Brewery Hopes to Relight Grain Belt Beer Sign by Summer 2017

The Grain Belt sign in Minneapolis could be relighted by 2017. Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Grain Belt sign in Minneapolis could be relighted by 2017.

February 01, 2016 07:07 AM

A brewery says it hopes to relight the Grain Belt beer sign in Minneapolis by summer 2017 after recently finalizing its purchase of the sign and the land it sits on.
    
The Star Tribune reports August Schell Brewing Co. of New Ulm bought the Grain Belt brand in 2002 and started looking into how to relight the sign along the Mississippi River. The company announced plans to buy the sign in late 2014, but it took more than a year to close the deal.
    
The sign was built in 1941 and has been dark since the 1990s. August Schell president Ted Marti says the company sees the sign as part of the state's identity.
    
Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey says relighting the sign is important part of a bigger effort along the riverfront.
    
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