Farr's Grove owners to retire, Burst Boundless Botanicals closing, U.S. Bank moving
The owners of Farr's Grove, the Howard bar/restaurant particularly known for its Friday fish, will retire May 11.
Owners Jerry and Dea Farr posted a notice of the closing on the Farr's Grove Facebook page. They put the restaurant at 2443 Shawano Ave. up for sale a couple of years ago and are looking for someone to buy or manage the establishment.
"We are still looking for somebody to run it," Jerry Farr said. "I would prefer to sell it."
Either way, Farr's Grove is urging its customers to use their gift certificates before May 11. Unused gift certificates often are an issue when restaurants close or change ownership, mostly because those happen without warning. Farr's Grove is providing plenty of warning, so use 'em if you have 'em.
Farr's Grove was founded in 1963 by Chet and Theresa Farr. Along with the Redwood Inn in Ledgeview and Maricque's in Green Bay, it is among the area's most popular Friday fish places.
Jerry Farr said he'll be 75 this year, so it's time to enjoy life a little. He said he'll work with new owners or managers on a transition.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and 10 a.m. until people stop coming in the door on Sunday.
The telephone number is (920) 494-9956.
U.S. Bank move coming
U.S. Bank will close its office at 1161 Lombardi Ave., Ashwaubenon, to move to a location a half-mile west, near Cabela's, at 2 p.m. Jan. 26. The bank will reopen on Jan. 29 in temporary quarters while a new office is under construction. The new office is expected to open in early fall.
The bank is moving because the existing office is in the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District and will be torn down to make way for new development. The Packers also own the new location, which is at the intersection of Lombardi and Argonne Drive, near the I-41 interchange.
"It's probably going to be easier access than we had before, candidly," said Terri Trantow, Green Bay market president.
U.S. Bank has operated on Lombardi Avenue for about 40 years and a new building is welcome, Trantow said.
The new 4,000-square foot, full-service branch will be state of the art, with a drive-up ATM, and will have space for expansion.
The staff is eight people, although specialists from other branches have offices there as well.
Burst Botanical storefront closing
Burst Boundless Botanical Designs owner Jay Bero will close his retail store at 1235 S. Military Ave., Green Bay, on Jan. 31, but will continue working from his home afterward.
"Retail is changing quite a bit because of the internet," he said. "It's something I've been watching for a while."
Bero operated the Military Avenue store for 10 years. Before that, he was with an interior design firm and with Petal Pusher.
As he continues working from home, Bero will do floral arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, funerals and weddings, interior and seasonal decorating, such as for Christmas.
"My focus will be doing fresh flowers," he said.
In the meantime, as with Farr's Grove, customers who have gift certificates should use them before the storefront closes.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.
The storefront number is (920) 494-2778. When Bero moves to his home office in Allouez, it will be (920) 606-7327.