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Downtown property could host tavern, restaurant

City gives deadline; owner could lose liquor license if development doesn't occur

1:38 AM, Jun. 7, 2013
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After sitting vacant for more than three years, a riverfront Wisconsin Rapids property could be home to a new business if its owners act before the end of the year.

The former Elks Club building, 240 Second St. S., has been empty since December 2009, when Dan and Jeff Retzlaff bought the property from the fraternal organization, which moved to a new location along West Grand Avenue. Now, what the Retzlaffs hope will become a tavern and restaurant could lose its liquor license if it isn't up and running by Dec. 31.

During a Finance and Property Committee meeting this week, Dan Retzlaff pleaded his ...

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