Local Business


by Meredith Metzler | 09/21/2017 - 4:52pm

Losing the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison reflected the general trend of declining manufacturing jobs. But being part of a national trend doesn’t change the reality for the company’s employees and the city.

Madison Commons is proud to introduce After Oscars, an in-depth multimedia project examining the local impact of the plant’s closure. 

by Gretchen Christensen | 08/04/2017 - 11:00am

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this one about a Madison bakery that will be affected by Kwik Trip’s buy-outs of PDQs.


by Christopher Lueneburg | 07/21/2017 - 10:50am


A public hearing on the proposed bus stop changes on Monroe Street was held last Wednesday evening in front of the Transit and Parking Commission, giving community members an opportunity to voice their opinions.

The hearing was called to gauge public concern about Metro’s proposal to consolidate and shift the bus stops along Monroe Street, resulting in a reduction of 6 stops along the corridor.

by Madison Area Bu... | 07/17/2017 - 12:34pm

At least as far back as ancient Greece and its Agora, democratic assembly occurred in open public space. People gathered at the Agora to shop, talk, make friendships, relax and refresh. What has that got to do with using the bus in Madison? 

Lots. Because in the last half century, shopping centers have separated the commercial from the noncommercial reasons for congregating and also at least passively separated bus riders from the rest of the public. Is it time for a change?

by Samantha Loomis | 07/10/2017 - 10:10am

FoodShare recipients can now reap the benefits of Willy Street Co-op’s Double Dollars program year-round.

The Double Dollars program is designed to create greater access to fresh and healthy food for Madison’s FoodShare recipients.

by Michael Mirer | 08/03/2015 - 10:29am

Our weekly look at the headlines in Madison

by Aparna Vidyasagar | 03/05/2015 - 6:29pm

Building custom furniture is like solving a puzzle

by Michael Tews | 10/03/2013 - 2:00am

Solar Homes Partnership subsidizes rebates for panel installation 

by Kait Vosswinkel | 09/16/2013 - 9:09am

Event seeks to build community over food and entertainment

by Dane 101 | 08/27/2013 - 11:31am

Shamrock Bar & Grill and Red Rock Saloon dominate discussion at August meeting