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La Crosse Center works on catering rules

Brad Williams

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Although you might think of the La Crosse Center as a site for concerts and conventions, much of its business during the year comes from hosting dinners and weddings. 

Rules for catering were a hot topic for the center board when it met on Tuesday. 

The board could vote soon on whether to establish a ‘preferred’ list of about 10 caterers for La Crosse Center events.

Board president Brent Smith says the Center could adopt a list of 10 local caterers which would be recommended to customers.

A proposed $500 fee for customers to cover the Center’s costs would be disclosed when somebody is booking the civic center.  

Building staffers say they want to maintain a quality image — for example, by barring a caterer from using paper plates at a La Crosse Center event.