News Bulletin: Titletown Brewing Co. Awarded Granary Development


  • The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority has chosen a proposal from Smet Construction of Green Bay for redevelopment of the westside waterfront granary. Smet has teamed up with Titletown Brewery of Green Bay to turn the granary into a brewery and restaurant. It was estimated the project would generate $1.5 million in tax revenue for the city in the next 20 years. Two other proposals had been considered – Lakefront Brewery employee Ryan Schabach proposed a brewery that would use the existing grain bins to store brewing grains. The third proposal came from Laurel Hauser and Dan Collins to create a public space out of the granary’s first level and a nonprofit business incubation space for the upper floors.
  • The American Transmission Company informed Door County government that work has begun on rebuilding its 69,000-volt electric transmission line from the Dyckesville substation to the Sawyer substation in Sturgeon Bay. The line was built in 1930 and needs upgrading to ensure safe transmission. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved plans last year for a pole-for-pole replacement.
  • If you have received an email claiming to be from the “State Court” about your required appearance, delete it and do NOT open any attached files. There is no legitimacy to the email’s claim that you need to appear in court and the attachments to these emails contain malicious software that can infect your computer with a virus. This attachment contains malware, so simply delete and disregard the email. In general, unless you are participating in an electronically filed case or have consented to receive court notifications and reminders electronically, Wisconsin courts will not be sending you email. For additional information or to file a complaint, visit the Consumer Protection Bureau at, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer Information Hotline toll-free at 800.422.7128.


  • Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative, Inc. will host an Elderwoman Gathering Weekend to rest, reflect and reconnect. Participants are encouraged to engage in conversation and answer a few of the following questions: Who is the elder woman? And what attitude allows the Elderwoman to age with grace, humor and inner peace? Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative invites those involved to meet new friends, bring old ones, and experience the supportive environment of a Gathering Circle. Located at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Weston, Wis., from 8:30 am Saturday, Nov. 7, to 2 pm Sunday, Nov. 8, the cost to attend is $75 if signed up before Oct. 9 and $100 if after. Fees are non-refundable and due no later than Oct. 16. Sponsors include the Helen Bader Foundation and WRWI. For more information, contact Christy Harteau, Director of Administration, before Oct. 16, 2015 at 262.812.3866 or via email at [email protected]
  • The Southern Door School District Annual Meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm in high school library. It is the one time a year the district is required to provide the community with an update on how the school system is doing, and share what the proposed budget for the coming school year will be to support educational planning and goals. The annual meeting booklet is posted on the website (
  • The Jacksonport Historical Society will showcase the Kurtz family on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall. Robbie Kurtz, son of Donald Kurtz and grandson of Kurtz Corral founder Lloyd Kurtz, will share the family history – a journey that brought the family from Oshkosh to Pulaski to San Francisco, and finally settling in the Jacksonport area in Door County. The event is open to the public, but a donation would be appreciated. Refreshments will be served after the program.
  • Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Door County Justice Center at an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6 pm at the Justice Center at 1201 S. Duluth Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Everyone is invited to see the vehicles and tools the Door County Sheriff’s Department uses to perform its duties in keeping the county safe, and learn about the new technology the Door County Circuit Court uses.

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