Nearly three years after buying their used book business at 726 Rose St. on La Crosse’s North Side, Stephanie Johnson-Sanders and her parents are moving Book Revolution to the South Side.

Johnson-Sanders and her parents, Greg and Goldie Johnson, plan to open the store April 1 at its new location, a former hair salon at 2609 South Ave. This Thursday will be its last day open at the current location, said Johnson-Sanders, who manages the store.

“It’s a bigger location and we own the building,” Johnson-Sanders said of the reasons for the move. She and her parents bought the new location in February. They had been leasing the Rose Street site.

“We’ll have a little more room for genres where we were crowded, such as westerns, mysteries and science fiction,” Johnson-Sanders said. A grand opening will be held, probably in mid- to late April, she added.

Store hours will remain 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call the store at 608-782-2588.

Gr8Buy Auto & Detail Center at 1501 W. Wisconsin St. in Sparta opened its new detail center in late February, and began offering detail services such as interior and exterior washing, interior shampooing, vacuuming, buffing and waxing.

The new building is next to the first one that business owners Larry and Penny Krauss built for their pre-owned automobile sales operation, which opened in October 2013. The automobile sales operation’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The new detail center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit or the firm’s Facebook page.

Holly and Earl Klankowski opened Just Stitch It Meisch Upholstery in January, next to their home at 14574 County 12, two miles west of Caledonia, Minn.

The Klankowskis had operated Meisch Upholstery — a business that her mother, Leona Meisch, started in 1955 — in Caledonia before moving it to their rural Caledonia home and expanding it to also be a quilting and knitting shop.

The business does custom upholstery, makes custom-fit drapes and sells quilting fabric, yarn and other quilting, knitting and crocheting supplies. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Klankowskis offer open knitting and crocheting at a table in the shop on Wednesday afternoons and open sewing on Thursday nights. They also are offering knitting and sewing classes.

Just Stitch It Meisch Upholstery’s telephone number is 507-725-2708 and its website is

Jeff Brennan of La Crosse has started On The Way Delivery Co., which he says is a delivery and errand company. It offers household errand and corporate courier services.

“Our menu includes everything from grocery shopping and delivery to take-out delivery from restaurants to gift shopping and wrapping to post office runs,” he said. “We are also teaming up with local businesses to allow them to expand their offerings to their customers.”

The business serves La Crosse and surrounding communities, Brennan said. On the Way’s telephone number is 608-385-6386, its website is and it also is on Facebook.

A Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza store opened in early March at 515 Amy Drive in the Holmen Square shopping center in Holmen. It’s next to Little China restaurant.

The store’s telephone number is 608-526-6221. For more information, visit

Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.