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Support The Humane Society with Dog Day Tuesdays at Great Dane

Support The Humane Society with Dog Day Tuesdays at Great Dane

15 Great Danes who were recently transferred to the Dane County Humane Society have found a benefactor in the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company. The brewpub has donated $1,500 to the care of the dogs, and is hosting dog day Tuesdays for the rest of June, with 20% of the proceeds at the Madison area locations on June 14th, 21st, and 28th going directly to the Dane County Humane Society. 

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company has 4 Madison area locations, at

  • Downtown - 123 East Doty Street
  • Fitchburg - 2980 Cahill Main
  • Hilldale - 357 Price Place
  • Eastside - 876 Jupiter Drive

2 Accused Of Paying With Phony $20s At State Street Brats

2 Accused Of Paying With Phony $20s At State Street Brats

A State Street Brats bartender flagged down a police officer early Sunday morning after a couple of patrons bought drinks with counterfeit $20 bills.

Chandler J. Herfel, 21, of DeForest, and Antonio A. Stowell, 21, of DeForest, were arrested on charges of fraud to a hotel or restaurant keeper.

Officers said they collected seven bogus $20 bills.

The bartender told police the men would pocket change after buying drinks, then use another phony $20 to pay for the next round.

Brocach Irish Pub To Add New Madison Location

Brocach Irish Pub To Add New Madison Location

A popular downtown restaurant will be adding a new location on Monroe Street near the Trader Joe's sometime late this fall.

The business partners who own the Brocach Irish Pub on the Capitol Square decided to add the new location when they noticed a for-rent sign in what is currently Spirals, a vintage furniture shop on the 1800 block of Monroe Street.

"We've seen the level of activity that goes on over there," McDonald said. "We weren't really thinking about doing something new, another Brocach, but this is such a fantastic location."

McDonald and his business partners are near west Madison residents themselves and are very excited to continue to grow their brand.

"This would be our third overall location. We've got a restaurant in Madison and Milwaukee and we also run a catering business primarily out of Milwaukee," said co-owner Cliff McDonald. "So this would be our third retail location."

Buffalo Wild Wings To Close State Street Restaurant, Open University Avenue Location

Buffalo Wild Wings To Close State Street Restaurant, Open University Avenue Location

On Dec. 3, 1993, the nation's tenth and Wisconsin’s first Buffalo Wild Wings opened its doors at 529 State Street. The Madison fixture will be closing its doors for good on May 21 to make way for a bigger location nearby at 789 University Avenue.

The restaurant will say thanks for 17 years with big parties and 1993 retro prices. On Tuesdays May 10 and May 17, wings will be just 25 cents, and during its last week, drink specials will rolled back to prices featured during happy hour in 1993.

The new restaurant is expected to opened in August.

Monona Terrace's Lake Vista Cafe Announces 2011 Hours

Monona Terrace's Lake Vista Cafe Announces 2011 Hours

The Lake Vista Café on the Monona Terrace rooftop has announced its seasonal hours of operation for 2011.

Starting May 9, weather permitting, the Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday.

June, July and August, hours will be extended until 8 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday.

Monona Terrace invite residents to check out the great view and enjoy the menu.

Memorial Union To Stay Open On Campus Furlough Day

Memorial Union To Stay Open On Campus Furlough Day

The Memorial Union will be open on Friday despite the rest of the University of Wisconsin-Madison being on furlough.

The furlough day was scheduled during spring break. Building hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  

Limited services will be offered. The Essentials Store and information desk will be open. The only operating food unit will be Der Rathskeller from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Most of the NCAA basketball games will be shown in Der Rathskeller.

Protesters Make Change For Some Downtown Businesses

Protesters Make Change For Some Downtown Businesses

Thousands have ventured to Madison this week in hopes of having their voices heard, but it's the money they've brought that has many business owners cheering.

"It's been a very, very, very busy week," said Cliff McDonald, Brocach's Irish Pub owner.

McDonald said his business has spiked to twice that of a normal week.

"The weekends are always busy, but to get a real jump in midweek revenue like this is pretty significant," McDonald said. "I've got some colleagues on the square with similar establishments and they say the same thing."

What McDonald is hearing is right on, according to Downtown Madison Inc. Executive Director Mary Carbine. She said businesses dealing products that are related to food, from coffee shops to restaurants, are seeing amazing boosts in sales.

"Certain people come to certain events with certain needs," Carbine said.