When you step into the Alderaan Coffee, you find yourself not on a planet in a galaxy far, far away, but in an intimate gathering place. The shop is industrial in its design with elements of concrete, steel and wood integrated in everything from the tables to the barista countertop.
"I'm a huge Star Wars fan so I thought I'd have a little fun with the name," says owner David Neumann. And in case you were wondering, it is legal to use the name according to his attorney.
Elected officials and community activists gathered in Milwaukee on Tuesday to criticize Gov. Walker’s job creation agency. They insist it has not done enough to fuel economic development in the Sherman Park neighborhood.
Violence broke out there this month, after an officer fatally shot a man who police say was armed and fleeing a traffic stop. But, activists did not limit their criticism to just the state.
How far would you go to get a good cup of coffee? Would you drive down the street? Would you go across town? How about jetting off to Tanzania?
The organizers of the Mt. Meru Coffee Project believe it's worth the trip. Of course, they're not buying their coffee one cup at a time. They're working with farmers in the country to ensure they receive a fair price for their labor. And they think the results are as refreshing as the drink that ends up in their customers' mugs.
For a long time, electric vehicles were neither practical nor especially affordable. To add insult to injury, you also couldn’t go very far in them before you needed an often hard to find charging station.
But Tesla’s newest Model 3 is the first mass produced electric car. It will also be the company’s most affordable car to date with a list price starting at $35,000. And the distance you can go between charges has improved to 215 miles.
UPDATE - After a long discussion Tuesday evening, the task force did not come to a concensus on whether to rehab or replace the footbridge. Several groups are keenly interested in the bridge's future, including the North Point Lighthouse Friends and Lake Park Friends. The groups plan to review the proposed alternatives with their members. The task force will consider those perspectives as the final selection is made.