Amily-Owned Bar And Grill Changes Hands After 56 Years


Bob Wolter


Accommodation, Food & Beverage

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, January 3, 2011 -- Van’s Bar and Grill, a popular tavern at 253 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, changed ownership on the last day of 2010, after being in the Van Dreese family for 56 years. Steve Van Dreese began bar tending at the location when he was 18, and along with his brother, John, purchased the business from their father in the early 90s. Steve and his wife, Jennifer, were the sole owners since 2004.