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Campus Places & Spaces


The Hub

The HUB, opened in 2015, is technically on North Frances, but it takes up a good stretch of State Street frontage, as well. The HUB replaced the University Inn, but Badgers may also remember Buraka, an African restaurant, and Hüsn...

In 2017, the James, named for James Madison, opened. Its address is technically on West Gorham, but it also covers space on University and West Gilman, including the spots once occupied by the Stratford House Apartments and the Vi...



Lucky, announced in 1999 but opened in 2008, is on the site of University Square, a small shopping center with the last full-size movie theater in the campus area. Paisan’s Italian restaurant was also located at U Square from 1975...