Two longtime veterans of the industry have purchased and renamed what’s now known as Neuie’s Vogue Bar & Grill at 1820 George St. on the city’s North Side.
Scott Neumeister and his wife, Lisa, hadn’t owned a bar since the 2013 sale of Neuie’s Varsity Club at 1920 Ward Ave. and Neuie’s North Star at 1732 George St.
“This one became available and it’s the Vogue,” Scott Neumeister said last week of the couple’s decision to buy the building and business June 22. “We were excited about the opportunity.” The Neumeisters immediately closed it for three weeks of updating, and reopened under the new name July 15.
The business had operated as DJ’s Vogue Bar & Grill from 1995 to January 2015, when new owners renamed it Roscoe’s Vogue Bar & Grill in honor of the late Roscoe Short – who had operated the Vogue Bar there from 1946 to 1987. Short’s father, Roscoe Short Sr., and a friend had started the business in 1935.
“We have all of the DJ’s favorites, such as the Flashburger, which is huge,” Scott Neumeister said of the food menu. “And we also have some of our own favorites” from the couple’s years in the industry, as well as some popular new Tater Tot entrees. The menu will expand in about a week.
“Laura Richmond has returned as kitchen manager, and Adam Kressel is our bar manager,” Neumeister said.
Neuie’s is open from 10 a.m. to bar time seven days a week. Kitchen hours are 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Neuie’s is on Facebook and soon will have a website.
River-N-Ridge Outdoors will hold its grand opening Saturday at 60 S. Front St., below Gracie’s Hutch along the Mississippi River in downtown Lansing, Iowa.
Mark and Amy Peterson opened the new store on June 23. It sells bait, tackle, fishing gear, ice, firearms, ammunition, firewood, apparel, beer, soda pop, snacks and cheese, ice cream and other products made by WW Homestead Dairy in Waukon.
River-N-Ridge began offering kayak rentals two weeks ago and might rent canoes in the future, Mark Peterson said. He also repairs guns on site and outsources fishing rod repairs.
Peterson said he started Blackhawk Firearms, which sold guns, in 2012 from his home near New Albin. He decided to expand and rename the business River-N-Ridge Outdoors and move it to downtown Lansing.
The store has a dock for customers who choose to arrive by boat. River-N-Ridge’s summer hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. It will be open year-round.
For more information, call 563-538-4188 or visit the store’s Facebook page. It soon will have a website.
Bebob & Bundles LLC, which offers Music Together music and movement classes for children ages birth through 7, will move into its new studio location at 1221 Caledonia St. next month. Bebop’s director, Kathryn Skemp Moran, bought the building.
Since 2010, Bebop has been holding its classes at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse and at Misty’s Dance Unlimited in Onalaska. An open house at its new studio will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20. Fall classes begin Sept. 17.
Free demonstration classes are available until Aug. 13 at The Pump House and will be available at the new studio for Big Kids (ages 5 to 7) on Aug. 16 and for Mixed Ages (birth to 5 years) on Aug. 16 and 20. For more information and registration go to www.bebopandbundles.com; click on Classes and Schedule a Demo.
Bebop also will partner with the Holmen Parks and Recreation Department to offer classes at the Halfway Creek Park west shelter in Holmen. Fall enrollment will be through the department; visit www.holmenwi.com. To register for an Aug. 18 free demonstration class for Mixed Ages in Holmen, go to www.bebopandbundles.com.