Saying goodbye to downtown Waukesha

By Katherine Michalets - Special to The Freeman

Feb. 12, 2015

WAUKESHA - Two stores are having closing sales in the downtown Waukesha area: Restyle Studios, 401 W. Main St., and Millideals Resale Shop, 330 E. North St.

When Restyle Studios owner Michelle Militello found out her lease was coming due sooner than she had initially anticipated, she decided not to renew. A store closing sale began Tuesday with the consignment, upcycled and new items store closing March 14.

Militello bought the business in June 2013 and thought she’d keep it open through June, but that recently changed. The business had opened about two years prior to her taking the reins.

“We were making some changes to try and get more people down here. We were waiting until June to make some decisions,” she said.

Retail is a tough business, Militello said, but she is not ruling out returning to it.

A business specializing in apparel for golf and bowling, and soon yoga and tennis, called High 5 Gear will be opening in the location.

According to an online posting, Millideals Resale Shop began its liquidation sale Jan. 30 after two years of business. Everything is being sold, including shelving and clothing racks.