By Colleen Jurkiewicz Reporter Published Sep 05, 2013 at 10:59 AM

We’ve heard a lot in the last few months about the ongoing changes at Bayshore Town Center, including the closure of Bravo!, the addition of 8-Twelve, a new Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub and the opening of shops like Ulta Beauty and Athleta.

Paper Source is the latest addition to the mall family, with an opening date of Sept. 20. The high-end paperie, gift retailer and scrapbook destination will be located next to LA Fitness and Coldwater Creek. It will be the very first store in Wisconsin for Paper Source and their 73rd nationwide (they expect to reach 80 by the end of the year).

"We will continue to expand in 2014," said Paper Source. "In 2013 alone we are opening 15 stores ... it has been an exciting milestone during our 30th anniversary year."

The company was founded in 1983 by Sue Lindstrom, who was inspired by the Japanese tradition of paper-making. It’s still headquartered in Chicago, the site of its very first store, and Paper Source says that many products are still made there. "We even mill our own papers." 

The store also incorporates in-store demonstrations and workshops on subjects like scrapbooking, embossing and stamping. For more information or to order products online, visit

Colleen Jurkiewicz Reporter

Colleen Jurkiewicz is a Milwaukee native with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she loves having a job where she learns something new about the Cream City every day. Her previous incarnations have included stints as a waitress, a barista, a writing tutor, a medical transcriptionist, a freelance journalist, and now this lovely gig at the best online magazine in Milwaukee.