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.
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.
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
* 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.