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Business is booming in downtown Lake Geneva.
Inspiration Ministries is building its new coffee shop inside the interior of the building that once housed Caribou Coffee, and then Peet’s Coffee Shop on Main Street.  That space was dormant for years.  Across the street, the old Boatyard Bagel is being gutted and new shops will be going in there to be rented out.  Meanwhile, with all the approvals in place (yes, some things are being helped along by city approvals, indeed), Brick and Mortar is beautifully rebuilding its structure on Cook and Geneva, just off of Main Street, and there will a substantial coffee shop located inside that business, as well.

Normally, October and November would be months in Lake Geneva where some businesses would be closing, to never reappear, and there would be quiet unspoken fears by almost everyone that the town might be dying.  That definitely is not a problem for the city this year, and that is welcome news to almost everyone; residents, business owners, and visitors alike.

 Renovation of Popeye’s, DowntownLake Geneva

 

 

Why does the city of Lake Geneva allow spouses and children from families where the wife or husband is serving as an elected official in the city to be hired as city employees?

Who would not believe that this might lead to a direct conflict of interest? Why might that be?

It might be because the leader of the city might require a vote in favor of, or against, something with the threat of doing without the services of someone who works directly under that person. Current situations should be allowed to be grandfathered in, but in the future, there ought to be an ordinance that prevents the potential abuse of not only the system but family members who do so much for the city.

Tour of the East Troy Historical Train Railroad


The very enthusiastic staff loves to share memories of the railroad. Tours are so popular, you will need to book a year in advance.
It’s a neat place to walk around and enjoy. Stop and check them out at 2002 Church St, East Troy

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