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Nearly a decade after they operated it in downtown Melrose, Cindy and Jeff Waughtal have opened JC’s Pizza & Pub at N378 Hwy. 108, three miles south of Melrose.

It opened Nov. 8 in the former location of Dueces Bar & Grill, which had opened in January in what previously was the HiWay Inn. The Waughtals purchased the property Sept. 2 and updated the kitchen and bar areas before opening.

“Our menu is a variety of pizzas, sub sandwiches, burgers and fryer foods and soon (will have) homemade chili,” Cindy said. The business also has a full bar.

Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. or later Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday, she said. “During deer hunting, hours will change to accommodate our hunters,” she added.

The restaurant and pub’s telephone number is 608-488-2228 and it soon will be on Facebook.

The Waughtals operated JC’s Pizza & Pub in downtown Melrose from 2000 to 2007. “We both agreed I needed something to do, and the opportunity came along at the right time,” Cindy said of the Waughtals’ decision to operate the business once again at its new location.

Waxing the City body waxing studio is expected to open in late December at 319 S. Third St., on the first floor of the Grand River Station building in downtown La Crosse.

The studio will offer a full range of professional facial and body waxing services for women and men, said Maddy Brenny, Waxing the City regional manager. The chain is headquartered in Woodbury, Minn., as is sister company Anytime Fitness, she said. The first Waxing the City studio opened in 2003 in Denver, Colo.

Emmy Wallace is manager of the La Crosse studio, which is owned by franchisees Dan Kern and Mike Tonsager, who are both physical therapists in St. James, Minn. The two men also own four Anytime Fitness centers in southern Minnesota.

“We’re community-focused,” Brenny said. “We want to help the other businesses around us, and thrive together. And provide an exceptional service to the community.”

“It’s very active here,” Wallace said of the owners’ decision to locate the business in downtown La Crosse. “There’s a lot of foot traffic.” The studio’s website is and it also is on Facebook.

The local Suppz store moved at the end of October to 334 West Ave. N., across from Toppers Pizza in La Crosse.

It had been at 40 Copeland Ave. in the Three Rivers Plaza development. That’s where the La Crosse store opened in 2011 as Supplement City, selling nutritional and sports supplements.

Suppz is based in Fennimore, Wis. For more information, visit

The Yogurt Lab frozen yogurt shop that opened two years ago in the Crossing Meadows Shopping Center in Onalaska has closed for the season, according to signs on the shop’s door and windows.

Other signs on the windows of the shop (which was open last winter) say the business is for sale and that the space is available for lease. The self-serve frozen yogurt store opened in the summer of 2014, in the same building as Panera Bread and Sport Clips.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.


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