Downtown Dossier

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June 2022

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

June Downtown Dossier
Summer sun, deals, and fun!

  • Ardorposh (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop in store! Limited Edition! Bloom is a new, youthful, fun and trendy clothing line for young women by Ardorposh. Come shop the rack as they expand their styles.
  • Art Gecko (510 State St): Drop by to get 20% off on their Stone of the Week!
  • CEOs of Tomorrow (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop with this card to enter their Summer Camp Raffle – winner gets a free week at Busine$$ of Giving Summer Camp (grades 4-8)! Or you can enter their imPACTful Creation raffle – winner gets a free imPACTful Creations kit! PLUS! You’ll get 20% off an imPACTful Creations kit with the linked card!! Inspire your youth to become business leaders of tomorrow!
  • Downtown Madison Events : Get ready for a jam-packed summer full of fun! Events are back in YOUR downtown, bringing you something fun to do every week! Join us for concerts, markets, family fun time, and so much more! Head online to follow the fun!
  • Dubai Restaurant and Bar (419 State St): Serving delicious dishes from the Mediterranean and Middle East, in the heart of Madison. Stop in for a royal feast and delightful cocktails!
  • EatStreet (420 State St): Get all your favorite grocery and convenience essentials with fee-free delivery and pick up from Forkful Market on EatStreet! Get $15 off your order when you use code DMFORKFUL. (Code valid for one use per customer on orders at Forkful Market. $25 order minimum. Offer expires 6/20/22.)
  • Ellsworth Block (23 N Pinckney St, 2nd Floor): Don't miss Ten By Ten Collective: a Maker’s Market hosted by 10x10 Gallery and Ellsworth block coming up on July 10, 10am – 4pm! Join local vendors in a curated market experience showcasing art, apparel, food, drink, flowers and plants. Located on the Capitol Square during Art Fair on the Square! Learn more here!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): Let them get you set for camping & travel this summer! Apparel, footwear & gear from your favorite brands - Osprey, Kelty, Merrell, Darn Tough, Camelbak, Keen, Patagonia, Teva, Chaco, Birkenstock, The North Face, & many more!
  • IT'SUGAR (542 State St): Dads, Grads & Pride Treats!
  • Jewelers on State Street (550 State St): Now open! Explore their wide range of in-house designs and learn how you can make your perfect ring! Book an appointment with them today!
  • Knuckleheads (520 State St): Knuckleheads CBD and Vapes is Madison's smoke shop! Check out the new Knuckleheads Club and get 25% OFF in rewards when you shop for your favorite products. Now offering in-store pickup, skip the line and order ahead or straight to your door at Knuckleheads.shop
  • Los Gemelos (244 W Gilman St): Don’t miss out on some of the best Mexican food in Madison! Grab a meal at Los Gemelos today and take your pick from delicious dishes like sopes. tamales, chiles rellenos, enchiladas, chimichangas, fajitas, and SO much more!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Sun's out, patio's out! Stop by and enjoy a libation and something to eat on State Street looking at the Capitol. Daily lunch specials posted on their Facebook page . Slainte!!!
  • Madison Physical Therapy & Consulting (10 W. Mifflin St): Relocated on the Capitol Square. Not only do you get physical therapy that provides you with results, but you also get access to this state of the art medically oriented gym to help in the rehabilitation process so you can meet your personal goals. Get Olympic level care and guidance as you work toward your physical health goals with Dr. Tiffany Virag!
  • MarcheIsa (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop - they're your spot for handmade African goods, food stuffs, clothing, paintings, wax Ankara. They integrate African culture and tradition to American. Currently featuring in-store: handmade African baskets of varying sizes and unique shapes, home décor, waist beads and belly beads, African clothing for all, African jewelry, and small drums.
  • Nick’s Restaurant and Lounge (226 State St): It’s café season! Head down to relax in their café and while you’re there – get 2 for 1 Old Fashioneds when you purchase any appetizer!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Check-out their new pasty and pastry daily specials. Seating available outside!

Want to download a PDF of the Downtown Dossier? Find it here!



