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Retlaw Owners Try To Make A Deal


The Fond du Lac City Council last night gave unanimous approval to renewal of liquor licenses for a number of establishments, but it was one that hasn’t been renewed yet that generated all the discussion. There are 13 more licenses that will be up for renewal at the Council’s June 26th meeting including the license for the Retlaw Hotel. City Manager Joe Moore told the Council last night they had talked to a representative of North Main Hospitality who said he would cut a check for $25,000 of the remaining $39,000 plus the hotel still owes the City in back taxes and fees if the City would forgive the rest. Moore said he wasn’t going to budge given the fact that the City has already held back more than $81,000 in debt the hotel owes in abeyance.  City Council President Sam Meyer says he hopes the owners of the hotel will meet their obligation by a June 25th deadline. Meyer says the license holders renewed last night were all able to meet their obligations to the City.

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Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 08:03 AM3 out of 5 stars
shut em down and take the building.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 11:14 AM3 out of 5 stars
Seize the property and put it up for auction. They have had enough time to pay their taxes. If this were personal property the city would have claimed it long ago.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 01:11 PM3 out of 5 stars
Why would they want to do this?? Who is going to purchase this building? The last thing we need is another empty building sitting empty on Main St. I say continue to work with them. If you had a wedding scheduled, or worked there I am sure you would "sing a different tune". Late taxes money is better than no money at all.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 04:07 PM3 out of 5 stars
I hope they pay according to the agreement they made with the City. It is good location for weddings, seminars, etc. Can be a real asset to the downtown. No liquor license would be bad for the hotel.
Tom Mayto commented on 13-Jun-2013 05:09 PM5 out of 5 stars
Don't worry. Commonwealth will buy it, tear it down and put up more low income housing.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 06:42 PM3 out of 5 stars
If it wasn't for Commonwealth, Habit for Humanity and Advocap this town would have a lot more weed filled lots, broken parking lots and other eyesores.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 09:17 PM3 out of 5 stars
Why are people always so bitter and negative?
Anonymous commented on 13-Jun-2013 09:34 PM3 out of 5 stars
I would rather have a weed filled lot than another Commonwealth low income housing complex, they are turning FDL into to low income trash can of the state. Just what we need is more welfare dependent, food stamp scamming, umemployed trash in our town!
Anonymous commented on 14-Jun-2013 10:18 AM3 out of 5 stars
These people against Commonwealth are nothing but a bunch of bitter slumlords who can't rent their dumps to anything but trash.
Anonymous commented on 14-Jun-2013 11:21 AM3 out of 5 stars
"These people against Commonwealth are nothing but a bunch of bitter slumlords who can't rent their dumps to anything but trash."

Do you mean the Hudlords who gobble up all that voucher funds?
Randy H commented on 14-Jun-2013 05:03 PM5 out of 5 stars
^^^Exactly what Commonwealth is doing.
Anonymous commented on 15-Jun-2013 09:39 AM3 out of 5 stars
"Exactly what Commonwealth is doing."

Prove it, Bedhopper!!
Anonymous commented on 15-Jun-2013 11:03 AM3 out of 5 stars
Commonwealth does not do any voucher HUD housing, only low income housing tax credit, aka "affordable housing". You need a certain income to qualify. It is working class housing. Empty Tobin site cleaned up and redeveloped. Empty St Peter's site occupied. Empty Trinity site occupied by beautiful building and new restaurant employing probably 50 people. Google "low income housing tax credits" and open your mind to understand what Commonwealth does for the community.
Anonymous commented on 15-Jun-2013 01:09 PM3 out of 5 stars
Both Wells and the Mover's block are eyesores. I can't wait till Commonwealth starts on the Wells building.

For those who say the "Hood" is a ghetto. You have never been anywhere. It is just an old neighborhood in an old industrial district. The houses are as well kept up as most old sections of town.

The eyesores in the "Hood" are industrial and commercial buildings and empty lots.

The down town district isn't far behind if things don't change.

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