Holiday Shopping

Arts & Culture
6:19 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

New Berlin Restaurant Celebrates 'Festivus for the Rest of Us'

The Wagner Companies produce this "Festivus in a box," including a mini-Festivus Pole and instruction booklet.
Credit Wagner Companies

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant owner Scott Acker about Festivus.

Festivus may have started out as a joke on "Seinfeld," which is based famously in New York. But it’s become very much a Milwaukee celebration.

Read more
Economy & Business
10:56 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Holiday Shopping Crucial for Milwaukee Artisans

Indulgence Chocolatiers sells truffles in both traditional and novel flavors.
Ann-Elise Henzl

Like their big box competitors, many Milwaukee artists and artisans rely on the holiday shopping season for a big revenue boost – some for as much as a 40 percent of their annual sales.

Read more
Economy & Business
5:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Small Retailers Hope Shoppers Turn Out for Small Business Saturday

Lizzibeth is one of many small businesses hoping to capitalize on the holiday season
Credit LaToya Dennis

The biggest shopping surge of the year is approaching. Customers line up outside big box stores such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart for the deals they offer on Black Friday – or perhaps this year, on Black Thanksgiving evening.

Read more