Over 50 community members celebrated the groundbreaking of a new music school at the vacant lot by the corner of North Third Avenue and Jefferson Street on Wednesday morning. Five speakers spoke about the Muse Sturgeon Bay development which will house lesson rooms and a performance center on the main floor, and host 11 studio apartments on the second floor. The developer, Shirley Weese Young, has rehabbed several other downtown properties in the city over the past few years. She shares the inspiration behind putting together this latest project.
The two-story brick building will also include two public restrooms accessible from the outside of the building.
The Muse Sturgeon Bay is a non-profit that entered into a development agreement with plans for completion by June 2024.
(top photo: Dave Utzinger, Artistic Director, Kaira Rouer, Executive Director, Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward, Board President Gary Ciepluch, Craig Cornell, building contractor, Developer Shirley Weese Young)
(Muse rendering submitted)