Rafael Mendoza and his wife, Mariana Acevedo, opened Mexican Tamales Restaurant last week at 306 Sand Lake Road, across from the Center 90 shopping center in Onalaska.

The Mexican restaurant is in the former location of Lindy’s Subs & Salads, which moved to Center 90 in 2013. It serves traditional Mexican food, said Mendoza, who like his wife is a native of Mexico. They have lived in La Crosse for the past 13 years and also own a floor installation business.

Mexican Tamales has an extensive menu with such things as tamales, enchiladas, soups, tortas, tacos, quesadillas, gorditas, sopes, burritos, chimichangas, nachos and desserts. There’s also a children’s menu.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant’s telephone number is 608-615-1000 and it soon will have a website and be on Facebook.

Norman and Kate Snodgrass have opened Bath Fixer, LLC at 55 Copeland Ave., across the street from the Candlewood Suites hotel and Great Harvest Bread in La Crosse.

The Snodgrasses recently purchased the Bath Fixer remodeling business from Bill and Terry Wagner and moved it from 2001 Enterprise Ave. on La Crosse’s far North Side to the Copeland Avenue location, which opened Sept. 23.

“The location here is fantastic,” Kate Snodgrass said of the couple’s decision to move the business. “There’s lots of traffic, and we’re very visible.”

Norman Snodgrass had worked for Bath Fixer for two years and has been doing construction work for more than 20 years, his wife said.

Bath Fixer does such things as installing bathtubs, showers, vanities and tile. People can have Bath Fixer do one or two things “or they can have us come in and remodel the whole bathroom,” Kate Snodgrass said. Bath Fixer will provide free consultations and estimates at the prospective customer’s home.

For more information, visit www.bathfixerllc.com.

Franke & Turnbull CPAs in La Crosse joined Madison, Wis.-based Johnson Block & Co. Inc., effective Nov. 1.

The La Crosse office, which immediately switched to the Johnson Block & Co. Inc. name, will remain in Suite 105 at 505 King St.

Johnson Block, a full-service certified public accounting firm, has locations in Madison, La Crosse, Viroqua, Mineral Point and Dodgeville. It was established in 1985 and provides governmental, nonprofit and for-profit auditing services, individual and business tax services, bookkeeping and information technology and human resources consulting services.

For more information, visit www.johnsonblock.com.

Look for the Lady Luck Casino Marquette in Marquette, Iowa, to be renamed the Casino Queen Marquette once ownership changes hands.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc., based in St. Louis, announced Oct. 13 it has agreed to sell its Marquette casino for about $40 million to an affiliate of CQ Holdings Co. Inc., parent company of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Ill.

The sale is expected to be completed next year, subject to approval by gaming regulators in Iowa and Illinois and other closing conditions. Isle of Capri Casinos acquired the Marquette casino in 2000.

After more than two years in business, Driftless Edibles closed last week at 126 W. Blackhawk Ave. in downtown Prairie du Chien.

The store opened in May 2014. Besides local, organic and other types of healthy food, the store also sold personal care items, books and more.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at stevecahalan.reporter@gmail.com or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.


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Went here Saturday. I heard this place has food but after waiting 45 minutes with no food and looking around, no hope of getting any, anytime soon I left.

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