Owner of Glory Days hopes to sell bar to someone who will keep bar alive
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)–The sign outside Glory Days says that every day is a tailgate. Nights too, as long as the Packers are playing.
For 25 years, countless beers cheers and jeers have been heard in this bar during packer games.
But nothing is louder than a touchdown.
But the glory days for one man as owner are numbered.
“I’ve accomplished what I want to do here.”
Mark Schneider wasn’t chasing a paycheck when he opened glory days.
“I knew you weren’t going to get rich on a small bar. That’s not the point.”
He jokes that he opened it to save his marriage.
“My wife says ‘you can’t have all that packer stuff here, and I said ‘well what about that bar sitting down there empty. We can put all that there.”
And the walls are covered with green and gold, but it’s not what’s on the wall, but the wall itself that kept Glory Days open.
“We’ve got a bunch of them that signed our wall of fame. This is a million dollars in memories.”
Connecting the names on this wall with fans in La Crosse is why he kept the bar open.
But he’s met his heroes, and it’s time to hang it up.
“This is possibly the worst time to sell a bar.”
Mark has heard several offers to buy the property from realtors, and build a new business.
“One of the reasons I’ve turned down the realtors, I’ve turned down people who think CBD is the next answer. Not on this corner. I’m talking GBP! Green Bay Packers!”
There’s only one condition for a potential buyer.
“Number one. Packer backer. Continue the dream.”
Because he’s trying to make every day a tailgate for the next generation.
“Fourth and king for 25 years now this is where the pros hang out!”
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