Steve and Christie Peters have opened Two Beagles Brewpub in the former Seasons by the Lake restaurant at 910 Second Ave. N. in Onalaska.
The brewpub opened May 24 with four of its own craft beers on tap — Tree Tap Ale, Larry, Chocolate Beagle Amber and Hoppin’ Hare. A fifth brew, Black Dog, will be available in the next several days.
Steve Peters said nut brown ale and cherry wheat beer also will make their debut this summer.
Besides the beers that Steve brews, Two Beagles also serves wine from local wineries and other small wineries, as well as spirits from small-batch distilleries in the region.
Steve, Christie and their executive chef, Charles George, developed the brewpub’s food menu, which includes appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, other sandwiches, salmon cakes and pizza. “The pizzas are made with my dough and sauce recipes,” Steve said.
Food is served from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the brewpub is closed Monday. The bar is open until 11 p.m. or later.
The brewpub’s telephone number is 608-519-1921. Its website is www.twobeaglesbrewpub.com and it also is on Facebook. It’s still hiring employees, and Steve expects to soon have 25 to 30.
He began home brewing in the mid-1990s and held various supervisory and management positions with La Crosse-based City Brewing Co. from 2004 to 2014.
The restaurant part of Main Channel Grill & Lodging opened last week at 10 S. Second St. in downtown Lansing, Iowa.
Allyson Leppert, her mother Lisa Leppert and Kirk Kious own the new business. “We have fish, steaks, burgers, other sandwiches, pizza — a little bit of everything,” Allyson said. “And we have a full bar” with beer, wine and cocktails.
The restaurant’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed Tuesday.
The three owners bought the building and are creating two suites on the floor that will serve as lodging when they open in late summer.
Main Channel’s telephone number is 563-538-4955 and it also is on Facebook.
Myers Bakery at 113 W. Main St. in downtown Arcadia closed May 28 after 67 years of operation by the Myers family.
Owner Tom Myers said he closed the bakery’s retail storefront as well as its wholesale operation — which supplied baked goods to 81 customers within 50 miles — because of a lack of qualified entry-level employees. “There’s a lot of competition for employees,” he added.
“There are several options we’re pursuing,” Myers said, such as a possible sale of the business, or perhaps Internet sales of some specialty items — such as ground poppy seed and poppy-seed and other coffeecakes that the bakery has been known for. Some people have expressed interest in buying the bakery, he said, adding, “If the right buyer came along with financing, I’d consider it.”
A bakery has been at the Main Street address since the 1920s. It’s been known as Myers Bakery ever since Tom’s father, Jerry Myers, bought the business in 1949. Tom has owned it since 1989.