Hospitality & Tourism

Dane County Small Business Awards: Blue Plate caters to its promise

Blue Plate Catering turns 30 this year, and for CEO and owner Jodi Fowler and her staff, 30 years of fulfilling promises has led to consistent revenue growth in the 11–13% range. Only the pandemic year of 2020 interrupted that string of success, but Blue Plate has shown how reassuringly special a caterer can be.

PB&J Deli closes

After less than a year on State Street, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli has closed.

Madison Public Market estimates 2024 opening

Plans are underway to transform the former city of Madison fleet services building, at 200 N. First St., into a public market that could host 30 vendors, a brewpub, and a restaurant.

Great State?

Standing at the top of State Street on a chilly Thursday afternoon, I was dreading a walk toward campus. Admittedly, I hadn’t visited or shopped State Street since the unrest and the pandemic took hold in 2020, and gauging from conversations with many people since then, I’m not alone.

Nau-Ti-Gal to close after 40 years

After 40 years in operation, the owners of the Nau-Ti-Gal waterfront restaurant confirmed plans to close the Westport establishment but expand their live music schedule and lawn seating at their remaining restaurant, Mariner's Inn.

Madison’s business destination is back!

An event literally more than two years in the making, the 10th annual IB Expo & Conference returned to the Alliant Energy Center on May 18, bringing together Madison-area professionals with the businesses that serve them.

Madison Chocolate Co. expands

Madison Chocolate Co. will soon open a second retail location and production facility in the Heritage Square Shopping Center at 5521 Odana Road.

Madison Night Markets return

Madison’s Central Business Improvement District announced that the Madison Night Markets will be held on May 12, June 6, Aug. 11, and Sept. 8 from 4–8 p.m. on State and Gilman Streets.

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