Transportation Commission members were largely opposed Wednesday to closing the 100 to 300 blocks, but asked for more answers on how lower State Street could be converted into a pedestrian mall on most weekends this summer.
A critical shopping season kicks into high gear as retailers try to make up for lost ground but it's a changed landscape as the pandemic continues to surge.
Tuesday night’s destruction came just as shopkeepers and building owners had largely removed plywood that covered windows along State Street and its offshoots since protests earlier this summer over systemic racism and police brutality.
The $300,000 fund will help businesses with repairs and upgrades following looting and unrest but several business have closed and landlords are struggling to fill empty spaces.
In a meeting that ended after less than 60 minutes, the council approved proposals to study parking in the city and extend the contract of the Judge Doyle Square project manager.
The events will include more space for vendors and more activities on State Street
Soglin and the City Council have been at odds in recent years over how much Downtown alcohol availability is too much.
The first of three Madison Night Market events starts Thursday, and will require the closing of parts of two Downtown streets beginning in the afternoon.
City council members unanimously approved a new alcohol policy Tuesday that seeks to expand the vicinity for establishments to obtain alcohol …
Mary Carbine says new residents could spark more retail around Capitol Square
Participating locally owned businesses are staying open late Thursday for the Solstice Stroll, an event pegged to the week in which there is the most daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Two weeks ago, Central District Capt. Mary Schauf instructed officers to put more pressure on those sleeping Downtown. But Schauf and others worry that the homeless will move to residential areas and potentially cause greater problems there.
Madison's Central Business Improvement District is using a $500 grant from a national program to do public education and give away 600 of the pocket ashtrays with sliding lids.
Times are tough, but Central Business Improvement District executive director Mary Carbine of the BID says "it’s time for us to think big."
Proponents say 2007 ordinance helped reduce crime downtown, but it might not be renewed this fall.