Reason to drive in circles for a parking space:

Brady Street

There are 90 reasons to drive in circles to shop on Brady Street.

That’s the number of businesses in the eight-block district that includes unique retail shops, upscale restaurants and casual cafes, says Pat Suminski, president of the Brady Street Area Association.

“Basically, one of the reasons Brady Street is such a great street to shop on is the eclectic mix of stores or variety of stores,” she says.

Everything, literally, from “soup to nuts - and nuts and bolts at the hardware store” can be found in the historic business district, she says.

“There’s just a wide variety in those eight blocks,” Suminski says.

Part of its appeal, too, is that it’s not a mall.

“It’s outdoors and it’s kind of compact,” she says. “When you’re finished shopping, you can stop in at any one of the 20 restaurants and sit outside and watch people.”

Main Menu 2

-Public restroom
-Place to pamper your pooch
-Seat at the Bradley Center
-Philanthropist that doesn't mind sharing the wealth
-Goody bag finds
-1982 Brewer still making his living as a 1982 Brewer
-Place to get in shape
-Place to spice up your life
-Place to act like Paul Bunyan
-Solution for fixing the roof at Miller Park
-Use of mangos
-Way to eliminate MMSD dumping into Lake Michigan
-Reason to have a hangover
-Place to find Mochi
-Reason to buy sausage 
at 2 a.m.

-Milwaukee Buck
-Place to find cheap gas
-Place to risk gaining 5 pounds
-Holiday microbrew
-Use for the Park East freeway
-Place to rub elbows with famous people
-Reason to wear a thong
-Representative of Milwaukee
-Reality TV star
-Way to beat the fall chill
-Reason to drive in circles for a parking spot
-Place to raise your cholesterol
-Best holiday activities
-Place drink coffee and watch the world go by


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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee