Remember Schuster’s department store?

Remember Schuster’s department store?

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Remember Schuster's Department Store in Milwaukee?
What a surprise it was earlier this year when the sheet metal cladding was temporarily removed at the old Schuster’s department store in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Underneath the layers of sheathing, the original facade of the nearly 130 year old building was found — beautifully preserved — by the building’s owner, C.H. Coakley & Co.

That’s where’s Bobby Tanzilo takes us inside for this week’s Urban Spelunking.

What was it like shopping at Schuster’s?  What’s planned for the building’s future?  Click the podcast player above the photos to hear our extended interview.

And be sure to read Bobby’s entire article here.