LOYAL GUESTS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The View of the Capitol Building from Eno Vino Downtown is threatened by the proposed American Exchange Development Project at 7-11 N. Pinckney St. At its currently proposed height, the Development will block the view of the Capitol Building from the 10th floor, which is open for the public to enjoy.
We are proud to have become a destination for countless guests from the Madison Area and across the country to visit and enjoy the landmark view. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Engagements, Weddings, and many other life events are celebrated with us regularly, with the illuminated view of the Capitol, that feels almost so close you can touch it, serving as the backdrop, and making these life events feel extra special.
Eno Vino is a locally owned business that has been serving the Madison community for 16 years. We pride ourselves on offering one of the best dining experiences in Madison, and have been grateful that our guests have selected us as a Best of Madison Winner in several categories multiple times in Madison Magazine’s reader polls.
If this development proceeds as it is currently designed, the stunning and unique view of the Capitol Building will be completely lost, and local and visiting guests hoping to take a picture with the Capitol in the background will have a glass office building with no public access as their backdrop instead. We think the opportunity for the public to enjoy this birds-eye view of the Capitol shouldn’t be blocked for private use, but instead should remain a landmark for all to enjoy for years to come.
As are many other restaurants in the city and around the country, we are continuing to encounter a difficult path forward due to the pandemic. This path is filled with many obstacles that we are facing head-on to overcome, but losing the view of the Capitol Building because of this Development at its currently proposed height is a challenge we cannot take on ourselves alone. Therefore, we are coming to you, our friends, family, and loyal guests to help us.
We have created a Facebook Page to build a collection of memories that have been created at Eno Vino Downtown over the years. We encourage you to please share photos and experiences that you have enjoyed with the view of the Capitol Building in the background. Our goal is to share just how many people have enjoyed this view thus far, and what will be lost to the public if it is blocked.
We have also created a petition for you to show your support!