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Unique Local Milwaukee Businesses You Need To Visit

By Michelle Hockers on February 4, 2016 // Leave a Comment

Milwaukee-business-to-visit-personal-injury-attorney.jpgAs personal injury lawyers in Milwaukee, we love investing in our community. Did you know that you can help make your city stronger just by simply shopping at the right places? When you spend $100 at a local business, about $68 stays in the local Milwaukee economy. If you spend $100 at a large business, only about $43 stays local.
If you are ready to invest in your neighborhood, here are our choices for uncommon, independent metro-Milwaukee shopping experiences.

For Kids Of All Ages

Wauwatosa’s Ruckus and Glee sells unique, high-quality toys with a sense of imagination and humor. Not sure what to choose? The staff is always ready to help you pick out the perfect gifts for the special kids in your life. Fischberger’s Variety occupies a Riverwest storefront that was vacant for over 50 years before this special neighborhood variety store opened in 2006. From books to toys, seeds to housewares, and sunglasses to craft supplies, Fischberger’s has options that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Gifts For Green Thumbs

A hidden Riverwest gem, Kellner’s Greenhouse opens each year in April with an above-average selection of annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants, including tropicals and items for your water garden. They also sell fresh Christmas trees and wreaths in November and December. On the South Side, family-owned Plantland has been in business for over 44 years. With an entire greenhouse of heirloom tomatoes -- Plantland is worthwhile stop for the adventurous vegetable gardener. If you need a fresh foliage fix in the middle of winter, drive down to Milaeger’s to enjoy their indoor greenhouse, great gift and home decor shopping, and even a cafe. 

Searching For Spirits And Sweets

Need a special bottle for a gift or big event? Don’t be intimidated by searching alone. Ray’s Wine and Spirits of Wauwatosa has an excellent selection, and expert help for wine novices. With Valentine’s Day coming up, you can’t go wrong with the classic gift of candy. Skip the drugstores and shop local this year. Get amazing artisan chocolates from Grafton’s Sweettrio, or try unique caramels (beer and pretzel, anyone?) from Becky’s Blissful Bakery in Pewaukee.

For The Music-Minded

The music world - both listening and creating - has been totally transformed by the technology we now have in our pockets. Despite all of the streaming, downloading and file sharing, there are still many people who appreciate the sound quality of a vinyl record, or even a CD. Visit Rushmor Records, Milwaukee’s longest-running record shop, to browse or even special order, anything you can dream of. If making your own music is your goal, Franklin’s Kraft Music has been in business for over 30 years, and is one of the top music retailers in the United States. Get your gear locally, with Kraft’s huge selection and great customer service.

Style For You And Your Home

Want to update your look? Start at the top with a hat from the Brass Rooster. This Bay View shop offers an amazing range of men’s hats and accessories, and women’s hats in The Hen House. Ready for new clothes? With locations in Mequon, downtown Milwaukee, and Brookfield, it’s easy to find a new outfit at a location of the popular Luci boutiques. Finally, finish off your current image with new kicks from Shoo.  
Does your home need a makeover as well? Cedarburg’s Bohemia offers unique home decor, local art, and handmade gifts. Lighting can make an old room look new again, and there is no better selection than at BBC Lighting. On the hunt for one-of-a-kind vintage furniture? Pass on the Craigslist hassle and visit the estate and consignment sales showroom at Legacies in Fox Point.  

We hope that our list has inspired you to keep your money in Milwaukee by shopping locally. Do you have a favorite independent neighborhood business that we missed out on? Let us know! 

At Murphy & Prachthauser we are car accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee who practice the law the way it should be practiced – motivated and equipped to do our best for you. We take pride in being good lawyers who help people.
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