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Yoga studio reopens downtown as Lotus Root Yoga:

9/28/2016 9:58:00 AM

Ripon’s newest downtown yoga studio feels a lot like the previous studio...Read Ripon Press Article

Bookstore, BBQ joint heading downtown:

9/28/2016 1:15:00 PM

Ripon College is moving its bookstore into part of the space recently vacated by Gallagher’s Restaurant...Read Ripon Press Article

Downtown seeks input for Visioning Survey

Ripon Main Street is conducting 2016 Downtown Ripon Visioning Survey as part of a strategic planning process. Community input is needed to help determine goals and objectives for the future of downtown Ripon, and to identify priority projects that will be the focus of future planning efforts. The survey results will be analyzed and incorporated as guiding elements of the downtown revitalization process. The survey can be accessed via the link provided below. Information and updates regarding the survey process will be listed on the Ripon, Wisconsin Facebook page.

2016 Downtown Ripon Visioning Survey: http://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=2h9tujbtysz2i

Studio owners seeking someone willing to "Dabble" downtown:

9/7/2016 10:36:00 AM

Hello or goodbye? Those seem to be the only two options long-term at Ripon’s downtown art studio...Read Ripon Press Article

City grants loan as Ernessi Organics grows downtown:

8/17/2016 10:39:00 AM

A downtown grower of hydroponic edibles received a financial boost to provide capital for his growing business...Read Ripon Press Article

A new brew: Knuth expands its production capacity:

8/3/2016 10:46:00 AM

Knuth Brewing Company is ready to take a big step forward for its brewing capabilities...Read Ripon Press Article

Local couple brings homegrown business downtown:

7/20/2016 10:33:00 AM

When Blue Design Co. opens its doors Tuesday, July 26 at 202 Watson St., it will represent a huge leap forward for the homegrown enterprise...Read Ripon Press Article

Editorial: Downtown Ripon fit these retailers to a "Tea"

7/13/2016 12:00:00 PM

Watson Street Tea and Treats looking for a new owner who believes in Ripon...Read Ripon Press Article

From memory to museum: Local group considering creating National Cookie Museum:

A Ripon man works with Main Street to not only reopen a cookie store in town, but pair it with a museumn and beyond...Read Ripon Press Article

Entrepreneur program spawns several shops:

Four entrepreneurs announced plans to transition their ideas from their dens to downtown Ripon and beyond...Read Ripon Press Article

It begins: Local group acquires many Boca buildings for redevelopment:

A Ripon family believes it’s ready to do, right away, what Boca Grande Capital could not over the past nine years...Read Ripon Press Article

Work underway at former Suds, aka Timmon's, aka Flat Top's:

Renovation begins on historic corner building located at 123 Watson Street in downtown Ripon...Read Ripon Press Article

New downtown taqueria will offer Mexican fast, fresh:

After several years without a Mexican eatery in town, Romelia’s has opened at 119 Watson Street in downtown Ripon...Read Ripon Press Article

Renovation brings Market Fresh Foods to downtown Ripon:

Former Save-A-Lot gets rebranded, refreshed and restocked with more name brands, plenty of organic options, a new deli and bakery area, and more…Read Ripon Press Article

Find more all year through at Dig Garden Store:

Yvonne Baumgartner brings Dig Garden Store to 218 Watson Street, which features décor for the home, DIY classes pertaining to container gardening, and unique plants for indoors or out…Read Ripon Press Article

Boca buildings moving closer to sale:

For Riponites, this may be the strongest signal to date that a dozen properties near Ripon’s main street may be about to be sold…Read Ripon Press Article

Gallery of memories: Ripon College's new downtown space opens with event:

A large group of well-wishers from the college and community helped welcome Ripon College’s newest endeavor to downtown Ripon last week Friday night: 314, a multi-use project space located at 314 Watson Street…Read Ripon Press Article

New downtown dentist aims to ease your mind:

When patients visit Ripon Family Dentistry at 106 Watson St. in downtown Ripon, its newest dentist wants them to be comfortable.…Read Ripon Press Article

Main Street urges city to support Rogers:

Owners of downtown Ripon buildings and businesses — as well as Ripon Main Street’s board of directors — are encouraging city leaders to support a local group’s efforts to buy about a dozen properties from Boca Grande Capital LLC.…Read Ripon Press Article

