The city of Janesville wants to spend $500,000 to buy the former Mercy Options residential care facility, 20 E. Court St., which would then be torn down to make way for a planned river walk and future housing, according to a city memo.
Cheese factories in Green County and across Wisconsin are trying to keep up with a surge in milk supply. Green County could soon see another influx of milk if Pinnacle Dairy, a 5,000-cow megafarm five miles north of Decatur, earns final permit approval.
Commercial Development Company, owner of Janesville's former General Motors plant, hasn't started demolishing the plant yet, but it has listed the property for sale as a redevelopment site for $7.45 million.
New owners of the former Steve & Holly's Restaurant on North Franklin Street in downtown Janesville are renaming the place The Downtown Diner. They hope to be open by next month.
The True Value Hardware store on Janesville’s south side has displayed signs advertising a liquidation sale over the last few weeks. The store, a retail staple on the south side for more than five decades, is closing—likely by May, owner Tami Larson said.
Beloit construction material supplier ABC Supply is sponsoring the tour bus of singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood, who is known for the 1984 hit single “God Bless the U.S.A.”
Commercial Development Company, the owner of the former General Motors assembly plant, says demolition of the building could start by April 1.
As demolition begins in coming weeks at the former General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Blackhawk Community Credit Union has announced plans to create a “legacy center” to honor those who worked at the plant.
The Janesville area got a recent nod when a travel writer won a national journalism award for a video he’d produced on all things Janesville.
For a full school year, the Janesville School District’s advanced construction class drops Parker and Craig high school students into the middle of a home build.
Janesville's United Alloy on Friday announced an expansion during a visit by Gov. Scott Walker. Walker commented on proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Organizers have set the race course for Janesville Town Square Gran Prix, Janesville’s leg a major, sanctioned bicycle race slated June 26. The race runs in circle through the heart of the city's downtown, and will mean closure to traffic on some streets during race day.
Vacant, city-owned land in Milton's east-side industrial park is almost gone now that another proposed development has received city council approval.
Two new stores are set to open this week at the redeveloped former Menards off Pontiac Drive on Janesville’s north side, the building's owners said.
Meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, March 1, will explain an upcoming course that could lead to jobs in the local construction industry.
Interior designer Anne Rosa is opening shop in one of the oldest homes in downtown Janesville: the former Chester Alden House at 211 S. Main St. Rosa bought the house at auction last year. and her design shop, Interiors gives the old home new life and certain future.
Signs locally are that 2018 will bring an increase in new homes being built in Janesville. Housing starts on the books this year in Janesville have doubled compared to last year, and local builders say a shortage in local homes on the market is a driver.
For areas outside Foxconn’s core of activity in Racine County, community and business stakeholders should start considering how they might benefit from the mega project—now and in the future, a state official said.
A company insider said Beloit-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes received approval Thursday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell and supply moly-99 it produces using a government nuclear reactor in Missouri.
After peeling away layers of paneling and drywall, the new owners of a historic downtown storefront found a set of mahogany-colored wooden arches that are a relic of their building's history. They've made their find the centerpiece of the new retail shop they opened last month.
Pinnacle Dairy has begun construction on its 5,000-cow facility west of Brodhead, but it has yet to secure a final environmental permit and has accrued plenty of opposition in the process.
A tech and telecommunications company from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, CCI Systems, plans to base engineering offices on an entire floor it's leasing in the 24,000-square-foot Gray Goose building on North Academy Street in downtown Janesville.
Grocery shoppers in Janesville and nearby ZIP codes to the north soon can get their groceries delivered straight to their doors through a digital shopping service that’s expanding into Rock County.
City Manager Mark Freitag delivered his annual state of the city address to a room full of residents, staff and government officials to give a “macro view” of what strategic goals the city met in 2017 and what’s in store for 2018 and beyond.
Emily Arthur, manager of the Janesville Farmers Market, is the new executive director for the city’s first downtown business improvement district.
Janesville’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level on record, dipping to 2.7 percent in December, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics data.
A week after unveiling Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores will expand into two Michigan cities, the company has announced a third will open in Traverse City, Michigan, in spring 2019.
Northleaf Winery, Goodrich Antiques and Red Rooster have partnered on a trio of TV ads on Charter Media for the past eight years.
Janesville-Beloit outranks all other Wisconsin small cities in jobs and wage growth, according to a new report from one national economist.
Flowers have been part of Sanderson family life through multiple floral shops across multiple decades, all going back to a patriarch’s fascination with tropical plants while stationed in the South Pacific during World War II.
A pair of downtown shops at the corner of Main and Court streets are getting multifloor renovations and a pair of new retail tenants. The building's owner and the new shop operators say downtown Janesville's dive into revitalization made it a perfect time to move in.
Janesville's new Gander Outdoors store will open its doors to customers this week, with a grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday at 2900 Deerfield Drive, according to a Wednesday news release.
A former employee at Ulta Beauty in Janesville said the store would sometimes repackage returned makeup and put the used products back on the shelves.
The Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation said Thursday it plans to continue supporting development prospects in the town of Beloit even after the town severed ties with the group last month.
Town of Beloit Administrator Ian Haas talks about the prospect of a major housing uptick and a related commercial development boom in the town.