Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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It is so breathtaking I hasten to post on my blog what it actually says.
I warn you.
It is deeply troubling.
You will howl and shriek, especially if you live in the 53132 zip code.
I kid you not.
This marks the most recent controversy to descend upon our quite, humble city of just a few thousand.
Maybe you’re not aware.
Maybe you haven’t seen it yet.
Maybe you haven’t driven by 51st and Rawson in awhile because Fountains of Failure non-developer David Hintzmann has given you no reason to do so.
CVS went up in a heartbeat. (Amazing, given they’re just a few yards away from those naughty Foxes. How in the world did they ever pull that off?)
They have doors and windows and electricity and merchandise and actual workers inside a real honest to goodness building. Hintzmann is probably blaming my wife.
But the real atrocity here is the big red bold letters on the south side of the business that’s up and running (much like the Azana Spa that was promised by Hintzmann when the first Bush was president).
Those red letters proclaim:
Beer and Wine
At the risk of making you faint, ladies and gentlemen, the letters on the side of the new CVS tell everyone traveling on Rawson that CVS sells:
Beer and Wine
Folks, I gotta tell ya’, this alarming, disturbing, earth-shaking signage has been up for quite awhile, and I must admit I am shocked and that it has totally missed the keen eyes and political wisdom of other Franklin bloggers, in particular two tree-hugging writers.
These know it all cohorts in crime gleefully wrote about a year ago that GASP the new Target in the Shoppes at Wyndham Village sold spirits (beer and wine) right next door to the brand new Sendik’s.
The two bloggers mentioned previously, let's just call them Frick and Frack wrote that the new Sendik’s sold beer and wine.
Guess what? The new Target was going to sell beer and wine.
Anybody and everybody in
We all know that the Sendik’s did recently close, though it had absolutely nothing to do with Target selling booze. Even so, I’m willing to bet that deep down inside, Frick and Frack hold some disgusting, sickening “I told you so” glee about what transpired.
Where are Frick and Frack now? Same deal. Same situation. A new business opens right next door to a Sendik’s that proudly boasts it sells beer and wine.
Where are the blogs written with fear and agony that Sendik’s is now in despreate trouble and that Sendik’s will go down? Why don’t Frick and Frack put their incredible logic into print once more? Where are the posts of impending gloom and doom?
I suspect the elder of Frick and Frack might, just might have an actual modicum of a clue. The other doesn’t know how to spell clue.