Spring, end of pandemic on the horizon as March 11 marks one year of COVID

Photo by Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

March 11 marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

COVID has led to some interesting proposals. Valley Sentinel recently talked with bar and restaurant owners about a proposed bill would allow establishments with “Class B” liquor licenses to sell mixed drinks and wine by the glass in tamper safe to-go containers to be consumed off the premises.

Wisconsin Riverside Resort owner Suzanne Shifflet said if the bill would allow the establishment to practice this, many to-go drinks would go to on-site campers to consume at their campsite.

“Most of our cocktails to-go would be to campers who walk to their campsite, sit around their fire and relax….and they have been walking off with our cups/mugs for years! It’s part of our advertising budget,” said Shifflet.

The proposed bill (Wisconsin Senate Bill 22/Assembly Bill 32) has support from the Tavern League of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.

Pictured, a sunset view of the Wisconsin River from the boat landing just outside the Wisconsin Riverside Resort in Spring Green on March 6.