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Michel Brewery arch still available for purchase



You can own a piece of the rock…the stone entrance to La Crosse’s old Michel Brewery. 

The city of La Crosse has kept the pieces of the entrance since the brewery on 3rd Street was torn down in 1997, to make way for a car dealership, and city leaders have spent years trying to find someone to take the Michel arch off their hands. 

City council member Gary Padesky hopes the arch can be displayed publicly, and won’t be destroyed.   

The utility department has set a May 1st deadline for moving the stone pieces off the sewer plant property on Isle La Plume, so the plant can be enlarged.  

Utilities director Bernie Lenz tells the board of public works that some people have been interested in taking the arch, but then lost interest when they heard about the work that would be involved in moving it.     

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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