Monday, April 26, 2010

merchant social

Tomorrow is the Historic Third Ward's Merchant Social and you're invited! If you live, work, or just simply love the Third Ward... then this is a must-attend event for you!

A few local merchants and Broadway Paper are putting on this event (hopefully quarterly) in hopes of promoting a more unified and happenin' neighborhood! This is your chance to meet business owners of local shops, fellow workers, shoppers, and friends of the neighborhood.

The event will be held immediately after the work day from 5 until 7pm. Who doesn't love a little fun right after work, right? The event will be held at Ryan Braun's Waterfront Grill and hopefully it'll be nice enough to gather out on the deck!

There will be a few giveaways from local merchants including Broadway Paper, The Home Market, and others. And of course, a party wouldn't be complete without cupcakes from Milwaukee Cupcake Co. While you're eating your cupcake, you'll be able to view a slideshow of the Third Ward from over the years.

If you're on twitter, please follow @merchantsocial to hear about the latest Merchant Social news. And if you're on Facebook, check out the Merchant Social fan page here. We hope to see you tomorrow at the Third Ward's Merchant Social!

Monday, April 12, 2010

spring gallery night

It's that time of the year... Tonight is Gallery Night in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. It's one of my favorite times of the year. People fill the streets and all of those yummy food carts are on every corner! I'm definitely working up an appetite for the evening... for food and art!

Broadway Paper is proud to display the work of Sylke Vonk. Vonk is a Milwaukee based children's photographer and tonight she will be displaying art from her current “Land of Childhood” series. The Land of Childhood Photography is photography of, about and for children.

Vonk will be here alongside her amazing work... It's a great chance to actually meet the artist! The art is already hanging in the store and looks beautiful! Definitely come by to take a look! Oh and on Saturday, kids can create a drawing and enter it into the “Who can draw the Wildest Thing” contest.

Join us:
Friday April 16th from 5 to 9 PM
Saturday April 17th from 12 to 4 PM

Monday, April 5, 2010

national geographic

I have some very exciting news to share. . . Broadway Paper is mentioned in National Geographic!

We're mentioned in their April 2010 Smart Traveler edition! I had been getting calls, emails, Facebook messages, tweets about this and I finally picked one up the other day. And yes, all of the rumors are true... we're mentioned (on page 24 to be exact). It felt pretty great checking out at the bookstore, like I had a big secret... and once I got home I just stared at page 24. I couldn't take my eyes off of it!

The National Geographic article talks about what they call The New Industrial Revolution and how certain cities across the country have remade themselves... our neighborhood, Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, made the cut!

And Broadway Paper also made the cut... National Geographic deems Broadway Paper a mecca for stationery lovers! I'm blushing just writing this... really?!? How honored and thrilled are we!

If you subscribe or you find yourself browsing through National Geographic at your local bookstore, flip to page 24! You'll see for yourself... the words... mecca for stationery lovers...