City of La Crosse looks to crowdsource Buzz’s Bikes fix

Interested buyers expressed concerns of inside

A historic building on La Crosse’s north side could soon ask for your help.

La Crosse city leaders are finding it difficult to sell the old Buzz’s Bikes location.

According to the city, multiple interested groups have contacted them about the property, but they express concerns about the inside of the building. So the city is considering crowdsourcing funds to fix up the inside of the historic location.

“We’re exploring those options. We’ll probably do some feel-out with the community and find out through community engagement what the interest level would be and what they would likely want to contribute to this project to really bring it up to code,” said La Crosse Economic Development Planner Andrea Schnick.

If you would like to donate to help renovate the Buzz’s Bikes building you can contact the city of La Crosse Planning Department at 789-7512.