City orders Wilson Street building, home to Paisan’s, closed

Due to structural concerns, the city of Madison announced the revocation of the occupancy permit for 131 W. Wilson St. The Madison Building Inspection Department has been monitoring structural concerns at the property owned by Rice Investors LLC and says the landlord is addressing the structural concerns but the work is not completed. According to the city, the building was ordered vacated “out of an abundance of caution” until structural engineers determine that either there is no cause for concern or the structural issue is fixed. This building is primarily occupied by commercial offices and Paisan’s Restaurant. Building inspection officials do not believe the building is in danger of imminent collapse, but it will be monitored daily.