Main Street Shares Survey Results, Schedules Visioning Workshop

This past June, Ripon Main Street conducted a visioning survey and asked the public for input to help determine business trends and identify the most important needs of the downtown. The survey was available online and in hard copy format for a period of five weeks. During this time, 123 individuals provided feedback on the current state of downtown, the performance of various aspects of the downtown environment, and ideas for future revitalization projects or initiatives that will help move the district forward as a vibrant commercial environment. Click the link to download the complete results of the 2015 Downtown Ripon Visioning Survey (Vision Survey Results)

To capitalize on the recent findings, Ripon Main Street, Inc., in partnership with Wisconsin Main Street and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC), will conduct a Vision Planning Workshop on Wednesday, October 7th.  The activity will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Gallagher’s Restaurant located at 333 Watson Street in downtown Ripon.

Those interested in participating in the Vision Planning exercise are encouraged to call the Ripon Main Street office at (920) 748-7466 or join the event on the Ripon Main Street Facebook page linked below.

RSVP for Downtown Ripon Vision Planning Workshop:
www.facebook.com/events/1644631062472018/

Downtown seeks input for Visioning Survey

Ripon Main Street is conducting 2015 Downtown Ripon Visioning Survey as part of a strategic planning process. Community input is needed to help determine goals and objectives for the future of downtown Ripon, and to identify priority projects that will be the focus of future planning efforts. The survey results will be analyzed and incorporated as guiding elements of the downtown revitalization process. The survey can be accessed via the link provided below. Information and updates regarding the survey process will be listed on the Ripon, Wisconsin Facebook page.

2015 Downtown Ripon Visioning Survey: http://survey.clicktools.com/go?iv=feeifx9oeeg4

From Bruce to Brews: Downtown favorite stirs old with new:

“Knuth Brewing Company Food and Brew will offer something no one else in Ripon can boast: its own, home-brewed beers…Read Ripon Press Article

Mirror Mirror: The newest hair salon of them all:

Ashleigh Boe opens Mirror Mirror at 124 W. Jackson St., in the building formerly known as the Carley House…Read Ripon Press Article

Women, need something new? Go see 'Prudence'

Dear Prudence, a women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry store, will open at 210 Watson Street on April 15, 2015…Read Ripon Press Article

New massage, skin-care shop aims to improve lives:

Ripon native Gen Meilahn has one goal at reGen Massage & Skincare: make clients feel secure…Read Ripon Press Article

Downtown mainstay Fat Bruce's will be sold:

Deli remains, micro-beer will be new...Ripon residents David and Marie Knuth are set to assume ownership of the 8-year-old Watson Street business Tuesday, March 17, 2015…Read Ripon Press Article

Meet the new owners of Mugs Coffee House:

Matt and Amy Holley reopened the local coffee shop and hangout last week Monday, bringing back many of the long-time favorite features of Mugs, while adding a few new twists…Read Ripon Press Article

A growing business:

New Ripon business supplies 'microgreens' grown hydroponically to stores, restaurants…Read Ripon Press Article

Markesan photo studio relocates to downtown Ripon

Quade is bringing her five-year-old photography business, Moments to Memories Photography, from Markesan to downtown Ripon…Read Ripon Press Article

Shop aims to offer customers a homey feel for less

Located at 211 Watson St. Back Porch Gatherings and Walter J’s aims to enable customers to create happy memories…Read Ripon Press Article

First peek inside the new Jefferson Street Apartments

New apartment and townhouse building being constructed in downtown Ripon are nearing completion…Read Ripon Press Article

New business invites you to 'Dabble' in the arts

Art studio offers chance to paint, work with clay, more in downtown Ripon…Read Ripon Press Article

Go down to Gallagher's

Great food, comfortable atmosphere, reasonable prices are hallmarks of Ripon’s newest restaurant located at 333 Watson St. …Read Ripon Press Article

Downtown Apartments Ready to Build

A hybrid townhouses/apartment development is ready to move forward…Read Ripon Press Article

What can you find (& do) at Ripon's newest store? Crop, Paper Stickers

When Renee Saul realized she was moving to Ripon, she didn't know what she'd do here…Read Ripon Press Article