The 4 Sisters group of businesses in La Crosse will expand soon by opening the Creekside Pub and Grill and wedding venue at the former location of The Fieldhouse Bar and Grill.

The Fieldhouse, at W5450 Keil Coulee Road in the town of Medary, closed in May 2014.

The new pub and grill is expected to open in January, said Corynn Wieland, one of the owners of 4 Sisters. Outdoor fire pits and the wedding venue (featuring a large outdoor tent with a concrete floor that will seat up to 400 people for weddings and other events) are expected to open by spring. Wedding bookings already have begun.

The lower level of the former Fieldhouse building also will be available for rental for parties and other events. The pub and grill will be on the upper level.

The new facility will be family-friendly, said Wieland and Traci Weber, another 4 Sisters owner. “We thought there was a need and we liked the location,” Wieland said.

4 Sisters will continue to operate its other businesses – 4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant, 4 Sisters fourth street bar, 4 Sisters Catering and Wedding Day Designs. Also, 4 Sisters plans to open another restaurant in March near the Epic Systems campus in the Madison suburb of Verona, Wis.

Carl and Lisa Johnson have moved their Coalition Drum Shop and Coalition Boardshop businesses from 215 State St. into part of Dave’s Guitar Shop at 1227 S. Third St.

While the Coalition businesses are in a temporary space, they soon will move into the big new addition that guitar shop owner Dave Rogers is building. Rogers said the 14,000-square-foot addition should be finished in February or March and will cost slightly more than $1 million.

Rogers said the second floor of the two-story addition will serve as warehouse space for his guitar business. The two Coalition businesses will occupy about half of the first-floor addition, and Rogers said the other half could be occupied by up to two other businesses. He doesn’t have signed leases yet for that half.

Carl Johnson said Rogers had approached him about moving his businesses to the Dave’s Guitar Shop building, as his drum business complements the guitar shop business. His boardshop sells skateboards, snowboards, longboards, Rollerblades and scooters.

Johnson said he hopes to move his businesses into the addition in February. They opened Oct. 8 in their temporary quarters in the guitar shop building. Hours for both the drum and boardshop businesses are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday.

Johnson closed the indoor skate park in his former State Street location on Sept. 1. Some of its ramps were sold to Anthem Skatepark and Board Shop in Winona, Minn., and the others were sold to someone who’s thinking about opening a skate park, he said.

For more information, visit www.coalitiondrumshop.com, www.coalitionboardshop.com or the two firms’ Facebook pages.

Wild Birds Unlimited is returning to Onalaska.

Gaylord and Karen Perry plan to open their franchised store Tuesday in the former Games by James location, Suite 214 in the Crosseroads Center shopping center at 9348 State Hwy. 16 in Onalaska, across from Valley View Mall. Wild Birds’ new location is between Jeri’s Hallmark Shop and Hair Paradise.

The store’s grand reopening celebration will be from Nov. 7 to 13. Store hours will remain 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Perrys bought the local Wild Birds Unlimited store in 2001, and moved it in 2009 from the Crossing Meadows shopping center in Onalaska to Shelby Mall on the far South Side of La Crosse.

“Gaylord and I are ready for retirement and we are relocating (the store) to increase sales to make the store attractive to a potential buyer,” Karen Perry said, adding that the business has been in the area for 23 years. For more information, visit its Facebook page.

Wild Birds Unlimited says it is the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores, with more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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

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