Developer proposes demolishing Coliseum, Wonder bars

A developer is proposing the demolition of the Coliseum Bar and the Wonder Bar and Restaurant for a $40 million, 18-story project near the Alliant Energy Center, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The 291-apartment housing project would include first-floor commercial and office space and parking at 222-232 E. Olin Ave. The proposed building also would be located near bike and pedestrian paths, bus lines, parks, Lake Monona, and the Beltline. The project works into the city’s master plan for the area to create a “Destination District” near the Alliant Energy Center with hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and a range of housing.