Black Pig expanding in downtown Sheboygan
SHEBOYGAN - An expansion is underway at the Black Pig restaurant in downtown, which will open an upstairs banquet space in September for wedding, corporate functions and other events.
Co-owner Rob Hurrie said the Berkshire Room will feature a fourth floor mezzanine for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres that overlooks a third-floor dining room with seating for 325 people.
The project will allow the Black Pig, 821 N. Eighth St., to significantly expand its catering business, which Hurrie said has strong growth potential but has been limited by the fact they don’t have their own banquet space.
“We lose business every year simply because we don’t have the space to do things,” Hurrie said. “It’s really going to broaden our ability of what we can do.”
The 10,000-square-foot space will have its own kitchen and will featured exposed beams and cream city brick. It will be accessible by a separate entrance from the back of the building.
“We’re going for a kind of industrial feel,” Hurrie said. “It’s a fantastic looking space.”
The mezzanine layout is similar to the existing Black Pig space, which Hurrie and his wife, Katy, have owned since 2005, when it opened as Margaux. It was re-branded as the Black Pig in 2013.