Support Our Local Businesses
During this time of adjustments in daily routines, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in downtown and to continue supporting them. Many of our businesses are now open and invite you to continue your shopping, dining and service experiences under safe guidelines set forth by the La Crosse County Health Department and the WEDC- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Follow this same guidance 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-
Shop in person or via phone, online 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. Curbside pick-up is available at many businesses. See HERE
Purchase custom or corporate gifts from local retailers who can handle orders over the phone or online.
If you typically order wholesale products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders now.
If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards or certificates to your favorite place to shop, dine or have services. Downtown gift certificates are good for over 70 businesses to spend later in our various storefront businesses and can be purchased HERE
For restaurants, dine in with new reduced seating capacities. 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. See HERE
Salons and personal services need your support as well and many are now open. Other options are to make your appointments for the future, or purchase gift certificates and remember to tip generously when you have your future services.
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.