Steve Cahalan: Gino's Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs reopens next to Angelini's Ristorante

Tony and Kelly Angelini reopened Gino's Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs restaurant on Monday in part of the same building that also houses Angelini's Ristorante, at 1427 Hwy. 35 in

Steve Cahalan: Gino's Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs reopens next to Angelini's Ristorante

Tony and Kelly Angelini reopened Gino's Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs restaurant on Monday in part of the same building that also houses Angelini's Ristorante, at 1427 Hwy. 35 in Onalaska.Tony owns the building and the two restaurants, which he operates with Kelly's help. They opened Gino's in June 2020 at 306 Sand Lake Road in Onalaska and named that business after their son, Gino.Gino, who is a sophomore majoring in film and televison at Columbia College Chicago, works at the restaurants during college breaks.Moving Gino's from rented space on Sand Lake Road to the building he owns made sense, Tony said.

'It was hard for me to go back and forth,' he said. 'Now we're under one roof. There's one set of bills.

And the parking here is 10 times better.' Gino Angelini helps his parents, Tony and Kelly, operate Gino's Beef & Hot Dogs in Onalaska. Gino's recently moved to a new location at 1427 State Hwy 35 adjacent to Angelini's Ristorante that's owned by the same family. Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune Photos of Chicago Bears football players compliment the Chicago vibe at Gino's Beef & Hot Dogs in Onalaska.

Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune 'We feel that by combining Gino's and Angelini's that we get the best of both worlds,' Gino said of having both restaurants in the same building. 'I definitely feel like you can get a full Chicago Italian experience here.' The most popular menu items at Gino's are Italian beef sandwiches, gyros and the Chicago Depression Dog. Gino's menu expanded with the move, adding such things as pizza slices, Caesar and mondizia salads, and caprese, meatball, eggplant parm, chicken parm and veal parm sandwiches.Gino's hours are 11 a.m.

to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday. Angelini's Ristorante hours are 4 to 9:30 p.m.

Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday.For more information about Gino's, call 608-519-3166 or visit its Facebook page.Owner Laura Hoffman opened The Monogram Co. on Jan. 3 at its new location at 1010 Second Ave.

S.W. in Onalaska, near the Nutbush City Limits restaurant and Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning.She and her husband, Ty, own the business as well as its former building at 515 Division St. in La Crosse.

They're putting that building up for sale.'We specialize in custom embroidery, screen print, promotional products and uniforms,' Laura said. 'This (new) location is way bigger than the previous one. We're growing, and we're adding new machines in February to expand production.'Among other things, the business sells logoed apparel to businesses.

'We work with very small to very large businesses, as well as walk-in customers,' Hoffman said. The firm also provides company e-stores as a service to business customers, allowing a company's employees to purchase logoed apparel and promotional products online. It also does custom sewing work for area businesses.Office hours are 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 608-784-9647 or visit URL or Facebook.Brandie Niesen will hold a grand opening celebration from 4 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27, at her new Formal & Frolic — The Secret Spa Spot in Suite B106 on the first floor of the former LaCrosse Footwear building at 1501 St. Andrew St.Signs and balloons will point the way to the new beauty studio for the event, which will feature giveaways, coupons, beverages and snacks.Starting Feb.

1, appointments can booked online at URL or by calling 608-860-1961 or by Facebook message.'For now, since I am still working a full-time job, it will be by appointment only until further notice,' Niesen said. She plans to be at the studio most evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

and every other weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.'I am a licensed aesthetician,' Niesen said. 'I offer full body waxing, skincare/facials and event and bridal makeup.

As for lash and brow services, I offer lifting, tinting and lamination.'For more information, visit the studio's Facebook and Instagram pages.The Big Old Red Shed flea market at East State Street and Hwy. 14 in Westby is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a number of events and promotions this year.'Nobody really owns the business,' said Gregg Hoffmann, who with Junior Anderson was a founder of the shed. 'Instead, we're a group of individual business people who rent space to sell our wares.

The vendors' rent pays for the rental of the building and keeps the lights and heat on.'The shed's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Hoffmann said some events and promotions marking the 10th anniversary will include weekly memories on the shed's Facebook page; sales and promotions for the community's Syttende Mai festival in May; a model car and toy sale in conjunction with the Sweet Rides and Sweet Pies vintage car show; Labor Day weekend activities including a sports cards and collectibles show held that Sunday by the Wisconsin Sports Legacy Museum , which is in the shed; periodic tours of the shed during the warmer months; and selection of a Customer of the Month starting in April.For more information, visit the shed's Facebook page.

Edwardo's Ristorante di Pizza at 1930 Rose St. closed in 2015 after 55 years of business. The building was torn down and Good Steward Resale Store opened there in 2016.

Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune Embers Restaurant, a Minnesota-based chain, opened at 2620 Rose St. in December, 1973. The eatery closed in April 2004 to make room for a Walgreens, which opened at the site in November 2004.

