Good morning, Madison!

Hopefully by now you've noticed (and maybe even clicked on) the family planning survey we've included in the newsletter for the past two-ish weeks. If you haven't, or if you're new here (hi!), here's a quick reminder of what it's all about.

We've partnered with the folks at Tone Madison to produce a survey that will help us better understand and offer our readers a fuller picture of how the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling is affecting people across the Madison area.

Our main question: Has the fall of Roe v. Wade impacted your decisions about family planning?

If you have thoughts, tell us! If you have friends who might have thoughts, pass it along (and tell them to subscribe to Madison Minutes while you're at it).

The survey will be open through Monday Aug. 22.

— Hayley


🌮 Adios, Eldorado Grill.

  • Local restaurant group behemoth Food Fight announced Eldorado Grill on Willy Street will close at the end of the month.
  • Why? Mainly because of pandemic setbacks. The restaurant never managed to find its footing within the carryout scene that exploded in the early days of the pandemic and, as Cap Times reports, Eldorado did not receive any Restaurant Revitalization Funds that other Food Fight restaurants did.
  • What's next? Food Fight’s newest endeavor is Manny’s Parkside, located in Manitowish Waters. It's the group's first restaurant outside of the greater Madison area. Madison Magazine also reports the group – which owns and operates 18 restaurants in the Madison area – has plans to open two new restaurants in 2023.

🚫 577 guns are off the streets.

  • That's how many guns the Dane County Sheriff’s Office collected at its first gun buyback event over the weekend.
  • In total,  577 weapons and about 380 pounds of ammunition were surrendered in exchange for $43,380 in gift cards for gas and groceries.

🛍️ From Odana to Atomic Antiques.

  • A new antique store on Verona Road will be home to some familiar faces. Atomic Antiques, which specializes in mid-century modern collections, will employ most of the employees and house many of the vendors currently at Odana Antiques.
  • If you'll recall: Odana Antiques announced it will close Sept. 16  when owner Sue Duncan retires. The State Journal reports Duncan has sold the 45,000-square-foot store at 6201 Odana Road for $3 million to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.
  • If you want to check out the new spot at 4546 Verona Rd., Atomic Antiques is hosting a grand opening celebration Aug. 19-21.

🥕 You can still drop off your food scraps.

💉 Prepping for monkeypox on campus.

🚌 Your lunchtime read: The bumpy road to electric buses in Madison.

  • Via Cap Times: "In the summer of 2020, Madison’s first electric buses arrived in the city thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the federal government.

    Madison Metro Transit was one of 50 agencies to receive a share of the funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No-Emission $55 million grant, leading the way in not only the state but the country.

    Over two years later, the three electric buses are sitting in a warehouse."

Photo by Hayley Sperling/Madison Minutes

Has the fall of Roe v. Wade impacted your decisions about family planning? Tell us.

We've partnered with Tone Madison to produce a survey that will help us better understand and offer our readers a fuller picture of how the ruling is affecting people across the Madison area. Learn more and take the survey here.


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