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.

- Sam


🏠 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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