October 2016

Gateway's Albrecht: Manufacturing a Gateway career

Have you ever stopped and looked around, only to realize that so much of what we have and use to improve our lives comes through some form of manufacturing?  That’s right — from the food we eat at breakfast to the transportation we use to get to work or school, manufacturing plays a role in our everyday lives. The products we depend on are designed, built and maintained by workers up and down the manufacturing career ladder.  That is no more evident than right here. ... Read More

Blue Bear Restaurant Not Hibernating

A better than expected reception has made Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Avenue, a fast favorite with diners on the hunt for tasty, quality fare. A Sunday visit during the peak of brunch leaves little doubt – the bear is bursting with flavor.  “We’re bridging the gap,” said owner Brian Zielinski. “Anyone who is familiar with the area understands that there is a need for something different. It’s not hard to fill a restaurant when everyone loves the food and feels... Read More

Andis takes part of spec building for shipping

STURTEVANT — Andis Co. will become the second tenant to occupy part of a large speculation building in the Enterprise Business Park. ... Read More

Acme Construction Metals moving to Racine

RACINE — Acme Construction Metals of Kenosha is buying a building and moving to Racine’s south side, Racine County Economic Development Corp. has announced.   ... Read More

Racine’s Harbourwalk Hotel reopened as Hilton DoubleTree

After a year-long, multi-million dollar renovation project, the Harbourwalk Hotel in Racine has been reopened and re-branded as the DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk.  The three-story, 121-room hotel at 223 Gaslight Circle, overlooking the Racine Marina is owned and managed by Minneapolis-based Graves Hospitality.  In September, Graves also purchased the Chancery restaurant, which was connected to the hotel. That restaurant was replaced with Third Coast Wood Fire Pizza & Pub.... Read More

New Coffee Shop on Racine's South Side Opens Monday

RACINE – A new coffee shop is coming to Racine's south side starting Monday.  With a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 3, 2016 at 10 am, Racine County Workforce Solutions will launch Training Grounds, a coffee shop that will provide training and employment to young adults with limited job skills.  Training Grounds is located in the first floor lobby of the north entrance of Racine County Dennis Kornwolf Service Center, 1717 Taylor Ave, Racine. ... Read More

Mixed-use development planned for downtown Union Grove

Sussex-based developer Sawall Development is proposing a mixed-use development in downtown Union Grove that will include 76 apartments and a commercial building on a site that has been targeted for development since 2012.  The village board, plan commission and community development authority chose Sawall’s proposal, to be called Mammoth Springs, earlier this month after hearing pitches from three developers for the four-acre site east of Main Street (Highway 45) at the intersection o... Read More

Aurora set to open new facility in Burlington

BURLINGTON — In December 2013, Aurora Health Care committed to spend $100 million to serve patients in western Racine and eastern Walworth counties. ... Read More