New outdoor lunch area now open downtown
By Jim Hagerty, Staff Writer
Downtown Rockford is now the home of an outdoor lunch area. The site is on the southwest block bordered by Church Street and West State, across from the Winnebago County Courthouse. The area will be complete with community picnic tables and the popular hot dog stand owned by Gino Gosseaux. Gosseaux’s stand was formally located on the walking mall.
County officials said the addition was made possible through the efforts of Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen, Rockford Park District, City of Rockford, On the Waterfront, Judy Barnard and Frank Schier, Editor and Publisher of The Rock River Times. The area will be open to the public through Labor Day.
Construction is also in process on a new community garden on the corner of Church and Elm streets, near the public eating erea.
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