On the site of the former Bourbon Pharmacy that closed its doors in 2006 after over 90 years of serving the people of Bourbon and surrounding areas, the Town of Bourbon has breathed new life and purpose in the site.
In an effort to clean up the corner and give the area better walkability and enhanced downtown purpose and appeal, in the spring of 2020, the Bourbon Town Council had the once busy corner resurfaced to create a downtown event location. The area not only will host the Farmer’s Market and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting it will also serve to increase space for Food Truck Fridays to name only a few events.
Electric and water access points are available on site and flower boxes were built and donated by Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin from The Farm at the Starke County Jail. The area will soon see benches made possible from a grant received through the Bourbon Main St. Initiative from the Marshall County Community Foundation.
It is very exciting to see the site of the former Bourbon Pharmacy come to life again and remain an integral part of Downtown Bourbon, said Ward Byers, Town Council President. It is the hope of the Town Council to see many events hosted at the site and folks just sitting at the corner and visiting.
On the front of the Pharmacy was a saying, “Hometown caring you can count on”. A simple message that holds true today in Bourbon from the “Small Town with a Big Heart”.