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An architect rendering shows what the Barley John’s brewery may look like at the corner of Madison Avenue and Wisconsin Drive in New Richmond. (Submitted image)

Brewer inches closer to breaking ground on NR facility

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A new production brewery could be up and running in New Richmond as early as this winter if the federal government will soon sign a check to get the process started.


According to John Moore, co-owner of Barley John’s Brew Pub in New Brighton, Minn., the Wisconsin District Office of the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) has signed off on his SBA loan application. Now he’s just waiting on the feds to do the same.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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