The Bodacious Shops of Block 42 is a collection of specialty shops and eateries. Enjoy an outdoor balcony and terrace seating with a cozy fire pit and beautiful views of Rock River, and a loft space that is both a comfy place to relax and a private event space for meetings and celebrations. The Shops also host live local music nights, classes, tastings and more. The Shops are home to vibrant indoor and outdoor event spaces for hosting one-of-a-kind parties, business meetings and special events. Their talented team offers custom food and beverage options, from simple to extravagant, custom tailored to meet your needs. The venue features:

  • Indoor/outdoor capacity for up to 150 guests
  • A beautifully restored building with historic charm, exposed brick walls and original details
  • Two interconnected indoor meeting spaces, the Cityside Room (capacity 25, fully private), and the Riverside Room (capacity 20, semi-private)
  • Large open-air balcony with unrivaled views of downtown Janesville
  • Landscaped terrace with fire pit overlooking the Rock River
  • Large windows with gorgeous natural light and downtown views
  • Build-in bar
  • AV and wireless capabilities
  • Business amenities, including free Wi-Fi, two HDMI-ready flat screens and a whiteboard
  • Convenient parking

Rooms can be rented independently or combined with other rooms. Exclusive rental of The Shops is available, with an indoor/outdoor capacity of 150. Booking includes:

  • Private rental of rooms and outdoor spaces based upon your needs
  • On-site Event Coordinator to assist you and oversee every detail of your event to ensure excellent service
  • Full-service hostess
  • Tables and chairs, table settings and serving pieces
  • Setup, breakdown and cleanup

The Bodacious Brew is a coffee shop and breakfast spot by day, serving gourmet coffees and teas from around the world, handcrafted into espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and more, plus a wonderful selection of homemade wraps, quiches, pastries and sandwiches. In the afternoon, The Brew shifts to a Wine, Beer and Bourbon Bar that serves tantalizing appetizers and cheese trays. Bring the kids for shareable milkshakes and ice cream.

So Chopped is a salad bistro where diners can build their own healthy and delicious salads and wraps with fresh ingredients and premium toppings, featuring dressings made in-house using Bodacious Olive Oils and Vinegars. Homemade soups, sandwiches and wraps round out the menu. Call ahead and they can have your order ready to pick up.

The Bodacious Olive is a taster's paradise, captivating your palate with the world's finest gourmet and flavor-infused ultra premium olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Adding to the culinary adventure are cheeses, gourmet salts and seasonings and the latest kitchen gadgets. Ask about private and group tours and tasting opportunities.


  • Handicap Accessible
  • WiFi
  • Local Owned
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Catering
  • Vegan
  • LiveMusic
  • Delivery

Maximum Group Size: 80
Room Rental Fee: Cost
Address: 119-123 N Main St - Janesville - WI, 53545
Phone: (608) 563-5566