A La Crosse law firm has purchased the former La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce building at 712 Main St. in downtown La Crosse, and plans to move there in September after remodeling is completed.

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STEVE CAHALAN | For the La Crosse Tribune

Pittman & Pittman Law Offices LLC needed a larger location to accommodate growth “and needed a space to call its own,” Amanda Pittman said last week. Her husband, Greg, his brother, Wade, and the brothers’ father, Galen, are partners in the law firm, which now is in leased space at 300 N. Second St.

“We’re committed to being here in La Crosse,” Amanda Pittman said. The building’s purchase was completed March 10 and remodeling has begun.

The Pittman law firm will occupy the entire former chamber building, said Amanda Pittman, who also is a Realtor with Gerrard-Hoeschler Realtors.

Galen and Greg Pittman practice in the law firm’s La Crosse office. Wade Pittman opened the firm’s Madison office.

Amanda Pittman described the business as a general practice, family-run law firm that is highly specialized in debtor/creditor, probate, taxation and Social Security disability work in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The Main Street building was purchased from the chamber, which in 2014 bought and moved its offices to the much larger former Associated Bank support center at 601 N. Seventh St.


Sara Skau opened Corner Collectibles on March 25 at 121 S. Main St., at the corner of Hwys. 35 and 162, in Stoddard. It’s in the former location of the Finders Keepers thrift store.

“It’s a resale store with vintage items, furniture, original artwork, hunting and fishing supplies, collectibles and trinkets,” Skau said.

She has three vendors so far and owns some of the store’s merchandise herself. Skau is looking for more vendors who would sell handcrafted items such as pottery, jewelry, woodworking and quilting; antiques, hunting and fishing gear, and other river recreation items such as life jackets and boating goods.

“I’m also doing consignment sales of larger things, such as furniture,” Skau said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday.

For more information, call the store at 608-457-2540 or visit its Facebook page. Vendors also can call Skau at 608-386-2540 or Bob Hill at 608-632-5082.


Allied Cooperative reopened its Mindoro Country Store last week, more than two months after the building was damaged by a fire.

The store’s grand reopening

celebration will be Wednesday.

The store at N8319 Hwy. 108 in Mindoro reopened Monday after being closed for cleanup and structural repairs — including installation of a new roof — since the Jan. 6 fire. The fire left the community without access to fuel and groceries.

“We worked hard to get the store up and running again as quickly as possible,” said Bob Boberg, the co-op’s director of retail. “We want to thank our customers for their patience during the construction process as well as our employees and crew for their extra effort.”

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

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