316 Building a bustling hub of Madison tech firms
Just a few years ago, the aging 10-story AT&T building, a couple of blocks off the Capitol Square at 316 W. Washington Ave., was sitting mostly empty. Today, it is bustling with activity and has become the newest entrepreneurial hub in Madison, with some of the most vibrant young businesses making it their home. Along with its new identity, it sports a new name: the 316 Building.
AkitaBox moves into emerging tech hub
AkitaBox Inc., a Madison maker of facility management software, said it has moved into a new building in downtown Madison that is becoming a hub for the city’s technology companies.
EatStreet moves into bigger space
Fast-growing online food ordering software provider EatStreet Inc. has moved into a new headquarters in downtown Madison, more than doubling the amount of space it occupies. The move signals a continuation of EatStreet’s growth, as well as a new chapter for an old AT&T building that is being transformed into a technology company hub.
WaunaBoom! A little town gets a big bump from new business
A decaying section of Highway 19 took motorists past dated storefronts and elderly street lights. A few folks came to town to visit Mill House Quilts, but there wasn’t much else to see. Locals were more likely to head to Madison after the kids got off school.
The Lone Girl Brewpub to Open in Waunakee
The area’s newest brewpub, the Lone Girl Brewing Company, is set to open in Waunakee in early June. The two-story, 11,000-square-foot facility is the anchor tenant for Waunakee’s new Village Crossing project on Main Street. Its brew house, main bar, restaurant, rooftop beer garden with a bandstand and a fire pit demonstrate that this is an ambitious design that may well fuel the revitalization of downtown Waunakee.
New Walker’s Point apartments near Reed Street Yards reach 95 percent occupancy
The Brix Lofts Apartments building in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood has reached 95 percent occupancy four months after opening this summer. That lease-up of the 98-unit building is another reflection of the strong downtown apartment market, and attractiveness of Walker’s Point. Brix is a former industrial building previously used to manufacture candy bars at 408 W. Florida St. It is south of the Reed Street Yards water technology business park, and next to the Iron Horse Hotel. Contractors recently completed a parking structure between the Brix and Iron Horse, said Dustin Sydorowicz, property manager at Siegel-Gallagher Management Co.
AOMA Of Wisconsin Announces Ovation as TOBY High-Rise Building of the Year
MILWAUKEE, WI – The Apartment Owners & Managers Association of Wisconsin (AOMA) announced the AOMA winners of The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) & Apartment Awards and installed the Officers and Directors for 2015-2016 at a banquet on Tuesday, September 15th at the Blue Mound Country Club, and Ovation 309, managed by Amy Knous and Siegel Gallagher, took home the award for 2015 High Rise Building of the Year.
Madison considers $2 million TIF loan for AT&T building remodeling
Madison is considering a $2 million investment in a $29.2 million face-lift and renovation of the massive AT&T building Downtown. Hovde Properties, which acquired the 10-story building, intends to add glass and windows to the facade to modernize and bring more light into the cream-colored, stone-paneled structure at 316 W. Washington Ave. Hovde also wants to add fire sprinklers to floors six through 10, improve elevators, deal with asbestos, renovate the interior to create space for future tenants, redo the front entrance plaza and side entrance, and upgrade landscaping.
Craft beer bar slated for Ovation 309 building
Mr. Brews Taphouse, a combination craft beer bar and restaurant, will be part of the Ovation 309 building that’s currently under construction on West Johnson Street. The 4,000-square-foot location will also serve as a showcase property for those interested in starting franchises elsewhere. It will offer 72 tap beers from around the world and feature fireplaces and backgammon boards.
Topping‐off Ceremony for Ovation 309
MADISON – Downtown Madison continues to be a dynamic hub for living, business, and entertainment. That being said, a significant milestone will be taking place to mark the construction of what will be one of the City’s most notable landmarks. In collaboration with Hovde Properties and Eppstein Uhen Architects, Findorff will be celebrating the topping‐off of Ovation 309 as construction crews recently poured the building’s 14th floor.
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