Downtown Madison

Formed in 1999, Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) is a City of Madison assessment district encompassing State Street (from Park Street to the Capitol Square) and the Capitol Square area (the Square plus most 100 block streets or "spokes" off the Square).

About the Neighborhood

Located on an isthmus between two beautiful lakes, and anchored by the Wisconsin State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus, this unique shopping, dining, entertainment and business district is home to hundreds of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs and taverns, many locally-owned, plus museums and cultural destinations.

Local Businesses

Art Gecko, Barriques, The Camera Company, Chazen Museum of Art, Dragonfly Hot Yoga, Fair Trade Coffee House, Monona Terrace, Himal Chuli Restaurant, Kabul Restaurant, La Coppa Gelato, Overture Center for the Arts, Orpheum Theater

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