Wausau Opportunity Zone

Security Fences are up as Excavators Head West in Wausau Center Mall Demolition

Jun 15 2021

You may have noticed that the Sears exterior walls are down. In place of the exposed north wall in the parking ramp, construction crews installed a security fence on the 2nd floor. The ramp is open and available for parking. Crews are steadily making progress as they continue razing the Wausau Center Mall. “It’s business […]

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Downtown Wausau summer entertainment season starts June 12

Jun 11 2021

Summer fun is back in Downtown Wausau and it starts this weekend with music and outdoor dining on Saturday, June 12. Living River will perform on the 400 Block from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in a free concert to benefit the North Central Region of myTEAM TRIUMPH, a group that helps special needs individuals […]

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Traffic Update: Downtown Wausau Third Street Closures on June 8, 9 & 12

Jun 8 2021

Third Street in Downtown Wausau will be closed part of Tuesday and most of Wednesday while city crews remove the lights and install the popular umbrella display between Washington and Jefferson Streets. Third street will also be closed during Dining on the Street which starts this week. 3rd Street Closure for Umbrella Installation:  Tuesday, June […]

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Floating Umbrellas Return to Third Street Amid Wausau Center Mall Deconstruction

Jun 4 2021

The backdrop of the Wausau Center Mall is changing this summer, but not the sky above Third Street in downtown Wausau. The colorful canopy of umbrellas is returning on Wednesday, June 9th (weather pending) and just in time to celebrate the return of outdoor events and the revitalization of the downtown. Third Street will be closed […]

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Traffic Alert: Sears Building Wall Along Washington Street Coming Down Today

Jun 3 2021

Construction crews will take down a large section of the Sears building wall along Washington Street today. This area of the Wausau Center Mall is between Fifth Street and Fourth Street in downtown Wausau. A flagger may be on site to control traffic and stop vehicles briefly as needed throughout the day. The construction team […]

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Traffic Alert: Street closures Downtown Wausau near Sears on June 1st

May 31 2021

Fifth Street and Washington Street in Downtown Wausau will be closed periodically on Tuesday, June 1, from about 8 a.m. to noon while construction crews take down the east side of the Sears building. A flagger will be on site to direct traffic and stop vehicles briefly or they may reroute vehicles around the Wausau […]

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Demolition on the Wausau Center Mall is Right on Track as the Old Sears Building Disappears

May 27 2021

Crews started razing the old Sears building at the Wausau Center Mall on Friday, May 21 and will be moving into the mall’s main body by early next week. Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc has hired contractors Veit & Company to do the demolition. As of Thursday, the ceiling of the anchor store near Washington Street […]

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First Crunch on the Sears Building at Wausau Center Mall Started Today

May 21 2021

Deconstruction of the Sears building near Washington Street and 5th Street started this morning, May 21 at 8:00 a.m., when excavators tore down walls that once anchored the largest retailer in the modern world. Sears was one of the original department stores when the Wausau Center Mall opened in 1983 and then closed in 2016 […]

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Phase 1 Demolition to Start Monday in Downtown Wausau at Sears Building

May 14 2021

It’s official: demolition of the Wausau Center Mall starts Monday, May 17. The transformation of eight city blocks in the heart of downtown Wausau will begin on Monday as construction fences go up around the perimeter of the vacant Wausau Center Mall that opened in 1983. By Wednesday, demolition crews will start work in the […]

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GET DOWNTOWN. IT’S REFRESHING!” Campaign Kicks Off to Promote Downtown Wausau Redevelopment

May 14 2021

As the Wausau Center Mall starts coming down the week of May 17th, a new campaign “Get Downtown. It’s Refreshing!” heats up with a fresh look at the action. Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. (WOZ) is leading the charge to inform the Greater Wausau Area and the surrounding communities about progress made during the demolition and […]

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