Entries by Meg Miller

Sneak-a-Peek in the Village September 22

Come together to celebrate Village businesses during Streetscape construction and beyond with our inaugural Village Sneak-a-Peek on Thursday, September 22 from 4-8 PM. Actively visit the Village with an up close look at our streetscaping project along with behind-the-scenes views of our unique businesses and authentic charm. Participants can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sneak-a-peek-tickets-27578437850 or at […]

Wauwatosa Village Streetscape Dozer Day

Saturday, July 9, 2016  ~ 10 AM to 1 PM on Underwood Avenue Kids and families get an up close and personal look at big construction equipment and machinery being used on the Village streetscape project. Get your commemorative hard hat at select Village businesses, so stop down or check wauwatosavillage.org and social media for more […]

The Village Loop

The Village Loop was created in response to difficulty experienced by truncated passage through Underwood and Harwood. These roads are now accessible thanks to the addition of a turning segment on State Street. However, it will not be available on those days and times when construction work involves that small part of State Street. We hope this access, as well as the […]

Detours & Road Closures

The Village Streetscaping will be completed in three phases with the first phase  taking place along State Street between Church St. and Wauwatosa Avenue; Harwood between Root Common and State; Underwood between State and Harmonee. Construction will start in May and last until November. Official dates will be announced very soon.     DETOURS 1 – Mobile […]

Village Holiday Spirit Businesses

  The following Village businesses have gathered to bring you spirit this holiday!  Help make your season bright with special promotions throughout the holidays. Enjoy a relaxing visit (or visits) for your holiday shopping and dining needs. Don’t forget to pop by for a visit when Santa Claus comes to town for the Village Holiday Tree […]

Happy 10th Anniversary to Bangles & Bags

This May marks the 10th anniversary of Bangles & Bags in the Village. Please join us in wishing Jeanette, Kris and the whole team at Bangles & Bags a very Happy Anniversary!   We look forward to many, many more fantastic and fashionable years with them here!  Thank you for being part of the Village!

Wauwatosa Woman’s Club Spring Plant Sale

The Wauwatosa Woman’s Club is hosting a spring plant sale as a fundraiser for the club and it’s philanthropic efforts. A wide selection of geraniums, begonias, marigolds and other plants will be available from Shady Lane Greenhouses, a respected company in the Milwaukee-area for more than 30 years. The plants will be available in four […]

Mother’s Day in the Village

The Village offers several ways for you to make your Mother’s Day special. From brunch to flowers and sweets to a stroll along the river, the Village has what you need to make Mother’s Day extra special. Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt is offering a FREE FROYO to Mom’s all day on Mother’s Day! Stop in […]

Jobs in the Village

Looking to work in the Village?  Here are a couple great opportunities: Firefly Urban Bar & Grill is currently looking for a Rockstar Host/ess to add to our team! The position is approx. 10 hours per week (2 Nights). Stop by to fill out an application or email your resume to info@firefly-grill.com The Flower Lady […]

Streetscaping Proposals for BID

The City of Wauwatosa has issued a Request for Proposals from qualified design firms to assist and City, Village BID, and area stakeholders on a streetscape design for the Village Business Improvement District. The City of Wauwatosa has requested proposals from qualified consultants to prepare three distinct but interrelated work products. The first work product […]

January Gallery Night: Bridgetowne Gallery to Show Circus Paintings by Stacey Williams-Ng

Bridgetowne Gallery & Framing is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings by Milwaukee artist Stacey Williams-Ng for January Gallery Night. The show will feature large-scale figurative oil paintings that Williams-Ng does as portraits of people, in the personas of classic circus and carnival performers. Says curator Nick Berg, “We are really excited about presenting […]

The Village Cares

We are pleased to announce  Village Cares, an ongoing food and clothing drive supporting Tosa Cares, a volunteer community organization providing food and assistance to area families in need. Throughout the year, Village business will be housing the Tosa Cares collection buckets to make it convenient for you to drop by with your non-perishable food […]

Village People

Village People is a new storytelling series highlighting the people behind the businesses that make the Tosa Village, well, the Tosa Village. Village People is no ordinary article series – look for the interesting, quirky and sometimes hard to believe that is all part of the spirit of the Tosa Village. Stay tuned for posts […]

