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Published by Happenings Magazine, 2018-10-18 12:01:48

Downtown Kenosha 2018 Issue 4


Keywords: Downtown Kenosha

Vol. 11 Issue 4 A Community of Families
Fall/Winter 2018-19
by Judy Rossow
4 Spotlight: We take a closer look at five outstanding local
businesses. A small town, a lakefront com-
munity, a food and entertain-
8 Voices: People on the street answer a few burning ques- ment community – a gathering
tions. place – a community of friends;
there’s one more that needs to
10 Feature: After just three years in business, Lulu Birds be mentioned – a community of
has quickly become a Downtown favorite for shoppers. families. When you walk into
one of the shops, you could be
18 Remembering Downtown Kenosha: Historian and WLIP talking to multiple members of a
personality Lou Rugani shares a story of movie house family, like a husband & wife team, a son or daughter,
gone but not forgotten. grandparent or grandchild. Some of the old sayings:
a family that works together stays together, supports
21 Your view: We asked you to submit your favorite their family and community together, grows old
Downtown pics on Instagram - and you responded! together, makes Kenosha a large small town.

32 Downtown After Dark: After the shops close, it’s party Just wandering down the street, going in and out of
time in Downtown Kenosha! small businesses, you may be entering into a family
working together to bring you lunch, a product or
40 Five Minutes With: We sit down and have a little chat service – and that family could have been doing it for
with Brett Bjorn, owner of Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing. two or more generations. We’ve been at the same
address since 1973 and now owned by our second
42 Events: Find out about all the upcoming events going on generation. We have always said the Lake brought
Downtown this season us, but the people kept us. Downtown Kenosha,
through all of its changes, is a great place to be. With
46 Flashback/Flashforward: Take a little history lesson of a such a rich history, we still talk about a business by
popular corner in Downtown. the family/owner’s name.

There is such a great amount of sharing and caring
for each other that makes us a family.

Since 1973, Judy and her late husband Gordy
have been a Downtown staple at Copy Center,

5036 Sixth Avenue. She is proud to see her
daughter, Sharon, carrying on their traditions.

Downtown Kenosha Inc. Board Members

Heather Wessling Grosz, Jennifer Dooley Hogan, Downtown Kenosha magazine
DKI President DKI Vice President produced by Carmichael Communications,
Lou Molitor, Dooley & Associates 1420 63rd St.,
DKI Treasurer
Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Martin Lacock, Frank Carmichael,
John Boldt, DKI Secretary publisher
Clark Dietz Engineers Kenosha County
Donald Stancato
John Fox, Kevin Ervin, sales, photography,ideator
Alderperson 2nd District Franks Diner Jason Hedman: editorial content,
photographer, layout, concept
Rachael Hernandez Deanna Goodwin,
Downtown resident Kenosha Area Convention Advertising design & layout

& Visitors Bureau Matthew Gonya

Matt Monroe, Jasmine Hundertmark
TriCity National Bank
Kelly MacKay
Tom O’Connell, Riki Tagliapietra,
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Visit the 2017-19 Biennial Sculpture Walk

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1. To Be Held 5. Windswept 16 13. Window
by Bruce Niemi by Gary Kulak by Paul Bobrowitz Jr.
Donor: Mary Tunkiecz Donor: Arts Fund 8. The Struggle Against Donor: Patricia Petretti
2. Lone Soldier 6. Harmony Series Death
Memorial by Frank Colicki by Bruce A. Niemi by Ron Gard 14. Christopher
Donor: City of Kenosha Donor: Clifton & Glays Donor: Kloss Foundation Colombus by Michael
3. S.S. Kenosha by Dan Peterson Martino
Blue 7. Millennium Gate 9. Wending Donor: Italian American
Donor: Riley Construction Co. by David Floyd by Ted Sitting Crow Garner Community
4. Connected Donor: New England Builders Donor: Friends of the Arts 15. Nautilus
by Maureen Bergquist Gray Fund by Suzzanne Horwitz
Donor: Kenosha Community Donor: Kenosha Area
Foundation 10. Portcullis Convention and Visitors Bureau
by August Kochanowski 16. Teetering on the
Donor: Snap-on Incorporated Brink by Martin Antaramian
Donor: City of Kenosha
11. Strumming My Life
Away by Paul Bobrowitz Jr.
Donor: ULINE

12. Night In Tunisia
by Ron Gard
Donor: ABATRON, INC. DT2018

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spotlight on Downtown Kenosha

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DT2018V4 voiceson the street

Page 8 Downtown Kenosha 2018, Issue #4 with Kim Dary(KD), Beth Dary(BD), John Stolfe(JSt)

Jordan Sharpe(JSh), Leslie Olano(LO), & Carol Scholtes(CS
1. How do you feel about the Mayor’s new
development plan for Downtown?
KD: It’s going to take awhile, but I think we are on the right track
BD: Very ambitious! It will be fun to see.
JSt: I’m excited to see new things coming.
JSh: I think it’s really cool!
LO: I think it’s a good idea. There’s a lot of growth happening here

2. What do you love about Downtown Kenosha?
KD: All the things to do.
BD: All the best things to do are downtown.
JSt: I love the lake.
JSh: The variety of restaurants.
LO: The small town feeling and variety of businesses.
CS: I love that there’s always a lot going on.

3. What is your favorite Downtown event?
KD: HarborMarket!
BD: Second Saturdays!
JSt: The pop-up beer garden on the beach!
JSh: Taste of Wisconsin!
LO: Taste of Wisconsin!
CS: The parade!

4. If you were in charge of downtown what would b
the first thing you’d do?
KD: Additional parking.
BD: Get people from the interstate to Downtown.
JSt: Fix the parking.
JSh: Fix the roads.
LO: More winter events.
CS: Fix the dilapidated buildings, revitalize them already!



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lulu birds 720 68th Street
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Joy Schweitzer Ermert opened her curate the perfect blend for your home,” Lulu Birds is not only a shop, but they are
quaint gift and furniture shop which Ermert said. also offering up special events and work-
blends the old with the new to bring out shops, including painting classes and more,
your unique personality, on 57th Street With her husband Kevin and friends, and hosted by Samantha Herrmann. Visit their
back in 2015. The store quickly outgrew amazing employees providing her that help- website at to see
the square footage and they moved to ing hand we all need in life, Lulu Birds offers what they have coming up this winter.
their new location at 720 58th Street in up one-of-a-kind hand painted furniture, jew-
2017, and now this location is bursting at elry, soaps, signs, chainsaw carved statues, “I am so proud to be a small piece of the
the seams with great items. lighting fixtures, and so much more. Lulu revitalization process of Downtown
Birds is proud to host up to 50 talented local Kenosha!” Joy told Downtown Kenosha
Lulu Birds has quickly become a artisans. magazine. “I fell in love with Downtown
favorite Downtown location for treasure Kenosha when I was a little girl. Coming
seekers looking for the perfect accent piece “My love for treasure hunting is a gene I down with my grandma was always a special
for themselves, or a great gift for another. inherited from my grandmother. My first treat. My favorite store by far was Furr By Us.
With it’s consistently rotating inventory, Lulu apartment was filled with secondhand My grandma always took us there.
Birds always has something new to see - find scores from thrift stores and rummage sales,” Unfortunately, as the years went by, so many
them on Facebook, they are always posting Ermert said. of the mom and pop stores closed, the focus
great pics of new arrivals to the shop. of Kenosha was moving west. But, I believe
Regular customers are always pleasantly in our downtown and all the wonderful new
surprised to walk into a new store every time businesses coming to the area.”
they visit.
Joy and her staff will be happy to help you
“Whether you are just looking for a little find a perfect gift this holiday season. Stop in
accent piece, to a complete redecorating Thursdays, 1 - 5; Fridays, 10 - 5; Saturdays,
job, we can help you get on the right path by 10-4; and Sundays, 11 - 3 to find that per-
carefully mixing vintage and new items to fect item that’s calling your name.

