Spam Museum groundbreaking set for Tuesday
Published 10:54 am Friday, April 17, 2015
Austin will be one step closer to a new and improved Spam Museum next week.
Hormel Foods Corp. will hold a groundbreaking for the museum’s new location at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The museum will go between Second and Fourth Avenues on the east side of North Main Street. The city of Austin is set to reopen Third Avenue Northeast between Main Street and First Street Northeast as well.
Email newsletter signup
Plans call for a 14,000-square-foot building spread out over one floor. In addition, the museum will have blue-accented walls on the outside of the building, which city officials say will help bring a unique aspect to the downtown area.
Hormel Foods Corp. announced the move in May. Demolition on various buildings surrounding the property began last September. If all goes well, the museum will be open in spring or summer of 2016.