By Tim Kowols
With the owners of Shipwrecked Brewpub and Inn still considering their options after a fire destroyed the historic building last month, the village of Egg Harbor is waiting for the role it can play in its future. Village ordinances have changed or been created in the years since the building was built as a saloon in 1882 by George Barringer. According to Village Administrator Ryan Heise, their office is being supportive as structural engineers and insurance adjusters make their way through the building.
Heise pulled one positive out of the August fire, saying the response from firefighters and emergency personnel from all around the area was one of the reasons why Door County is a special place. Representatives from the brewpub say they plan on reopening in 2018.