March 4, 2009

City Council Review: Aldermen approve dance hall on Sixth Street

The City Council approved a dance club at the former Historic Century Market at 522 Sixth Street. The club would operate downstairs from La Terazza restaurant from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday. The council also approved a banquet facility in the space from 4-8 p.m. seven days a week.

Park High School is seeking permission for a community garden near the school. Blue School Principal Dan Bieser is heading up the proposal. It's headed to the Board of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

Alderman David Maack is requesting the City Council hold a planning meeting in mid-May to discuss the city's 2010 budget priorities. The meeting would come shortly after the new mayor is elected. The proposal was sent to Mayor Tom Friedel's office.

The city agreed to consider building a sidewalk in front of Dr. Jones Elementary School on Chicory Road in 2010. Resident Robbin Church had requested the walkway to improve safety around the school. Read Church's full letter.


  1. a community garden in this day and age is a great idea.

  2. I love the garden idea as well. It's hands on learning for the kids and promotes responsibility and respect as well.

  3. An idea might be to take what surplus is grown and sell at the West Racine Farmers market.
    True grass roots development teaches basic job skills etc best of all RCEDC would not be doing any of it.

  4. Could we please get some more information on this "dance hall"? The last few businesses suggested for this area were questionable in nature. The youth club that was set up in this area just a few years ago led to several problems. What kind of "dance hall" are we talking about here?