The word “nosh” means light meal or snack.

It’s also the name of a new restaurant that’s offering fresh “build-your-own” food options in the Valley View Mall food court.

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STEVE CAHALAN | For the La Crosse Tribune

Seckin Gungordu, a native of Turkey, and two friends opened nosh (there are no capital letters in the name) April 15 in the former Flamers Grill location. It offers several kinds of sandwiches, three kinds of salad (Greek, chef’s and Mediterranean) and by June will offer gyros sandwiches, bowl options and four kinds of soup (chicken noodle, chili, broccoli cheddar and lentil). Ice cream will be available in the summer.

Gungordu said nosh offers roast beef, turkey, Italian, chicken, Philly steak, tuna salad, chicken salad, grilled chicken, vegan and vegetarian sandwiches. Several kinds of hot and cold beverages are available, such as coffee drinks, hot chocolate, tea, soda pop and lemonade.

Gungordu, who has cooked in restaurants since 2012 and managed a coffee shop and bakery from 2013 to 2015, said nosh will use locally produced ingredients as much as possible. It soon will have a website and Facebook page.


Borton Construction will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday for a professional office building it’s constructing at 814 Main St. in Holmen.

The La Crosse company is both general contractor and developer for the building, which will have just more than 11,500 square feet of space and five spaces. So far three are spoken for – Optical Fashions Eye Care Clinic‘s second office and the relocations of Premier Spine Health & Injury, and Lowman Family Dental, from other Holmen locations.

Construction is expected to be completed in early November, said Paul Borsheim, president of Borton Construction.

The building’s name will be 814 Main St. It will be a condo-style complex, with the businesses owning their own space.


Doctor of chiropractic Katie Flaherty opened Precision Chiropractic on April 10 at 525 McHugh Road in Holmen.

The Galesville native received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2011 and graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 2015 with summa cum laude honors. She then practiced in Des Moines, Iowa, before deciding to move closer to home.

“My job as a chiropractor is to correct anything that gets in the way of a properly functioning nervous system — whether it is what’s being consumed, how the body and spine are moving, or what a person’s day-to-day thought process is,” Flaherty said.

She said she uses the Gonstead System of analysis to pinpoint problems and resolve them with gentle and specific adjustments. Some of her family chiropractic facility’s focuses include children, prenatal care and athletes’ health.

Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. For an appointment, call 608-526-2854. For more information, visit www.precisionchirowi.com or Precision’s Facebook page.


Revolution coffee shop and wine bar opened April 1 at 38 Main St. in downtown Black River Falls.

Owner Carrie Timp has been pleasantly surprised by the number of customers. “It’s been absolutely great, we couldn’t have asked for more,” she said.

Revolution’s big draw is its coffee beverages, but it also has teas and wine. And it has healthy options for lunch and a casual atmosphere.

Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 715-670-0707 or visit www.revbrf.com or Revolution’s Facebook page.

Stephen Knoll of the Jackson County Chronicle contributed to this column.

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

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