Streatery Program helps keep neighborhood cafe afloat

Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery heated dining dens/
Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery heated dining dens/

When the temperatures started to drop, Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery manager Kelly Knocke said the Atwood Avenue restaurant was anxious about how it would seat its guests in the elements.

The cafe is one of several Madison businesses that had worked with the city's Streatery Program to set up outdoor seating for customers during the summer months. In fact, Knocke said without the city’s outdoor dining program, Daisy Cafe may not have come this far in surviving the pandemic.

The city created the Streatery Program under an emergency order to temporarily allow restaurants to expand their busine...

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