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Coming soon to Madison: what not to miss in 2024

As Madison continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and some recently-opened restaurants.

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St. Vinny’s Baldwin Street project is expected to be complete before 2025 | Rendering by Dimension IV

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Madison. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new apartment to call home, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the 608 this quarter.

The Bogey Factory, 503 W. Verona Ave., Verona | Opening March 2024
Golf enthusiasts and newbies alike can improve their game at this indoor golf and sports bar. Enjoy a full food and drink menu along with six Trackman golf simulators.

Carnelian Art Gallery, 221 King St., Madison | Opening March 1, 2024
The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, followed by an evening of art, community, and refreshments.

St. Vincent de Paul, 1305 Williamson St., Madison | Opening 2024
The new addition to this Willy Street thrift store will offer expanded retail space as well as a second-floor resource center for single parents.

La Playita Tacos y Mariscos, 2601 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison | Opening March 2024
Roger de la Cruz, Humberto Macias, and Jonathan Gonzales are opening this traditional Mexican restaurant with a focus on seafood and tacos.

Mint Mark, 1868 E. Washington Ave., Madison| Opening spring 2024
While not technically new, the tapas spot is moving from 1929 Winnebago St. to a new space in The Standard apartment complex on East Washington Avenue.

Minocqua Brewing Company, 2927 E. Washington Ave., Madison | Opening spring 2024
Owner Kirk Bangstad will be opening a new taproom in the previous Growlers to Go-Go site near Trixie’s Liquor.

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The Triangle has been undergoing upgrades for a few years now. | Rendering via Bayview Foundation


Bayview Redevelopment, West Washington Avenue and Regent Street, Madison | Opening 2024
The ongoing redevelopment of “The Triangle” includes the now-finished bright orange apartment building on the corner of West Washington Avenue and Regent Street. Coming soon is the completion of the colorful townhomes across from Brittingham Park.

Chapter at Madison, 800 Regent St., Madison | Opening fall 2024
This mixed-use complex will have 534 units, roughly 2,200 sqft of commercial space, and a cultural exhibit to honor the Greenbush neighborhood. The project is on track to be completed by September.

ōLiv Madison, 339 W. Gorham St., Madison | Opening fall 2024
This 10-story mixed-use structure will have 486 units, retail and incubator space, and will be geared toward students and young professionals.

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Madison’s newest spots. Check out this list of 608’s recently opened establishments.

Comfort Fuel, 439 N. Frances St., Madison
At the base of The Hub, this downtown lunch spot serves up your favorite crave-worthy comfort foods with a healthy spin.

Cooper’s Hawk, 1611 Deming Wy., Middleton
The modern American restaurant now has its first Madison location. Walk in for a wine tasting, or snag a reservation for dinner.

The High Crowd, 115 State St. Madison
This Chicago-based cafe recently expanded to Madison. Stop by for THC-infused baked goods, lemonades, teas, and coffees.

Mad Rabbit Cafe, 805 Williamson St., Madison
Goodbye La Kitchenette, hello Mad Rabbit. This casual counter-service restaurant offers a menu that is 100% vegan.

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Get your beer and cheese fix at The Wedge. | Photo by The Wedge

The Wedge, 2001 Atwood Ave., Madison
Two things that Wisconsinites love? Beer and cheese. Jacob Guyette marries those two in the space once occupied by One Barrel Brewing Company.

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