Fox Valley B&B struggles to stay afloat as events cancel amid pandemic

Franklin Street Inn

As numerous events in the Fox Valley area are being cancelled and postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, a local bed-and-breakfast is struggling to stay afloat. 

Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast was founded in 1994. Current owners Keith and Lori Hansen bought the Appleton business in 2016 as a “semi-retirement plan” and the culmination of a lifelong dream. 

“My wife and I used to stay at bed-and-breakfasts before we had kids,” Keith said in a recent interview. “We love to cook and get to know other people, and now that the kids are grown and out of the house...

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