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City leaders get first look at mall redevelopment ideas

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A group of consultants presented initial findings from the first phase of the market study for the Wausau Center mall Tuesday, giving the economic development committee a first look at possibilities for the struggling shopping center. Consultants from Place and Main and Archive DS unveiled two potential solutions to better…

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YMCA, Aspirus announce $40 million downtown development

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Collaboration aims to create multi generational health and wellness campus WAUSAU – During a scheduled news conference on Tuesday, community leaders and philanthropists announced plans for a $40 million health and wellness campus to be developed in downtown Wausau. The plan involves broad support from local foundations, businesses and individuals, and includes three primary components:…

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City officials: 3 new proposals received in Riverlife development

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — City officials have received three proposals from developers interested in the Riverlife development area, but those proposals will remain under seal until at least Aug. 23, according to Economic Development Director Chris Schock. Schock presented the information Tuesday to members of the economic development committee. Schock told committee members he…

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Dozens gather in downtown Wausau to protest immigration laws

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — About 100 people gathered Saturday at The 400 Block in downtown Wausau to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, one of hundreds of “Families Belong Together” rallies nationwide. Many protestors carried handmade signs with slogans such as “Compassion, Not Cages” and “The Golden Rule ‘Trumps’ Zero Tolerance,” among others. Two…

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Downtown business owner takes aim at inconsistent parking rules

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A downtown Wausau business owner is drawing attention to inconsistent parking rules that are often a source of frustration for patrons. Tyler Vogt, who co-owns Malarkey’s Pub, Townie’s Grill, and the Ugly Mug in downtown Wausau, erected a vintage parking meter outside Malarkey’s with an attention-grabbing offer for parking ticket…

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Concerts on the Square lineup released

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WAUSAU — This summer’s Wednesday night Concerts on the Square series will kick off June 13 featuring a dance and party rock band, Big Mouth. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the series, with Wednesday concerts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 10 straight weeks. Thousands of people typically attend the free shows,…

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Wausau earns Wisconsin Main Street Award

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WAUSAU – Wausau has earned a Wisconsin Main Street Award for its Wausome River District Video campaign. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. named the best downtown revitalization projects of 2017 on Friday at the 27th Wisconsin Main Street Awards held at Ripon College. “All across the state, those involved in the Wisconsin Main Street Program…

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History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Streets of Downtown Wausau

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Take a walk down memory lane with Gary Gisselman as the Marathon County Historical Society presents “Streets of Downtown Wausau,” another topic in the History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Research Librarian Gary Gisselman will take a look at downtown Wausau buildings…

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City, cinema impatient with mall owner

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By J.S. Decker Compass Properties LLC is exploring potential for the vacant Sears shell at Wausau Center Mall, encouraging further interest from the furniture store chain and cinema developer whose plans were recently discouraged and delayed. In October, Micon Cinemas of Chippewa Falls withdrew its proposal to build a 10-screen cinema, bar and restaurant complex…

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