Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Hammond’s Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

November 29, 2014 – Joseph S. Pete A line wrapped around the building when a popular casual dining restaurant opened at Hammond’s Oxbow Landing, a major redevelopment project just north of the Little Calumet River. Buffalo Wild Wings just opened a 7,000-square-foot eatery which features the chain’s new “stadia” concept, a first-in-Northwest Indiana design that makes the restaurant’s interior look …

New brewery in works for Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

November 16, 2014 – Andrew Steele A new brewery is in the works for the Oxbow Landing development at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue, taking the place of a brewpub planned by an Illinois brewery that couldn’t find financing. The city’s Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday will consider selling 2.5 acres to Byway Brewing Co. to locate at Oxbow Landing, which …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer


CATEGORY: City Council, Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …

Planning and development employees move to City Hall


CATEGORY: City Planning, Community Development, Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

September 01, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The city’s planning and development department is moving to City Hall. Currently based at 649 and 651 Conkey St., the dozen or so employees will have new accommodations at City Hall by the end of the year in a plan Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said made sense. “We’re in the process right now of …

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic development is thriving in the city. Tarver and Taillon say Munster Steel has relocated to the Hammond, constructing a 131,000 square foot facility; Linde Gas has a substantial investment with the construction of a new specialty gas facility; Tribologik Corporation purchased ...

Hammond Polish deli owner to sell food at White Sox game


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

June 23, 2014 11:59 pm  •  Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent Pierogis and potato pancakes consumed by Chicago White Sox fans July 1 at U.S. Cellular Field are being made by Hammond’s MJ Polish Deli, which for the third year has been invited back to serve its menu during Polish Heritage Night at the South Side ballpark. MJ’s owner Mariola Magana said White ...

Hammond Council paves way for new hotel


CATEGORY: City Council, Economic Development, News

June 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council voted Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for the construction of a new Hampton Inn at 2842 Carlson Drive near Kennedy Avenue. A $12.5 million project, the new 120-room hotel will employ about 20 to 25 people, said Phil Taillon, executive director of Hammond Planning and Development. “We think it’s …