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Welcome to Monroe Street! Over 1-1/2 miles of locally-owned specialty shops and businesses make this street one of Madison's most distinctive shopping districts. Located on the near west side of Madison, Monroe Street is bordered by a beautiful historic neighborhood and conveniently located near UW Madison's Camp Randall Stadium, Henry Vilas Zoo, Edgewood College, Vilas Park, and the UW Arboretum. A diverse range of shops offers a variety of unique items from gourmet cookware to designer clothing and jewelry. Many of Madison's best ethnic stores reside on the street, featuring Native American items and imported gifts from Asia and Africa. Also well-known for art galleries, antiques and interior design studios, Monroe Street boasts an amazing selection of fine art, ceramics, glass, jewelry, crafts and custom-made pieces as well as framing and design services.

The diversity continues with a wide range of restaurants offering some of the city's most eclectic dining including Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Cajun, Mexican, Italian, and several bar & grills.

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