Following yesterday's front page coverage in the WBJ about The Wharf, this week's Capital Business reveals additional details about the project, including the date that most Southwesters have been waiting to hear - groundbreaking is set for March 19. Here are some new details from the article about what is coming to The Wharf:
- In addition to Wharf Hall, a movie house may be coming, although Hoffman-Madison Waterfront states that at this point it is still a concept.
- Other retailers include a jazz club, along with a piano bar, country-western bar, and an Irish pub. Local restaurant groups are coming to the development, although no specific ones have been announced yet.
- The Francis Case Memorial Bridge will be adorned with LED lighting (pending approval). I suggested something like that in a post back in 2008.
- Private financing is coming from French Canadian firm PSP Investments.