Category: Business

  • Sales Surpass Expectations at Local Galleries

    Sales at Door County art galleries have surpassed expectations for a season constricted by COVID-19. “The key is low expectations,” said JR Jarosh at Edgewood Orchard Galleries south of Fish Creek. “We didn’t know what the season would hold in store, so we have been pleasantly surprised that we have had good traffic; people have […]

  • Dealing with COVID for Businesses

    Door County Medical Center and Door County Public Health are offering businesses the opportunity to discuss business best practices if, and when, your business has a positive COVID test result.  This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and make sure that your business has a plan that works for you and your […]

  • Night Market Extended into September, October

    After the success of the Under the Stars Night Market, Destination Sturgeon Bay has decided to extend the market to be open Sept. 12, 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Parking and vehicular traffic will be restricted on 3rd Avenue every Saturday, 4-10 pm. Masks are required within the Night Market boundaries. […]

  • Recovery Task Force Promotes Masks for Visitors

    The Door County Business Recovery Task Force is working with Destination Door County and county government officials to promote countywide masking through a multichannel marketing campaign.  The task force has placed ads on digital and static billboards in Southern Door urging visitors to wear masks, social distance and wash their hands.  As of Aug. 11, […]

  • Alley Closes, Remodel Begins on Former Younkers Building

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the closure of the alley behind 58 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay between both buildings through Nov. 15, 24 hours a day, while the former Younkers building is transformed into the Marketplace by Bliss.  The alley needed to be closed between the two buildings to remove the skywalk […]

  • Pulse of Business: Embrace Change, Seize New Opportunities

    by Steve Jenkins, Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation When your kitchen is on fire, bad things tend to happen if you’ve given no forethought to such a thing happening. But, if you have the right fire extinguisher for kitchen fires, and it’s accessible and charged, and your family has a fire plan in […]

  • Know Your Grower: OneEighty Petals

    Location: At the “triangle” of County A and South Highland Road (8999 S. Highland Road, Fish Creek) Acreage: ¼-½ acre of specialty cut flowers, ½ acre of pumpkins, gourds and vegetables  Meet your growers: Sara and John Lancaster, and baby Jack (known as Farmer Jack to customers) Serendipity seems to be a recurrent theme in […]

  • Sister Bay Cancels 2020 Fall Festival

    For the first time in 75 years, there will be no Fall Festival in Sister Bay come October.  The Sister Bay Parks and Properties Committee voted unanimously Monday to cancel festivals and events on village property through the end of the year. Village President Dave Lienau cited the rising number of cases of COVID-19 – and […]

  • Know Your Grower: Big Dog Farm

    Location: 5135 Forest Road, Sturgeon Bay Acreage: Two acres, with four gardens, one hoop house and five bee hives Meet your growers: Randall and Lisa Manges Now in its 13th season, Big Dog Farm has come far from where it started. In fact, when they began their garden in Sturgeon Bay, Randall and Lisa Manges […]

  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to Upgrade Shipyard Equipment

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is planning to upgrade its shipyard equipment and facilities this year to assist with work on the Navy’s new guided-missile frigate. Although the improvements will be within its current shipyard perimeter, FBS is working with the City of Sturgeon Bay and the state to ensure that all growth is understood and […]

  • OneEighty Petals Offering Pick-your-own Experience

    Enjoy a day among the flowers! OneEighty Petals ( – a specialty cut-flower farm and floral studio at 8999 S. Highland Road in Fish Creek – is offering a new Door County pick-your-own experience in its flower fields Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am – 12 pm and 2-5 pm; and weekdays by appointment. Owned and […]

  • Pipka’s Closing at End of 2020

    Pipka Ulvilden has announced that she’s retiring at the close of the year, marking the end of 45 years in business, including 40 in Sister Bay. Ulvilden announced the news on Facebook, saying that the coronavirus “invaded our country, our thoughts, our businesses and our families,” causing her to reevaluate the future of the business.  […]

  • Egg Harbor Condo Plan Moves to Final Phase

    A plan for a 14-unit condominium and retail complex in the center of Egg Harbor has one more hurdle to clear. The Egg Harbor Plan Commission instructed Administrator Ryan Heise, Attorney James Kalny and staff to outline a set of detailed conditions for the commission to consider for approval at its next regularly scheduled meeting […]

  • Edward Jones Welcomes Feivor as New Adviser

    Edward Jones ( has welcomed Spencer Feivor as a new financial adviser. “I joined this firm because I was impressed with its commitment to individual investors,” Feivor said. “Now I’m looking forward to meeting with the individuals here to help them meet their financial goals.” Reach Feivor and Cheryl Shefchik, branch office administrator, at 920.746.2166, […]

  • A Journey into Lavender

    How Tom and Bonnie Ansley Created a Private Lavender Retreat In 2014, Tom and Bonnie Ansley had just moved into their new home: a restored and remodeled stone barn on a 50-acre piece of land just outside of Fish Creek. The property included a dying cherry orchard, damaged by the previous winter’s harsh weather. Looking […]

  • Plan Commission Denies Zoning Change for Fred and Fuzzy’s Property

    One of Door County’s oldest resorts and most popular summer dining spots may not be in its final days after all.  The Sister Bay Plan Commission denied a request for a change of use for the property that contains the waterfront portions of Little Sister Resort and Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill. The […]

  • Sail thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sales

    The annual, citywide Sturgeon Bay shopping tradition – Sail thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sales – will continue July 30, 9 am – 5 pm.  Take advantage of great deals at businesses that will line the streets between stores to roll out the shopping deals of the year in clothing, home decorating and kitchen goods, sports […]

  • Sister Bay to Consider Change to Fred and Fuzzy’s Property Tuesday

    The Sister Bay Plan Commission will consider a request for a zoning change to a portion of the Little Sister Resort property Tuesday, July 28.  The owners of the resort and adjacent Fred and Fuzzy’s restaurant have accepted an offer on the restaurant and waterfront parcels of the Little Sister Resort property. The sale is […]

  • Fincantieri Bay and Polaris New Energy Host Private Keel Laying

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Polaris New Energy hosted a private ceremonial keel laying June 24 to celebrate the start of construction on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge. It will be named the Clean Canaveral and will operate as an articulated tug and barge unit that will initially run along the East Coast, providing […]

  • Partnership Shaping Future of Former Younkers Building

    It won’t be long before the vacant Younkers building will again anchor downtown Sturgeon Bay with retail space worthy of its prominent address at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Louisiana Street. “We are just waiting on some state permits,” said Todd Trimberger, who purchased the building earlier this year with Dr. Kelton Reitz, an […]