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Council approves Aldi's plan, reduces traffic fee

Last week the Sun Prairie City Council  approved a plan for a new Aldi grocery store to be on Bunny Trail and reduced the traffic impact fee the company will be assessed, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. 

Aldi expects construction to begin the first week of August and the store to be completed in 2015.

The new Aldi's will be a stone's throw from Sun Prairie’s Woodman’s Supermarket in the city’s West Side Neighborhood... Read More

Amendment to plan for Golden Meadows get commission OK

A vacant corner of the South Grand Avenue roundabout at West Main could become a commercial development including a gas station, convenience store and restaurant.

The Sun Prairie Star reported that the Plan Commission on July 8 voted to recommend approval of an amendment to the approved General Development Plan for Golden Meadows to change the allowable land use from institutional to commercial for property located at 2602 S. City Station Drive.

Loeder Oil Co. plans to construct a convenience store with an attached drive through restaurant near the corner of South Grand Avenue and South City Station Drive... Read More

Planning commission OKs drive-up donut shop

The Sun Prairie Plan Commission recommended approval of a donut shop on Windsor Street.

On July 8 members voted 7-2 to recommend city council approval of a new Dunkin Donuts to be located in the parking lot of Dorn True Value at 926 Windsor St.

According to the Sun Prairie Star, the Dunkin Donuts will be a 24-hour shop with a drive-up window... Read More

$15M estimated cost of damage in Dane County from storms

$15M estimated cost of damage in Dane County from storms

Dane County officials said the cost of storm damage to area communities this week is estimated at more than $15 million, with about $10 million coming from damage to private property.

County Executive Joe Parisi's office said Thursday that tornadoes in Verona and Madison Tuesday and severe weather in eastern Dane County including Sun Prairie Wednesday damaged 253 homes and several businesses and public buildings. Nineteen homes reported major damage and two homes were destroyed beyond the point of repair.

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. 

Charity groups expand sites, hint at announcements

2nd Sunshine Place site hosts event Friday   

Sun Prairie’s charitable organization hub will hold an event Friday kicking off a fundraiser and celebrating a new space down the street.

Sunshine Place will hold a community and news event at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the new location for Sunshine Supper, the charity branch providing a free weekly meal for those who might go without.

Business group discusses Dec. snow plowing, cost

Business Improvement District considers budget needs, plow contractor    

The nearly 20 inches of snow that stalled much business in the Madison area Dec. 20-21 was the topic of discussion at a recent Business Improvement District meeting on Jan. 3.

Committee board members voiced their opinions about the snow removal process that followed the big storm, which cost the BID $11,400, according to a Sun Prairie Star report.

One member, Forever Yours Jewelry co-owner Laurie Krueger, said her business was affected by late snow removal on pivotal pre-Christmas shopping days.

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