Posted inBusiness, Business Spotlight, Local news

Business Spotlight: Hotel Verdant

RACINE — The long-awaited reconstruction of what was once known as Zahn’s Department Store is almost completed. In the summer of 2023, the historic building will open as Hotel Verdant, Downtown Racine’s very own sustainable and full-service boutique hotel, at 500 Main St. The hotel is located in the heart of the downtown area, along […]

Posted inConstruction, Development, Local news

Jefferson Street Bridge in Burlington to close Jan. 6

BURLINGTON — The City of Burlington announced today the closure of the Jefferson Street Bridge for the duration of the project.  The closure will impact Jefferson Street, from Bridge Street to Main Street. It is estimated to be closed starting Jan 6. The project is estimated to be completed by the fall of 2023.  More […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture, Food & Drinks, Local news

Party on the Pavement: Racine parties like it’s 2022

RACINE – As a relative newcomer to Racine was heard to comment at Party on the Pavement Saturday afternoon, “Gee, Racine doesn’t need an excuse to party!” Downtown Racine’s 19th Party on the Pavement was living proof of that. For roughly seven hours on Saturday, the city’s Downtown area became a movable feast of sights […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

4 injured in 3 weekend shooting incidents, suspects at large

Racine police are asking for the public’s help apprehending the suspects responsible for injuring four people over the weekend in three separate shooting incidents. First shooting Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, police responded to the emergency room at Ascension Hospital for a report of an adult male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news

Roe v. Wade protest on Monument Square: “What does this mean to you?”

On Sunday, close to 300 people came together to protest the overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case. The protest, led by Kejuan Goldsmith and We the Change-makers, saw people of all ages, races, creeds and affiliations coming together to fight for human rights, according to We the Change-makers flyers. The Racine County […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Condos Being Considered For 403 Main Street

RACINE – A 7-unit condominium plat for 403 Main Street will be considered at Wednesday’s meeting of the Racine Planning Heritage and Design Commission. The project, to be called Penney Flats Condominium, will consist of one retail unit on the building’s first floor and six residential units on the building’s second and third floors, according […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture

Downtown Racine Receives National Accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) has been designated as an accredited Main Street program for meeting the rigorous performance standards of Main Street America. “We are proud to recognize this year’s 889 nationally accredited Main Street programs that have worked tirelessly to advance economic vitality and quality of life in their downtowns and commercial […]

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