Commentary: Kohl’s store offers chance to revitalize downtown retail

Before freeways and suburban shopping malls, and way before online retail, downtown Milwaukee – and the downtowns of other cities like it in America – had sidewalks crowded with pedestrians and a large array of shopping options. T.A. Chapman operated a department store on Wisconsin Avenue downtown from the late 1800s until it closed in

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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