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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.     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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