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Old Cheyenne Elevator shares vision to transform into community hot spot

Published: Feb. 18, 2022 at 6:02 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - History comes alive at the Old Grain Elevator on the outskirts of Downtown Cheyenne. The Old Cheyenne Elevator has applied for the retail liquor license to convert the authentic space into an unparalleled community hot spot.

“It is a part of our agricultural history, it’s a part of our railroad history, and we think it will be a really great gathering space that is unlike anything that Cheyenne has ever seen before,” said Co-owner of the Old Cheyenne Elevator, Janelle Rose.

The space would include food trucks year-round, a bar, patio and outdoor recreation, and a private event area.

The Elevator has maintained it’s historical architecture over the years, and to the owners, that is what will make it stand-apart from other establishments.

“People would head south, out of Cheyenne, to find fun, and seek out culture and some local food and local businesses; we thought this property could be that for Cheyenne,” said Jen Seitz, Co-owner of the Old Cheyenne Elevator.

The Elevator is located on the northern end of the developing Reed Avenue Corridor. The space would serve as an anchor to connect burgeoning projects of the West Edge, like the Corridor and the Greenway, to the Downtown Depot.

“It is something that I think celebrates our history of our city along the West Edge and the railroad, and it also kind of stands really to encourage additional investment and development of the area as a whole,” said Seitz.

The Old Cheyenne Elevator team said this is a passion project for them.

As the city continues to establish it’s western heritage, the Elevator team said projects like this serve as a catalyst for economic growth.

“We want to encourage people to stay in Cheyenne, or come back to Cheyenne, and I don’t think we need more chain restaurants, I think we need local businesses,” said Rose.

The team added that the project would be directly in conjunction with local food trucks, offering a year-round venue for chefs and consumers.

“We are on the precipice of some great things, and we want to be a part of that at the Old Cheyenne Elevator,” said Seitz.

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