You will see shovels in the ground in the coming weeks for the final resting place of the Door County Granary.
Rumors swirled on Facebook earlier this week that the former Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator was moving further than the 30 feet toward the water where the pilings and the foundation will be placed. Door County Granary Executive Director Beth Renstrom put that to rest Thursday morning, reiterating what was discussed at a recent city council meeting, that the structure would be placed in its original spot alongside Sturgeon Bay west waterfront. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society signed a long-term sublease of the property last October. Moving it back to its original location is crucial, according to Renstrom, so the structure can keep its state and federal historic status intact. Renstrom says support for the historic preservation of the site has been great so far as they have attracted donors not just from the county but from across the state.
The west waterfront will see a lot of construction in the coming months as an apartment complex and restaurant/plaza project have also been approved. Renstrom says the additional development only adds to the excitement of the Door County Granary project and what the area could be like in the future. The renovated granary will host an interpretative museum and different when it is finished. Residents can get other updates on the project from the Door County Granary’s website and at upcoming Sturgeon Bay Common Council meetings.