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Evanston Parklet Opens!

Posted by on July 30, 2014 - 1 Comment

State Senator Robyn Gabel, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and the Team

Evanston’s first parklet is officially open! Located right here on Dempster Street, the parklet  had its official ribbon-cutting this afternoon, July 30, 2014, before a good crowd outside Hewn.

Our very own crew arrived just in time to see Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, State Senator Robyn Gabel and Hewn owners Ellen King and Julie Matthei as they cut the ribbon with those giant scissors! Evanston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Elaine Kemna-Irish, made sure the ribbon-cutting was a rousing success.

“This parklet is wonderful, it’s a great location for people from all these stores and for shoppers to come out and it is absolutely accessible to everybody,” said Senator Gabel.  “I hope everyone comes out and enjoys this space!”

First Evanston Parklet Ribbon Cutting CeremonyThe parklet itself is made of wood and is right on the curb to allow walkers and riders to mosey on up and take a break. If the free cookies and bread Hewn so kindly served everyone is a good indication, we can expect quite a few people to have lunch on the parklet daily. Better yet, it’s also accessible for people with disabilities!

We certainly hope you’ll come by the parklet some time, too!

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1 Comment

Abegail J. Stahr says:
Aug 04, 2014

The parklet made it’s debut across the Hewn Bakery last week. It is finally open to the public! I think it’s really pretty and I saw people sitting, relaxing and talking there. They weren’t lying about how big it is! I love how this parklet looks, I haven’t gotten a chance to sit on the parklet, but I enjoy watching the people sitting there. I hope you have a chance to sit at Dempster parklet, as I think you will enjoy it too. It is accessible to anyone with disabilities or has a bicycle. Also, you can sit with your dog and wait on your friends while they are inside ordering their baked goods or drink. Try Hewn’s homemade and freshly baked scones and sweet breads. It is marvelous! Enjoy, Mmm boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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