RACINE — The T-shirts that John Dunk had made underscore the significance of his new West

RACINE — The T-shirts that John Dunk had made underscore the significance of his new West Racine business venture. They declare, in a typeface that looks like it came straight from the 1920s: “Prohibition ends at last!” Dunk, whose prior tavern was John’s Dock, officially opens his new one, Dunk’s Public House, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Dunk’s is nestled into the middle block of West Racine’s three-block heart. It’s West Racine’s first bar since at least 1920 when U.S. Prohibition began. Prohibition ended in 1933 — but not entirely in Racine where, two years later, the City Council created three “dry” districts in 1935. “I’d like to think it’s historic,” Dunk said Wednesday. “In our soft opening, we’re meeting a lot of the neighbors who are excited that they have someplace to go without getting in their car and going somewhere.” Dunk’s journey into West Racine began in fall 2018 when his landlords, the Dick Pugh family, declined to extend his lease at John’s Dock, 303 Dodge St. Dunk went out looking for a building to buy and found 3207 Washington Ave., which he said housed a bakery from the 1920s to the 1970s. Most recently, Security Finance was located there. The word “dock...

Find San Antonio’s Veteran-Led Bars and Restaurants with Google’s New Feature

Rivard Report (https://therivardreport.com/find-san-antonios-veteran-led-bars-and-restaurants-with-googles-new-feature/) Open a custom Google map of all the veteran-led businesses in the United States, zoom in on San Antonio, and you’ll find more than 100 small businesses peppering the area in and around Military City, USA. In time for National Veterans Small Business Week and ahead of Veterans Day, Google has added a new feature that allows businesses to identify as veteran-owned. Businesses that opt into the designation receive a “veteran-led” checkmark in the highlights section of their Google Maps listing along with other attributes about the business, such as women-led or outdoor seating. Dr. Suzana Gjekaj is among the first local business owners to take advantage of the new feature. A dental surgeon and active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, Gjekaj owns JUICEssential near La Cantera and hopes other veterans see the veteran-led attribute as a commitment to quality. “My business is rooted in helping to make and keep a community healthy, as we do for our fellow service members,” she said. “This initiative will help bring exposure to a small business that gives back to th...