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Entries Tagged as 'Preservation'

On Pabst’s Return to Milwaukee

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

MILWAUKEE – Pabst, that icon of Milwaukee, is returning to its former home. The company will open a microbrewery and testing center at the old Pabst brewering in Milwaukee. Pictured here is a part of the Pabst revival in the city including the famous Pabst sign and the Brewhouse Suites hotel. The move, which is […]

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Old Mills Making New Products

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments

The carnage in Detroit (and so many other U.S. cities), where hundreds of gorgeous industrial buildings are either wasted by neglect or outright demolition, need not always happen. Since the 1970s, hundreds of historic industrial buildings have found new uses as offices, apartments and shopping centers. One use that is often overlooked is manufacturing. But […]

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Tags: Preservation · Tourism

Where is Ortega’s Snap E Tom?

January 28th, 2010 · 29 Comments

He was the hot tomato of the 1970s brunch, Snap E Tom. But when did this tomato juice mascot disappear from grocery shelves? Snap E was a product of the Pioneer Ortega Chili Company, and later Heublein, from what I can find. Made with chile peppers, onions and tomatoes, it was a Bloody Mary mix […]

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Tags: Liquor · Preservation

Red Routemaster Double Decker to Return to London

January 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

LONDON – There are few trademarks more remembered than London’s Routemaster buses, and their recent revitalization is proof that moving vehicle programs can become historic landmarks in and of themselves. (At right, a beautiful American family enjoying the upstairs in 2004). The Routemaster dates from 1956, and since then it has become a classic. It […]

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Tags: Preservation · Transport and Shipping

Quikrete Is the Great D.I.Y. Concrete and Sand Brand

November 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The idea behind a brand is to turn a commodity into a special thing. And what is more commodity than concrete; concrete is cement and sand, right? Such was the genius of Gene Winchester, who created Quikrete brand concrete mix in 1952 in Columbus, Ohio. Now headquartered in Atlanta, the brand is trusted by do-it-yourselfers […]

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Hope Springs Motel Resort

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

PALM SPRINGS – Any person who owns a silly little motel by the side of the road ought to look at Hope Springs Motel Resort in Palm Springs, California. It’s an utterly nondescript motel that has turned into a Travel & Leisure favorite. The recipe? A hip approach, minimalist design and ultra clean rooms. While […]

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Tags: Preservation · Tourism

When a Brick Is Not Just A Brick

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Consumers need a story. I am reading about neuromarketing, the science of looking at brains and connecting it with consumer behavior, after seeing that 60 Minutes clip on computers reading brains (thanks to Jon Vanhala for sending it out). I wanted to find out more about neuromarketing to get a sense of how prevalent it […]

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Tags: Advertising · Preservation · Tourism

Save the Home of Mr. Peanut in Suffolk, Virginia!

June 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

SUFFOLK – The home of the founder of Mr. Peanut, Amadeo Obici, is in danger of destruction, and has been named to Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered list, just released this week. Obici was the founder of Planter’s Peanuts, and moved his company from Pennsylvania to Virginia to be closer to his supplies. In the process, […]

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Tags: News · Preservation