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1 Big Lou at Lou Perrine’s 8 9
Gas and Grocery
2 Lyna Postuchow at 6 Erin Merritt at Modern 10
Summer’s Garden Florist Apothecary
3 Kevin Ervin at Franks Diner 7 Cheryl Farrand at The
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5 Beth Dary at Lemon Street 9 Julie Rosenbaum-Zorn at
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remembering downtown kenosha
Lou Rugani is a longtime radio host - his shows “Remembering Kenosha” (weekdays,
with Lou Rugani 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) & “Music of the Stars” (Sundays) can be heard on WLIP AM1050.

At 620 56th Street is what remains of a The theatre was the BURKE between 1914 and The house was expected to reopen in June
tiny downtown showplace with a checkered 1925 and was renamed the CAMEO after the as the Cameo Theatre.
on-again-off-again history. 1925 fire, then closed again in 1928. In 1934 it
reopened as the CAMEO, then after 1937 it In about 1933 the Cameo Theatre was
In 1915 Walter M. Burke purchased a tract seems to have periodically opened and closed as again remodeled (including the installation of
of land from the adjacent Bain Wagon works the CAMEO, CHIEF and KEN before finally closing sound equipment) after some years of being
and built the Burke Building (the namestone dark through the early Great Depression, and
still graces the upper floors). The architect in 1945. Don F. Cross assumed its management. In
was famed theatre designer G. H. Pridmore the early-1940’s, Standard Theatres took
of 35 West Dearborn Street, Chicago. The been waiting for the $26,000 insurance set- over the Cameo Theatre, and then there
narrow, low first floor was equipped for
motion pictures and was named the Burke tlement to come through before rebuilding. was a brief period when it played features
Theatre. William Meyer was the first manager. right out of first-run release at the Kenosha
Two years or so later, Burke disposed of his Theatre on Sixth Avenue and the Gateway
interests to a theatrical firm from Joplin, Theatre one block east.
Missouri, which in turn sold it to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Mantkus, who operated it for some It became the Lathrop Appliance Store in
time until Charles Collins took it over, and the mid-1940s and later the Sherwin-
eventually the Kenosha Orpheum Theatre Williams paint store, but its triangular-shaped
Company held the lease until the mid-1930s marquee still briefly shelters passersby along
when Manning Silverman acquired the the- busy 56th Street.
atre. In 1925 a fire damaged the Burke
Building with resultant injuries to firefighters. On August 11, 1921, local theater man-
The May 1, 1926, issue of *Moving Picture agers and owners met in the offices of the
World* said that Saxe Enterprises, the con- next-door Dale Building to organize the
structing the Gateway Theatre, was engaged Kenosha Theater Managers'Association.
in reconstruction of the Burke. Saxe had Representatives of every theatre in Kenosha
were present to secure closer co-operation
between the theaters on matters which
required joint action.

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your view

We asked our readers to post their favorite Downtown Kenosha photos on Instagram using the hashtag
#downtownkenoshamagazine — thank you all for participating!

Be sure to tag your pics for the next issue, and follow us on Instagram @downtownkenoshamagazine

Dayton Care Center For the past year, Joe and Stacey Cofiori have been volunteering their time at
the Dayton Care Center, spending time with our veterans.
helping others for 44 years!
Stacey and Joe Cofiori are residents of the downtown neighbor-
One of the oldest and tallest hood. With Joe being a veteran himself, the couple were looking for
buildings in Downtown Kenosha, a way to help out fellow veterans and looked into the nearby Dayton
the Dayton Hotel was first built in Care Center. They had begun attending Social Nights 1-2 times a
1925, a time when the Downtown month - where they spend time with the residents, playing cards,
area was booming. It operated as a talking, and just hearing their stories.
top notch hotel in its prime -
rumored to have hosted the likes of “The Dayton has this historical stigma to it, and we are trying to
The Three Stooges, John F. alleviate that by opening up the doors to volunteers to come in and
Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, see that there are wonderful people here at the Dayton,” Stacey
Jr. recently told Downtown Kenosha magazine.

In 1974, after the war in Vietnam If you are looking to give back a little, this is a great opportunity to
ended, the Dayton had fully
become a community-based resi- reach out to the community and help others by just providing friend-
dential facility - housing veterans,
many dealing with mental health ship to those who don’t have family or relationships in the area. For
issues following their service. Many
long time Kenosha residents may more information, contact [email protected] or visit
recall several of the eccentric, but harmless, residents shopping at
Walgreens or drinking coffee at The 3 Coins. the Dayton’s website at
Today, the Dayton Care Center (as it is now known) is owned by By Jason Hedman
Ouri Marciano and continues to serve both U.S. veterans and many
others in our community in need of assisted living.
Harry H. Dunbar, the first manager of the Hotel Dayton, believed
that “a city is known from the outside by its hospitality expressed
from within.” This echoes true today as the Dayton has evolved to
express the warmest hospitality to every resident and visitor.

