Historic train depot project receives $250,000 state grant

BROOKFIELD — The relocation and renovation of a former historic train depot in Brookfield will get a financial boost from the state with a $250,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Considered the second oldest building in Brookfield, the 1860s train depot on Brookfield Road in the historic village area is the recipient of the Community Development Investment Grant. The city-approved plans call for the building to be moved across the street and turned into a Fiddleheads coffee shop and retail coffee business. The company has six locations in southeastern Wisconsin.

“WEDC is committed to helping communities invest in revitalizing their downtowns to encourage economic growth,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, in a Thursday statement. “This project not only preserves a historic structure in the city of Brookfield, but will also serve as a catalyst for future development and investment.”...

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