Iconic sunburst chairs return to the Memorial Union Terrace
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison is a little brighter Wednesday, as the iconic sunburst chairs return in full force to the terrace at Memorial Union.
More than four hundred tables and exactly two thousand chairs will greet students, residents and tourists for the season, matched by beautiful spring weather in southwestern Wisconsin.
UW senior Maya Horwitch described an afternoon at the Terrace as the perfect way to soak up the sun and enjoy best scenery in the city.
“I think it just fosters such a tight knit community here, once people start coming out, people from all over, all ages, and everyone is just so happy to be surrounded by one another and it just really shows how special and almost magical Madison and the UW community really is,” she continued.
“They’re unlocking the start of summer, and along with summer we have beautiful sunsets, beautiful summer days and nights,” Wisconsin Union communications associate Abby Synnes explained.
The tables’ return to the 40,000 square foot terrace began April 12 and will be complete by the end of the day Wednesday, where patrons will then be able to bask in the sunlight, sitting lakefront for the first time since October.
The Terrace plays host to four seasonally available eateries including the Brat Stand, anticipated to open for the season on April 14. The next restaurant slated to open in early May is the seasonal BBQ Stand, which features house-made BBQ..
The Union said, the terrace welcomes around 800,000 visitors during a typical season, and that this summer will be no exception.
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