Wisconsin Bar Owner Kelly Vecitis Shares his Story with the MIC Coalition

For over 38 years, my family has proudly operated six restaurants and bars in Wisconsin. According to the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), more than 161,000 jobs are generated by the alcohol industry in our state with pre-pandemic figures close to $3.2 billion in total annual wages paid, and taxes totaling more than $2.6 billion. We are an important part of the Wisconsin state economy but what our fellow Wisconsinites and elected leaders might be surprised to learn is — that one of our biggest operating headaches has nothing to do with taxes and regulations, it’s the music we play in our flagship venue — Kelly’s Bleachers Wind Lake.

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