The Fourth of July festivities in downtown Green Bay provide the perfect opportunity to showcase all that is new.
Downtown Green Bay businesses are pulling out all the stops with about 100,000 people expected at the city’s Fourth of July festivities.
“Just because of how many people are going to be down here, you really have to be on your A-game to showcase what you have,” said Beau Gille, the owner of Adam’s Street Pub & Grill.
Adam’s Street Pub is hoping a pig roast and live music will help lure people in. The restaurant and bar opened just four months ago. Gille hopes the fourth will help introduce people to his new downtown establishment.
“We’re crossing our fingers,” said Gille. “It should be the big hooray, the Super Bowl, I guess so to speak.”
Green Bay city leaders are hoping the same thing for its revamped downtown.
“I think if you haven’t been here in a year, it’s significantly improved,” said Jim Schmitt, Green Bay’s mayor.
Some minor relief when it comes to traffic headaches in Green Bay.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing the newly constructed roundabout at the Mason and Taylor streets intersection in Brown County is opening to traffic by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3.
All movements within the roundabout are opening to motorists except for the western leg that remains closed until the Mason Street interchange at US 41 opens August 1.
The roundabout at the Mason and Taylor streets intersection is being completed a month ahead of schedule and is part of the $29 million reconstruction of the Mason Street interchange.
Great news for those who head to “Miracle Mile” in Fond du Lac.
Earlier this week, the owner of Ma & Pa’s convenience store, 506 S. Main St., announced plans to close. The store, however, has been sold and will reopen under a new name.
Jeffery Korneli has bought the property and says he will reopen it as Korneli’s Main Street Express. Korneli already owns another convenience store in Fond du Lac. Officials have already approved Korneli’s licenses to sell soda and cigarettes. He is still waiting on a liquor license.
The Green Bay Packers today announced plans for a price increase on stadium bowl tickets for the 2012 season. The increase has a range from $3 to $5, depending on the section in the stadium bowl.
Invoices sent to season-ticket holders this week include a letter from Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy that discusses the increase.
“For the Packers, ticket revenue continues be an important component of our ability to remain financially competitive with the other 31 NFL teams,” Murphy said in the letter. “Our goal each year is to be at the league average in terms of our ticket prices. This increase maintains our position near the league average.”
Tickets in the end zone (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354) will increase $3 to $72, tickets from the 20-yard line to the end zone (sections 109-114, 125-130, 314-320 and 332-338) will increase $4 to $80, and tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will increase $5 to $92. Payment is due to the Packers ticket office March 30.
And if you want to complain about the increase keep this in mind. Tickets are still cheaper than for fans of our division rivals.
Comparatively speaking around the NFC North for the 2011 season, the best sideline seat for the Vikings was $143, the Bears $140, and the Lions $110.