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O'Shea's Leads Grand Parade Across Big Four Bridge

At long last open from both sides of the river, the Big Four pedestrian bridge will have an official dedication ceremony Wednesday, June 25. A parade will start from both sides of the river and meet in the middle of the span, with Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer leading the Kentucky delegation while Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore heads up the Indiana side. Mayor Moore said that Jeffersonville businesses are excited about welcoming Kentuckians crossing over for "a beer, or an ice cream cone or to do a little shopping." One of those early crossers is Tom O'Shea, who's planning to install an O'Shea's drinkery/eatery on the Indiana side later this year (or early next year). The plans for the building, located next to Schimpff's Confectionery, call for a walk-up counter along the street where patrons can select from 12 to 15 items, including burgers, fish, milkshakes, craft beer and alcohol-spiked shakes. According to the Courier-Journal, the 123-year-old Schimpff's has added hours to accommodate customers coming over the bridge after it opened last month. O'Shea, a Southern Parkway resident, also told the CJ he's become more familiar with Southern Indiana since buying a getaway home along the Ohio River near Utica.
· Big Four Grand Opening Set for June 25 []
· O'Shea's planning eatery in downtown Jeff [Courier-Journal]
· O'Shea's [Official Site]
· All Eater O'Shea's Coverage [~ELOU~]