A large gathering of people participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the renovated Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator at the west side site Friday afternoon. Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation Director Beth Renstrom welcomed the crowd and credited SBHS President Christie Weber with making the dream of the renovated granary a reality.
Originally built in 1901, the building formerly known as the Teweles and Brandeis will be placed on pilings at its original location closer to the Maple-to-Oregon Street Bridge. After the structure's short move, the transformation from an old grain elevator to a new cultural center and event venue will occur. Since the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation's efforts started, the granary has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.