New clothing store opens at Hilldale

WaterLilly, a women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing store with a focus on designs by Lilly Pulitzer, opened last week at Hilldale Shopping Center.

County loosens restrictions on bars, gatherings

Public Health Madison and Dane County has issued Emergency Order No. 14, loosening restrictions on gatherings and allowing for customers to patronize bars within capacity restrictions.

Schenk's Corners Stop-N-Go closes

Last week, the Madison City Council denied an alcohol license for a Stop-N-Go convenience store at 2002 Winnebago St., and this week the store has closed.

Why we like State Street, why we fear it at times

When I got to town in the ’70s, the larger-than-life characters downtown included the ethnic restaurateurs — the Gargano brothers (Italian cuisine), Gus Paras (Greek), Nate Balkin (Jewish deli), and Suey Wong (Chinese). You always got the sense that their roots weren’t too far away from the boat that brought them or their parents to the U.S.

Revival and relapse

On paper, the eight blocks of State Street were loaded for future success from the day Wisconsin was admitted to the Union in 1848.

Picture a deserted downtown

The whole city has benefited from the new wealth (and tax base) created downtown in recent decades. But now the red lights are flashing for State Street.

In Business magazine