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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Discounts, Gift Certificates at SM Eateries and Pubs

Water emergency, Jim Shelenske, Farmers' Market, gift certificates, Chamber of Commerce

This looks like a worthwhile event in the wake of Friday's water main break. (Thanks to SM Alderman Jim Shelenske for the heads up and this news release):

“Fresh Water Days” To Help Restaurants

Affected by South Milwaukee Water Emergency

Discounts, Farmers’ Market Gift Certificates Offered to Customers

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (February 6, 2010) – The South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and South Milwaukee Downtown Market are teaming up to encourage area residents to patronize South Milwaukee bars and restaurants affected by the city’s water problems of the past two days.

The Chamber has declared Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12, “Fresh Water Days” in South Milwaukee and is working with the Downtown Market to give people two big incentives to eat out or get a drink on those days.

  • As part of the promotion, customers of South Milwaukee bars and restaurants showing a “Fresh Water Days” sign can take advantage of meal or drink specials made available only as part of the promotion.
  • Also, the South Milwaukee Downtown Market – the city’s successful farmers’ market – is offering ten $20 gift cards for use at the market when it returns to 11th and Milwaukee Avenues this summer. Only people eating or drinking at South Milwaukee bars and restaurants taking part in the “Fresh Water Days” promotion can win the gift certificates. Entries can be made at participating establishments.

“While we’re glad the water emergency is over in South Milwaukee, the impact on our bars and restaurants was real,” said Jim Shelenske, Third District Alderman in South Milwaukee. “They lost a lot of business because of what happened, and we want to do our part to help support these local establishments.”

For a full list of establishments taking part in this promotion, watch throughout the week.

South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Lorentzen said he is expecting most, if not all, local bars and restaurants to take part.

“The Chamber has the interests of business at heart, and we’re excited about what ‘Fresh Water Days’ will mean for them,” Lorentzen said. “We hope the extra business from this promotion will more than make up for what they lost on Friday.”

For more information

  • Alderman Jim Shelenske: 414-651-2221
  • Chamber President Bryan Lorentzen: 364-5253
  • Website:

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