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Accountants 1108 56th St. • 262-657-2000 Bars 443 50th St. • 262-654-0207
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85. Thomey, Michael J. CPA 5529 6th Ave. • 262-358-9243 719 50th St. • 262-605-4811
67. Law Office of Robert F. Sfasciotti 22. Cheers Bar 54th St. & 5 Ave.• 312-469-0233
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 5511 11th Ave. • 262-671-4345 4619 8th Ave. • 262-654-4304
61. Van Cuick Law Offices 59. Fec’s Place Books
Antiques 620 56th St. • 262-653-1461 5523 6th Ave. • 262-925-8820
69. Zievers & Dowse, SC 74. Interlude II 85. Book Restoration Company
33. Cypress Tree Antiques 1108 56th St. • 262-654-3434 514 57th St. • 262-653-8355
722 50th St. • 262-652-6999 75. State Public Defender 33. Port of Kenosha Beverage House 5703 8th Ave. • 800-228-1943
94. Suburban One 604 57th Street • 262-653-6404 714 50th St. • 262-654-1101
59. Rutz Puzzle House Brewery/Winery
627 58th St. • 262-748-7181 107. Laura A. Walker Attorney at Law
4224 7th Ave. • 262-764-3289 37. Iron Depot Winery
Apartments/Condos 1024 60th Street • 608-512-6649 5000 7th Ave. • 724-854-0334
Beauty Shop/Hair Salons 85. PUBLIC Craft Brewing Company
92. Fifth Avenue Lofts 1 & 2 Auto/Motorcycle 716 58th St. • 262-652-2739
31. Affair With Hair 84. Rustic Road Brewing Company
5815/5819 5th Ave. • 262-652-6728 108. Affordable Auto Sales
85. Grover Properties, LLC 4812 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-1588 5706 6th Ave. • 262-320-7623
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 1118 60th St. • 312-768-9641 85. Bellissima
105. Landmark Apartments 20. Auto Medix 5700 7th Ave. • 262-653-0867 Child Care
5918 8th Ave. • 262-652-9000 4500 Sheridan Rd. • 262-925-0911 94. Dawn’s Style
102. Library Park Apartments 4. Bad Boyz Auto Repair 633 58th St. • 262-914-5718 61. Bright From The Start
5947 7th Ave. • 262-652-5160 4103 7th Ave. • 262-764-1886 61. Hair by Marty
74. Marco Mars Apartments 95. Boosted Warehouse 622 56th St. • 262-960-0197 5522 6th Ave. • 262-605-2221
512 57th St. • 262-818-0718 723 58th St. • 262-577-4686 106. Moda Bella Salon & Spa
51. Stationside Village 96. Car Source 914-60th St. • 262-694-7575 109. Here We Grow Academy
5215 11th Ave. • 262-656-1010 5821 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-2277 59. Perfect 10 Salon
107. Shirley Apartments 4. McCurdy Auto & Marine 5509 6th Ave. • 262-658-8086 6032 8th Ave. • 262-652-0700
5922 10th Ave. • 262-654-7313 4121 7th Ave. • 262-237-1343 94. Royals Hair Lounge
84. Wi-Star Plaza Inn 2. Northside Alignment Center 5806 6th Ave. • 262-577-5540 104. Library Square School CDC
710 Washington Rd. • 262-656-1165 44. Salon On Sixth
5711 7th Ave. • 262-652-7322 45. Red Line Cycles 5040 6th Ave. • 262-657-4878 5900 7th Ave. • 262-656-1957
5128 6th Ave. • 262-671-0091 94. salon tech.nique
Architects/Engineers 3. Sheridan Rd. Auto Sales 643 58th St. • 262-658-0780 80. Lov-N-Care Children’s Academy
824 Washington Rd.• 262-605-9387 10. Sandra’s Styling Studio
84. Clark/Dietz Engineers 108. The Real C&M Auto Repair 809 43rd St. • 262-652-4777 1115 56th St. • 262-652-7005
625 57th St. 6th Flr. • 262-657-1550 1108 60th St..• 262-764-2244 85. Stella’s Hair Salon
83. Manhard Consulting 82. Ultimate Refinish Auto Body 726 58th St. • 262-515-4210 Churches
5707 6th Ave • 262-358-9131 85. Tangles Hair Salon
45. Partners In Design Architects, Inc. 5725 5th Ave. • 262-764-6065 717 57th St. • 262-515-2727 84. ACTS Family Worship Center
600 52nd St., Ste. 220 • 262-652-2800 6. Theodore’s Hair Design
83. Seger Architecture Banks/Loans 5707 7th Ave. • 262-287-2698
520 58th St., Ste. 120 • 262-214-2012 4104 7th Ave. • 262-605-0825 95. Apostolic Missionary Church
69. TGAR Group 102. BMO Harris Bank 5824 7th Ave. • 262-652-5300
5935 7th Ave. • 262-658-4861 Bicycles 96. Bradford Community Unitarian
1213 55th St. #200 • 262-818-4620 61. Chase 5810 8th Ave. • 262-656-0544
5522 6th Ave. • 262-658-5212 36. Total Cyclery 2. Centro Del Alfarero
Art/Galleries 106. Blackhawk Community Credit Union 720 Washington Rd. • 262-658-2622
929 59th St. • 262-657-679 5039 6th Ave. • 262-652-2222 105. Christ The King Church
9. Alpaca Art Pottery Painting 45. WI Women’s Business Initiative 5934 8th Ave. • 262-654-0457
Billing Services 74. Daybreak Church
4326 7th Av e • 262-657-4444 600 52nd St, Ste 130 • 262-925-2580 5631 6th Ave. • 262-308-1417
76. Plexus Health Solutions 83. Ecclesia Church
19. Artworks Banquet/Catering 520 58th St. 3rd Flr. • 262-308-6978
700 57th St. • 262-654-5555 108. Holy Spirit Community Church
4513 Sheridan Road • 262-515-5593 83. American Legion Club 5800 11th Ave. • 262-551-7517
504 58th St. • 262-657-7464 Boats/Boat Storage 66. Immanuel United Methodist
75. Kenosha Art Association 33. Circa On Seventh 5410 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-3784
4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0601 39. Capt. Jim’s Yacht Sales 68. Reformation Church
5615 7th Ave. • 262-654-0065 33. Culinary Infusion 5017 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-8866 1100 55th St.
4902 7th Ave. • 262-764-0673 35. Great Lakes Yacht Sales 29. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
75. Kenosha Creative Space 109. GFWC Woman’s Club of Kenosha 4816 7th Ave. • 262-657-1156
6028 8th Ave. • 262-652-1731 97. St. James the Apostle Catholic
624 57th St. • 262-945-9411 81. Madrigrano Marina Shores 5804 Sheridan Rd. • 262-658-8071
302 58th St. • 262-658-8731
23. Lemon Street Gallery 43. Wyndham Garden Harborside O
4601 Sheridan Rd. • 262-605-4745 5125 6th Ave. • 262-658-3281
59. Pollard Gallery & Gift Shop Bar & Grills Y

