Business Spotlight - July 2020
With everything going on around us, it is important to stand strong - as individuals and as a community! Check out some of our local businesses below, and consider supporting them if you are able. We must be flexible and creative as we find ways to adapt to a "new normal," and the following businesses are testament to the strength and resiliency in our community. Stay safe, stay well, and let's get through this together.
Milwaukee Pretzel Company
Milwaukee Pretzel Company, located in the Milk Plant maker building at 3950 N Holton Street, is an authentic Bavarian soft pretzel manufacturer. All their pretzels are handmade and freshly baked, just the way they've been doing it in Germany for hundreds of years. Milwaukee Pretzel Co pretzels are sold at numerous outdoor beer gardens and restaurants throughout Milwaukee, and even in the Riverworks BID at The Gathering Place Brewery. Learn More...
Anita Terrell always wanted to open a resale shop for the cost-conscious and in August 2018 her dreams came true; she opened Boutique 801 on the southeast corner of Center and Fratney. The shop has clothes, for both women and men, along with accessories such as jewelry, purses, and masks. She also features a small selection of art. Boutique 801 is currently open on Thursday and Friday 6:15-8pm, Saturday 1-5pm -and Sunday 12-3pm.
Linear Graphics LLC
Linear Graphics LLC, also located in the Milk Plant maker building, has been the premier source for digital and screen printing in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas since 1988. Linear Graphics LLC is committed to delivering efficient service, detailed printing and competitive prices, and this level of excellence has helped establish their high-quality reputation in the local print community. Their motto is "we print anything on anything… almost!"
Cream City Hostel
The Cream City Hostel opened July 2019 as the first hostel in the City of Milwaukee. Located on the corner of Holton and Center, they welcome travelers from all over the world. There are private and dorm options at affordable rates with a full self-serve kitchen, dining area, three common areas, and free WIFI. Since COVID hit, they've opened their doors to long and short term stays with weekly, biweekly and monthly rates starting at $175 per week. They also have openings for office space in the common areas for remote workers and the front reception space available to rent.
RGM Global Community Consultants
Minister Paul Gordon and Terence Ray became friends after sharing their lifes' ups and downs with one another and identifying a serious need in the community to serve Black men who have a broad variety of challenges. As a result of their work, the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative started with Ray being one of the founders. Their work transformed into the formation of their business called RGM Global Community Consultants. RGM’s Three-Pronged Make-up: Mentoring via Fatherhood, Legal Advocacy, and Entrepreneurship Training. They have several goals in the works, including starting an institute, but their ultimate goal is to strengthen families.