Construction Starts Soon as New Streets Reshape Downtown Thoroughfare

Jul 13 2023

As part of the revitalization efforts, downtown Wausau continues to transform as temporary two-way streets are being built to improve the area’s accessibility and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. “The new streets play a crucial role in the overall redevelopment of downtown Wausau, as they help to reshape the urban landscape, improve connectivity and enhance the pedestrian experience,” […]

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Setting the Stage for Entrepreneurial Success

Jun 15 2023

Spotlight on Entrepreneurs Design Theory 19 Choosing the right location for a business is crucial. Mindy Hoppe, owner of Design Theory 19, believes she made the right choice when moving her interior design studio to downtown Wausau. "I moved a couple of times and being downtown is the best place for our brand," Hoppe said. […]

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Concerts on the Square Returns with More Music Than Ever

Jun 7 2023

Downtown Wausau is hosting more concerts than ever before this summer. Organizers added musical performances to the lineup to give concertgoers an extended season of free live music starting on Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Get Ready for some Uptown Funk in Downtown Wausau Brass Differential, a premier Green Bay party band, […]

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Traffic Update: Downtown Wausau Third Street Closure

May 31 2023

Third Street Closure for Umbrellas: Wednesday, May 31 Third Street is closed while city crews remove the lights and install the popular overhead umbrella display between Washington and Jefferson Streets. They’ll be done with the installation by 2 p.m. Umbrellas remain over Third Street Wausau until it’s time to take them down in the fall.

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Come On Down and Take Photos, Says President of WOZ

May 25 2023

Downtown Wausau is on the cusp of a new era. “Next year at this time, the backdrop of the city will look dramatically different than it does today,” said Dave Eckmann, president of Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. “Downtown Wausau will have new buildings and streets, and new opportunities.” In June, Children’s Imaginarium and Foundry on […]

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Children’s Imaginarium Making Headway to Open in the Fall

May 18 2023

A world of imagination and exploration is one step closer to reality as Children’s Imaginarium recently gained an official address at 195 N. Second St. The STEM-focused museum has been years in the making and is on its way to opening in fall 2023. “The public is going to see the museum come to life […]

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New Summertime Events Celebrate Community, Creativity and Craft Beer

May 11 2023

Memorial Day weekend is almost here as Downtown Wausau gears up for the start of summer ‘23. Exciting new events are hitting the scene, according to Blake Opal-Wahoske, Wausau River District executive director. NIGHT MARKET There’s nothing quite like the energy of a bustling marketplace, especially at night. Making its debut this summer is the […]

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Road Construction is Next in Downtown Development Zone

Apr 27 2023

Construction on Sewer, Water and Streets to Start in July As site preparation is underway for Foundry on 3rd (a five-story building with urban apartments, parking and retail spaces), Wausau is working on construction plans for sewer and water and temporary streets in the area. Eric Lindman, director of Public Works and Utilities for Wausau, […]

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Downtown Wausau Construction: Take It Slow, But Still Go!

Apr 14 2023

There will be lots of excitement in downtown Wausau this season with Concerts on the Square, Dining on the Street, 400 Block events and much more. So, don’t let the construction stop you from having fun. Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. (WOZ) will inform you of possible traffic detours and delays around the development zone. “Thanks to […]

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