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Design plans revealed for Arbor Day Farm’s Apple House Market Renovation

Groundbreaking Friday marks beginning of construction on new, larger facility that will focus attention on Arbor Day Foundation’s mission and global impact
Design plans for Arbor Day Farm’s new Apple House Market and adjoining Porter’s barbecue...
Design plans for Arbor Day Farm’s new Apple House Market and adjoining Porter’s barbecue restaurant were revealed to the public Friday.(Arbor Day Foundation)
Published: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:11 PM CDT
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NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (KOLN) – Design plans for Arbor Day Farm’s new Apple House Market and adjoining Porter’s barbecue restaurant were revealed to the public Friday. The facility was severely damaged by a fire last September.

Upon completion, the restaurant and retail shop will have several new amenities aimed at educating the public about the Arbor Day Foundation’s impact. The new facility will have an educational viewing room that allows patrons to view some of the Arbor Day Foundation’s global operations.

Arbor Day Foundation and Nebraska City officials unveiled the new design plans at a groundbreaking ceremony where the upgraded facility will be located on its existing site at the Arbor Day Farm property.

“Arbor Day Farm is where the Arbor Day Foundation’s mission comes to life,” said Austin Mackrill, vice president of Arbor Day Farm. “So, while the fire last fall was certainly devastating for all involved, it presented us with a unique opportunity to reimagine what the Apple House Market and Porter’s restaurant facility could be.”

The expanded 6,149 square-foot facility will remain at its existing site, and will still be home to both the Apple House Market and the Porter’s barbecue restaurant.

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