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Is retail getting squeezed out of State Street?

Mayor Paul Soglin worries that Madison's main drag, State Street, is becoming overrun with bars and restaurants. So Soglin is contemplating taking regulatory action to ensure that the mix of retail remains strong on this historic commercial strip. >More
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The return of Kabul on State Street

Back in the early 1970s, Madison restaurants typically served staunchly Midwestern fare: sausages, steaks, fish fry. There were few other options. >More
Isthmus on WORT: Has the downtown Madison student housing boom reached its peak?

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reported on the downtown student apartment development boom in the September 4 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
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Demand for student apartments waning in Madison

From Les Orosz's point of view, you'd be crazy to break ground on another student apartment project in Madison right now. "Quite frankly, the Hub is adding 1,000 bedrooms downtown," says Orosz, a developer who built one of Madison's first high-end student apartment buildings, the Embassy, at 505 University Ave. "It would be pretty reckless right now for someone else to build another 12-story student tower." >More
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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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