Collar Club opens in Wisconsin Rapids; Wood County gets Bug Tussel – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune


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WISCONSIN RAPIDS – What’s happening with businesses in the Wisconsin Rapids area?

Streetwise has your answers. These roundups offer an easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening on the Streetwise beat. If you know of a new business, a development or a place that’s closing, send me a note at [email protected]. If you have questions about something opening, closing or changing in the area, send me those, too, and I’ll do my best to find an answer. 

This roundup has a new spot for pet daycare, boarding and grooming; a new wireless internet provider and more.

The Collar Club is open

The Collar Club is now open at 1921 Baker Drive in Wisconsin Rapids, in the former home of Paws N Claws. The business offers pet daycare, boarding and grooming services on site.

Katie and Nina Zagorianakos held a grand opening for The Collar Club earlier this month. For more information, find The Collar Club LLC on Facebook or call 715-712-1250.

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Rural Wood County has a new wireless internet provider

Bug Tussel Wireless is now live with a new tower at 2154 Wood County C in Rudolph providing wireless internet to Wood County.

The company, a subsidiary of Hilbert Communications, aims to bring internet technology to rural areas throughout the state. Bug Tussel was developed in 2003 by Steve Schneider, who wanted to provide service in rural areas with 2-5 households per square mile.

The Green Bay-based company has a national partnership with AT&T and currently serves more than 6,000 internet subscribers across the state. For more information, visit or find Bug Tussel Wireless on Facebook.

Barrett’s Auctions to hold last auction

Barrett’s Auctions will close this month after selling its property at 4120 Eighth St. S. in Wisconsin Rapids. The last auction will be held July 19.

The auction house’s property will become Wisconsin Rapids Car Wash. City officials approved plans in May to build a car wash, kiosk station and vacuum stall at the Eighth Street location.

Contact Caitlin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @CaitlinShuda.

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