May 2022

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

May Downtown Dossier
Graduate to a summer full of deals and fun!

  • Ardorposh (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop in store where you’ll save 10% on regular priced shoes and apparel when you mention “Downtown Dossier” at checkout!
  • Art Gecko (510 State St): Drop by to get 20% off on their Stone of the Week!
  • CEOs of Tomorrow (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop with this card to enter their Summer Camp Raffle – winner gets a free week at Busine$$ of Giving Summer Camp (grades 4-8)! Or you can enter their imPACTful Creation raffle – winner gets a free imPACTful Creations kit! PLUS! You’ll get 20% off an imPACTful Creations kit with the linked card!! Inspire your youth to become business leaders of tomorrow!
  • Downtown Madison Events : Get ready for a jam-packed summer full of fun! Events are back in YOUR downtown, bringing you something fun to do every week! Join us for concerts, markets, family fun time, and so much more! Head online to follow the fun!
  • Dubai Restaurant and Bar (419 State St): Serving delicious dishes from the Mediterranean and Middle East, in the heart of Madison. Stop in for a royal feast and delightful cocktails!
  • EatStreet (420 State St): Get your favorites brought right to your door with just one click! Plus, with new Forkful Market, get your basics with one click!
  • Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State St): Spring has finally arrived! Enjoy a Strawberries and Cream French Soda, a Lavender and Vanilla Bath Bomb Latte, a Lavender Dream Mocha, or Strawberry Cheesecake Chiller on their front or back patios. What better way to celebrate warmer weather and sunshine!
  • Fontana Sports (216 N Henry St): New arrivals daily from your favorite brands - Patagonia, Chaco, Birkenstock, The North Face, Hydro Flask, SmartWool, Osprey, and many more! Apparel, footwear and gear to get you set for summer!
  • Jewelers on State Street (550 State St): Buy one get one free EVERYTHING online until 6/1/22!
  • Knuckleheads (520 State St): Knuckleheads CBD and Vapes offers a wide selection of quality CBD, wellness +, vapes, and smoke accessories to all of Madison. Stop in for their daily deals like 15% OFF wellness products every weekend or 20% off water tubes every Tuesday. Open 10am-10pm everyday or shop online at Knuckleheads.shop
  • Luchador Tequila & Taco Bar (558 State St): Don’t miss Drag Brunch on Sunday, June 5, from noon to 2pm! Head to their social media for details and reservations!
  • Madison Physical Therapy & Consulting (10 W. Mifflin St): Relocated on the Capitol Square. Not only do you get physical therapy that provides you with results, but you also get access to this state of the art medically oriented gym to help in the rehabilitation process so you can meet your personal goals. Get Olympic level care and guidance as you work toward your physical health goals with Dr. Tiffany Virag!
  • MarcheIsa (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop - they're your spot for handmade African goods, food stuffs, clothing, paintings, wax Ankara. They integrate African culture and tradition to American. Currently featuring in-store: handmade African baskets of varying sizes and unique shapes, home décor, waist beads and belly beads, African clothing for all, African jewelry, and small drums.
  • Naf Naf Grill (555 State St): Naf Naf Grill could not be more excited to be coming back to State Street. They are currently hiring for all positions and hope to see everyone this Summer!!
  • Nick’s Restaurant and Lounge (226 State St): It’s café season! Head down to relax in their café and while you’re there – get 2 for 1 Old Fashioneds when you purchase any appetizer!
  • Warby Parker (401 State St): Warby Parker offers everything you need for happier eyes at a price that leaves you with money in your pocket, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests, and you can meet them online, at their stores, or even in your home. Wherever and whenever you need it, they’re there to make exceptional vision care simple and accessible. (Delightful, too.) For every pair sold, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.

Want to download a PDF of the Downtown Dossier? Find it here!



April 2022

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

April Downtown Dossier
Blooming great deals await you downtown!

