Popular dining destination would be seriously affected by loss of convenient freeway access at 68th, 70th streets, a possibility as DOT looks ahead at 2019 project.
- Jim Price
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
When Dan Sidner bought an old two-story grocery store at West Fairview Avenue and North 68th Street, he was thinking ... location, location, location. It seemed an unlikely one to some — a long-in-the-tooth structure in a tiny block of small local businesses, across the street from a car wash — but there it stood, almost at the very foot of the 68th-70th streets exit from Interstate 94. If he built it, Sidner thought, they could come — and they did. Maxie's Southern Comfort quickly became one of the most popular casual restaurants in metro Milwaukee. Sidner's worry now is that if the Wisconsin Department of Transportation decides to do away with that freeway exit, as it says it might, his business will suffer, perhaps drastically. Looking …
Gov. Scott Walker said, among other things, that he supported extending unemployment benefits through a worker's unpaid training period.
Gov. Scott Walker addressed job growth, responsible mining and the pressing need for skilled labor on Tuesday while speaking to a full house of almost 300 people at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center. The Milwaukee Rotary Club sponsored the appearance, during which Walker fielded questions from an audience without a protestor in sight. The governor thinks so. Walker said he's noticed a trend among small manufacturers — while there are jobs galore available and employers are desperately in search of employees, there are just not enough people to fill these jobs with the right credentials. "One of the most frustrating things for me, is employers telling me that they have jobs, but they don't have enough skilled workers to fill those jobs, …