For the past century, the city has taken an interest in buying riverfront properties to allow public access to the Rock River and protect shorelines.
A Janesville developer who recently built two large industrial buildings on speculation in Janesville seeks to build a third development on the city's south side.
The Gazette is undergoing a phone system upgrade on Tuesday, May 22. During this upgrade process, telephone service will be intermittent and may not be available.
Janesville gun shop owners Charity and Chris Endres say they've started to sell more protective, bullet-shielding backpacks this year amid a spate of deadly school shootings.
Startup grocery cooperative Whitewater Grocery Co. says it now has nearly enough members to start forming a business plan, and it could start scoping out possible sites for a new store this summer.
Former state Sen. Tim Cullen is writing a book about the 25 years prior to the end of General Motors' vehicle production in December 2008. He will discuss details at a Democratic fundraiser Sunday, May 20.
Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag and other city officials say they envision Janesville’s first extended-stay hotel will, among other things, serve as a boon for an economy that’s generating new jobs faster than new hires might be able to find permanent housing.
A downtown hotel that will break ground in June comes as a welcome development, many business operators say, but the hotel’s development will take 84 public parking spots off the rolls on downtown’s west side.
The new business improvement district, or BID, in downtown Janesville, is set to roll out thousands of dollars worth of new plans and programs. Want a teaser? A trolley that would shuttle visitors around during downtown festivals and special events is set to debut Saturday, May 19.
Local semitrailer manufacturer Stoughton Trailers faces headwinds many area employers face in keeping its current ranks and hiring new ones. Record low unemployment and a tight and competitive labor market have forced the company developing its manpower from within.
Two Janesville-based companies, Woodman’s Food Markets and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, have ranked in Forbes’ latest list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.”
A grassy spot near Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory in Janesville is slated to become home to a service that’s new to the funeral home and new to the Janesville area: a celebration of life center.
You can get Thai fusion, a fancy craft cocktail, and mac & cheese with Jamaican jerk pork in downtown Janesville? Really? When did they get that? The Gazette takes a jaunt through the broadening variety of eateries (and drinkeries) emerging recently in the city's center.
For the first time, Walworth County zoning code will explicitly allow short-term rentals, but revised ordinances will restrict occupancy, set quiet hours and require an annual licensing fee of $904.
City Administrator Al Hulick believes the decision to buy city-owned land helped motivate Janesville-based SSI Technologies to expand into Milton, a move announced in late April.
The city’s investment in downtown has created a ripple effect, drawing investments from donors, public-private partnerships and even small business owners.
A national study reveals that in recent years, Janesville’s eviction rate has been the fourth-highest among midsize cities in Wisconsin. Beloit’s eviction rate ranks second-highest among peer cities statewide.
Caitlin Heth always tries to visit local women’s clothing boutiques whenever she travels, especially in the South, where the popularity of such shops is booming.
An analyst said the Janesville Mall's owners will need to get creative in how they fill vacant space opened by the expected closure of Boston Store.
A state grant will help fund the construction of The Centennial, a three-story building with seven apartment units and two businesses, on the site of the former Night Owl Food and Spirits in downtown Evansville.
The Buckhorn Supper Club’s popularity and success recently earned longtime co-owner Chico Pope the Restaurateur of the Year Award. It's perhaps the most prestigious award in the state’s dining industry.
Five years since opening its doors to entrepreneurs in 2013, the Janesville Innovation Center will be self-sufficient this year after the city stopped subsidizing it in 2017, the center's operations manager told the Janesville City Council on Monday.
West-side business owners and community leaders Jim and Ellen Purviance are retiring, and in just a few days, they’re selling the Dairy Queen they have run for years. But before handing over the keys, they decided to throw a party Friday night.
NorthStar officials and investors dug shovels into the snowy ground Tuesday to toast construction of a new 20,000-square-foot facility, where NorthStar plans to dissolve radioactive moly-99 targets and fill insulated vessels with moly-99 to ship to customers—hopefully by this summer.
The areas surrounding the former General Motors plant in Janesville, most of Janesville’s downtown and a south-side industrial park could get a boost from an economic development tool created under the American Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Bon-Ton Stores is saying it’s hopeful it will “preserve jobs” through a sale that could move forward with investors who seek to buy the struggling retail company out of a bankruptcy auction.
The company that's managing construction of the $10 billion Foxconn plant in Racine County offered clues to Janesville-area companies Monday on how they can get in line to bid on work linked to the massive project.
The city of Janesville wants permission from the city council to apply for a $500,000 state grant to help the former General Motors plant site's owner clear and ready the property for redevelopment.
The Gazette explores what residents, city officials and new and existing businesses see for the future of Center Avenue.
United Parcel Service driver Scott Kasmiske spoils his wife when they go on a road trip. He gladly takes the wheel—despite driving 100 miles every day at work.
Economic development officials will visit Blackhawk Technical College on Monday to discuss the first phase of Foxconn's new manufacturing plant in Racine County with local construction-related businesses.
Bombastic trade threats between the United States and China might be nothing more than posturing. But in the fields of Rock County, a potentially damaged relationship with a major agricultural trading partner has some farmers worried.
When South River Street between Milwaukee and Court streets is converted to a festival street this summer, some property owners will have to pay part of the expense. Not all are happy about it.
The Fulton Town Board recently reversed a decision it made to allow The Anchor to extend its live outdoor music hours, leaving bar co-owner Kevin Brown confused over the town's approach to tourism around Lake Koshkonong.
Downtown property owner Ed Quaerna said he’ll keep intact a former branch bank property he’s buying on West Milwaukee Street. He’ll initially lease the property and use its parking lot to increase parking for an Irish pub and restaurant he owns next door.
City staff on Monday publicly unveiled a five-minute video that will broadcast on Fox Business Network, a national channel, and in 34 urban areas in the Midwest. The video’s goal is to encourage further development in Janesville.