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LISTEN: Business group discusses plan for Riverside Park’s historic Fish Hatchery building



FILE - Rendering of the potential back exterior for the historic Fish Labs building on the north end of Riverside Park. (PHOTO: City of La Crosse)

Tiffany Smith and Marty Wallesar run Hatchery, LLC, the group that wants to rent the old Fish Hatchery building on the north end of Riverside Park.

Hatchery, LLC, said it wants to invest $1 million in creating an events venue, which would match the city’s $1 million in renovations. 

Smith and Wallesar discuss their ideas for the building Tuesday on La Crosse Talk PM.

They also hear comedian Charlie Berens’ ideas on the building. Not part of the conversation was whether or not Hatchery LLC would be on board for having Hatched Baby go in place of the Hiawatha Statue at the riverfront, however.

FILE – The Hiawatha Statue, removed in the summer of 2020, sits in the background of Riverside Park, where the old Fish Labs building is getting a makeover. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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