Ring in the New Year in Tosa’s Village

A New Year is nearly upon us and we are ready to celebrate here in Tosa’s Village.  Many businesses are offering specials to help you celebrate all that was 2014 and ring in 2015. Ristorante Bartolotta Ring in the New Year with a special dinner at Ristorante Bartolotta.    Three and Four-course dinners options are available.  […]

Growler Club At Cafe Bavaria

Cafe Bavaria has rolled out their growler club including the launch of Growler Club Gift packs for the holidays.  Options include a $55 Growler Club Gift Basket complete with growler, 2 1 Liter Steins, a Growler Club Punch Card, and a gift card that can be used for the first fill up. Have your own […]

Small Business Saturday

There are oh so many reasons to shop locally at one of our many small shops and eateries EVERY DAY but today we especially honor all our small, local businesses and the people who make them so unique.  Be sure to shop locally today to benefit your community. Be sure to see some of the […]

Five Star Shopping in Wauwatosa

With Black Friday shopping right around the corner, it’s time to find the best shopping destinations for the holiday season. Find great deals and an incredible shopping selection in Wauwatosa. Charming and highly walkable, Wauwatosa’s historic European-style Village is filled with one-of-a-kind shops, independent retailers and luxury national brands. VISIT Milwaukee is teaming up with […]

Holiday Cheer Businesses

The following Village businesses have gathered to bring you cheer this holiday!  With special holiday kick off promotions for Holiday Open House, and promotions throughout the holiday season, they hope you’ll consider visiting for your holiday shopping needs. Don’t forget to pop by for a visit when Santa Claus comes to town for the Tree […]

Holiday Cheer Gift Baskets

Village businesses are offering Holiday Cheer and are working hard to make your seasons bright! Stop by any of the following businesses between now and December 20 for seasonal specials and promotions and to enter to win a holiday gift basket or drawing. Arte Wine & Painting Studio Win a creative night out! Use the […]

TOSA Watch, October – December 2014

Tosa Watch is Wauwatosa’s Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. In this issue: Tosa’s Night Out 2014 Thefts from vehicles Comparative Incident Analysis Motor Vehicle Theft Did you Know FREE Home & Business Security Surveys Prescription Drop Box Better Business Bureau Online Shopping Tips Looking for a Few Good People Trick or Treat Safety Tips TNO Coloring Contest […]

State Stree Construction Discussion

Last week, the Village BID board of directors meeting heard from City Dept. of Public Works about several sequencing scenarios for the reconstruction of State St.  Bill Wehrley from DPW outlined several options for reconstructing State St. in the coming years. Most of the timing options discussed are influenced by other factors such as the […]

Pumpkins Decorated for YOU!

Metcalfe’s Market partnered with Wauwatosa School District to decorate pumpkins.  These pumpkins, decorated by West High School Best Buddies Club and the district’s Next Step Community Transition Services program participants, are available for sale at our local Metcalfe’s Market, located in the Village.  

Don’t miss the Village Open House and Holiday Cheer

Over twenty Village businesses have gathered to bring you cheer this holiday!  You’re  invited to kick off your holiday shopping at the Village Open House, November 7-9 and then to continue your Holiday Cheer throughout the season with participating businesses offering specials and a promotional give away.  You won’t want to miss Santa’s arrival by […]

Milwaukee Avenue Project

The Milwaukee Avenue sewer installation work will occur through November at which time they will install the asphalt patch until Spring 2015. From November until the spring construction resumes Milwaukee Avenue will be fully open to through traffic. When construction resumes in Spring 2015 the contractor will install the storm sewer and water main. They […]

What’s happening on Menomonee River Parkway?

