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Stumpy's Venue | Poettker Construction

Stumpy’s Spirits Co. is expanding its family grown and distilled business with the addition of a distillery inspired luxury wedding and event venue. This new build will be a multi-faceted experience center located in rural Columbia, Ill. near their distillery and 8th generation family farm.

Providing an exclusive and remote experience for its visitors, the venue consists of a large ceremony hall, full-service bar and tasting room, indoor/outdoor lounge, lower-level event space, prep kitchens, offices, a bridal suite, a groom’s suite, multiple restrooms, outdoor spaces, and storage. The site will include new streets, three man-made lakes, a parking lot, and walking paths.

“Stumpy’s is thrilled to embark on this remarkable expansion in our hometown of Columbia,” said Adam Stumpf, Co-Owner of Stumpy’s Spirits. “This project symbolizes our deep-rooted family values and our dedication to fostering local growth and creating exceptional experiences for our residents and visitors.”

This project is made possible by the support of local financial institutions and a $500,000 tourism grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. This grant was funded from a $22.5 million initiative that was distributed across the state, funding 89 projects that will ultimately increase tourism.

“We are honored to be a part of this expansion supporting a local business in the state of Illinois, where our family-owned business is headquartered,” Stated Ryan Poettker, President of Poettker Construction. “As a company built on family values, we take great pride in fostering strong relationships with other local businesses like Stumpy’s and look forward to bringing this exciting project to life.”

Brucon is serving as the Owner’s Representative and Poettker Construction is the General Contractor providing preconstruction services. DC Structures will be acting as the architect on the project with Heneghan and Associates, P.C., 303rd Engineering Group, LLC, and Interior Designer Samantha Lee as their engineering design partners.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for June 26th, 2023 at 10 a.m. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

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