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Turnover and Vacancies

Postby MadMind75 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:12 am

I was going over a list of bars/clubs and didn't quite realize at first just how much turnover has occurred in Madison within the past 5 years.
I also realized that I don't know what's become of the spaces that some businesses have exited - if new business has popped up in it's place or if they remain vacant.

Crave bar - vacant?
Cue-Nique - vacant?
Palace Latin Club/Luther's Blues - vacant?
Fyfe's - vacant?
Kickshaw in Fitchburg - vacant?
Hooter's west side - vacant?
Then on the restaurant front, if it's true that both Boston's Pizza and Tilted Kilt on the west side are closed for good, then there's two more vacancies to add to the list.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby Ducatista » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:00 am

Happy to trade all those for one Coopers.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby MadMind75 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:25 pm

White Horse Inn - vacant?
Cafe Montmarte - vacant?
The Green Room - vacant?

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby TAsunder » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:47 pm

The White Horse qualifies as a former bar/club?

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:06 pm

TAsunder wrote:The White Horse qualifies as a former bar/club?


I knew a lot of people who only went there for drinks and not for food. I think I remember a Margarita special they used to have for happy hour that drew people in.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:17 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
TAsunder wrote:The White Horse qualifies as a former bar/club?


I knew a lot of people who only went there for drinks and not for food. I think I remember a Margarita special they used to have for happy hour that drew people in.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-for-1 margaritas (which meant you bought them two at a time for yourself).

I think I read that SHINE advertising is moving in there.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:11 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-for-1 margaritas (which meant you bought them two at a time for yourself).


Ahhh, those were the good times.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby MadMind75 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:36 pm

TAsunder wrote:The White Horse qualifies as a former bar/club?

I realize some slide more towards the restaurant side of things - I only wanted to start one thread on the topic and had more bars than pure restaurants, so I decided to post under the drinking topic.

green union terrace chair wrote:I think I read that SHINE advertising is moving in there [The White Horse Inn].

This is the first time in a long time (being that the bar/restaurant business has taken a hit during the recession) in Madison where an establishment with a liquor license closes up and a non-bar/restaurant business opens up in it's place.
The Klinic is now a Pizza Hut.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:27 am

MadMind75 wrote:
The Klinic is now a Pizza Hut.


Is it just a Pizza Hut, or is it an Italian Bistro Pizza Hut, like the one out by East Towne? I wonder how much they paid a marketing consultant to come up with that?

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby swoon_queen » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:50 am

MadMind75 wrote:White Horse Inn - vacant?
Cafe Montmarte - vacant?
The Green Room - vacant?


Cafe Montmartre was purchased by Underground Food Collective and they're moving toward opening a deli/restaurant soon...

http://www.isthmus.com/daily/article.php?article=28012

Shine did announce they're moving into the former White Horse Inn spot.

There's a plethora of restaurants opening right around the Capitol Square, many in spaces that weren't formerly occupied by food service establishments-- Graze (the new L'Etoile gastropub in the glass bank building), Merchant (an "urban grocery, restaurant and craft bar" on the corner of Pinckney/Doty where that marketing office used to be, Francesca's Al Lago (although maybe there was a restaurant there, can't remember)-- and some that are in former restaurant spaces. I'm excited for the new Mediterranean place that is slated to open in the former Peppino's location. But it seems that there are more openings than closings ahead. Wonder if that is sustainable.... or, to be blunt, who will last?

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby LargeMarge » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:01 pm

Palace Latin Club/Luther's Blues - vacant?

Not vacant - It is UW-Madison office space for people who were displaced when the buildings were removed to make way for the WID/MID (Institutes of Discovery) building.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby mrak » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:49 pm

Monona's The Pizza Oven (a favorite of mine) has opened a second location in the space Hooters vacated on the west side.

Haven't heard how they're doing there, but I hope business is good.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby MadMind75 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Thanks for helping to fill in the blanks!

Looks like the building that housed Crave bar 201 West Gorham Street is for sale. Is Platinum Tanning Company leasing the space?

The 2nd floor of 317 W Gorham St that housed Cue-Nique is for lease.

The building that housed Fyfe's at 1344 East Washington Ave is for lease.

The complex that formerly housed The Green Room at 5618 Odana Rd is now the UW Health Odana Atrium Clinic (yeah, I know that's old news, I just never knew what became of it).

Not sure what's become of the restaurant space that formerly housed Kickshaw, Good Times, and Fitch's Chop House in Fitchburg at 5957 McKee Road Suite 1 - I'm just going to assume it's still vacant.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby HeyZeus » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:44 pm

MadMind75 wrote:Not sure what's become of the restaurant space that formerly housed Kickshaw, Good Times, and Fitch's Chop House in Fitchburg at 5957 McKee Road Suite 1 - I'm just going to assume it's still vacant.


Correct.

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Re: Turnover and Vacancies

Postby beenie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:54 pm

mrak wrote:Monona's The Pizza Oven (a favorite of mine) has opened a second location in the space Hooters vacated on the west side.

Haven't heard how they're doing there, but I hope business is good.


It's already changed hands and is now called Dahmen's Pizza Place.


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