August Schell Brewing saves historic Minneapolis Grain Belt sign

August Schell Brewing Company Reaches Agreement to
Purchase and Preserve Iconic Minneapolis Landmark

We all know the sign. It is a piece of our heritage and our history. The Grain Belt sign IS Minneapolis, it IS Minnesota. Schell’s has announced the  fantastic news that the Marti Family, in cooperation with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, has announced the purchase and restoration of the iconic nordeast landmark.

As the stewards to a 154-year old brewery and family business, we understand the importance of preserving heritage. We are honored to have this opportunity to protect and restore such a beloved part of the
Minneapolis landscape,” said Ted Marti, President and fifth-generation descendant of brewery founder, August Schell. “Working in concert with the community, our goal is to preserve and relight this important remnant of the city’s industrial and commercial past.”

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“This historic sign is a unique resource and a valuable part of the city’s character,” said Doug Gasek, Executive Director, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. “We’re looking forward to working with the August Schell
Brewing Company to rehabilitate and relight this prominent riverfront landmark, making it accessible for future generations to enjoy.”

If the discussions with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and other purchase formalities lead to the conclusion that the sign can be relit, the closing on the purchase of the land and sign is expected later this year, which is when more details about the sign’s preservation and relighting will be available.

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