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RACINE — The Uptown business district has struggled mightily in recent decades. But one street there, Junction Avenue, is getting healthier and about to get another shot in the arm.
Longtime local businessman Ron Guarascio Jr. is working on getting Uptown Pub & Grill ready to open at 1510 Junction Ave.
Guarascio most recently owned and operated Paradise Lanes, 6501 Washington Ave. — which also had Mixers nightclub — before selling it to the Landreman family this summer.
Guarascio was also part-owner and general manager of the former Paradise Lanes North, 2915 Romayne Ave., from 1994-2004.
After selling Paradise Lanes, he said Tuesday, “I was thinking about what to do. My friends and family said, ‘You’re good at bar and restaurant (business).’ ”
Guarascio, a Kenosha resident, said, “I was kind of hesitant because I wasn’t really familiar with the Uptown area.”
But he said Mayor John Dickert told him the City is working to improve Uptown and told him of the recently commissioned $98,000 comprehensive plan for that neighborhood. Guarascio decided to go ahead and create Uptown Pub & Grill in a former tavern/lounge.
He gutted and renovated the building and installed a kitchen. Guarascio said Uptown Pub & Grill — which — will have a quiet atmosphere. “It’ll be between a sports bar and a lounge.”
In his business plan, Guarascio wrote, “Uptown Pub & Grill is an establishment where the main focus will be to enlighten the neighborhood and historic Uptown district with great food and a comfortable setting.
“Uptown’s menu will get creative and offer nontraditional pub food at a great price. Uptown Pub & Grill will have to have a niche and unique menu that will consist of items like stuffed pork tenderloins, homemade pizza slices and unique sandwiches in order to create a destination for its patrons.”
Guarascio said he will try opening at 7 a.m. two or three days a week to give third-shift workers in the area a place to get breakfast before they head home.
Racine Assistant Director of City Development Matt Sadowski noted that Junction Avenue now has a dance studio; another tavern, the Brass Monkey, 1436 Junction Ave.; a custom motorcycle shop; and the local LGBT center.
Sadowski said there is “a little buzz that’s going on on Junction Avenue. There’s an eclectic mix of uses down there. It’s got an interesting vibe.
“This kind of adds to the uniqueness of Junction Avenue.”
Get on down to the pub for a drink and some wings!
1510 Junction Ave Racine, WI 53403 US
11:00 am – 02:00 am
Sunday Kitchen closes at 1am
Monday - Tuesday Kitchen closes at 1am
Wednesday - Saturday Kitchen closes at 2am
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