Cleary Building Corp. broke ground Thursday, July 16, on a 20,000 square foot addition the city approved in March, according to a release from the Verona-based company.

While businesses from retail to restaurant have seen a decline in patronage during the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector that has not seen a pause in support deals with paws.

Three Verona area businesses have appeared to defy the odds by opening or expanding during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout.

After months of renovation, Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin has opened a new location at 118 S. Main St. in the building left vacant for years when World of Variety closed in 2016.

Passers-by in recent weeks have likely noticed that the former World of Variety store building, 118 Main St., has rapidly been receiving the final touches to turn it into a Goodwill thrift store.

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