518 56th St. • 262-657-7529 45. Capt. Mikes Beer & Burger Bar G
5118 6th Ave. • 262-658-2278 O
23. Re: Vision Gallery 59. Century Pub & Eatery S
4625 Sheridan Road • 262-764-6603 5511 6th Ave. • 262-764-6501 H
Attorneys 76. Mike’s Chicken & Donut Bar
69. Donald J. Bielski Law Office 707 56th St. • 262-857-2392 REUTHER AUDITORIUM IN KENOSHA!
1108 56th St. • 262-654-1510 37. Paddy-O’s Pub
64. Brookhouse & Hemsing Law 5022 7th Ave. • 262-652-7223 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st • 8P.M.
5455 Sheridan Rd.#202 • 262-658-3571 19. Pete’s Place
76. Caviale Law Office 4520 8th Ave. • 262-652-6454 $20 $30 $45Oh my gosh! We're doing it again folks. Da Manitowoc Minute is
702 57th St. • 262-657-7666 59. Slip 56 back on da road coming to your town real quick once. It's a Value Prime VIP
61. Cicchini Law Office 506 56th St. • 262-764-8040 Seats Seats Seats
620 56th St. • 262-652-7109 26. Stoneface Pub & Grill brand new show that's one part Manitowoc Minute, one part
6. Terry L. Constant 4701 8th Ave. • 262-654-4335
4124 7th Ave. • 262-654-0297 59. Swede’s Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly VIP Seats Are The Best In The House And Include
67. David E. Celebre 510 56th St. • 262-577-5858 go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep 'er movin!
5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150 6. tg’s Restaurant & Pub A Meet & Greet with Charlie After The Show!
69. Davison Law Offices 4120 7th Ave. • 262-658-8080
1207 55th St. • 262-657-5165 37. The Factory FOR EVENT TICKETS VISIT HAP2IT.COM • STOP IN 1420 63RD ST. OR CALL 1-800-838-3006
45. Guttormsen, Hartley, Wilk & Higgins
600 52nd St., Ste. 120 • 262-658-4800 5010 7th Ave. • 262-654-3938
67. Douglas I. Henderson
5511 11th Ave. • 262-652-2150
67. Denise Hertz-McGrath
1020 56th St. • 262-654-0770
69. Kupfer Law Offices
1111 55th St., Ste. 2• 262-654-5030
61. Mary A. Losey
620 56th St. • 262-654-9466
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Churches (contd) Florists 84. Kenosha Community Health Ctr. 5117 4th Ave. • 262-654-5770
103. St. Matthews Episcopal Church 625 57th St. Ste. 700 • 262-656-0044
5900 7th Ave. • 262-654-8642 74. A Summers Garden Florist 64. Kenosha Dentist Music/Entertainment
61. Templos De Dios Iglesia 5617 6th Ave. • 262-657-7673 5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-244-0700
Rios De Agua Viva • 626 56th St. 94. Silk & Satin Floral Shop 45. Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association 37. Fusion
83. The Furnace House Of Prayer 600 52nd St., Ste 300 • 262-656-8400 5014 7th Ave. • 708-217-8030
520 58th St., 3rd Flr. • 262-764-0941 625 58th St. • 262-652-8488 33. Modern Apothecary 46. Garin Piano Studio Harborside
4924 7th Avenue • 262-997-9573 716 51st Pl. #4001 • 262-551-8515
Clothing/Accessories Furniture/Furnishings 75. Nutrition Revolution 84. GiGhive Independent Artists
611 56th St. 1st Flr 616 58th St. • 262-657-1075
94. Bisou Lingerie 85. Embellished Heart 64. Dr. Steven Schwimmer, DO 17. Kenosha Conservatory of Music
635 58th St. • 262-653-0112 5455 Sheridan Rd. #201 • 262-654-2500 4501 7th Ave. • 262-653-1033
94. Duck, Duck, Goose Resale Shop 724 58th St. • 262-497-8998 36. Upbeat Wellness 95. Kenosha Symphony Association
5810 6th Ave. • 262-653-3905 5029 6th Ave. • 262-515-5027 723 58th St. Ste. 301 • 262-654-9080
74. Jax Boutique 85. Lulu Birds 62. W.E. Opticians 102. Pacetti’s Maestro Of Music
5613 6th Ave. • 262-748-1763 708 55th St. • 262-656-0101 5905 6th Ave. “A”. • 262-657-5031
61. Jockey Factory Store 720 58th St. • 262-914-1576 36. Stolfe's Portside Percussion
5500 6th Ave. • 262-654-5737 Hobbies/Gaming/Collectibles 5029 6th Ave. • 262-818-1173
93. Live A Little Gas Stations
5811 6th Ave. • 262-945-4191 75. Gravity Gaming Pet Care
33. Madison Bleu 106. Gulf Gas Station 621 56th St. • 262-533-0676
4906 7th Ave. • 224-280-3869 5922 Sheridan R. • 262-656-9666 102. Inner Child Collectibles & Comics 59. K9 Kibble
75. Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing 38. Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery 5535 6th Ave. • 262-997-0504
5614 6th Ave. • 262-652-0648 5145 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-7828 5921 6th Ave. “A” • 262-653-0400 94.Lakeshore Veterinary Clinic
83. S.J. Crystals Men Apparel 34. Mobil Gas Station 612 59th St. • 262-653-0067
Ice Cream/Popcorn 94. Kindred Kitties
5701 6th Ave. • 262-656-9910 4924 Sheridan Rd. • 262-653-1200 614 59th St. • 262-605-0533
10. Dairy Queen 94. Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc
Coffee Shops/Cafes Government 4301 Sheridan Rd. • 262-842-0012
59. Sandy’s Popper 5812 6th Ave • 262-914-2411
43. Harborside Common Grounds 67. Kenosha County Administration 5503 6th Ave. • 262-605-3202
1010 56th St. • 262-653-2460 85. Scoops Ice Cream and Candy Photography
5159 6th Ave. • 262-652-5111 66. Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th St. • 262-653-2664 5711 8th Ave. • 262-657-9866 75. Mikasi • [email protected]
Commerce/Tourism/Etc. 48. Kenosha Municipal Building 75. Optic Light Photography
625 52nd St. • 262-653-4000 Insurance 5606 6th Ave. • 262-237-8501
61. Downtown Kenosha Inc. 85. Kenosha County Democratic Party 85. Sarah Baldwin Photography
812 56th St. • 262-842-5354 5712 7th Ave. • 262-857-6773 44. American Family - James Pucci 5708 7th Ave. • 262-925-1129
61. Kenosha Area Business Alliance 67. Kenosha Police Department 5115 7th Ave. • 262-652-6265 68. Snap Happy Pics
5500 6th Ave., Ste. 200 • 262-605-1100 1000 55th St. • 262-605-5200 74. Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial 1106 55th St. • 262-536-0508
45. Kenosha Chamber of Commerce 65. KPL Administration/Support Cntr. 512 57th St • 262-945-0058 83. SR Photography
600 52nd St., Ste. 130 • 262-654-1234 812 56th St. • 262-564-6100 102. Schlax, Christensen & Lee
65. Kenosha Area Convention & 41. Kenosha Water Production Plant 520 58th St. • 262-989-3926
Visitors Bureau 100 51st Pl. • 262-653-4330 5915 6th Ave. “A”. • 262-658-4888
812 56th St. • 262-654-7307 75. Social Security Administration Publications
45. Kenosha Community Foundation 5624 6th Ave. • 866-334-4997 Interior Design
35. United States Coast Guard 95. Kenosha News Publishing Corp.
600 52nd St., Ste.. 110 • 262-654-2412 5036 4th Ave. • 262-657-4620 102. Designs In Re-upholstery
77. United States Post Office 5922 6th Ave. • 262-652-3252 5800 7th Ave. • 262-657-1000
Computers/Consultants/Web 5605 Sheridan Rd. • 800-275-8777 21. Holly Henderson Interior Design
44. U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan Real Estate/Title/Mortage
1221 Creative 5031 7th Ave. • 262-654-1901 4628 5th Ave. • 262-654-4600 108. Wisconsin Community 84. Clovis Point Properties
64. Leeward Business Advisors Corrections Division Jewelers 625 57th St. • 847-835-4537
95. JKP Properties LLC
5455 Sheridan Rd. • 262-358-4116 1212 60th St. • 262-653-7150 84. Gottfredsen & Nicoll 723 58th St. • 847-401-6800
5708 6th Ave. • 262-658-8833 69. Midwest Investments
Contractors Grocery Stores 61. Dale Jeweler 1111 55th St. • 262-653-1149
75. Omni Realty Group
95. JS Pokorny Contractors, Inc 82. Harbor View Groceries 624 56th St. • 262-605-0561 5606 6th Ave. #LL1 • 262-945-5991
723 58th St., Ste. 302 • 262-653-9822 5710 4th Ave. • 262-404-5166 69. RNP Investments
14. Kenosha Heating & Cooling 38. Sara Lee Outlet Library 1111 55th St. Ste 3 • 262-657-0588
5120 8th Ave. • 262-658-1396 37. Security National Mortgage
4421 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-6900 7. Westown Foods 109. Gilbert M. Simmons Library 5002 7th Ave. #200 • 262-649-1233
1S. Seventh Ave. Properties
Copying/Printing 4222 Sheridan Rd. • 262-564-5244 711 59th Pl. • 262-564-6100 920 61st St. • 262-654-3091
83. Stanich & Stanich
44. Copy Center Gym/Fitness/Massage Lodging 520 58th St., 3rd Flr. • 262-656-1000
59. Trecroci Realty
5036 6th Ave. • 262-654-9030 75. Anytime Fitness 33. The Coffee Pot Inn
611 56th St. • 262-612-3155 4910 7th Ave • 262-653-8849 522 56th Steet • 262-237-0403
Dance/Gymnastics 37. Black Cat Bodyworks 25. Merry Yacht Inn
705 50th St. • 262-228-6824 4815 7th Ave. • 262-654-9922 Recreation/Sports
83. Donna's Gym-Nastics 75. Dakini Healing Arts 12. Southport Bed & Breakfast
5603 7th Ave. • 262-496-5642 4405 7th Ave. • 262-652-1951 40. Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
5717 6th Ave. • 262-818-8888 37. Define Yourself Yoga 43. Wyndham Garden Harborside 1330 52nd St. • 262-654-6200
5016 7th Ave. • 262-770-2504 35. Stellar Sport Fishing Co.
Dry Cleaners 102. Equinox - Body & Soul Boutique 5125 6th Ave. • 262-658-3281 443 50th St. • 620-1611
5901 6th Ave. “A” • 262-656-1830 93. Wisconsin Outdoor Games
26. Martino’s Master Dry Cleaning 83. Flex & Burn Fitness Machine Shops
5711 6th Ave. • 262-515-9527 5813 6th Ave. • 262-744-2033
4700 7th Ave. • 262-657-3121 75. Hot Yoga 38. Harbor Machining
611 56th St. #201 • 217-220-4120 Restaurants
Emplyment/Staffing 75. Stay Relax LLC 510 56th St. • 262-605-8980
611 56th St 2nd Flr • 262-226-2648 71. Ashling On The Lough
60. Halpin Personnel, Inc. 83. Yoga & Friends Martial Arts / Boxing 125 56th St. • 262-653-0500
618 55th St. #U-1 • 262-658-2996 89. Bartley House
44. QPS Companies, Inc. 5721 6th Ave • 262-484-2487 83. Iron Phoenix Karate 1212 58th St. • 262-658-1966
5721 6th Ave. • 262-945-5507 32. Boathouse Pub & Eatery
5022 6th Ave. • 262-605-7000 Health/Wellness 37. Kenosha Aikikai Aikido 4917 7th Ave. • 262-654-9922
5016 7th Ave. • 262-237-8175 51. Choo-Choo Charlie’s
Financial/Investments 64. Eye Care 4 U 83. Shen Long Tai Chi 5414 13th Ave. • 262-220-3634
5455 Sheridan Rd,. Ste LL20 • 262-656-0428 5723 6th Ave. • 262-208-5157 38. De La Rosa's Taqueria
85. Eighth Avenue Advisors 69. Family Psychiatric Care 86. US Tae Kwon Do 5145 Sheridan Rd. • 262-744-2757
5717 8th Ave. • 262-654-8171 or 925-6440 1114 56th St. • 262-725-4426 5713 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-2556 83. Franks Diner
108. Financial Reality 107. Genesis Chiropractic 102. Trained Monkey 508 58th St. • 262-657-1017
1006 60th St. • 262-705-8557 1024 60th St. • 262-657-7744 74. Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub
45. The Fitzpatrick Group/Wells Fargo 45. Grady Design Harborside Eye Care 5913 6th Ave. A • 414-202-5393 510 57th St. • 262-653-5897
600 52nd St., Ste. 100 • 262-657-2544 5134 6th Ave. • 262-652-2020 36. Marina Gardens
76. Prophet Wealth Management, LLC 64: Guided Wellness Counseling Museums 5001 7th Ave. • 262-656-0774
708 57th St. • 262-657-5555 1112 56th St • 262-287-1999 76. Mike's Donuts & Chicken
64. Prudential-Joyce Wilson 64. Innovative Recovery 54. Civil War Museum 707 56th St. • 262-764-9520
5455 Sheridan Rd. Ste. LL10 • 262-605-9565 5455 Sheridan Rd #LL1 • 262-314-0061 5400 1st Ave. • 262-653-4140
83. Raymond James 79. Dinosaur Discovery Museum
5707 6th Ave. • 262-652-7535 5608 10th Ave. • 262-653-4450
26. Southport Insurance & Investments 41. Kenosha History Center
4722 7th Ave. • 262-658-3990 220 51st Pl. • 262-654-5770
54. Kenosha Public Museum
5500 1st Ave. • 262-653-4140
41. Southport Light Station