T. Daniel Solie, owner of the Cheddar 'n Ale, samples some of his new restaurant's fare with store manager Joan Jahimiak and co-owner Beverlee Solie. The eatery was located in the same building as the Solies' other business, the Swiss Chateau, at 728 S.

Third St. Today, that site is a sales lot for Toyota of La Crosse. Tribune file photo The Mai-Tai Supper Club is shown here in 1978, the same year the restaurant at 1539 Rose St.

was sold by Rachel Skoug to Glenn Addis. In January 1983, Addis sold the property to Arthur Lucas, who renamed the restaurant Arthur's Restaurant; the restaurant closed five months later. Later that year, Lucas was convicted of first degree-murder.

According to news reports, Lucas shot Theodore and Carlene Ann Buschkopf in a Winona, Minn., hotel room; Theodore Buschkopf died from his injuries. Investigators later discovered that Arthur Lucas and Carlene Ann Buschkopf had planned the hit in order to collect life insurance money to fund the restaurant's reopening. The building was razed, and today the land is a parking just south of the Subway restaurant on the city's North Side.

Carrie died in custody in 2010. Arthur was released in 2013 after serving nearly 30 years in prison. Tribune file photo Eugene McLellan was the manager of Winchell's Donut House, which opened in 1978 at the corner of West Avenue and Jackson Street.

Tribune file photo Masons work on the exterior of a Taco Bell restaurant under construction in 1977 at 1200 La Crosse St. In 1998, Taco Bell moved to 315 West Ave. N., and Pappa John's pizzeria moved into the building at the corner of La Crosse Street and West Avenue.

It closed in 2008, and today a Subway restaurant occupies the corner lot. Tribune file photo Betty Volkman, a server at the New Villa, looks over a replica of the U.S. flag in this 1976 photo.

The restaurant closed in May 1999, and the building was razed in 2003 to provide parking for the nearby Marcus Cinema Theater. According to the La Crosse Public Library Archives, the restaurant dated to 1937 when George Dialler purchased Rich Newburgs Nite Club and renamed it the New Villa. Dialler selected a rooster as the restaurants logo to pay tribute to the location once having been a poultry farm.

In conjunction with the rooster, the New Villa's slogan was "food and cocktails to crow about." It was widely known for its chicken dumpling soup, Hershey almond pie and Friday fish fry dinners. Tribune file photo Darrell and Rosie Kluever, owners of Mr. D's Donuts, show off their new location shortly after the restaurant moved to 1146 State St.

in 1976. The Kluevers' first Mr. D's restaurant, opened in 1969, was located next door.

Art Lotz took over as owner in 1979, and the restaurant closed in 2006 to make room for a widening of West Avenue. Tribune file photo The Bodega Lunch Club, pictured in 1975, was a downtown La Crosse landmark for generations. The restaurant opened in 1897 at 122 S.

Fourth St. and closed for good in 1989 after a brief closure in 1984. Jeff Hotson and Michael Breckel purchased the building in 1994 and created the Bodega Brew Pub, which still anchors the corner of Fourth and Pearl streets.

Tribune file photo When the Linker Building was razed in 1962 as a result of a fire, a large hole remained on the site at the southwest corner of Fourth and Main streets. It was an eyesore, and began to be referred to by residents as the hole, according to research by the archives department of the La Crosse Public Library. The land stood vacant until 1966, when efforts by local businesses, organizations and individuals built a sunken garden.

An agreement was made with Ben Marcus, the landowner, whereby the chamber would coordinate development of the park, but Marcus would retain full rights and if he decided to build or sell the property, the city would remove the park. Part of the agreement was that filling the hole was not permitted, so the sunken garden was planned. Debris was cleared by Boy Scouts and other volunteers, and a fountain was installed.

A name-the-hole contest was held, and the winner was Phil Dyer with his entry Man-Lay Garden. The name was symbolic of the cooperation of management and labor in this project. A commemorative plaque, which included before and after pictures of the site, was placed in the garden in July 1967 in honor of the firms and individuals that donated materials and labor.

In 1974, Marcus sold the land for $75,000, and one year later it was announced that a McDonalds restaurant would be built. It was built so the garden could be partially retained. A 32-foot bridge was built from the sidewalk on Fourth Street over the garden to the walkway.

The fast-food restaurant closed its location in 1995. In 1998, the property was remodeled for a Brueggers Bagels, and the Man-Lay garden east of the building was filled in to create six parking spaces by fall 1999. The bagel shop closed in 2004.

Today the site is home to Howe's Jewelers. Tribune file photo This Taco John's restaurant opened in 1975 at 229 Rose St. In 1998, the restaurant moved to a larger location at 602 Monitor St., which was previously home to Taco Time.

The location at 229 Rose St. is home today to a used car lot. Tribune file photo Taco Village server Carol Gilmore takes orders from Lisa Hanson, Douglas Hanson and Joan Kapeccas shortly after the Mexican restaurant, located at the corner of 19th and State Streets, opened.

