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Racine’s Harbourwalk Hotel reopened as Hilton DoubleTree

After a year-long, multi-million dollar renovation project, the Harbourwalk Hotel in Racine has been reopened and re-branded as the DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk.  The three-story, 121-room hotel at 223 Gaslight Circle, overlooking the Racine Marina is owned and managed by Minneapolis-based Graves Hospitality.  In September, Graves also purchased the Chancery restaurant, which was connected to the hotel. That restaurant was replaced with Third Coast Wood Fire Pizza & Pub.... Read More

New Coffee Shop on Racine's South Side Opens Monday

RACINE – A new coffee shop is coming to Racine's south side starting Monday.  With a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 3, 2016 at 10 am, Racine County Workforce Solutions will launch Training Grounds, a coffee shop that will provide training and employment to young adults with limited job skills.  Training Grounds is located in the first floor lobby of the north entrance of Racine County Dennis Kornwolf Service Center, 1717 Taylor Ave, Racine. ... Read More

Mixed-use development planned for downtown Union Grove

Sussex-based developer Sawall Development is proposing a mixed-use development in downtown Union Grove that will include 76 apartments and a commercial building on a site that has been targeted for development since 2012.  The village board, plan commission and community development authority chose Sawall’s proposal, to be called Mammoth Springs, earlier this month after hearing pitches from three developers for the four-acre site east of Main Street (Highway 45) at the intersection o... Read More

Aurora set to open new facility in Burlington

BURLINGTON — In December 2013, Aurora Health Care committed to spend $100 million to serve patients in western Racine and eastern Walworth counties. ... Read More

Visioning A Greater Racine Meetings Set

Eastern Racine County residents are invited to voice their opinions about how to transform the greater Racine area through Visioning a Greater Racine meetings. ... Read More

Upscale Burlington tapas bar opens


Ashley Capital lands pair of big lease deals in Racine County

A Sturtevant industrial building that was completed in December has landed its first tenant, a distribution company that will use the space to store and ship IV devices and solutions.  The developer of that building, Ashley Capital, also landed a new tenant recently for a nearby building in Yorkville.  West Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Brown Integrated Logistics, leased 125,000 square feet in a speculative building in the Enterprise Business Park in Sturtevant, said Terry McMahon of ... Read More

Sturtevant Hosting Celebration for TID Closing, Lower Taxes

The Village of Sturtevant is throwing a party to celebrate the closing of the village’s highly successful tax incremental financing district that could mean lower tax rates for nearly every property owner in eastern Racine County.  Scheduled for Sept. 27 at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue, the celebration will include check presentations to representatives from community taxing bodies like the Racine Unified School District, Gateway Technical College, and Racine County. ... Read More

Whole Foods Market Recognizes Emerson’s Grind2Energy with ‘2015 Green Supplier of the Year’ Award in North Atlantic Region

RACINE, Wis.--When it comes to environmental responsibility, Whole Foods Market may be best-known for its efforts to sustainably provide high-quality food and lead with environmentally-conscious operations. To succeed, the company embraces innovation that helps minimize the environmental impact of waste.  Whole Foods Market’s broad environmental commitment led to the company’s early adoption of Grind2EnergyTM, Emerson’s food waste recycling system, in stores in its North A... Read More

Blue Bear restaurant ready to roar

RACINE — Blue Bear, a new south-side restaurant, makes its debut with a menu chock full of flavorful, all-natural, from-scratch-only, farm-to-table foods.  Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Ave., which opened Tuesday, is a breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch restaurant. ... Read More
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