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Council okays Chamber Corkscrew and Brew event in Thomas Park March 18

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be holding its second annual Corkscrew & Brew event at Thomas Centennial Park in Downtown Chesterton on Saturday, March 18.

And this time the Chamber expects to see a bigger turnout than last year’s inaugural fest, held on the Saturday of spring break.

At its meeting Monday night, the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Chamber, previously endorsed by the Park Board.

The event will feature a dozen or so regional wineries and craft breweries and possibly a distillery or two, a number of food trucks, and entertainment in the park throughout the day.

Thomas Park will be fenced off during the fest.

Chamber President Maura Durham noted that last year’s Corkscrew & Brew saw a smaller turnout than expected, given its coincidence with spring break. This year, she said, the Chamber is looking for 500 to 750 folks to enjoy the offerings.

Sidewalk Waivers

In other business, the council unanimously approved two separate waivers from the Town Standard requiring sidewalks in front of all new residential construction. Both units are being built in older areas of town, where there are no existing sidewalks:

* A duplex on the south side of Woodlawn Ave., in the 400 block, being built by Paul Shinn on behalf of David and Derek Lee. No sidewalk was ever constructed on the south side of Woodlawn Ave.--the Town of Chesterton’s side--along the entirety of its length, between North Calumet Road and 18th Street. The Town of Porter, on the other hand, has constructed a sidewalk along the north side of Woodlawn Ave., between Ottawa Trail and Waverly Road.

* A house on Tamarack Trail in the Morningside subdivision, being built by JPA Enterprises. Morningside was developed in the Seventies, without sidewalks.

Town Engineer Mark O’Dell endorsed both waivers.




Posted 12/14/2016




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