Today, that location is home to The Mint restaurant. Tribune file photo Construction continues on the new Ponderosa Steak House in this 1973 photo. The building, at 2526 Rose St., became North Country Steak Buffet in 1999.

Tribune file photo Shakey's Pizza Parlor and Ye Public House is shown here in 1973 shortly before it opened at 1227 S. Third St. Later, a Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream restaurant opened at that site, which today is occupied by Dave's Guitar Shop.

Tribune file photo This photo shows the Fireside Restaurant after its dining room was remodeled in 1973. The supper club, located at 9402 Hwy. 16, was opened in 1946 by Ivan Peterson.

After the La Crosse restaurant closed in May 1988, the building was demolished to make way for a Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Today, the site is home to a Walgreens. Tribune file photo Charles Hoffman, president of Hoffman House Restaurants, and Mary Lou Mason are served coffee in the new Hoffman House Restaurant, which opened inside the Midway Motor Lodge, 1835 Rose St., in 1972.

In 1983, Ken and Jay Proksch began leasing the restaurant and renamed it Moxie's. It changed names again, in 1999, to River Jack's, and later to Black River Bar & Grill. Today it has the Moxie's name once again.

Tribune file photo Louis and Lialys Bantle raise their glasses in a toast to the new owner of Louie Bantle's Restaurant, Max Kottmer, right. Louis started his restaurant career in 1944 when he became part owner of Fifth Avenue Buffet. Then, in 1947, he purchased La Conga at 312 S.

Third St. and renamed it Louie Bantle's Restaurant. Today, the La Crosse Professional Plaza is located at that site.

Tribune file photo Myron "Mike" Peterson, owner of the Royale Pie Shop, is shown in 1971 shortly before his business at 915 Fifth Ave. S. closed.

Peterson estimated he made 2 million pies during the 35 years he was in business. The site today is a duplex. Tribune file photo Chicago's Beef & Etc.

closed in August of 2017 when owner Ed Pisarik retired. The restaurant had been located at 1203 La Crosse St. for 21½ years.

Erik Daily, La Crosse Tribune Owner Arthur Grathen is shown here in 1971 shortly before his restaurant, Kewpee Lunch, closed. It was best known for its hamburgers. Grathen opened the restaurant at 314 S.

Fourth St. in 1938 with his brother-in-law Harry Vokel, when burgers sold for 5 cents. The price gradually increased over the years before peaking at 20 cents.

Today, the storefront is occupied by Designing Jewelers. Tribune file photo Bridgeman's Ice Cream opened in August 1971 at 3716 Mormon Coulee Road. It was renamed Wayne's Family Restaurant in 1992 before closing.

Tribune file photo The Dog House Restaurant opened in September 1965. On hand for the opening were, from left, local franchise owner William Jefferson company President Ross Marino. The eatery, located at the corner of Losey Boulevard and State Road, was open 24 hours a day.

Hobbit Travel now occupies the corner. Tribune file photo The Swiss Chateau, a cheese, wine and specialty food shop, opened at corner of Third and Ferry streets in 1964. It later added a restaurant called Cheddar and Ale.

Today, that site is a sales lot for Toyota of La Crosse. Tribune file photo Henry's Drive-In — which featured a menu of hamburgers, french fries and milkshakes — opened in 1962 at the corner of Seventh and King streets. The building was torn down in 1981 to make way for Godfather's Pizza.

That site is home to Pizza Doctors today. Tribune file photo The Triangle Cafe, which opened in 1951, was a popular breakfast spot in downtown La Crosse. Shown in this 1954 photo are, from left, owner H.F.

(Herb) Troyer, Betty Troyer, Mary Kreutzer and Thomas Baldwin. The restaurant's building at 601 Main St. was demolished to make room for Gateway Terrace Condominiums.

Tribune file photo Louis Athnos, second from right, stands behind the counter inside the Harmony Cafe, 128 N. Third St. The cafe closed in the 1950s, and today the location is home to The State Room.

Dave Athnos photo Dorothy Sheehan serves a customer during the last week of business at South Avenue Cafeteria in 1983. The building was demolished shortly after the restaurant closed. Gundersen Health System's Founders Building occupies the spot today.

Tribune file photo A circa 1966 view of the Penguin Drive-In, 3317 Mormon Coulee Road, at that time next to a Texaco gas station. The Penguin, which was first operated by Orville Maxwell, was a popular spot for ice cream treats and was in business from 1966 to 1973, according to city directory files. The old Penguin building is long gone and its former site is now occupied by Engelson & Associates, LTD., an accounting and tax consultant firm.

Emily Pyrek The TGI Fridays in Onalaska closed in September 2019. The The restaurant, located in Pralle Center, opened in March 2001. Steve Cahalan photo Brie Thompson, from left, Dustin Thompson, Zoa Ryan, and Peter Beard, opened their 'Blade Runner' inspired noodle bar, Fat Porcupine, at 127 S.

Fourth St. in early December. The bar closed July 31 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune Burger Fusion closed in downtown La Crosse Provided photo