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Restaurants (contd) 91. Lakeside Towers Apartments 45. Dooley & Associates 76. Le Esther’s Lamp Shop
5800 3rd Ave. • 262-654-2131 600 52nd St. #140 • 262-925-4769 710 57th St. • 262-652-3514
76. Mike’s Sportsbook & Meat Bar 97. St. James Manor 105. GS Blade & Saw 56. Mavra’s Greek Oil
707 56th St. • 262-764-2429 910 59th St. • 262-656-0652 5919 Sheridan Rd. • 262-654-8040 316 56th St • 262-657-5846
94. Olive Tree Restaurant 82. Virginia Towers 95. Helene Sobin Consulting 85. My Animix
5800 6th Ave. • 262-652-8111 5710 4th Ave. • 262-496-4521 723 58th St. • 262-496-8837 5702 7th Ave. • 262-564-6200
44. Oriental Inn 6. Hoernel Lock & Key 69. Parker & Barrow Tattoo & Piercing
5034 6th Ave. • 262-652-5446 Social Services 711 Washington Rd. • 262-654-5858 5712 6th Avenue • 262-764-9824
74. Sazzy B 95. Inventory Operations Consulting 25. Peacetree Originals
5623 6th Ave. • 262-925-8499 61. Alano Club 723 58th St #100 • 800-849-1081 4721 7th Ave. • 262-652-5388
75. Subway Sandwich Shop 630 56th St. • 262-654-8246 99. Monfils Loewen Monument 26. Red Roses Bead Haven
627 56th St. • 262-654-0500 85. Bridges Community Center 5807 13th Ave. • 262-658-8023 4726 7th Ave. • 262-652-3538
74. The Buzz 5718 7th Ave. • 262-657-5252 86. My Dream Centerpiece LLC 26. Serendipity
5621 6th Ave. • 262-220-7782 37. Harborside Therapy 815 57th St. • 262-496-8742 4706 7th Ave. • 262-412-8698
33. The Coffee Pot 705 50th St. • 262-564-5305 45. PT Pros Management Services 84. Shel’s Bridal
4914 7th Ave. • 262-653-8849 102. Hope Council, Inc 600 52nd St. • 262-925-5000 625 57th St. • 815-901-7280
59. Trolley Dogs 5942 6th Ave. • 262-658-8166 83. Schmitt Security and Investigation 84. Smoque Vapors
5501 6th Ave. • 262-652-3647 106. Inter Connections SC 520 58th St. #200 • 262-764-0706 5700 6th Ave. • 773-904-8885
59. Vinny’s Restaurant 920 60th St. • 262-654-5333 19. Spectrum Pest Control 84. Something Different
512 56th St. • 262-748-1483 62. Kenosha Human Development 4508 8th Ave. • 262-657-5665 5716 6th Ave. • 262-658-3565
45. Villa D’Carlo Restaurant 5407 8th Ave. • 262-657-7188 93 The O Coworking Office/Backyard 85. Talulah Tattoo
5140 6th Ave. • 262-654-3932 108. KHDS Crisis Prevention Center Dream Studios 715 57th St. [email protected]
51. Wendy’s 1202 60th St. • 262-657-7188 5823 6th Ave. • 262-484-4089 102. The Pine Blossom
5210 Sheridan Rd. • 262-652-6064 64. Society’s Assets 37. Venn Patent Illustration 5925 6th Ave. A • 262-945-1139
74. Wine Knot Bar & Bistro 5455 Sheridan Rd.#101, 262-657-3999 5002 7th Ave. • 262-652-9782 107. Treasures Within
61. United Way of Kenosha County 95. Word & Design LLC 1010 60th St. • 262-359-9827
5611 6th Ave. • 262-653-9580 723 58th St. • 262-358-2988
5500 6th Ave. Ste. 210• 262-658-4104 Theatre
Schools Specialty Shops
Specialty Foods 33. Actor’s Craft
87. Harborside Academy 75. A&N Smoking Solutions 4900 7th Ave. • 262-705-0194
913 57th St. • 262-359-8400 93. Elsie Mae’s Cannery & Pies 611 56th St. • 262-652-6650 101. Kenosha Theatre
87. Reuther Central High School 5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 84. Authentique 5919 6th Ave. • 262-658-2355
93. Myrtle Mae’s Sugar Emporium 625 57th St. • 262-612-3032 59. Lakeside Players/Rhode Center
913 57th St. • 262-359-6160 5819 6th Ave. • 262-914-9198 94. Gold Standard Social Club 514 56th St. • 262-657-7529
75. Robin’s Nest Cakery 619 58th St • 262-214-2020
Screenprinting/Embroidery 621 56th St. • 262-652-1054 75. Happy Mouth Organics Transportation
15. Ruffolo International Foods 5606 6th Ave. LL#10 • 262-358-1258
85. Dad’s Screenprinting 4420 Sheridan Rd. • 262-658-3663 94. House Of Nutrition 51. Kenosha Metra Station
728 58th St. • 262-653-1687 5824 6th Ave. • 262-652-4787 5414 13th Ave. • 262-653-4287
37. Lettering Machine Specialty Services 85. In The Garden of Eden 48. Bus/Streetcar Transit Center
711 57th St. • 262-455-7502 724 54th Street • 262-653-4287
725 50th St. • 262-652-4177 14. ABS Small Engine Repair 102. Kessler’s Clocks
817 44th St. • 262-654-4060 5909 6th Avenue A • 262-657-5812 Travel Agency
Senior/Assisted Living 84. Concept Sales Midwest
625 57th St., Ste. 300• 262-652-5236 60. La Macchia Travel Agency
101. Dayton Care Center 76. Delgan & Associates Inc. 618 55th St. • 262-656-8300
521 59th St. • 262-657-6121 702 57th St. • 262-764-5592
46. Harborside Commons
716 51st Pl. • 262-925-0296

