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Prairie Barbers to close after five decades

Five decades of cutting hair is coming to an end on May 1 when Prairie Barbers officially closes. ... Read More

WPPI Energy honored for safety practices

Sun Prairie-based WPPI Energy earned the Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2013 from the American Public Power Association (APPA)... Read More

Goodwill to open store in Prairie Square shopping center

Goodwill Industries said it plans to open a store in the Prairie Square shopping center on McCoy Road in Sun Prairie later this year. 

Renovations on the existing building to house the new donation center and store will begin in May, Goodwill said on its website last week. 

Goodwill said it plans to hire 20 full- and part-time staff to work at the Sun Prairie location. 

The store is slated to open in early fall, according to the company. 

Sun Prairie residents with more than five items to donate can call for free home pick-up service beginning this month, according to the company. 

Which Wich opens second area location at Prairie Lakes

While the tagline “Superior Sandwiches” could conjure up late night eats, the Sun Prairie outlet of the Which Wich sandwich shop could best be summed up as the Chipotle of sandwiches... Read More

Cost Cutters opens fourth Sun Prairie location

Cost Cutters opened its fourth Sun Prairie store on Wednesday, Jan. 15, offering bargain haircuts for two days and more hair products than in their other Sun Prairie locations... Read More

New Sun Prairie Walmart opens, adds 100 new jobs

The new Walmart store off McCoy Road in Sun Prairie opened Wednesday morning.

According to a release, the new store brought more than 100 new jobs to the city.

The store’s manager said the development process was a smooth one.

“It was great. The mayor and the city council approached us with open arms. They were really, really receptive. They understood what our philosophy was - partnership couldn’t have been better,” Walmart market manager Tony Moore said.

The old Walmart in Sun Prairie will be torn down in the next few weeks.

New Walmart opens Jan. 15, adds 85 new jobs

The newly relocated Sun Prairie Walmart will open Jan. 15 and will offer one-stop shopping convenience for residents’ grocery, pharmacy and general merchandise needs, according to a release.

There will be a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the new store at 1905 McCoy Road, officials said. The store will subsequently be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We are excited that Walmart has continued its commitment to serving Sun Prairie residents with a brand new store that is providing more than 85 new jobs to the community and strengthening our tax base,” Mayor John Murray said in the release. “We look forward to celebrating the grand opening with them on Jan. 15.”