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Josh Hudek of River Falls and Bonny Brown are the brother-and-sister duo who've opened Pop's Malt Shop in a building in Ellsworth's west business district most recently housing the Rock N' Roll Café. The siblings say they're committed to being open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Bill Kirk photo

Brother and sister now 'hang out' at malt shop

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ELLSWORTH -- Josh Hudek and Bonny Brown wanted a business venture they could share. The brother-and-sister didn't know exactly what it would be, Brown said, but whatever it was, they'd run it together.


"We hang out a lot," she said.

As of early August, they became proprietors of an Ellsworth eatery that's fulfilled their goal, though the customers probably do more of the "hanging out."

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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