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The landmark Dibbo's Hotel on Second Street is under new ownership. Three area businessmen have purchased the building and begun renovating it. They plan to open a brew pub and restaurant at the end of June.

The end of an era: Dibbo's is sold

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The message splashed slantwise across the Dibbo's website reads: "Gone To Rock n' Roll Heaven. Please see Dibbo's Facebook page." With little public notice, the last show at the classic rock and roll venue took place Saturday night, March 23.


Fittingly, Austin Healey, a favorite band of Dibbo's patrons over the years, played the Lynyrd Skynyrd standard "Freebird" for the closing number.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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