Evers announces $76,100 investment to redevelop Stoughton Doughboy building

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STOUGHTON, Wis. — The City of Stoughton received a funding boost from the state Wednesday to redevelop a historic Main Street building.

The Doughboy building on East Main Street will be transformed into Grand Inspired, a furnishing gallery and woodworking space meant to increase art in Stoughton. The building has sat unoccupied for the last eight years and is mostly unchanged from its 1972 look.

A $76,100 Community Development Investment grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will pay for a new HVAC system, window replacements and a new roof for Grand Inspired.

While visiting Stoughton Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers also announced that over 5,200 businesses had received approval for a Main Street Bounceback Grant from the WEDC worth $10,000.

The grants help businesses move into downtown commercial spaces that were previously vacant. In total, $75 million dollars of these grants have been set aside for 7,500 businesses statewide and are first-come, first-served.