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Champs to expand thanks to purchase of Greaton's

The building that once housed Greaton’s Jewelers has recently been purchased by the owners of Champs Sports Bar and Grill, which is located right next door. (Photo by Jason Schulte)

Champs Sports Bar and Grill in New Richmond announced July 27 they have purchased the former Greaton’s Jewelers building with the plans of expanding their business.

“I don’t know what we are doing but we are going to do something,” Champs manager Brent Norberg said.

When Greaton’s owner Karen Greaton initially told them the building was for sale, Norberg said it was an easy call for Champs to pursue.

“It was a smart decision to expand,” Norberg said.

The two sides spent the last month hammering out the negotiations before making it official July 27. Ideas Norberg mentioned include converting the building into a ballroom, wedding reception, Christmas parties or maybe even a brewery or a winery.

“Stay tuned,” he said.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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