  • Ardorposh (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop in store where you’ll save 10% on regular priced items!
  • CEOs of Tomorrow (440 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop with this card to enter their Summer Camp Raffle – winner gets a free week at Busine$$ of Giving Summer Camp (grades 4-8)! Or you can enter their imPACTful Creation raffle – winner gets a free imPACTful Creations kit! PLUS! You’ll get 20% off an imPACTful Creations kit with the linked card!! Inspire your youth to become business leaders of tomorrow!
  • Downtown Madison StoryWalk® : Head downtown for a special family activity – the downtown Madison StoryWalk®! We’ll hop into spring and shake off our winter blues with a story exploration around downtown with this fun adventure for the whole family!
  • Knuckleheads (520 State St): Celebrate 420 at Knuckleheads CBD and Vapes. On April 20th they'll have huge discounts on their wide selection of quality CBD, wellness +, vapes, and smoke accessories. Until then, stop in for the daily deals, like 15% OFF wellness products every weekend or 20% off water tubes every Tuesday. Open 10am-10pm every day or shop online here!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Spring is in the air. They're ready to warm you up with some comfort food, warm or cold drinks and some good conversation. Daily lunch specials are posted on their Facebook page here . Check out their menu online here . Slainte!!!
  • Madame Chu (444 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop for delicious additions to your culinary repertoire and so much more. Follow along on social media to learn about upcoming cooking demos and other events in the Culture Collectives space!
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (227 State St): Join them Saturday April 23 for the Exhibition Celebration for the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial exhibition “Ain’t I a Woman,” by Guest Curator Fatima Laster. Free admission. MMoCA Members have early access at 5 PM. General admission: 6-8 PM. Curated recorded music selected by the 23 Triennial artists and the Guest Curator.
  • So Simple Shop (148 E Wilson St): Head in store or shop online for stylish and high-quality textiles like Mongolian cashmere and Turkish home goods that you’ll love for seasons to come!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Looking for an excuse to stop in at the Soap Opera?
    • Visit them on Easter morning and you'll get a FREE fragrance!
    • Open during the Spring Wine Walk - get $10 off on a rollerball fragrance blend!
    • Celebrate Earth Day and check out their NEW biodegradable packaging – items in this new packaging are on sale for 10% off! While you’re there – try out making your own essential oil rollerball 3-5pm!
    • Get ahead on your Mother’s Day gifts with a FREE gift-wrapping day on 4/25!
  • Spring Wine Walk : Downtown Madison’s Spring Wine Walk RETURNS 4/21! Join us for your favorite choose your own adventure style wine tasting event and support local businesses at the same time! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Get yours here!
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Enjoy a cold drink again. Their orange ginger fruit tea or golden pomelo jasmine teas will have you thinking of Spring!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Check out their rotating pasty specials that include Big Cheesy Supreme, Algerian Couscous stew, Chickpea Masala, Ham and Cheddar Breakfast pasty, and others. Stop by for a hand-crafted chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookie!
  • Wheelhouse Studios (800 Langdon St): Mark your calendars for two fun events on the same night at Wheelhouse Studios! Join them April 22 for either Wine and Canvas night where you’ll paint Sunset on the Pier (learn more here) , or enjoy Wine and Wheel night (learn more here) !
  • Wisconsin Union Theater (800 Langdon St): Experience opera legend Renée Fleming in concert at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall on Saturday April 30.
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum (30 W Mifflin): New exhibits to explore!
    • Stop in to visit the new ‘Souvenirs of Service’ exhibit now through 2022! Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept. The objects on view, collected from the Civil War era to modern-day, range from artillery shells to Zippo, with each is presented along with its captivating backstory. Free admission.
    • Don’t miss the temporary exhibit “Wisconsin Was There: Sharing the Legacies of Printmakers Who Served”. On display 3/16 to 6/1. You’ll view the works of more than 20 veteran artists with ties to Wisconsin. Prints displayed range from the Civil War era-commissioned prints for Abraham Lincoln to contemporary work by post-9/11 veterans.

Want to download a PDF of the Downtown Dossier? Find it here!



