SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — New homeowners have taken over the Bear’s Den Mini-Golf and Go-Karts in Unfold Eagle, Wis.
The enterprise in November transferred to Michael and Linda Carpenter, who plan a grand reopening celebration from midday to three p.m. Saturday, Might 1.
The Carpenters purchased the property from Judy and Invoice Krieg, who owned it for 28 years after designing and constructing it themselves in 1992.
“We hope to maintain it working right here. One thing to do for the neighborhood,” Michael mentioned.
Earlier than Dickinson County Healthcare System reached out to Michael, a pediatrician then training in Colorado, they’d by no means heard of the Higher Peninsula. Out of doors fans, they fell in love with the realm.
“My sister-in-law was visiting and on the lookout for one thing to do, so we took the youngsters to play mini-golf. I noticed the ‘on the market’ signal within the window,” Linda mentioned.
“We thought, ‘Why not?’ It shouldn’t should shut down, so we determined to present it a attempt,” she mentioned, including that three of their 5 kids are teen boys who wanted one thing to do.
Sooner or later they could add some vertical parts to the 18-hole mini-golf course, he mentioned.
“We had been hoping to broaden, however the lot is simply too contained” at solely 2 acres, Michael mentioned.
They need to provide extra refreshments as nicely, however the dimension of the constructing limits meals preparation choices. For now, packages snacks and soda can be found for buy. They’d welcome a meals cart organising store within the car parking zone, Linda mentioned.
The Carpenters have been readying to reopen by reworking the workplace and updating the constructing. They’re making a reception space with a kiosk the place individuals can signal the digital legal responsibility waiver, which is required by their insurance coverage to function one of many System One go-karts.
For racing followers, the go-karts are actually on a scoreboard system that ranks drivers, Linda mentioned. The highest 10 can obtain reductions on go-kart use.
The Bear’s Den is offered for birthday events and company or group occasions as nicely.
In addition they have created a brand new web site, https://www.bearsdenminigolf.com, the place individuals can order tickets on-line and signal the legal responsibility waiver, which is nice for a whole season.
Extra updates are deliberate for sooner or later, however she mentioned “we’re pacing ourselves.”
Regular hours as soon as they open for the season shall be midday to eight p.m. Monday via Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They are going to be closed Sundays. The telephone quantity is 715-696-8009.
The Kriegs owned the same enterprise earlier than they got here right here from Gladstone and Marquette.
“I assumed it was one thing we’d love to do,” Judy mentioned. “There shall be tons to overlook, principally the individuals. Folks from all around the world have photos of the signal and waterfall. Children prefer to run up and measure as much as the bear and go on the go-karts. We have now individuals say that they’ll bear in mind after they didn’t measure up and now they’re bringing their kids. It’s a practice in the summertime to come back right here.
“We’re completely satisfied they’re maintaining it as a enterprise and never simply paving over it,” Judy mentioned.
“Because of all the purchasers for the assist,” Invoice added.
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