Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that 18th Street Distillery continues to grow and expand in Downtown Hammond. They recently purchased a vacant mechanic garage building on Fayette Street and will fully rehab it into a new distillery and tasting room. Also included in the building will be two new, innovative rental units – first of their kind in Downtown Hammond.
“We are excited to create new, modern residential units in Downtown Hammond. Our goal is always to preserve the original buildings that we’ve purchased. We are thrilled to be in a position to continue to positively impact this great community,” said owner Drew Fox. “Our goal is always to preserve the original buildings that we’ve purchased.”
Also slated for this expansion is a lively outdoor area adjacent to the building. “The outdoor area will be for Family Fun Nights and Game Nights; an outdoor space to provide residents from Hammond, and the surrounding communities, a family friendly experience in Downtown Hammond,” said Fox. There will also be a patio for food and beverages and an herb and botanical garden, used by both the Brewery and Distillery for their food and spirits.
“The City is excited to see such positive growth in our downtown area, especially during this challenging climate,” said Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. “18th Street continues to surprise us in their evolution into a such an influential stakeholder in Hammond. They bring people from all over to Hammond and have created a great, positive vibe in our downtown.”