The Chesterton Town
Council is endorsing the application for an alcohol permit under the
Riverfront District designation, for a new gastro-style pub and eatery under
development in the 100 block of South Third Street.
(219) Taproom--is the venture of local businessmen Joe Juarez and Bill
McCarel, who told the council at its meeting Monday night that their goal is
to “introduce a new generation to the charms of a neighborhood gathering
(219) Taproom would
be located in the building located immediately behind and adjoining Ashley’s
Jewelry by Design, 221 Broadway, owned by Craig O’Brien, and would
specialize in craft beers produced by self-distributing breweries, a limited
selection of craft spirits and ciders from small-batch distillers and
vintners, and a menu celebrating local artisan foods.
(219) Taproom would
be family-friendly, Jaurez told the council, with individual and communal
table seating as well as anticipated in-season patio seating, and
offer--among other things--WiFi, regular live music, and board games. Jaurez
and McCarel also expect to schedule special tasting events, to hold music
trivia evenings, and to sponsor a disc golf team.
On the proposed
menu: ham, pierogi, cornbread, and deviled-egg flights; stroganoff, beef
brisket, pulled BBQ chicken, chili, and beer brats. One thing not on the
menu: fried food of any kind.
Town Manager Bernie
Doyle told the council that Jaurez and McCarel approached him about a year
ago with the idea, and that after fine-tuning their proposal they have “more
than met the criteria for a Riverfront designation.”
DeLaney, R-5th, for his part expressed his enthusiasm for the project.
“We’ve got a couple of local guys who want to invest in this town,” he said.
unanimously to endorse Juarez and McCarel’s application for the designation,
under which, in a duly established Riverfront District, a dining
establishment may obtain an alcohol permit exempt from the usual quotas.
Other recipients of
the Riverfront District designation: the Octave Grill, Ivy’s Bohemia House,
and Villa Nova Pizzeria & Bistro.