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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bay View gallery cites poor economy

After four years of doing business in Bay View, where it served as one of the most prominent examples of the neighborhood's booming arts scene, the Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery will close on May 31st, the staff announced in an e-mail Saturday afternoon.
03.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Atomic Records closes shop for good Sunday, so if you've been putting off that last visit, you're running out of time. Everything in the store is 30% off today, 40% off tomorrow and 50% off Sunday; hours are noon to six. The store was well stocked with goodies from the basement when I went last went a couple weeks ago. This weekend I'm hoping to score that Mr. T Experience fly swatter the Atomic ...
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, one of the largest and oldest independent chains in Wisconsin, survived the Great Depression but wasn't able to overcome titanic changes in the retail sector, exacerbated by the current economic crisis. Following years of disappointing sales and a brutal 2008, after eight decades in business the chain will close its remaining four locations on March 31.

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