March 2022

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

March Downtown Dossier
It’s your lucky day – find great deals, events, and more at the end of the rainbow!

  • Downtown Madison StoryWalk® : Head downtown for a special family activity – the downtown Madison StoryWalk®! We’ll hop into spring and shake off our winter blues with a story exploration around downtown with this fun adventure for the whole family!
  • Fontana Sports Specialties (216 N Henry St): Don't miss their Winter Clearance going on now! Save on all your favorite outdoor brands - Patagonia, The North Face, Smartwool, Columbia, Sorel, and many more!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): It's their favorite time of year! They celebrate St. Patrick's Day weeks before and after March 17th. Stop in for some comfort food, warm or cold drinks, and some good conversation. St. Patrick's Day and daily lunch specials are posted on their Facebook page here . Check them out online here or stop on in. Slainte!!!
  • Madame Chu (444 State St): Visit this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop for delicious additions to your culinary repertoire and so much more. Follow along on social media to learn about upcoming cooking demos and other events in the Culture Collectives space!
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (227 State St): Join them for two upcoming events:
    • Thursday, March 17 - Exhibition Celebration for “Mel Chin: There's Something Happening Here,” during which Mel Chin will give an artist talk as part of the Annual Stephen Fleischman Lecture. Free admission. MMoCA Members and SGCI attendees have early access at 5 PM. General admission: 6-8 PM. Live music. Artist talk from 6-7 PM. Learn more here.
    • Saturday, April 2 - Reception for the MMoCA Teen Forum-organized exhibition of works in MMoCA's Permanent Collection, in response to the 2022 Triennial, “Ain't I a Woman.” Head to their website here for more information.
  • So Simple Shop (148 E Wilson St): Head in store or shop online for stylish and high-quality textiles like Mongolian cashmere and Turkish home goods that you’ll love for seasons to come!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Great events happening all month long at The Soap Opera! Stop in on 3/16 and 3/17 for their St. Paddy’s Day “Herb Bar Crawl” where you get to create a custom herb sachet for only $2 – show up in green and you’ll get a FREE green soap! Cure our St. Paddy’s Day ails in their Aromatherapy Oxygen Lounge on 3/18 with free sessions! And don’t forget to clean up on 3/26 at their Soapy Sundae Party with sugar scrub toppings of your choice for just $1!
  • Spring Wine Walk : Downtown Madison’s Spring Wine Walk RETURNS 4/21! Join us for your favorite choose your own adventure style wine tasting event and support local businesses at the same time! TICKETS ON SALE 3/21.
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Warm up with their new orange chocolate steamer! And don’t forget to think green – check out their reusable bento box sets. When you use one of their reusable bento boxes, you’ll get 10% off when you bring it back for another use!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Cooking up Guiness beef stew March 15-19 and featuring Irish themed desserts! Check out their rotating weekly pasty specials and early springtime pastries!
  • Wheelhouse Studios (800 Langdon St): Don’t miss Wednesday Wines presented by Wheelhouse Studios! Learn about and try wines from the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy light appetizers at Prairie Fire on March 23.
  • Wisconsin Union Outdoors (800 Langdon St): Get active outdoors with the Wisconsin Union! Check out their Winter Snowshoe series on Lake Mendota – upcoming dates: March 16, 23, and 30. Don’t miss your chance to try out snowshoeing and experience life on the frozen lake!
  • Wisconsin Union Theater (800 Langdon St): Get inspired at the Wisconsin Union theater with an incredible array of performances. Don’t miss the Black Arts Matter Festival March 23-26 – featuring a Poetry Slam , a performance of Body Politics , and more. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for their FREE concert featuring Jack Symes with Brady James on March 24, and come back again on March 31 for a ticketed performance by George Hinchlifee’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum (30 W Mifflin): New exhibits to explore!
    • Stop in to visit the new ‘Souvenirs of Service’ exhibit now through 2022! Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept. The objects on view, collected from the Civil War era to modern-day, range from artillery shells to Zippo, with each is presented along with its captivating backstory. Free admission.
    • Don’t miss the temporary exhibit “Wisconsin Was There: Sharing the Legacies of Printmakers Who Served”. On display 3/16 to 6/1. You’ll view the works of more than 20 veteran artists with ties to Wisconsin. Prints displayed range from the Civil War era-commissioned prints for Abraham Lincoln to contemporary work by post-9/11 veterans. PLUS! Check our live demos by visiting artists in their front window March 16-19.

