We met with the Village Restaurants and Bars earlier this week to understand their ideas and concerns about hosting an event in the Village during Park construction.
After a year of mainly being shut down due to the pandemic, they are concerned about the upcoming closure of the Park, construction traffic, and loss of parking.
We all look forward to Park improvements and the Park's new arts and entertainment capabilities, but the next couple of years to be hard on Village businesses.
That is why this year's Oktoberfest is focused on bringing people to the Village who might otherwise not make the effort. When the Park is complete, we hope to expand the days and activities of our Oktoberfest, but for 2021-2022 our goal is simply to host a fun evening of food, drink, shopping, and maybe a contest or two.