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Old Posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:30 PM
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A new article in MLive reveals some more information about the redevelopment plans for the former Simpson / Lee paper Mill site in Vicksburg. It is now a $50 million, multi-phase project. With phase 1 likely to include a new brewery, and to kick off as early as Spring 2018 if funding is secured.

What I find notable (and good) is that the owner of Paper City Development LLC, Chris Moore, grew up in the area, used to work at the mill, and currently owns a successful brewery in Seattle called "Old Stove Brewery". It sounds like the brewery built here will have the same name.

Image Source: MLive | Courtesy South County News

$50 million project unveiled for old Vicksburg paper mill
By Tom Haroldson | Special to MLive
July 01, 2017

VICKSBURG, MI - The former VicksburgĀ paper mill that was once the heart of the village could have new life pumped into it. A proposed $50 million project called The Mill has been unveiled that if successful in the coming years could result in the former paper mill becoming a brewery, restaurant and taproom, retail center, craft food and beverage production facility, offices, artist studios and residences.

Chris Moore, owner of Paper City Development LLC and Old Stove Brewery in Seattle who grew up in Vicksburg and once worked at the mill, has been working with a team behind the scenes for nearly three years on the project.


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