87. Reuther Central High School 5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 5702 7th Ave. • 262-564-6200
32. Boathouse Pub & Eatery 913 57th St. • 262-359-6160 75. Robin’s Nest Cakery 69. Parker & Barrow Tattoo & Piercing
4917 7th Ave. • 262-654-9922 6. Washington Middle School 621 56th St. • 262-652-1054 5712 6th Avenue • 262-764-9824
51. Choo-Choo Charlies 811 Washington Rd. • 262-359-6291 15. Ruffolo International Foods 25. Peacetree Originals
5414 13th Ave. • 262-220-3634 Screenprinting/Embroidery 4420 Sheridan Rd. • 262-658-3663 4721 7th Ave. • 262-652-5388
38. De La Rosa's Taqueria 85. Dad’s Screenprinting 52. Tutes Bakery 26. Red Roses Bead Haven
5145 Sheridan Rd. • 262-744-2757 728 58th St. • 262-653-1687 1351 52nd St. • 262-748-1120 4726 7th Ave. • 262-652-3538
83. Franks Diner 37. Lettering Machine Specialty Services 26. Serendipity
508 58th St. • 262-657-1017 725 50th St. • 262-652-4177 14. ABS Small Engine Repair 4706 7th Ave. • 262-412-8698
74. Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub Senior/Assisted Living 817 44th St. • 262-654-4060 84. Shel’s Bridal
510 57th St. • 262-653-5897 101. Dayton Residential Care Facility 84. Concept Sales Midwest 625 57th St. • 815-901-7280
36. Marina Gardens 521 59th St. • 262-657-6121 625 57th St., Ste. 300• 262-652-5236 84. Smoque Vapors
5001 7th Ave. • 262-656-0774 46. Harborside Commons 76. Delgan & Associates Inc. 5700 6th Ave. • 773-904-8885
76. Mike's Donuts & Chicken 716 51st Pl. • 262-925-0296 702 57th St. • 262-764-5592 84. Something Different
707 56th St. • 262-764-9520 91. Lakeside Towers Apartments 45. Dooley & Associates 5716 6th Ave. • 262-658-3565
5800 3rd Ave. • 262-654-2131 600 52nd St. #140 • 262-925-4769 85. Talulah Tattoo
105. GS Blade & Saw 715 57th St. •
DT2018V2 Where friends and family meet and eat! 5919 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-8040 [email protected]
Great atmosphere! 95. Helene Sobin Consulting 102. The Pine Blossom
723 58th St. • 262-496-8837 5925 6th Ave. A • 262-945-1139
Great food and drink! 6. Hoernel Lock & Key 107. Treasures Within
Great Prices! 711 Washington Rd. • 262-654-5858 1010 60th St. • 262-359-9827
95. Inventory Operations Theatre
Watch the game • Host your party Consulting LLC 33. Actor’s Craft
A great time for not a lot of money. 723 58th St #100 • 800-849-1081 4900 7th Ave. • 262-705-0194
99. Monfils Loewen Kenosha 101. Kenosha Theatre
5511 6th Ave. • Kenosha• 262-764-6501 Monument 5919 6th Ave. • 262-658-2355 eatery 5807 13th Ave. • 262-658-8023 59. Lakeside Players & Rhode Center
86. My Dream Centerpiece LLC for the Arts
815 57th St. • 262-496-8742 514 56th St. • 262-657-7529
45. PT Pros Management Services Transportation
600 52nd St. • 262-925-5000 51. Kenosha Metra Station
83. Schmitt Security and Investigation 5414 13th Ave. • 262-653-4287
Services 48. City of Kenosha Bus Service &
520 58th St. #200 • 262-764-0706 Electric Streetcar Joseph McCarthy
19. Spectrum Pest Control Transit Center
4508 8th Ave. • 262-657-5665 724 54th Street • 262-653-4287
60. La Macchia Travel Agency
618 55th St. • 262-656-8300

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photo copyright of the Kenosha
County Historical Society

Want to learn more about old Kenosha?
Visit or
visit the Kenosha History Center at

220 51st Street.


flashback Interested in purchasing Kenosha
historic images? Contact the Kenosha
Over 100 years ago, the view might be very different, but some
entertainment options remain very similar. On the left is the original History Center
Rhode Opera House, with the 1910 film "The Flower of the Ranch"
playing, giving a fairly good estimate of when this photo was taken. In Peter Rhode built the first Rhode Opera House on this site. That
the far background is the Simmons Bedding Company. In 1891, the building was destroyed by fire in 1896 and Rhode immediately rebuilt
company was the largest of its kind in the world. The Simmons the theater on the same site. It was one of the first theaters to show
Bedding Company has since been known for producing the Murphy moving pictures, including Edison's early productions at the turn of
bed, the Beautyrest line, the first king and queen size mattresses, and the twentieth century. The old Rhode Opera House featured fine
the ComforPedic mattress. Although no longer a part of Kenosha, the acoustics, comfortable seating, and modern gas lighting. With motion
Simmons company lives on, with its headquarters now based in pictures replacing much live theatrical entertainment in the 1920's,
Atlanta, Georgia. the original Rhode Opera House was razed for the construction of a
new building in 1927, then known as the Gateway, and later known
The history of the Rhode Opera House dates back to 1891, when as the Lake Theater. It remained a movie theater until 1984. In 1987,
Lakeside Players President Gary Stamm recommended the building,
now the home to the Lakeside Players, be named the Rhode Opera
House in honor of the original building.

look who’s at the Kenosha Public Museum

Madison, Josh, & Nora

Clyde & Alex Debbie, David, Ben, & Alex Miles, Chloe, & Joey Bill

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look who’s downtown!

12 3
4 6


7 8 9

10 1 Stephanie & Chase 6 Barb, Kersten,
at The Coffee Pot Emelia, & Caroline
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2 Jim at
Hazel Grace Vintage 7 Erika & Caitlin at Kaisers

3 Mike & Kelli 8 Joseph, Grace, Easton,
at Modern Apothecary & Joe at Mike Bjorn’s

4 Mark at Sugarboxx 9 Alvin & Nancy at Vinny’s

5 Cara & Chris at The Buzz 10 Alaina, Zippy, & Mya
at Trolley Dogs



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