Tag Archives: Downtown

Art for the Community and a Community for Artists

Downtown Stevens Point is home to a unique art gallery called Q Artists Cooperative. Typical art galleries invite artists to display their work there, and the gallery then receives a percentage of any sales the artist makes. In a cooperative, every artist is part owner. This cooperative business style allows Q Gallery to carry out its mission statement: to create ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

Shop Locally for Holiday Gifts that Keep Giving

The best place for students to holiday shop this season is right down the street. The downtown area of Stevens Point is home to many local businesses that are better for both the environment and the community than larger rival companies. Shopping for gifts locally generates 70 percent more economic activity than shopping at a big box store. Downtown Stevens ... Read More »

Students Gather, March to Protest Proposed Cuts

About 200 students gathered in the sundial and marched downtown to the Portage County Public Library on Thursday, April 2, to peacefully oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. “The most important thing was that everyone was high-energy and ready to speak their voice,” said organizer Brewster Johnson. “Many people came prepared with signs, ideas ... Read More »

Downtown Winery Awaits Approval

At the beginning of summer, a winery might join businesses in downtown Stevens Point . The City Plan Commission approved an operation-permit request for Sunset Point Winery, a micro-winery owned and operated by Don and Kelly Guay of Hull. If Common Council passes a zoning-code amendment in June, the winery will be operational at 1201 Water St. The Guays are graduates of ... Read More »

Energy Café and Blue Dolphin Computer Co. Moves to Point

Steve Tibbetts opened the Energy Café and Blue Dolphin Computer Co. downtown last month on the corner of Main St. and Strongs Ave., next to Habibi’s Gyro and Kabob House. He moved from his former location, CIA Computers and Cyber Café, in Park Ridge. The reason for the name change, Tibbetts said, stems from the local perceptions about dolphins. “People ... Read More »