May 10, 2007
Traders Point Creamery gains alcohol permit
Cafe plans to add Friday, Saturday night dinner
By Robert Annis firstname.lastname@example.org
Traders Point Creamery’s petition for a liquor permit for beer and wine has been approved by the state’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
The commision gave its OK last week.
Fritz Kunz, co-owner of the farm with his wife, Jane, said the creamery, 9101 Moore Road, will begin selling organic beer and wine and plans to expand meal service to include dinner Friday and Saturday evenings in the near future. The creamery’s cafe was previously open only for lunch and breakfast.
Kunz said he sought the beer and wine permit to complement the cafe’s food offerings, and not to become known as a bar or tavern. Remonstrators, such as neighbor Scott Hokanson, argued that a liquor license shouldn’t be issued to an establishment in a predominately residential neighborhood.
Hokanson could not be reached for comment.
Kunz said he was a community activist and wanted only to make the area a more wonderful place. He suggested that other farms should follow his lead to make their businesses more valuable so they wouldn’t need to sell to developers.
The license will be renewed automatically each year unless there are code violations, according to an agency spokesperson.
Call Star reporter Robert Annis at (317) 444-5572.
I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics.
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