Support Our Local Businesses

During this time of adjustments in daily routines, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in downtown and throughout our community and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.

Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public spaces. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.

Ways to Support Your Local Businesses Now-

  1. Shop or via phone or email. Some of downtown’s retailers have online shopping available; our local and independent shops will help you get what you need via phone, email, Facetime, or other methods, if necessary.

  2. Purchase custom or corporate gifts from local retailers who can handle orders over the phone or online.

  3. If you typically order wholesale products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders now.

  4. If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards and certificates to spend later in our various storefront businesses.

  5. For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in. See our running list of La Crosse restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery options now.

  6. You can buy gift cards and certificates for many local restaurants to spend at a later date.

  7. Salons and personal services need your support, make your appointments for the future, or purchase gift certificates and remember to tip generously when you have your future services.

  8. Share this post and information widely so others know how to help.

First and foremost, prioritize and take all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community. Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and our small businesses depend on us for their livelihoods. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.

During times like these we must work together, and truly live local. 

Welcome to Downtown La Crosse


Welcome to Historic Downtown La Crosse. You will find everything from charming gift and specialty shops, clothing stores, hardware, antiques, music, hobby, home furnishings, and more.

Downtown is the center for dining, arts, and entertainment, with many unique cafes, coffee shops, award-winning restaurants, pubs and taverns, live music venues, theaters, galleries, museums, hotels, and the La Crosse Center. We are a vibrant downtown district with health, fitness and beauty services, professional services, and corporate businesses. Visitors and residents can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Mississippi River, take a riverboat cruise or experience our beautiful parks with walking and biking trails.

Whether you’re interested in visiting our beautiful and vibrant downtown business district, considering living downtown, or are someone looking to open, relocate or expand a business in downtown, we hope that this website has all the information to guide you.

Map of Downtown

About Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.

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