Want to download a PDF of the Downtown Dossier? Find it here!



February 2022

Looking for fun and safe ways to enjoy and support your downtown? We’ve got great ideas for you!

February Downtown Dossier
Downtown Madison Shopping Specials - Cozy Winter Savings!

  • Fontana Sports Specialties (216 N Henry St): They're here to make Wisconsin winters enjoyable! Stop in and they’ll get you set so you're stylish, warm, and comfortable all winter long! Featuring high quality outdoor brands such as Canada Goose, Patagonia, Sorel, and many more.
  • Goodman’s Jewelers (220 State St): All month long you can be your own Valentine or find the perfect piece for your Valentine! Either way, they are here to help! If you're looking for a little treat, they've got items starting at $19. If you're REALLY looking to celebrate…they've got rare, bold, and beautiful items for you! Goodman's Jewelers has been Madison's chosen jeweler for over 88 years. They're here for you. They're here because of you.
  • Intuition Productions (444 State St): Stop at this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop on Saturday February 26 from 3 –6pm for LOVEzONE RMX: “Melanin & Mimosas”! Don’t miss this special customer appreciation day mixer that’s free to the public!
  • Knuckleheads CBD & Vapes (520 State St): Knuckleheads CBD and Vapes offers a wide selection of quality CBD, wellness +, vapes, and smoke accessories to all of Madison. Stop in for their daily deals like 15% OFF wellness products every weekend or 20% off water tubes every Tuesday. Open 10am-10pm everyday or shop online here!
  • Lunar New Year Downtown : Downtown’s the place to be to celebrate Lunar New Year! Join us for a special Chinese Lion Dance performance by the Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association on Thursday 2/17 at 6pm in Lisa Link Peace Park! Stick around after to see the lions bless select storefronts on State St to bring them luck and prosperity in the Year of the Tiger.
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): They’re ready to warm you up with some comfort food, warm or cold drinks, and some good conversation. Daily lunch special are posted on their Facebook page and their menus can be found online here. Open 365 days a year from 11am - bar time. Saint Patrick's Day is coming soon…Slainte!!!
  • Madame Chu (444 State St): Stop at this Culture Collecitves pop-up shop on February 19 2-3pm for a special cooking demonstration with Madame Chu! You’ll make a Gado Gado using Madame Chu’s Satay Peanut Nyonya (vegan and vegetarian). Limited to 10 - so make sure you come early and bring a camping chair!
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (227 State St): Join Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 PM for Film Night in the MMoCA Lecture Hall: The Museum will screen “Mountain Patrol,” a true story about volunteers protecting rare antelope against poachers in the rugged mountains of Tibet. Tickets are $7 or, free for MMoCA members and anyone 18 and younger. The film is in conjunction with the Kenneth Tam installation “Silent Spikes,” on view in the Imprint Gallery through Feb. 27.
  • Taiwan Little Eats (320 State St): Thinking pink in February with their raspberry cream milk tea, lovebird milk tea, and their brand new pink rose milk tea!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Stop in for great specials in February! Featuring: 12oz hot chocolates for $2, sweetie pie lollipops (spicy and mild), and chocolate bon bons! Their rotating pasty specials include: chickpea masala, chicken masala, and sweet potato BBQ beef with corned beef hash breakfast and reuben pasties headed your way in early March! Open daily – check online for hours.
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum (30 W Mifflin): Stop in to visit the new ‘Souvenirs of Service’ exhibit now through 2022! Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept. The objects on view, collected from the Civil War era to modern-day, range from artillery shells to Zippo, with each is presented along with its captivating backstory. Free admission.

Want to download a PDF of the Downtown Dossier? Find it here!


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