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Opening of a new event space in Jerseyville


The Jerseyville “living room” received a major addition Saturday as the WOW Home Furnishings and Events Center held a grand opening at its 309 N. State St. location adjacent to the Germania Brewhaus.

It’s only been a few months since Germania Brewhaus opened in Jerseyville. Now the Brynildsen family has added the adjacent WOW Center, which will use Germania for the new site’s bar and beverage area.

“Germania has cafes that are like a living room for the community, and that’s an extension for big parties,” said Barbie Brynildsen, co-owner of the WOW Center with her husband, Bryan.

“We started at the end of April,” she said. “July is pretty busy. We have a lot of showers and birthday parties, and we also have weddings that start in October.”

Brynildsen said the WOW Center is ideal for family and class reunions, weddings and anything else you need a gathering space for. The center seats approximately 150 people with space for a dance floor, and an adjacent room is being set up as a ceremony site so that an entire wedding and reception can take place under one roof.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Jerseyville community. It’s a great little town; people are thrilled to have us here, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” Brynildsen said. “They also have a great chamber of commerce that works with local businesses which is great to see.”

Jerseyville resident Jamie Green was happy to help host the WOW Center on Saturday.

“I love that there are always things going on for adults and kids here and this facility is really going to help with that,” Green said. “The event zone is a great space and we travel to Germania frequently. Every time we pass through here, something new opens up or something special happens.

Jamie Kuehnel, who runs Germania for Landlords, said the community has been overwhelmingly supportive of both the drink and the new hospitality establishments.

“Between the cafe and the event space, we saw a huge outpouring of support from the community,” Kuehnel said. “We now have a place where everyone can come hang out, so have fun and enjoy the space.”

Saturday’s grand opening also featured Riverbend Ax Throwing and a patriotic theme with the inclusion of the US Veterans Foundation.

“We started by doing free hunting and fishing trips for veterans, we send them all over the United States,” said the foundation’s CEO, John Kadell. “We’ve started a new recovery program where we send veterans to martial arts gyms for a year completely free for them.”

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