11/13/2012 11:55 EST | Updated 01/13/2013 05:12 EST

ACOA to spend $229,000 on warehouse that will become micro-brewery

SHELBURNE, N.S. - A historic building in southwestern Nova Scotia will be restored thanks to an injection of public money.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency says it will spend $229,000 upgrading the Cox Warehouse in Shelburne.

The 110-year-old building will get structural repairs, as well as a new roof, windows and heating system.

Once the repairs are completed, the warehouse will become the new home for a micro-brewery operated by the Dock Street Brewing Company.

Louise Lindsay, president of the Shelburne Historical Society, says the project represents a huge opportunity for the community.