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No drinks sold without a license, 29 years ago

Brad Williams

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In 1990, five La Crosse bars had to close on June 30th, when their liquor licenses expired at midnight. The bars temporarily kept out of business were Brothers, the Alumni Inn, and Timmy G’s on South 3rd St. The Valley Square Theaters had to stop serving liquor, because they hadn’t picked up their license.

Bike racing fans were talking about the American who won the Tour de France for the second year in a row, Greg LeMond. It made news in the Coulee Region because LeMond’s wife is from La Crosse.

North La Crosse had a couple of popular breakfast places in 1990. The Embers was on Rose Street, where a Walgreen’s is now. And nearby, there was a Happy Chef restaurant, which is now the home of SSE Music. Breakfast destinations, yesterday in La Crosse.

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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