Manitowoc mayor flooded with beer banner emails

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:36:59 PM CST
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -

The mayor of Manitowoc says his office has been flooded with emails to bring back the beer bottles.

So, the iconic Anheuser Busch bottles that have been part of the landscape in downtown Manitowoc for nearly 20 years could be preserved.

Riverland Ag Corp. bought the old malting plant from the beer maker last year. It had until the end of this year to remove the beer signage on three tall grain silos downtown.

WOMT radio reports Mayor Justin Nickels says he's gotten more than 1,100 emails over the past couple days from citizens, former residents and visitors encouraging the city to keep the landmark.

So, Nickels has proposed an ordinance that makes an allowance for the historical murals.