Work to Take Down Granary to Begin This Week

Work to dismantle the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is expected to begin this week. It appears that Kiesow Enterprises will begin staging on Thursday. The firm based in Valders has been contracted to take the 116 year old building down and store the materials at a cost of $66,000. An 11th hour effort to amend the contract to allow the building to be disassembled in large pieces apparently was floated, but no action was taken. The granary was placed under a demolition order by Fire Chief Tim Dietman last year when he said it was a danger to people and property. Supporters of keeping the building have entertained several ideas for saving the structure, including a pledge of $1.5 million toward a renovation project, but the status of the grain elevator has not changed.

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