Wonder Bar to be saved, for now
After an effort to save and relocate the historic Wonder Bar on Madison’s southeast side, the project that threatened it has been put on hold, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal. The building was scheduled to be demolished for an 18-story housing and commercial space project adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center. The Madison Plan Commission unanimously voted to save the historic bar by pausing the $40 million project that included 291 apartments, 342 parking stalls, and 16,000 square feet of commercial space. The planned project would have razed the Wonder Bar steakhouse and the Coliseum Bar & Banquet.
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