Atlas BBQ to offer outdoor patio seating in exchange for free Wi-Fi

By Dave Fidlin - News Graphic Correspondent

April 30, 2015

GRAFTON — A downtown Grafton business will again offer outdoor seating as the temperatures move upward in exchange for offering amenities that benefit the greater shopping district.

The village board last week voted in favor of an agreement stating Atlas BBQ, 1304 12th Ave., can have an outdoor seating patio immediately west of the restaurant’s building.

The agreement, which kicks in Friday and runs through Nov. 16, further states Atlas will offer free Wi-Fi for visitors of the nearby Paramount Plaza area and operate an outdoor music system.

Atlas and the village have entered into similar agreements in previous years. Village Administrator Darryl Hofland said it has proven to be a beneficial relationship.