Former Gibson Auto Body in Oshkosh converting to event venue with $250,000 state grant

OSHKOSH – The city will receive a $250,000 state grant to help turn the former Gibson Auto Body into an event venue downtown.  

The community development investment grant will convert the 100-year-old building to the Gibson Social Club for weddings, meetings and other social gatherings, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

The building was most recently an antiques and salvage company called Crescent Moon. It was purchased by Eric and Kristen Hoopman, who plan to preserve historic elements and use salvaged materials in the new design. It’s renovation will include a catering kitchen, bathrooms and three bars, including one a mezzanine level.

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