By Tim Kowols
A descendant of the Teweles and Brandeis families is happy the granary that bears their name will be saved. DeVooght House Lifters is preparing the upper stories for a move across the canal via hydraulic dollies where it will sit near Sturgeon Bay’s First Avenue until future plans are finalized. Brewer Ryan Schabach is meeting with city and Sturgeon Bay Historical Society officials in two weeks about possibly using the rehabbed building as a part of a planned Belgian-style brewery. Tracy Teweles says she thinks her ancestors would be happy to see the building they built on the city’s west side be used in such a unique manner.
Teweles Seed Company controlled the grain elevator until the business was sold in the 1970s. Crews continue to work at the granary site to prepare for the move date, which is tentatively scheduled for between March 26 and 30 according to Jason Devooght in a Sturgeon Bay Historical Society video.