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August Schell Brewing Company is looking into developing the former Target building in New Ulm for additional warehouse space and relocation of their Starkeller operation.Schell’s president Ted Marti submitted a letter to the city regarding the brewing company’s proposal.In the letter, Marti said Schell’s is looking to expand. The brewery has occupied the same ground since 1860. He said the location worked in 1860 but has limitations in 2020. The 53-foot semis don’t turn as tight as a horse-drawn beer wagon and packaging space has expanded. With the steady growth of business, more space is needed.Marti said ideally, space would be on the grounds of the brewery, but there is no additional space. For almost 40 years the company leased facilities outside warehouses to store and ship products. On the west end of town, the Starkeller operation was added along with storage space. Traffic to this location is another concern.The Target building and land offer the best option for achieving the needed space to grow and is close to the brewery.

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