A Brew-ti-ful Day in the Neighborhood: Exploring Six New Coffee Shops

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PHOTOS BY OLLIE GRATZINGER

One may think that once you have so many coffee shops in a city, opening a new one becomes a little bit like reinventing the wheel. But all around the region, from the bustling Strip District to the North Hills, these newer additions are already carving legacies for themselves in the city’s landscape and proving invaluable to patrons searching for a sip of normalcy.

Some of the coffee shops had grand openings planned at the end of 2019 or early 2020, but when the pandemic hit, they were postponed. Others were the product of

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Bookstore/coffee house/wine bar coming to Bronzeville neighborhood

A bookstore that will include a coffee house during the day and a wine bar at night is coming to Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Niche Book Bar is planned for a city-owned building at 1937 N. King Drive.

The Bronzeville Advisory Committee on Monday recommended a sale of that building to Niche Book Bar, which is operated by Cetonia Weston-Roy.

That property sale needs Common Council approval.

Weston-Roy, a locally based author and founder of the Black Authors Collective, told committee members that Niche Book Bar will focus on “Black literature and red wine.”

It will welcome families with children

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