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Sun Prairie food cart ordinance forwarded

After getting feedback on both sides of the issue, alders on March 31 forwarded amendments to City Ordinance Section 5.32.010 regarding a permit required with respect to mobile food vendors... Read More

Sun Prairie considers changing ordinance to allow mobile food vendors

You've seen them on the Capitol Square, State Street or maybe cities across the country.

Now the City of Sun Prairie is talking about changing an ordinance to feed the demand for food trucks.

The city does not have an ordinance that speaks specifically to mobile food vendors or food trucks. Instead those businesses are considered direct sellers.

The city has begun discussion on amending an ordinance for mobile food vendors in response to increasing demand.

The proposed draft clarifies who mobile food vendors are, when and where they may operate, and cuts the license fee in half from $300 to $150.

Sun Prairie's principal planner Tim Semmann said alders have mixed reactions.

Fish fry at Round Table to support fraternal service org

A fraternal service organization will hold a fish fry fundraiser Friday to support its mission trip. 

The Sun Prairie Knights of Columbus Council 4879 will charge $12 for a fish dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at The Round Table, 1611 N. Bristol... 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

New festival to focus on meat, beer

New festival to focus on meat, beer

A new summer festival is set to debut at Angell Park next summer.

The Sun Prairie Committee of the Whole on Dec. 10 approved the Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest, according to the Sun Prairie Star.

At the festival, open to attendees 21 and over, people will taste unlimited samples of beer, bacon-themed foods and BBQ treats for a flat fee, according to the event website, bbbfest.com.

Organizers said planning is underway for the event highlighting meat and beer to be held on July 12, 2014. ... Read More

Area coffee shops top local favorites poll

Area coffee shops top local favorites poll

A coffee shop in downtown Oregon earned the top spot as a local favorite in a News 3 viewer poll. Firefly Coffeehouse was revealed as the winner Friday morning and shops in Janesville, Baraboo, Sun Prairie and McFarland made the top five among viewers.

News 3 viewers voted on Facebook for their favorite coffee shops. The four other area businesses that topped the list after Firefly included: