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Demolition underway for old West Bend Brewery building, 415 N. Main Street, West Bend, WI

July 20, 2021 – West Bend, WI – Demolition of the old West Bend Brewery, 415 N. Main Street is underway.

West Bend Brewery, demolition

According to records at City Hall there were three demolition permits pulled for the project including 415 N. Main Street, 445 – 455 N. Main Street, 459-485 N. Main Street.

The new owner of the building is HKS Holdings LLC and the contractor doing the demolition is HM Brandt LLC of Sussex

Click HERE for the sale price of the former West Bend Brewery

HM Brandt is the same contractor that demolished the Roundy’s Warehouse in Wauwatosa.

Right now crews are removing windows from the buildings. Below is the south side of the old Ray’s Shoes.

west bend brewery

West Bend brewery, Ray's

A majority of the buildings are brick and concrete block. Watch for excavators to be brought in to do a majority of the work. The demolition permits don’t expire until the end of 2022.

The developer will level the former West Bend Brewery and bring in 181 apartments and retail space. HKS Holdings, LLC, plans to purchase and redevelop the former West Bend Brewery site at the intersection of N. Main Street and E. Washington Street.

Click HERE to tour the caverns under the old brewery

Some more news tied to this development should be released shortly as the old Habitat for Humanity ReStore across the street, 508 N. Main Street, is reportedly being sold to HKS Holdings. The ReStore has been closed since a fire April 23, 2021.

Early word is the developer will raze the building and use the space as a parking lot.

Later today an announcement is expected that Habitat for Humanity Washington County is purchasing the old Skate Country, 1950 N. Main Street, and moving the ReStore in there.

On a history note: What were some of the businesses that used to be in 508 N. Main Street prior to the ReStore.  We’ll start you off with St. Vincent DePaul. Click HERE for more…

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