By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — With the approval of beer, liquor and tobacco licenses for The Blind Tiger, it’s official: the Buck Snort Bar & Grill is now gone, and a new business is being operated under new ownership.
The Colfax Village Board approved a Class “B” beer license and a “Class B” liquor license, along with a tobacco license, for The Blind Tiger at 512 Main Street at the October 23 meeting.
The applications list Nicholas R. Anderson and Jessica Cutler as agents for the business.
Cutler’s application lists her last two employers as West Hill Bar & Grill in Chippewa Falls from March of 2015 to June of 2016 and the Sandbar Bar & Grill in Chippewa Falls from July of 2016 until the present.
Anderson’s application lists his last two employers as the Albertville Tavern from May of 1999 until March of 2015, and Lee Beverage in Eau Claire from March of 2015 until the present.
Prior to approving the licenses for The Blind Tiger, the Colfax Village Board received a written notification from Dan and Brenda Dahl at the Buck Snort Bar & Grill that the Dahls had surrendered their licenses for the business as of October 20.
The Colfax Village Board unanimously approved the licenses for The Blind Tiger.
In other business, the Colfax Village Board:
• Approved a training request from Don Knutson for the 2017 Trends in Emergency Care conference November 3 in LaCrosse. Knutson, director of the Colfax Rescue Squad, said he would be car-pooling with others to go to the conference and that there is a $35 conference fee.
• Approved a training request for Scott Johnson for the Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) “Working Together” Conference January 24 and 25, 2018, in Wind Lake (near Milwaukee).
• Approved a request for a donation in the amount of $50 for the Red Cedar Sounds Chorus.
• Approved an agreement with the Dunn County treasurer’s office for tax collection for 2017-2018. The cost is the same as last year at $2.25 per parcel, said Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer. By law, Dunn County must collect the second half of the taxes for all municipalities in Dunn County, but for the first half of the property taxes, by contract with the municipalities, Dunn County will print out the tax bills and mail them out, she said.