We ask for a nice brew pub. Plead. Beg. No luck. The Great Dane took an existing structure out on Cottage Grove Road. It’s been packed every time I’ve been in it. I see that Brocach is looking to open up a location on Monroe Street. There’s already a tap house on Monroe – plus several restaurants. Why not Monona Drive?
Monona Drive is complete. So why doesn’t someone want to come here?
Is it the lack of an existing structure to build in? We have so many old and antiquated buildings. It can’t really be encouraging. One of the best newer areas was taken up by Anytime Fitness.
Is it that so many of the businesses on Monona Drive don’t bring with it a high volume of high income shoppers? The only retail businesses between Nichols and Broadway that cater to consumers are the Village Pedaler and the Performance Hobby. There are some qaulity specialty shops – Ken’s and the Tasting Room, for instance. But it’s not like we have a bunch of nice shops that people wander up and down the road to check out.
Is it that Monona simply doesn’t have the demographics that would attract enough consumers?
We’d love to hear back from people. What are your opinions?