Hospitality & Tourism

Judge reinstates gathering limit order

A Barron County circuit judge has denied a request by the Tavern League of Wisconsin and some business owners for a temporary injunction blocking the state’s health order limiting indoor gatherings and occupancy limits.

Downtown restaurant closes, lays off 16

Fresco restaurant at 227 State St. has notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it has closed temporarily and has laid off 16 workers, most of whom held wait staff positions.

Avenue Club to close

The Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar, at 1128 E. Washington Ave., announced in a social media post that it will be closing temporarily at the end of October and will reopen when seating capacity limits are lifted by public health officials.

Hughes to keynote SCORE women’s conference

SCORE Madison’s annual women’s conference “Connecting Women Entrepreneurs – Survive. Thrive. Grow” will feature Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Evers directs DHS to limit indoor public gatherings

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order No. 3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25% of a room or building’s total occupancy.

Mount Horeb Fall Market moves to virtual format

Due to public health concerns, the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Village Market, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been moved to a virtual market with drive-thru pickup at the downtown ELC/Duluth parking lot on Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Survey: Without stimulus, more lodging providers will close

According to a new nationwide survey last week from The American Hotel & Lodging Association, 74% of hotels would be forced to lay off additional employees and 67% would not make it another six months if Congress fails to pass another COVID stimulus bill.

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