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Public Works approves more outdoor dining downtown, as La Crosse city council prepares to vote Thursday



FILE - Buzzard Billy's in downtown La Crosse.

More downtown La Crosse businesses are asking the city to let them keep serving customers outdoors.

The La Crosse Board of Public Works approved, at Monday’s weekly meeting, a request from Buzzard Billy’s on Pearl Street to add an extra chair to the sidewalk and curbside dining there.

Thursday night, the full city council could vote on changes in the outdoor dining ordinance, which was put in place at the start of the pandemic.

A few restaurants are ready to begin outdoor service again as the weather is warming up.

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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