Sun Prairie Strong - Explosion Recovery information/Resources
Main Street Detour established
Westbound on Main Street:
Right on Church Street, right on Columbus Street, left on Wilburn Road, left on N. Bristol Street/Hwy N, right on Hwy 19/Windsor Street.
Eastbound on Main Street:
Right on S. Bird Street, left on Linnerud Drive, left on Market Street, right on E. Main Street
Our hearts are with the family of Captain Cory Barr; He sacrificed his life to save others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the explosion and our thanks to all Firefighters, Police Dept., EMS, and all those who helped in any way.
Click here for the current status of businesses in downtown - open/closed etc.
Current map of area of downtown that is still blocked off - (in green)
Key Contact Numbers:
Sun Prairie Police Department Non-Emergency Number: (608) 837-7336
Media Inquiries: Lt. Kevin Konopacki
WE Energies Business Line 1-800-714-7777
Sun Prairie Utilities: (608) 837-5500
Sun Prairie Building Inspection Department (608) 825-1184
Bank of Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Fund Loans
6-month Single Pay Unsecured Loan with 0%* APR. No monthly payment obligation. No closing costs. This offer available to those impacted within a ½ mile radius of the intersection of Bristol Street and Main Street in Sun Prairie, WI and subject to bank approval. *Annual percentage rate (APR) is effective as of 7/11/18. All applications must be submitted by September 30, 2018. A balloon payment may result.
- Consumer Limit: Up to $2,500
- Commercial Limit: Up to $25,000
Click here for more information including phone contacts.
Disaster Relief Fund
Recently, the Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Committee was created to oversee distributions to individuals and businesses who were affected. The Committee consists of 15 members from the Sun Prairie community including Bank of Sun Prairie President & CEO Jimmy Kauffman and Sun Prairie Mayor Paul Esser who are co-chairs of the Committee. United Way of Dane County is assisting the Committee in developing an online application and evaluating the requests.
All people and businesses located in the affected area needing assistance are ask to submit an application. The application form is available on the United Way web site, UnitedWayDaneCounty.org/SunPrairieStrong
Applications should be submitted by Friday, August 17. Likely there will be another opportunity to request assistance but it is important to identify all the needs so the funds are available later. The applications will be reviewed the week following the August 17 deadline and distributions are expected to begin by late August
The purpose of Sunshine Place is to direct and administer the operation of a facility to house multiple charitable organizations providing social services needs to include but not be limited to food and clothing necessities in a manner that provides a single point of access to these services for the Sun Prairie community.
Sunshine Place efforts in this recovery have included:
- Coordinating assistance to residents displaced by the explosion, including identifying housing options, coordinating with housing agencies and seeking financial assistance.
- Providing food and refreshments to residents and emergency personnel.
- Assembling a list of volunteers for a variety of work opportunities.
Click here to donate to Sunshine Place online.
Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry
- 18 Rickel Rd., Sun Prairie, Wi, 53590
- (608) 513-1044
The Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry has been coordinating with Sunshine Place on the provision of food and supplies to displaced residents and emergency responders, in addition to providing for existing clients in need.
Go Fund Me Pages
A summary list of pages relating to the Downtown Sun Prairie can be found by clicking here. Current campaigns include:
- Benefit for the Family of Cory Barr
- Powelka Home Displacement
- General Rebuild Downtown
- Trent Kremeier (2), Heather Schmidt, and Tony West Home Displacement
- Sandy Kedzerski Home Displacement
- Kaila Home Displacement
- Sarah Kasmarek (2) Home Displacement
- Crittenden-Mahlum Family Home Displacement
- John Von Klopp/Razor Sharp Screen Printing Business Displacment
- Firefighter Ryan Welch Health Recovery and Family Assistance
- Kenya Johnson Home Displacement
- Katrina Nerge Home Displacement
- Glass Nickel Business Displacement
- Salvatore's Tomato Pies Business Discplacement
- Guimo's Mexican Restaurant Business Displacement (Not currently on Go Fund Me's Sun Prairie list)
- Steve and Shelley Hale Home Displacement (Not currently on Go Fund Me's Sun Prairie list)
If you are interested in starting a Go Fund Me campaign, click here for more information.
Disclaimer: The Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the information shared on this page, and encourages interested residents to always check with individual event hosts or the original sources of information regarding anything posted here. This information was obtained through the City of Sun Prairie's website page, we will continue to update our page as we learn more from the City of Sun Prairie. City webpage
Office space available for displaced businesses:
Primal Air: 1266 W. Main St. Call: Phillip - 608-318-2800
these businesses are open downtown (as of 8/1/18)
Did you know... the following Downtown Sun Prairie businesses are open for business! (Updated August 1st)
KONTEXT architects LLC
Inventure Realty Group / Inventurerealty.com
Eddie's Alehouse & Eatery
Bank of Sun Prairie - Open, but drive-thru is closed
Cannery Wine Bar and Tasting Room
Designer Nails Academy
Public Enemy Poke and Smoke
Mo'Wyz Dry Cleaners - Open, limited hours, call first. Mobile pick-up & delivery available.
Mr. Rudds Barber Shop
Christine K Designs
Running Diva Mom - Operating from a temporary location
The Chocolate Caper Sun Prairie - Operating from Oregon location
Razor Sharp Screen Printing - Operating from temporary location
American Realtors - Operating from temporary location
Moxiegritfit, llc - Operating from temporary location
Larry Cutler - American Family Insurance Agent - Sun... - Operating from temporary location
Prairie Flowers & Gifts
The Wire Basket
Hen & Rooster Vintage
Sun City Cyclery and Skates
EmeryArt Gallery - Open by appointment
Nest Interior Design
Rachel Manzke Photography - Open by appointment
Collector's Choice Coins
Elite Embroidery and Screenprinting
Sun Prairie Clinic of Electrolysis
Burn Boot Camp – Sun Prairie
Beans 'n Cream Coffeehouse
The Piano Gal Shop
Kate & Co.
Day One Pizza
Fusion Dance Academy
Prairie Quilt Works
Prairie Junction Yard
Chamber of Commerce
Salvatore's Tomato Pies
Board and Brush - Operating from temporary location
All Cannery Square businesses are open.
Supporting these small business has never been more important!