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Colectivo Coffee looks to expand in Madison with shops on State and Monroe streets

Colectivo Coffee, which opened its first Madison coffee shop on the Capitol Square last year, is expanding here with at least two more locations in the works. >More
Will apartment boom bring more retail to downtown Madison?

For the past two years, A Room of One's Own has enjoyed a somewhat unusual situation for an independent bookstore: Business is doing pretty well. Sandi Torkildson, the store's owner, says the store got a boost from the demise of the Borders chain three years ago. But she sees another significant reason: "There do seem to be more people downtown." >More
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Madland: State Street's changing place in Madison

One of Madison's essential characteristics is its transience, particularly in a downtown defined by the university. As a college town, the seasonal rhythms are defined by the school year, and the flux of incoming and outgoing residents creates its own cadence of change. Such changes are reflected in the downtown landscape. >More
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Hüsnü's sets closing date, continues to seek new location

Hüsnü's, 547 State St., will serve its last meal at that location on Saturday, Oct. 26, as the landlord has asked tenants to vacate by the end of the month. >More
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Buraka to close as Kabul, Roast prep for moves across State Street

Buraka owner Markos Regassa expects that he will close both his brick-and-mortar location at 543 State St. and his long-running Library Mall food cart on Oct. 31. >More
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Urban Design Commission gives nod to "The Hub at Madison" development on State Street

The Urban Design Commission gave final approval with some conditions Wednesday for the "The Hub at Madison" -- a tall luxury housing and retail building proposed for the corner of State and Frances streets. It was the third time the commission heard the proposal, which some fear won't mesh well with surrounding structures along Madison's beloved State Street. >More
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Amid concerns, Madison's UDC holds off on final approval for massive Hub development on State Street

Madison's Urban Design Commission gave initial approval for a massive student housing and retail complex on State Street in a 4-2 vote Wednesday evening. The commission was expected to give its final approval on the project, but members were concerned about elements of the proposed building, such as a corner facade that some thought appeared "too industrial" in the plan. >More
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Roast Public House to relocate across State Street

One of the restaurants slated to be ousted from its current location by proposed new development in the 500 block of State Street has found a new home. Roast Public House, 529 State St., will be moving across the street to 558 State St., which was briefly the home of s2pizzabar earlier this year. >More
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Off the Square: A New Luxury Student Apartment Highrise for State Street

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Madison Urban Design Commission gets first look at the Hub proposal for State Street's 500 block

Developers for the Hub, a proposed mixed-use development on the 500 block of State Street, addressed Madison's Urban Design Commission for the first time Wednesday night. The nearly 500,000 square-feet project proposed by Core Campus Communities has caused some residents to raise concerns about a large building overshadowing its neighbors in what is arguably the city's most vital neighborhood. >More
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