Businesses, events prep for lack of parking ahead of President’s visit

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) — Because of the President’s rally, several streets and roads around the Resch Center will be closed tomorrow.

Events coinciding with the rally are anticipating that they may lose some steam as a result of the president’s visit.

Shopko Hall’s annual train show will chug along despite the president’s visit next door, same hours as normal.

“We do hope that the people who are waiting to get in to see the rally will just step into the show and see what the trains are all about while they’re waiting,” says train show director Todd Bushmaker. “So other than that we have heard some people are worried about parking and access and so forth, but we’ve assured them that they should be able to get in just fine.”

“There’s always some sort of anticipation when there’s something big going on like that where they have to block off the roads, but there’s plenty of back roads that it’s easy to work around,” says a Stadium View Bar and Grill manager Jaqueline Campanile.

Stadium View, just down the street from the Resch, lucked up and will be serving a 400 plus wedding party when the president arrives.

They say parking might not be the biggest hassle, but they expect they’ll be crowded before the rally starts.

“I feel like people are already starting to come into town,” says Campanile. “It may clear out a little bit after the fact more so than before, but we’ll see how it goes.”

Regardless of the anticipated chaos, the timing of President Trump’s visit seemed opportune.

“It’s an interesting time for the president to come and have his rally next door, it’s kind of kicking off Shopko Hall with a bang,” says Bushmaker. “This is the last event at this complex before they tear it down and so we’re glad to be the last event here. It’s going to be an interesting chapter in the show.”

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