Morning Update: Friday, Oct. 22
Paisan's and popup shops
Happy Friday, Madison!
I hope you have a good day. You deserve it.
By the way, it’s not too late to tell us about your events that are happening next week. I’ll check submissions again tomorrow morning.
🏠 Red Caboose and Movin' Out are teaming up to build a new facility with apartments and childcare space.
- The first floor will be dedicated to Red Caboose. It will have space for three times as many children as the previous location on Willy Street, the Cap Times reports.
- The rest of the building will be apartments managed by Movin' Out. Out of the 38 apartments in the building, 32 units will be affordable housing units.
🍻 Ale Asylum has a buyer lined up. But they can’t say who it is yet due to a non-disclosure agreement.
- Here’s what the State Journal was able to figure out about the buyers:
- The owners are “from the area."
- They are “a group of people acting as one entity.”
- They may or may not already be in the brewing business.
- With this new development, the large taproom out by the airport will stay open. The brewery’s co-founders plan to stay on after the sale.
🏢 Paisan’s is reopening today.
- The backstory: the building at 131 W Wilson Street was closed in early September due to safety concerns. The 12-story building also includes offices for a variety of businesses.
- The underground parking deck has since been reinforced with hundreds of support beams. That means the building can reopen, but it also cuts down on available parking.
- The concerns that led to the temporary closure were known to the building’s owner since at least 2016, Channel 3000 reports.
🚘 Some lanes and ramps on the Beltline will be closed starting next week.
- From Channel 3000: "Lanes and ramps from Whitney Way to John Nolen Drive will be impacted. Lane closures are scheduled to last between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. WisDOT also expects ramp closures at Fish Hatchery Road and Todd Drive."
🖥️ The Cap Times says it will be rolling out a new website next week.
- The newspaper is leaving Madison.com, which has a notoriously bad user experience, and will be launching a standalone website at CapTimes.com next week, according to editor/publisher Paul Fanlund.
- Fanlund says the new website will have an "excellent and uncluttered digital experience."
- We expect to have more details on this next week.
🛍️ Headed to the Night Market tonight? Then you'll want to check out the new popup shops.
- The program enables small vendors to take over some of the vacant storefronts on State Street.
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📅 This weekend...
Friday, Oct. 22
- “Animal Grossology” Zoo Mini Camp at Henry Vilas Zoo. Mini Zoo Camp events coincide with the days that Madison schools are off during the fall. $70.
- Madison Night Market. Local art, live music, artists, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The market runs along State Street and Gilman Street. 4-9 p.m.
- Wicked Brew Bash at Delta Beer Lab. Family friendly Halloween party. Pumpkin carving, costume contest, games, food trucks, and Hocus Pocus screening. 4-9:30 p.m. Free.
- Fall festivals hosted by three local YMCA locations (East, West, and Sun Prairie). Activities vary by site. 5:30-7 p.m. Free.
- Horseshoes & Hand Grenades with Keller Williams at the Sylvee. Doors 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
- “The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz” screening with UW Cinematheque at Vilas Hall. IMDb: “The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.” 7 p.m. Free.
- “Unscripted!” comedy show at Bos Meadery. Comedians make up material on the spot. 8 p.m. $10.
Saturday, Oct. 23
- Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale at Garver Feed Mill. Pre-ordering strongly encouraged. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Panel: “Magic Mushrooms? New Research on Fungus-Derived Hallucinogens at UW-Madison and Beyond. In-person and virtual options. 12:30 p.m. Free.
- DIY Fermentation Class hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Must register by Monday. 1-4 p.m. Virtual. $26 members, $32 nonmembers.
- Madison Makers Halloween Market at Delta Beer Lab. Local crafters and a few food trucks. 3-8 p.m.
- Halloween at the Farm at Schumacher Farm Park. Games, hayride, music, food. $10 per person or $30 per family. Kids 3 and under free.
- Halloween Bar Crawl in Downtown Madison. Costume contest, waived cover fees, special food and drinks specials. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. $25, which includes 2 drinks.
- Caamp with Sam Filiatreau at the Sylvee. Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 8 p.m. $30 and up.
- Comedian Randy Rainbow at The Orpheum. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50.
- “A Dim Valley” screening with UW Cinematheque at Vilas Hall. IMDb: “A curmudgeonly biologist and his stoner graduate students encounter a group of mysterious backpackers who disrupt their lives in beautiful and surprising ways.” 7 p.m. Free.
- Comedy & Poetry Jam at Yahara Distillery. 9:30 p.m. $20 tickets in advance.
Sunday, Oct. 24
- Garden Stroll at UW Arboretum. 1 p.m. “Gently paced stroll through the gardens is well-suited for a multi-generational outing.” Free.
- Monthly networking social for Black women entrepreneurs at the Progress Center for Black Women. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free.
- Legends In Harmony: A Tribute To Dolly, Linda, and Emmylou at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 1:30 p.m., show at 2:30 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door.
- The MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT at Cafe Coda. 7 p.m. $20.MC Lars, Mega Ran, MC Frontalot, and Schaffer the Darklord concert at The Bur Oak. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $17 advance, $20 at door.