Retail

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.

Gooh Grocery project expected to advance

Sometime in late spring or early summer, the city of Madison could approve a small, independent grocery development to replace a former strip club on Madison’s east side.

Crazy Lenny retires

Len Mattioli, a well-established retail personality in Madison, has sold his electric bike shop and is retiring from working in the retail business after 54 years.

Wisconsin used car purchases up 14.8% during pandemic

A new report from CoPilot using data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Personal Consumption Expenditures found that used-car spending in Wisconsin increased by 14.8% during the pandemic — a total change of $524.9 million.

Do It Best moves to a bigger space

The Do It Best hardware operation of Middleton Farmers Cooperative has moved to its convenience store on Pleasant View Road and into the former Builders First Source space at 1987 Pleasant View Road.

In Business magazine