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Local Couple Bringing Hardware Store, Retail Variety Back to Janesville's West Side

Nov 23, 2021 News

The store's owners, Christopher and Anita Lloyd, say they aim to offer retail variety in what will be the first hardware store to open on the city's west side in years. Lloyd's True Value is set to open sometime in December.


Hyvee Announces Plans to Buy Former Shopko in Janesville

Nov 17, 2021 News

Hyvee announces it’s intention to buy the former Shopko building in Janesville.


Janesville GM Site Owner Quietly Sells Off Small Sliver of Massive, 250-Acre Property

Nov 10, 2021 News

As bids are set to close Thursday on a fire sale auction of both major pieces of the 250-acre former General Motors plant in Janesville, property records show the property’s St. Louis-based owners already have quietly closed on the sale of a small sliver of the massive site.


From Tenant to Seller in One Fell Swoop

Nov 09, 2021 News

Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates represented both sides in a two-part sale that turned a former supermarket into a new Kwik Trip on Janesville's east side.


County Dashboard Continues to Rock

Nov 05, 2021 Blog

The Rock County Development Alliance has released its Rock Ready Index for the third quarter. Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates' Managing Broker Bill Mears highlights notable points from the economic development dashboard.


New Chick-fil-A Opens Wednesday on Janesville's East Side

Nov 01, 2021 News

Chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has announced its location at 2627 Humes Road on Janesville’s east side opens Wednesday.


City of Janesville Pursues Deal for Option to Buy 129 Acres of Farmland South of City

Oct 26, 2021 News

The city of Janesville is laying the groundwork for a potential $4.5 million industrial land expansion along its south-side business corridor.


Janesville City Council OKs Up to $2 Million to Contract for Sports Complex Designs

Oct 26, 2021 News

It will likely take upward of a year of work, but the Janesville City Council’s 5-2 vote to move the proposed indoor sports and convention center at Uptown Janesville into its design phase is being viewed as the kick-start for a $25 million to $28 million proposal officials are calling “transformative.”


Collaborative Efforts Between Municipalities Can Boost Economic Growth, Experts Say

Oct 07, 2021 News

Economic development officials in Rock County agree: Supporting regional growth by fostering cooperation between municipalities, coupled with sound private commercial and residential development strategies, are central to the county’s growth into the future. Regional growth relies on many factors, from land availability to the area’s current labor pool and projects aimed at attracting new residents to the area, but Rock County Development Alliance Executive Director James Otterstein said the three main ones are access, affordability and amenities.


Site Work Tied to Final Beloit Casino Design Planned

Oct 05, 2021 News

The Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino and resort project took a major step forward when Gov. Tony Evers ruled in favor of the project’s proposed site being declared trust land for the tribe.


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