Hinterland Brewery on pace for April opening

Richard Ryman
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Johnsonville Tailgate Village takes shape in the east parking lot of Lambeau Field. March 7, 2017.

ASHWAUBENON - Packerland Pilsner, panko-breaded lake perch and wild mushroom wood-fired pizza will be served in the Titletown District a month from now.

Hinterland Brewery plans an April opening at its new restaurant and brewery in the Green Bay Packers' development west of Lambeau Field. Hinterland's last day of restaurant service at its downtown Green Bay site will be April 1.

Hinterland is one of three anchors in the 35-acre development and will be the first to open. Bellin Health Sports Medicine & Orthopedics plans a July 24 opening, and Lodge Kohler hotel also expects to open in July.

Owner Bill Tressler said the $4.9 million brewery is on target for a soft opening the first week of April. "We have to get an occupancy license and do all of that stuff," he said.

Work continues on the building, which started up its brewing equipment this week. A construction fence along South Ridge Road was taken down, making the site viewable from the Lambeau Field parking lot, and a 4,100-pound perforated-steel logo was installed on the building Thursday.

Hinterland plans a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at its 313 Dousman St. location.

"It's going to take an army to run this place," Tressler said. "We are looking for people super passionate about this business, pretty much every role."

The building will include a brewery, taproom, restaurant, two private dining rooms and a heated, outdoor beer garden.

Workers install a 4,100-pound sign at Hinterland Brewery in the Green Bay Packers Titletown District on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

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Bellin Health's sports medicine clinic will begin exterior masonry and precast facade work next week, said Paul Vlies, Bellin team leader for engineering.

"It's a smooth project to date," Vlies said. "The masons are prepped and ready to go."

The $12 million state-of-the-art clinic will include a team of orthopedic subspecialists and a total staff of 80 people, including Dr. Patrick McKenzie, who also is the Packers' team physician. The more than 51,000-square-foot building will include advanced diagnostic equipment, a performance lab with ultra-high-speed video equipment and a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. Clinic services will focus on injury prevention, performance improvement, treatment and therapy.

The clinic will be open to the public as well as serving the Packers.

Lodge Kohler will include 134 rooms and 10 suites, a panoramic bar and restaurant, cafe, fitness facility and full-service spa. Its filed construction cost is $45 million.

In Lambeau Field's east parking lot, the steel structure for the $15 million Johnsonville Tailgate Village is in place. It is a permanent replacement for the white tent known as the Tundra Tailgate Zone. The 30,000-square-foot building will have 13,242 square feet of event space. It will have bars, a live music area, multiple large TVs, garage-style doors opening to a surrounding patio, air conditioning, heat and indoor bathrooms. It will include a full kitchen for event catering, underground storage and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

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The base of the planned snow-sledding hill is under construction in the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District. March 7, 2017.
Bellin Health Sports Medicine & Orthopedics clinic is under construction west of Lodge Kohler in the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District. March 7, 2017.
Hinterland Brewery is nearing completion in the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District. March 7, 2017.
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