City of Madison closes building that holds Paisan’s Restaurant due to structural concerns

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MADISON, Wis. — The City of Madison says it is closing the building at 131 W. Wilson Street due to structural concerns.

The city says the landlord for the building, Rice Investors LLC, is addressing the structural concerns but the work is not yet completed. The city is ordering the entire building, which houses Paisan’s Restaurant as well as office space, to be vacated until structural engineers determine there is no cause for concern or the structural issue is fixed.

Officials say they do not believe the building is in danger of collapsing anytime soon, but it will be monitored daily.

In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, Paisan’s Restaurant said it will be closed until further notice while the building’s parking ramp is inspected. They estimate to be closed for 15 days.

The city’s building inspector says they will continue to work with the building owner to maintain the safety of the building’s occupants and the surrounding area.