There goes the neighborhood.

I’ve lived on Madison’s northside for two years. It’s the most varied neighborhood in the city. There are million dollar homes and the governor’s mansion and some violent apartment complexes with a lot of shootings. I live on a quiet street somewhere in the middle of that contrast.

But mostly these days the northside is resurgent. A few months after I moved here, the Willy Street Co-op opened their third location here, and there’s been a steady stream of new businesses and restaurants opening since then. It feels like a good time to be a northsider.

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