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Update on Downtown Court Ave. Area?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Update on Downtown Court Ave. Area?

I'm planning a return trip this summer to go to the IA State Fair and was wondering how bad the Court Ave. area was damaged in the recent June floods. Specifically, we're interested in knowing how bad Buzzard Billy's was damaged and are they open?

Von

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1. Re: Update on Downtown Court Ave. Area?

The Farmer's Market and some of the Court Ave. businesses reopened about 2 weeks ago. Last weekend, the only obvious signs of the June floods in that area were sandbags remaining around some of the buildings. Those should be gone by the time you're here next month.

Unfortunately, Buzzard Billy's received significant flood damage and it isn't yet clear whether or not it will reopen. You will definitely want to have a contingency plan if you plan to go there.

Travel safely!

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2. Re: Update on Downtown Court Ave. Area?

PrairieDog thanks for the response. That was our fear, given their close proximity to the river AND the fact that it was below street level in that building. We figured it had to be literally UNDER WATER to the ceiling :(

Yvonne

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3. Re: Update on Downtown Court Ave. Area?

TimeshareVon:

I imagine that you've already completed your trip to Des Moines. But for you or others wondering about the status of Buzzard Billy's, there was a bit of good news this week: The Hessen Haus bar/restaurant in downtown Des Moines has added some of Buzzard Billy's items to its lunch menu.

There's no word on when Buzzard Billy's may reopen.

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