Madison’s iconic Key West Shrimp House has been closed since May 2021, but there are now indications of plans for a new restaurant at that site overlooking the Ohio River.

At Tuesday’s Madison Board of Public Works and Safety (BPWS) meeting, approval was given to vacate an alley that goes through the parking lot south of the Key West Shrimp House building. The final action to vacate requires approval of an ordinance by City Council, which also requires a public hearing.