Led by the Milwaukee County Parks Department,  the Menomonee River Parkway project has been divided into two sections: Congress Street to Burleigh and Church Street to Burleigh.  Obviously the latter impacts the Village and surrounding neighborhoods.  This project calls for a new roadway “improved storm water management, segments of new multi-use trail, updated parkway lighting […]

State Street Station Proposal

HSI Properties LLC is proposing a $40 million development at 7400 W State Street.  This project, known as State Street Station, would include mixed use with commercial on the street level and 160 higher-end apartments in the heart of Wauwatosa’s Village District. The proposal goes before the City of Wauwatosa’s Plan Commission on Oct. 13. […]

35th Annual Tosa Fest

The 35th annual TosaFest will take place in the Village on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th. We hope you will join in the fun.  For detailed schedule of activities, please visit www.tosafest.org How to get here and where to park? Here is some information that should help your planning for the weekend. The […]

Wayfinding Project Approved

In the spring of 2013, Village staff and Board Members held a series of open houses and visioning sessions with Fd2s, a Texas-based firm with more than 20 years of experience in developing wayfinding sign programs for districts.  In November 2013, a Wayfinding plan was developed and work on implementation has begun.  Click here to read and […]

The Village welcomes Byron Graves Photography

Byron Graves Photography recently relocated its full-service studio to 7511 Harwood Avenue in Wauwatosa’s Village. Specializing in senior pictures, family portraits, weddings and engagements, along with general event coverage Graves is enthusiastic about bringing his photography expertise to the community. “Wauwatosa is vibrant and has so much activity. Top that with the charm and natural […]

An Education in the Village

A lively group of 2nd grade students from Underwood Elementary School braved the grey clouds and threat of rain, for some hands-on learning in The Village. The group, led by teacher Sue Norstrem, spent the morning touring The Village and various educational stations set up by participating partners. A safety walk, led by Officer Semega […]

Dads & Grads

Tis that time of year when we celebrate our graduates and our dads. Celebrate the accomplishments of a new graduate and the mere presence of dad with gifts, dining experiences or just time well spent in The Village. Treat dad to his favorite homemade sweets at Niemann’s Candies and Ice Cream, located at 7475 Harwood […]

TOSA Watch, April – June 2014

Tosa Watch is Wauwatosa’s Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. In this issue: Tosa’s Night Out, August 5, 2014 Technology Isn’t So Bad TNOs True Blue Sponsors While at Play, Keep Burglars Away File of Life Medicine Collection Program Volunteers Needed 81st Annual Independence Day Celebration Enjoy the Great Outdoors Click here to read Volume 23, Issue 2 […]

Phase 2 Opening Locaton in Wauwatosa’s Village

Wauwatosa’s new skateboard park isn’t the only reason for area skateboarders to be excited. The Village in Wauwatosa is thrilled to announce the addition of Phase 2 Skateshop. Specializing in skateboards, clothing, hats and accessories, Phase 2 is a top destination for area boarders. “We offer the largest variety of skateboards and skate-related products as […]

Mothers Day in the Village

The Village offers several ways for you to make your Mother’s Day special. From brunch to flowers and sweets to a stroll along the river, the Village has what you need to make Mother’s Day extra special. Give mom the gift of time and art with Arte’s Mini Painting sessions. Choose from one of two […]

Don’t Miss Spring Break Kid’s Camp at Arte

Back by popular demand! Arté, Wine and Painting studio is offering Spring Break Kid’s Camp. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy three sessions featuring a different classic children’s book with activities, story reading and of course painting! Juice and snacks provided. Registration fills quickly, so register today. Sessions run from 9:00am-11:30am on Tuesday, April 15 through […]

Diva Night Coming to Tosa Village

Shining a light on this long winter – guiding us through to spring is DIVA NIGHT! Plan an evening in the Village filled with shopping, sipping and indulging just for you and your gal pals on March 19 from 5:00-9:00PM. Witheight restaurants and sixteen retailers and service providers participating in this year’s event, we are […]

Village Wayfinding Project Underway

The Village of Wauwatosa Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) announced last week it hired consulting firm fd2s to develop a signature, wayfinding signage program for the Village’s commercial district. Fd2s is a Texas-based firm with more than 20 years of experience in developing wayfinding sign programs for municipalities. (http://www.fd2s.com) The development of a wayfinding signage program […]

Around the Corner in The Village

In 2011, Emmy-winning actor John McGivern took a unique field trip through the Village in Wauwatosa. McGivern chatted with business and civic leaders throughout the City of Wauwatosa and included some special interviews in and around The Village District. Click here to view interviews that took place in the Village.  

Village Comprehensive Plan

In 2012, the City of Wauwatosa completed work on a Strategic Development Plan for the Village Business Improvement District.  This plan provides insights on potential development and market opportunity as well as key recommendations for future strategy in The Village.