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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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