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Pioneer Park Stage, Doubleday Field Bleachers Part Of Cooperstown Improvements

Pioneer Park Stage,

Doubleday Field Bleachers

Part Of Cooperstown Upgrades

Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh updated residents and business owners on four major projects underway in the Village tonight.
Highlights included a new $9 million wastewater treatment facility, with ground broken for it on Aug. 16; $2 million Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvement, which, when concluded this fall, will have a midblock crosswalk from the north side of Main Street to Doubleday Park’s entrance, upgrades to the four-way traffic light at Main and Chestnut Streets and refurbished signage, among other improvements; Pioneer Park Upgrade, which will include relocating the kiosk over towards Riverwood, installing a six-inch raised stage for musical performances, and a wider entrance to Santa’s Cottage; and $5.8 million Doubleday Field Renovation, which will re-start in September with the developing of a new, more visible Main Street entrance and pedestrian access. Construction of a new third-base building, which will include space to rent out for a party of up to 70 people, and installation of new third-base bleachers in front of it will be worked on through spring of 2020. (Jennifer Hill/
Ommegang To Unveil $2M In Improvements

Ommegang To Unveil

$2M In Improvements

Ribbon-Cutting June 15 On New Café, Store

The cafe and gift store behind Brewery Ommegang has doubled in size, a $2 million project.
New features include a 4,000-square-foot covered patio.

COOPERSTOWN – Brewery Ommegang’s $2 million in renovations that more than doubled the cafe and store will be reopened to the public with a 5:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting Friday, June 15.

A “Firepit Friday” event, featuring live music, will follow from 6 to 9 p.m.

Local restaurateur and veteran hospitality expert Dave Neil, who joined Ommegang in January of this year, helped oversee renovations of the building.

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