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downtown after dark

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ABOUT THE ARTIST: I’m a starving artist living in Kenosha. Being a resident of Kenosha for
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asked to do a comic strip for Downtown Kenosha Magazine.
I hope you enjoy my silly misadventures in Downtown Kenosha.
Thanks for reading. See you in the next issue!

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five minute chat Brett Bjorn is the second-generation owner/operator of Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing,
5614 Sixth Avenue. From wedding to proms, to just a nice shirt or tie - they have
with Brett Bjorn you covered with their fine selection of men’s apparel. They are well known for

their $179 suit special - jacket, pants, shirt, tie, belt, and socks all for a great price!

Q: How long has Mike Bjorn’s been Mike and Judy Bjorn (left) started Mike Bjorn’s Fine going. Some people think any kind of walk is
around? Clothing in 1982. Today, they sit back and help out their the end of the world. I guess I would like to
son, Brett (right) run the show with the same excellence see more angle parking and more efficient
A: My dad and mom started this thirty- which made them stand above the rest for generations. parking areas.
eight years ago, and we just keep on rockin’.
menswear shop. We like to keep things fun, Q: Mike Bjorn’s closes at a normal hour,
Q: Do you have a funny story about a cus- it keeps life interesting! but what do you think of the night life in
tomer you can share? Downtown Kenosha?
Q:: With a snap of your fingers, you can
Last year, a wedding party rented tuxes change anything about Downtown. What A: I think it’s awesome and moving in a
from Green Bay, and that just sounded funny, would you do? great direction. I guess if it can improve, I
because there are so many other options would like to see some more lighting, maybe
between here and Kenosha; they could have A: That’s tough. I guess the parking is lights hanging across the streets, especially
went anywhere to rent their tuxes. They had always an issue. A lot of people are worried in the summer. Give it that party atmosphere,
heard about our reputation — but I guess they about having to walk one block. You go to and make people feel safe. When people see
didn’t really know how the tux rental business Chicago and people are used to walking lights, they know there’s something going on.
works. They had to have their entire wedding three or four blocks to get where they are
party drive here to get measured and then Q: How do you feel about being a
come back later for a fitting and to pick them Downtown Kenosha business owner?
up. That was very surprising; I couldn’t
believe that happened. I still laugh about it. A: I think the Downtown Kenosha busi-
And then after the wedding, one person had ness community is like a family down here; it
to drive all the way back down here to return is nice to be in a neighborhood with people
them! I guess that says something about our who work hard and strive to be successful.
service and reputation. There’s a lot of great people who live, work,
and shop Downtown. I think the whole
Q: Besides providing high-quality atmosphere of Downtown is different than
menswear, this is also a museum of sorts? anyplace else in the city; we are very lucky to
have this neighborhood with so much poten-
A: Well, just walking past the store and tial on a beautiful lakefront.
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union park arts district

Our main floor at Re:Vision Gallery offers an eclectic mix of 4326 7th Ave
artworks in all mediums and price ranges created by out-
standing Wisconsin artists, and includes a boutique and gift (In Downtown Kenosha)
area as well. Our second floor gallery features the work of a
different artist each month, with an artist reception on the Painting Pottery -
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Union Park Arts District is cultivated by the community of artists that surround the Union Park neighborhood.
We are growing the heart of Kenosha’s art culture. We’re growing and YOU could be part of UPAD too!

Union Park Arts District consists of: Alpaca Art, Pete’s Union Park Tavern, Music Conservatory,
Peace Tree, Bead Haven, Serendipity, Actors Craft, Artworks, Re:Vision, Lemon Street Art Gallery,

Kenosha Heating & Cooling, Bindelli’s City Zoo, and About Time Moving Systems.

events An Evening with
Ronnie Rice

Saturday, November 17th

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 Sixth Ave., 564-8800

in downtown kenosha Musician and storyteller Ronnie Rice returns to
Kenosha for another night of entertainment. Visit or call 800-838-3006 for tickets.

Chili Cook-Off Photo by @downtownkenosha - Instagram Mayor’s Turkey Day Run

Saturday, October 20th, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd, 9 a.m.
Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Pl., 654-5770
Join the Kenosha History Center for an evening of chili, music, and more. Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue,
Restaurants and fire stations compete for the People's Choice and Judges' Join the KRC for the annual Turkey Day tradition of running the streets of
Kenosha! In person registration on Wed. 11/21, 3 - 8 p.m. at the Museum.
Choice awards. Vote for your favorite chili!

