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Beloit’s downtown continues evolution

Beloit's downtown continues evolution Jim Leute  January 19, 2014 BELOIT—Rod Gottfredsen vividly recalls the day in 1986 when he and seven other people met in his one-chair barbershop in downtown Beloit. The topic at hand was the state of downtown. “Not only were some of the buildings without upstairs windows that pigeons were flying in and out of, but many of the lower windows were...

Beloit’s downtown continues evolution

Jim Leute January 19, 2014   BELOIT—Rod Gottfredsen vividly recalls the day in 1986 when he and seven other people met in his one-chair barbershop in downtown Beloit. The topic at hand was the state of downtown. “Not only were some of the buildings without upstairs windows that pigeons were flying in and out of, but many of the lower windows were boarded up as...

Merrill & Houston’s: A Steak Joint With Plenty of Sizzle

By Paul Anthony Arco Meet the faces behind downtown Beloit’s newest favorite, and discover some of the local history that’s memorialized inside. One look around Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, 500 Pleasant St., and Beloit’s rich history comes alive. “It’s a tribute to our city’s past and the industry leaders who created Beloit,” says Jayme Braasch, the restaurant’s general manager. “We want...

CCI NewsWire – Winter 2014

Located within the Ironworks campus in Beloit, secondary power distribution, fire suppression systems and Wisconsin, and visible from the Rock River, the lighting were added. 106,000-square-foot renovation of the future Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies (Universal AET) facility is making significant progress. Read the entire story here. ...

‘Castle’ renovations under way

[caption id="attachment_4292" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pete Woodkey, Corporate Contractors Inc. project supervisor, works in the newly renovated lobby at the Beloit Inn on Friday afternoon. The hotel is renovating the conference area and all the rooms in the building.[/caption] Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:00 pm By Shaun Zinck szinck@beloitdailynews.com  The Castle isn’t quite ready to open its drawbridge, but significant progress has been made. The old...

Beloit Inn, Iron Works construction under way

[caption id="attachment_4300" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pete Woodkey, Corporate Contractors Inc. project supervisor, works in the newly renovated lobby at the Beloit Inn on Friday afternoon. The hotel is renovating the conference area and all the rooms in the building.[/caption] Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:00 pm By Shaun Zinck szinck@beloitdailynews.com | 0 comments The Beloit Inn is in the middle of a complete overhaul. Work began on the hotel in...

After 10 years, Janesville breaks ground on transit center

Katherine Krueger July 10, 2013 JANESVILLE “Finally” was the common refrain among city officials as they broke ground on the Janesville Transit Services Center Wednesday, a project that has been in the works for nearly 10 years. Four different city councils have deliberated on the project, and none of the members who approved the project were on the council when it was first discussed....

Renovation work well under way at ‘Castle’

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 4:00 pm By Shaun Zinck szinck@beloitdailynews.com Renovations to The Castle are going smoothly. John and Jody Wittnebel are transforming the old First Presbyterian Church on Prospect Street in Beloit into a “Castle” to be used as a community center and for performing arts. Jody said her husband John, along with friend Jake Hamil, did most of the demolition in the former...

“The Phoenix” Rises From The Rubble

In the winter of 2011, Hendricks Commercial Properties (HCP) purchased a two-story building that had stood vacant for a decade, ever since Wagner’s Office Supply closed its doors in 2001. Located in the heart of downtown Beloit, the site is being given an entirely new life. Click Here to read the full story....

Data Dimensions celebrates new facility’s groundbreaking

April 25, 2013 By Katie DahlstromHerald Staff Writer CLINTON — Community members and area officials celebrated Data Dimensions’ construction of a new facility at the Lyons Business and Technology Park during a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday. The Wisconsin-based process automation company plans to make a $6.2 million investment in the community that will double its current footprint and workforce in Clinton. The company’s new...