Retail

Agrace holiday shop opens October 23

Agrace’s annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop will open Friday, Oct, 23, selling gently used, donated items to benefit Agrace’s community grief support services and the Agrace Grief Support Center in Fitchburg.

Mount Horeb Fall Market moves to virtual format

Due to public health concerns, the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Village Market, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been moved to a virtual market with drive-thru pickup at the downtown ELC/Duluth parking lot on Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Take Five: Restaurants still up against it

In Jason Westhoff’s words, staying open during the pandemic is not cheap. From labor and food costs to added personal protective equipment costs, restaurants are dishing out thousands to stay in business while they deal with restrictive public health orders and lingering consumer reluctance.

First Public Market vendors announced

City of Madison officials have announced the first five vendors for the Madison Public Market, all of which will receive $19,000 in seed money from the city.

Popular cookie vendor opens University Avenue shop

Yeng Yang, a cookie seller at the Dane County Farmers' Market, is opening a storefront at 5510 University Ave., according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the market at the square, Yang had been making…

Spike may redefine reopening plan

A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Dane County has Public Health Madison and Dane County officials reevaluating the phased approach to reopening.

Salon to open third location in Verona

ECCO Salon, with locations in Waunakee and Fitchburg, is planning the opening of its third location in Verona on Nov. 2 at 801 West Verona Ave. between the new Verona high school and the Epic Systems campus.

Owner of local malls restructures

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates, owner of East Towne Mall and West Towne Mall in Madison, has reached a restructuring support agreement with debt holders in an effort to boost its balance sheet.

Public Market funding sources in limbo

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has called for alternative funding options for Madison’s Public Market, sparking concern from the Public Market Foundation Board that fundraising is at risk without the city’s support of the project.

International food hall set to open this week

After COVID-19 delayed its initial opening earlier this year, the Global Market and Food Hall at 2161 Zeier Road is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 12, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal. The former Babies R Us…

VomFASS on State Street closing

The Morrison family, the local owners of VomFASS on State Street, announced in a social media post that the store will be closing permanently.

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