Archaeology Day Lightin’ Up! Downtown

Saturday, October 20th, 1-2 p.m. Friday, November 23rd, 4 p.m.
Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., 653-4141 Start at Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.,
Hear the latest updates on the excavation work being done at Camp Douglas. Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Kenosha. Enjoy the city tree lighting,
magical lights, special sales, Santa, family activities, live entertainment, and
Dinos in the Dark more.

October 26th (6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m.) & October 27th (10, 10:30, 11 a.m.) Christmas at Kemper Opening Gala
Dinosaur Discovery Museum, 5608 Tenth Ave., 653-4450
Bring a flashlight and watch the dinosaur shadows come alive at the Dinosaur November 24th, 6-10 p.m.Anderson Arts Center, 6603 3rd Ave., 925-8040
Discovery Museum! Advance registration required, Featuring an exhibition, auction and raffle of designer-decorated Christmas
trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Admission is $25.
Trick or Treat on Sixth
Kenosha HarborHoliday
Saturday, October 27th, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Over 30 businesses will be welcoming the little ghouls and goblins to Saturday, December 1st, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Downtown Kenosha for a spooktacular time! Find their event on Facebook for HarborPark Museum Campus, 5500 First Ave., 653-4140
a full list of participating shops, or just look for the pumpkin in the window! This collaborative event combines the Victorian Christmas, International
Holiday Faire, the Winter HarborMarket event, and more. A combination of
Dia de los Muertos indoor and outdoor events offering fun and food for the entire family.

Saturday, October 27th, 1–4 p.m. Snowflake Jazz Concert
Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., 653-4140
Visit the Kenosha Public Museum to celebrate family and friends and learn Saturday, December 1st, 7 p.m.
about the Day of the Dead! Then explore the Museum as you expand your Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., 657-6005
vocabulary with a bilingual scavenger hunt. The John Crawford Jazz Band plays your favorite holiday music. Free.

Artist Reception Charlie Berens:
Oh My Gosh Tour
Saturday, November 10th, 6-9 p.m.
Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace, 4601 Sheridan Rd., 605-4745 Saturday, December 1st, Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., 564-8800
Come celebrate the work of James MacAyeal, Kate Peterson, and Mike Wilson Charlie Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist who turned to comedy for his hit
at this opening reception, held in conjunction with Second Saturday. web series “The Manitowoc Minute.” Come see Charlie take on his home state
of Wisconsin in a loving and hilarious fashion. Tickets available by visiting
Casino Night Restoration Fundraiser, or call 800-838-3006.

Saturday, November 10th, 6:30 p.m. Changes Are Coming Soon.
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., Keep an eye on our website
Come out for this essential fundraiser for one of Downtown Kenosha’s most leg-
endary buildings and support this non-profit organization. for more details.

Veterans Day Commemoration

Saturday, November 10th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., 653-4141
This program is free and open to the public.

Meet The Author: Steven Rogstad New temporary hours: DT2018V4
Mon.-Thur. 11am-3pm,Fri. 11am-7pm,
Saturday, November 17th, 1-2 p.m.
Sat. 7am-7pm, Sun. 7am-3pm
Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., 653-4141

Meet The Author: Looking for Lincoln in Wisconsin. Join author and Lincoln

historian Steven Rogstad for a discussion and book signing.

Fight Before the Feast Where Our Trains Deliver Classic American Food! F R EE
Saturday, November 17th, 7 p.m. Located in the historic Metra Station IN NORTH
Marina Shores, 302 58th Street 5414-13th Ave. Kenosha LOT ONLY
This is a USA Amateur Boxing sanctioned event, part of the Bringing Boxing 262-220-3634
Back to Kenosha series. Find Straight Up Boxing INC on Facebook for tickets
and more information.

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events ONGOING EVENTS Kenosha Ice
in downtown kenosha Kenosha History Center Harvesting Exhibit

Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 Now through December
a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Pl., 654-5770
Closed holidays., 220 51st Pl., 262-654-5770 As the 19th century drew to a close, a boom indus-
The Kenosha History Center collects and preserves try began to explode in Kenosha County. Ice was a
artifacts, records and information vital to the under- necessity of modern life. It cooled food in the home,
standing of the history of the county’s social, cul- preserved meat and goods as they transited the
tural, ethnic, and industrial heritage since its settle- national rail network, and enabled beer to be
ment. brewed year-round.

Photo by @downtownkenosha - Instagram Kenosha Public Museum Into the Deep: Fragments
and Reflections
A Charlie Brown Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Christmas Sun. 12 - 5 p.m. Closed holidays. Now – November 4th
5500 First Ave., 262-653-4140 Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.,
December 7th-9th & 14th-16th The Kenosha 653-4140,
Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m.,7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Public Museum is Artists Marilyn Propp and David Jones explore
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., 657-7529 a natural sciences undersea imagery and ephemeral worlds of memory
Tickets $10. This is the 45th Season for Lakeside and fine and dec- through works on-and-of paper, shaped oil paint-
Players. Visit for more. orative arts muse- ings on wood, and more. General admission is free.
um. Established
Christmas in 1933, the Adult PUBLIC Education
Wonderland Ball museum's collec-
tions have grown Oct. 8th & Nov. 12th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, 7-10 p.m. to over 80,000 Meet at PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co.
Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, items, including 1,200 works in the fine arts collec- 716 58th St., 653-4140
6501 Third Ave., 657-6005 tion. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, Join the Education Staff of the Kenosha Public
Come celebrate the holiday at this great ball in the world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, Museum/Civil War Museum/Dinosaur Discovery
historic Kemper Center. Admission is $15 at the fossils, and fine and decorative arts. General admis- Museum and Kenosha's PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co.
door. sion to the museum and exhibit is free. for fun adult "field trips" and lively discussions of
science, history, and technology. This is for adults
Civil War Museum 21 and over. The cost of each session is $15 ($10
Friends of the Museum member) and includes a tap
Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., beer.
Sun. 12 - 5 p.m. Closed holidays.
5400 First Ave., 262-653-4141 Travel Adventure Series
The Civil War Museum opened in 2008 and focuses
on the contribution of the Upper Middle West to the Oct. 11th, Nov. 8th, Mar. 14th,
Civil War. Main exhibit admission is $9 general Apr. 4th, May 9th, 7 p.m.
admission; $5 for City of Kenosha and town of Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.,
Somers residents; free for Friends of the Museum. 653-4140,
The Kenosha Public Museum has been taking view-
Holiday Celebration Weekly Common ers to destinations around the world through its
Grounds Coffee Ride Travel Adventure Series. Professional filmmakers
Saturday, December 15th, 3 p.m. share their travel experiences through movies and
Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., 220-7526 Saturdays (weather permitting), 8 a.m. interactive discussions, describing the art, music,
The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra Concert brings a Meet at Harborside Common Grounds architecture, culture and history from a first-person
celebration featuring all the holiday favorites. 5159 6th Ave. 652-5434 perspective. General adult admission is $5 per film
Tickets: $30. Visit for ticket The Bike Shop at Southport Rigging takes group at the door. Kids 15 and under are free. A season
information. bicycle rides to a coffee shop in Zion every Saturday pass may be purchased for $25 ($20 for seniors and
morning at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). It is a 26- Friends of the Museums members). This season’s
Student Art Show mile round-trip ride with a half hour stop for coffee topics include Hawaii, the Dalai Lama, India,
Opening Reception and treats. The ride is mostly flat and suitable for Wonders of the World, and Egypt. Visit
all levels of riders and anyone 10 and over. No sign for more information.
Saturday, January 12th, 6 p.m. up necessary, just show up.
Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace, Griffin Observatory
4601 Sheridan Rd., 605-4745 For Honor and Family: Public Viewing Night
This exhibit opens January 2nd and features Lemon Three Families in the
Street Gallery students. Meet the artists and enjoy Civil War Oct 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. Nov 2nd & 9th. Feb
refreshments at this opening reception. Email 8th, 15th & 22nd. March 1st & 8th; 7:30 – 9:30
[email protected] with questions. Now – January 6th p.m., weather permitting.
Civil War Museum Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave., 551-6042
Winter Free 5400 First Ave., 653-4141, The Carthage College Society of Physics Students
Fishing Weekend Trace the roots of three American families and how and the Tremper High School Astronomical Society
they impacted history in ways large and small. will make available to the public Carthage's 11-inch
January 19th–20th Discover how family genealogy and heirlooms come telescope on select Fridays at the Griffin
Free Fishing Weekend events provide great opportu- into museum collections, and the important role Observatory on the Kemper Center campus. Guests
nities for people of all ages to give fishing a try. Fish they play in understanding our shared heritage. are encouraged to dress warmly. Some stair climb-
anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout This exhibit is free. ing is required. They encourage children who are
stamp on Free Fishing Weekend. accompanied by adults. Free and open to the public.
Email [email protected] with questions.
Photo by Michelle Eckert

