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 jjslist.com 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!”
The 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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