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Communities adjust to impending loss of Kewaunee Power Station

8:50 PM, Apr. 27, 2013
Ann Bies, manager at Fat Boyz, shares a laugh with a customer inside Fat Boyz in Tisch Mills on Wednesday, April 23, 2013. Fat Boyz is a popular spot for plant workers. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Ann Bies, manager at Fat Boyz, shares a laugh with a customer inside Fat Boyz in Tisch Mills on Wednesday, April 23, 2013. Fat Boyz is a popular spot for plant workers. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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As the effect of the Kewaunee Power Station closing ripples out from the shore of Lake Michigan into the community, Fat Boyz 2 bar and grill, five miles away in Tisch Mills, will be one of the first businesses to feel the impact.

Manager Ann Bies said Kewaunee and Point Beach Nuclear Plant employees and contractors make up about one-third of Fat Boyz 2's business. Losing the Kewaunee contingent, including the contract employees who come in every 18 months to work refueling outages, will be a blow.

"That was huge," Bies said. ...

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