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events Kenosha Winter Fine Arts
in downtown kenosha HarborMarket at First Concert Series

Second Friday Saturdays, October 20th – May 4th Oct. 21st, Nov. 18th, Dec.16th,
Lecture Series 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jan. 20th, Feb. 24th, May 5th
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., 914-1252 First United Methodist Church of Kenosha
October 12th, November 9th, 12 p.m. Dozens of vendors converge inside the historic 919 60th St., 658-3213
Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., 653-4141 Rhode Center for the Arts, with cheeses, artisan The free concert series presents six concerts in the
This lecture series is free and open to the public. bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, and more. 2018-2019 season. First United Methodist Church
This is an ongoing event, visit seeks to offer beauty to the community through later this year for updated Photo by @downtownkenosha - Instagram music and the fine arts. Each Sunday afternoon
2019 information. performance within the nave of the acoustic sanctu-
ary concludes with a reception in the beautiful
Second Saturday Bauer-King Hall where you may chat with perform-
ers and enjoy dessert. Visit their website, fineartsat-
Lemon Street Art Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Road and for a full list of performers and times.
other participating businesses, 262-605-4745 Gallery of Trees
Along with the Winter HarborMarket, make a day
event Downtown by stopping by our awesome art Nov. 25th – Dec. 2nd
galleries and celebrate Second Saturday. Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave.
Stroll through an amazing display of beautifully,
Imagination Studio creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and
mantle pieces throughout the entire mansion. Visit
October 13th, November 10th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for details.
Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.,
653-4140, Victorian Christmas
Kids can perform experiments and make projects
inspired by science, technology, engineering, and Nov. 25th – Jan. 13th (select dates, visit website)
math. Free. This is an ongoing event, visit muse- Durkee Mansion, 6501 Third Ave. later this year for updates. The historic mansion is lavishly decorated for the
period in celebration of Christmas. The former
home of Senator Charles Durkee was built in the
1860s and is decorated for the holiday season by
dedicated and talented volunteers. Visit www.kem- for details.

opinion Word Search

This summer we asked 81 L P MNQB F J NAH T R J Y
visitors to Downtown Kenosha, OV X U L AO J L I ANH Z E
“Have you ridden the streetcar?” L A J I E C A L Z S R OO F R

YES (66.6%) NO (33.3%)

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look who’s downtown!

1 3
2 6



10 8 9

ONLINE AT DOWNTOWNKENOSHA.ORG & HAP2IT.COM 1 Kristy & Adele at Common 6 Connie at The Coffee Pot
Grounds 7 Jenna & Ashley at Mike’s
Donuts & Chicken
2 Dan at Public Craft Brewery 8 Red outside of Sandy’s
3 Florence & Mary at LuLu 9 Nick at The Buzz
Birds 10 Steve, Will, Sam, and Kate
at Scoops Ice Cream
4 Olegario & Miles at Lou
Perrine’s Gas & Groceries Downtown Kenosha 2018 Issue #4 Page 45

5 William, Joana, Jennifer,
and Erin at Modern


Today we are looking northwest while standing on the corner of 56th show windows… On the walls between suit cabinets and the balcony are
Street and Sixth Avenue. Anthony, M.J. and George Isermann went into busi- 138 feet of cedar closets for storing furs and winter goods… one of the best
ness together in 1895 with their department store carrying stocks of dry equipped men’s furnishing houses of the United States.”
goods, men’s and boy’s clothing, and groceries. Three years later, Isermann
Brothers decided to become a clothing store exclusively for men and boys An exact date of when the store closed was difficult to find, but an ad in a
at 614/16 56th Street. June 1976 Kenosha News stated a “Quitting Business Sale” which was to
kick off soon.
In “The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin: a Record of
Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement,” author Frank Lyman The property has recently been pur- photo copyright of the Kenosha
describes the store as “a credit to any of the great metropolitan cities of the chased by the Grease and Honey County Historical Society
country, so tasteful is the arrangement, so comprehensive the styles and so Restaurant Group and they are currently
efficient the business management… The building has 18-foot ceilings and working on turning it into The Apis Hotel
there is a massive mezzanine floor all around the inside, supplying beautiful and Restaurant.

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

220 51st Street. 262-654-5770

Interested in purchasing Kenosha
historic images? Contact the Kenosha

History Center


Back in 2012, the Lakota group prepared the Downtown Top photo: the current state of Downtown looking southeast over City Hall and
Strategic Development Plan — a comprehensive study of what to HarborPark. Below: an artist interpretation shows the future vision of Downtown, with
do to ensure the ongoing success of the neighborhood and offer-
ing a long-term plan to make a dream become a reality. a relocated City Hall, new parks, and mixed-use buildings up to 10 stories high.

In September, the city has taken the first steps in a very ambitious
development program outlined in the Strategic Development Plan,
which includes building a new City Hall at the corner of 56th Street
and Sheridan Road, a large public park in its place, a performing
arts center, and a number of “mixed-use” buildings, some up to ten
stories high. According to the Kenosha News, the city hopes to see
construction begin as soon as Spring 2019.

With the success of HarborPark, the Fifth Avenue Lofts, and the
many new shops, restaurants, and other businesses taking root in
the Downtown neighborhood, it will be exciting to see Downtown
continue to evolve in the next few years.

On the Kenosha News Facebook page, many residents have
applauded the plan:

“There is tons of revenue that the city will never see if there isn't
development along the lakefront. I love the vision and can't wait for
groundbreaking!” - Adam Vee

“I like the mayor's vision. Look around...Kenosha is continually
improving. I was downtown on a Sunday night. I could not believe
how many people. Now's the time. Foxcon and its suppliers will
bring growth here. All development with tax credits require a set
aside for low income families. Excited to see what comes next!” -
Kathy Rippon

“Yessssss! We have a beautiful city and it is going to live up to its
potential. I am happy to hear it!” - Jacqueline Miletic

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