Children’s Imaginarium Unveils a World of Wonder for Young Explorers

Nov 22 2023

The First Big Attraction in the Downtown Wausau Development Zone Opens December 6 Through years of sheer determination, co-founders Maggie Gordon and Tammy Szekeress have successfully brought Children's Imaginarium to downtown Wausau. This remarkable achievement fulfills their vision of being a cornerstone in an area ripe for collaboration and growth. The children's museum stands as […]

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Second Street Extension is Now Open to Two-way Traffic in the Downtown Development Zone

Nov 9 2023

Wausau Opportunity Zone (WOZ) is pleased to announce the completion of the Second Street extension, new sidewalks and more parking in Wausau's downtown development zone, just in time for the highly anticipated Children's Imaginarium opening and holiday shopping season. “It allows for easier entry and exit points, making it more convenient for people to reach […]

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Downtown Development Zone Sees Infrastructure Progress as New Businesses Emerge

Sep 21 2023

Streets and Sidewalks to be Ready by Mid-October, Paving the Way for New Children’s Imaginarium While Wausau welcomes new businesses to the River District, progress continues around the downtown development zone to improve infrastructure and create a more accessible environment for these and future establishments destined to call Wausau home. The new businesses include: Object […]

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Traffic Update: Closure of Washington Street in Downtown Wausau

Sep 12 2023

Street Closures for Utilities Installation on Wednesday, September 13 It is anticipated that beginning Wednesday, Washington Street between First Street and Fourth Street will be closed for the installation of utilities at the intersection of Third Street and Washington Street. Third Street between Washington Street and Jefferson Street will not be accessible to vehicle traffic […]

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Wausau’s Riverfront Improvements Make City Living More Attractive

Aug 10 2023

For decades, Wausau’s riverfront has captivated the imaginations of many who envision its possibilities encompassing housing, recreation and commercial ventures. The picturesque area — stretching south of Bridge Street to Thomas Street — is a source of inspiration for residents and visitors alike. With its potential for development, the riverfront draws the attention of city […]

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Traffic Update: Downtown Wausau Forest Street Lane Closure

Jul 25 2023

Lanes are narrowed down to one at Forest and Second Streets, for approximately three weeks as crews install sewer and water. North Second Street is being extended north, from Forest Street to Washington Street.

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HOM Furniture Gets a Facelift and New Main Entrance

Jul 21 2023

HOM Furniture has called Wausau home since opening its 17th location in 2019. The Minnesota-based business is one of the largest furniture retailers in the nation, with the Wausau hub being an ideal location within their distribution network. It originally opened in the Wausau Center Mall and has since become a destination that draws shoppers […]

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The Growing Foodscape of Wausau’s Culinary Scene

Jun 29 2023

If you’re a local social media user, chances are you’ve stumbled upon DJ Dave Kallaway’s mouthwatering food photos. The man knows how to show off meatloaf and mashed potatoes. But when the self-proclaimed foodie isn’t cooking, what’s his favorite dish downtown? “I love Chef Tami’s lobster mac and cheese at Townies. And she just started […]

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Local Businesses Tap into the Appeal of Downtown Wausau

Jun 22 2023

In 2020, Ryan Gallagher, president of Rocket Industrial, relocated the national headquarters of his innovative packaging company to the Third Street Lifestyle Center. Gallagher’s visionary decision was fueled by his desire to create an extraordinary workplace. “As a forward-thinking company, we believe that the heart of the city is the perfect location for businesses like […]

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Wausau Transformation Enters the Next Phase

Feb 21 2022

The shared vision for revitalizing downtown Wausau is moving closer to reality now that the Wausau Center Mall is razed and 7.5 acres await redevelopment. “This is a true gift to our community,” said Dave Eckmann, president of Wausau Opportunity Zone Inc. (WOZ). “Most downtowns would love to procure this amount of space for future […]

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