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Abandoned Burger King could come down on La Crosse’s north side

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The abandoned Burger King on La Crosse's north side, July 29, 2022. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

The old Burger King on La Crosse’s north side could be coming down in a few weeks.

La Crosse city committees will have hearings this week on a plan to demolish the abandoned building at Bridgeview Plaza, so it can be used for green space.

The restaurant closed in 2017, just as the state’s Department of Transportation was getting ready to rebuild the intersection of Rose Street and West George, as part of the Exit 3 reconstruction around Interstate-90.

McDonald’s used to be next door to Burger King, but the road project forced it to move a short distance away to the current location on George Street.

La Crosse’s City Plan Commission on Monday afternoon and Judiciary and Administration Committee on Tuesday evening will discuss the plan.

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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