We're Still Committed to 800 East Wash

November 1, 2013

Madison has always been a city devoted to small businesses; our neighbors buy from local stores, eat at family-owned restaurants, and many own small businesses themselves. Not only do the people of Madison support local businesses, but these businesses have made a commitment to supporting the city and its people; a fact we have always been proud of.

For decades, Metcalfe’s Market has been an important part of this community, and we were excited to see them be involved in the 800 Block of East Washington redevelopment; a project that could revitalize a neighborhood, and continue to strengthen the city of Madison.

Even though Metcalfe’s has pulled out of the 800 Block project, there is still an opportunity to bring jobs, commerce, and new life to the area by continuing to include local business in the redevelopment. The project still needs a grocery store, and instead of a national chain it should be one that works with local suppliers and is involved in the community. Where do we go from here you ask?

How about letting people know that our commitment to the project hasn’t changed.  We can pick up the ball and run with it if the community wants us to.

Your call Madison!  Let us know what you think.