You Isthmus readers are an attractive bunch, and lots of businesses want you as customers. These connections can be a beautiful thing. Here are some local concerns that were with us early on, and where they are now.
Marsh Shapiro's Nitty Gritty - 332 N. Frances St. Marsh has sold the business.
Gino's - 540 State St.
The Church Key Pub & Grill - 626 University Ave.
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry - 1976: 1720 Monroe St. 2011: 317 N. Frances
St. Dotty's spent some time on Fairchild, too, before being famously bumped by the Overture Center.
Rocky Rococo Pan Style Pizza - 1976: 651 State & 411 W. Gilman. 2011: 1310 Regent St., plus many more.
Sacred Feather - 1976: 543 State St. 2011: 417 State St.
The Cardinal Bar - 418 E.Wilson St.
L'Etoile - 1976: 25 N. Pinckney St. 2011: 1 S. Pinckney St.
Orange Tree Imports - 1721 Monroe St.
Pizza Pit - Four locations in Madison, plus many more.
The Soap Opera - 1976: 312 State St. 2011: 319 State St.
Riley's Wines of the World - 1976: 329 State St. 2011: 402 W. Gorham.
Paul's Bookstore - 670 State St.