Naperville Now 03-22-18

Sidewalk Liquor Sales

Sidewalk liquor sales will continue in Naperville, but restaurants are only guaranteed one more year. At last night’s city council meeting, council voted to continue sidewalk liquor sales but to revisit the issue in 13 months. They also voted to expand the mandated clearance space for pedestrians on the sidewalk from a minimum of five feet to a minimum of six feet or eight feet when possible. This change will apply to all outdoor dining, not just where liquor is available. Outdoor liquor sales will also be limited to April through November.

nHub88:

The first informational sessions for nHub88 were held on the Nokia campus yesterday. The proposed ‘innovation hub’ would include co-working space, tools, equipment, and labs for STEM start-ups, as well as business support staff and coaches to help them succeed. The project is partially inspired by mHUB in Chicago, which in its first year, helped create over 360 jobs. nHub88 is looking to fill a vacant Nokia building with five floors and 200,000 square feet of space.

Downtown Summer Sculptures:

Some art with heart will be coming to our town. Thanks to the Downtown Naperville Alliance, more than 16 of these heart sculptures will be painted by local artists and displayed around downtown from June 9 through mid-September, as their Summer Painted Sculptures 2018 display. Sculptures from years past have included book benches and giant golf balls.

High School Badminton:

With the start of spring comes the start of badminton season, with Naperville North hosting Metea Valley. The state runner up in singles play last year, Emma Lin for Naperville North, took on Yunwei Liang in #2 singles and used a lot of trick shots and tough placements to defeat the mustang in two sets. As for the #1 singles, Metea’s Nitya Nagarajan who came off a win on Tuesday night over Neuqua’s Joyce Chen, faced off against Bhaavya Manikanda. Manikanda’s quick reactions proved too much for the mustang as the huskie won in straight sets. In doubles play, the North duo of Clara Duan and Taylor Zhau covered every inch of the court and reacted to every shot by Liang and Nagarajan, helping the Huskies to a clean victory over the Mustangs 15-0.

 

 

 

 

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