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Cargo Coffee Moves In

A new Cargo Coffee has moved into the ground level of The Constellation. The third coffee house run by local business owner Lindsey Lee, Cargo Coffee opened in January of 2014, and offers an expanded food menu, as well as beer and wine.

Lee never planned on opening another location, but when The Constellation’s developer and owner, Otto Gebhardt contacted him about the new opportunity, he had a change of heart. “When Otto contacted me about moving Cargo in, he expressed how he wanted to keep the atmosphere local and that was a big attraction for me. That was one of the main selling points in making the decision to open a new location, and I have to say I’m really excited about it,” says Lee.

Star Bar Aims for the Sky

Two Madison bar owners and one solid business plan make for a new and exciting venture in The Constellation. Peter Gentry, owner of One Barrel Brewing Company, and Hawk Sullivan, owner of the Jade Monkey have come together to create Star Bar, a full service bar featuring craft beer, cocktails, wine, and a limited food menu. “When I was approached to be a part of the new east side development I was thrilled,” shares Hawk Sullivan. “We are aiming to be a true, neighborhood bar for the Madison Capitol East District and I think we’ll be able to accomplish that with this new location.”

With an open space and tall ceilings, Star Bar looks to bring a strong, industrial atmosphere to the building, incorporating a soft edge by utilizing natural woods in the interior. An outdoor patio with seating will be open for the summer season as well.

Artisan Dental To Open Its Doors

Along with The Constellation’s new food and beverage establishments, a focus on health and wellness will be incorporated into the building through the addition of Artisan Dental.  

Owner, Nicole Andersen, DDS, has been practicing for 13 years on the east side of Madison. Artisan Dental offers complete family dental care, including cosmetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign orthodontics and full mouth rehabilitation. Operating with an Eco Dentistry certification, Artisan offers sustainable services centering on health and relaxation for its patients.