The Times today,Wednesday, has a nice insert showing development in Hammond. To bad they didn't have something about the dark side of the city and how they are cleaning it up, of which isn't happening. One big mistake was the identification of the Merge building as the vacant old Mercantile Bank building. The new Merge building is a great contribution to Hohman avenue. They tranformed a old structure into a modern day style building that makes other local buildings look like shacks.
As for other operations in the downtown area, I noticed their wasn't a mention about the 2 million dollar Aquavour night club. Talk around, it won't be around for long.
Maybe they could turn it into a Fireworks Stand. They are the only guys doing business in the downtown area or maybe a Pawn Shop.
Do you mean like Tom's Code Enforcement Department working at cleaning up Hammond?
I guess if you have a McDermott Sign on your property, you get a pass.
As to the club closing, it might be a prudent thing considering the opening weekend related vehicular homicide. It appears a club guest was over served, and when he became rowdy, he was reportedly escorted off the premises by, was it on duty or off duty municipal police. Shortly after that exit he was involved in an accident which killed someone (of course allegedly).
Liability could extend to Hammond via the conduit of its officers who were involved in escorting the guest out of the clubb and allowing him to drive home. The club's closing might be a good option. $2,000,000 invested in the club is an awful lot of money. I am just waiting for a court hearing where, it might be disclosed who are all the partners of that operation. It might by enlightening to find out how a business got special police protection, and weaseled their way around historic district guidelines.
My bet is their might be an out of court settlement on this as none of the partners really want a trial.