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GET DOWNTOWN. IT’S REFRESHING! is a campaign to keep the community involved in Downtown Wausau's upcoming changes. Stay in the know with regular email updates by signing up below and return here at downtownrefresh.com regularly for continued news and information, project updates and feature stories on the Wausau Center Mall demolition and the downtown revitalization. Refreshing changes are coming to your downtown. You won’t want to miss a thing!

It's a New Era for Downtown Wausau

It’s been nearly four decades since Downtown Wausau has seen something this big. Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. is on a mission to revive the downtown area by working in collaboration with local governments, businesses and community organizations. Together, they are embarking upon a new journey to modernize and enhance the quality of life for everyone and give you MORE. More living space. More specialized shops. More socializing. More walkways. More outdoor fun!

Join your friends and neighbors in this great IMPROVEMENT MOVEMENT and get Downtown Wausau often to be a part of the action.

Latest News & Developments

  • Remainder of Wausau Center Mall Will Come Down This Week

    Remainder of Wausau Center Mall Will Come Down This Week

    The remaining portion of the Wausau Center Mall that once stood as the main entrance on Third Street and Washington Street was demolished today. Watch video of the front entrance coming down here.  “There will be brief road closures this week as crews bring down the final walls along Washington …Continue Reading
  • The 15 Best Things to Do in Downtown Wausau Right Now

    The 15 Best Things to Do in Downtown Wausau Right Now

    While the demolition zone at Wausau Center Mall is booming with progress, don’t miss the rest of the excitement happening around Wausau this summer. There’s so much to do and you don’t have to travel beyond central Wisconsin or spend a lot of money to have fun. Here are 15 …Continue Reading
  • Right On Track: Wausau Center Mall is 80% Razed

    Right On Track: Wausau Center Mall is 80% Razed

    In less than three months, the Wausau Center Mall is nearly gutted. “Demolition is about 80% complete,” said Dave Eckmann, president of the Wausau Chamber and Wausau Opportunity Zone. “What you see on Washington Street is simply a façade. The structure behind the wall is gone.” Construction crews started tearing …Continue Reading

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We want to thank our community partners and Downtown Wausau businesses for coming together to refresh the downtown. Click below to learn more about our partners and any upcoming event schedules from Wausau Events, Wausau River District and The Grand Theater.