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Opening of two areas for hunting and fishing enthusiasts Triggers and Tackle outdoor sporting goods store on August 6 at 30057 State Hwy. 27, near Grandma’s Bakery on the southern edge of Cashton.

Brad Mellen of Cashton and Jason Bohnert of Sparta own the business, which sells items such as bows and archery accessories; optical products such as glasses and binoculars; fishing rods, lures and other fishing supplies; weapons and ammunition.

The new business, which is in a rented building that was built as a cabin, also offers bow repairs; and firearms services such as cleaning, minor repairs, and installing scopes. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The grand opening celebration of the store will take place on Saturday August 27th.

Mellen and Bohnert work full time at the store. Prior to starting the business, Mellen worked at the Ace of La Crosse hardware store and Bohnert was a maintenance supervisor at the City Brewery of La Crosse.

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“It’s a lifelong dream” of Triggers n Tackle casting owners, Bohnert said, because both owners enjoy hunting and fishing.


From left, Jason Bohnert and Brad Mellen show off some of the Mathews Archery Inc. bows their new Triggers n Tackle store sells. The store at the south end of Cashton also sells items such as fishing gear, guns, and ammunition.

Triggers in Cashoton

Above, Triggers n Tackle, at the south end of Cashton, is in a building that was originally constructed as a shack.

Mellen fishes and hunts despite being confined to a wheelchair. “I had an ATV accident 27 years ago” as a passenger who broke my back, he said.

Business has been good so far, Bohnert said. “We’ve had tremendous interest and compliments” from customers, he said.

For more information, call 608-487-6076 or visit or Facebook.

The Marco’s pizza The take-out and delivery pizzeria at 3514 Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse closed several days ago, leaving the La Crosse neighborhood without the chain’s pizza.

The other Marco’s Pizza store in the area, located at 988 12th Ave. S. in Onalaska, closed earlier this year.

Both sites opened in 2013.

“We apologize, but our location is no longer open for business,” a recorded voice says to anyone calling either store’s phone number. “Please visit to find a location near you.”

Max Heiden and Troy Sims opened Maxximum Resale LLCMonday in the storefront that also houses Debo’s Vintage Emporium at 1232 Caledonia St. in La Crosse.

Heiden’s mother, Deb Heiden, opened Debo’s in 2016 and has operated it in its current location since 2019. It sells items such as second-hand furniture, home decor, jewelry, and vintage items.

Maxximum Resale buys and sells gold, silver, coins, collectibles, local historic items and other unique items, Max Heiden and Sims said. A room with unique books also opened on Monday, they said.

Both trade names will continue to appear on the store, and hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 608-433-5564 or visit Debo’s Facebook page or Maxximum Resale Facebook page.

Phoebe Forrest opened it up The Eternal Forest store on July 25 in its new location at the Valley View shopping center in La Crosse.

His metaphysical shop opened in the former Build-a-Bear Workshop space. It opened in March on the second floor of the Exchange Building at 205 Fifth Ave. S. in downtown La Crosse.

“I needed to have a storefront,” Forrest said of the move to the mall, where she said business was good. “It was a very good choice.”

Forrest’s store sells such things as healing crystals, soaps, candles, oils, books, tarot and oracle cards, incense, herbs, tapestries and woodcarvings .

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tarot card reading sessions with Michele Wagner are available for walk-ins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by appointment.

For more information, call 608-386-7374 or visit or the store’s Facebook page.

Steven Campbell and Michelle Mehrhoff opened aBOOM! July 1 at 205 S. Main St., next to Bluedog Cycles along the highway. 14/61 in downtown Viroqua.

The new store sells items such as Campbell and Mehrhoff’s own line of “non-glacial” clothing and hats for men, women and children, as well as a variety of bags, backpacks, home decor, fun socks , stickers, jewelry and candles. . Some bags are made with hemp fiber. The store also sells frankincense, sage, and many types of eco-friendly products such as compostable snack and sandwich bags and cleaning supplies.

“We wanted a different spin on the word ‘drift-free,'” Mehrhoff said of the owners’ decision to offer the ‘non-glacial’ clothing line, which she says is screen-printed locally. non-glacial” basically mean the same thing, she said, adding that the term “drift-free” has already been used a lot in the drift-free region.

Normal store hours are 12-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. “On the days the store is closed, we usually work there,” Mehrhoff said. “So if you see the Open flag hanging, please stop!”

For more information, visit the store’s Facebook page. It will soon have a website.

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