SOUTH BEND, IN - Groundbreaking for the $22 million mixed-use residential housing called 'The Ivy at Berlin Place' will take place at 11:30 a.m. on March 22 near the main entrance to Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend.
Andrew T. Berlin, sole owner of the South Bend Cubs, and now developer/investor in the first residential housing ever to be built at South Bend's minor league baseball stadium, will be joined by city and county leaders, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jeff Rea, representatives of TWG Development, LLC, the Indianapolis-based firm managing the project, and Wintrust Bank out of Chicago.
"Excitement in this part of downtown South Bend has been building every year for the past five years," commented Berlin. "We like to be first. And we always like to be in the best location. There's no question, this is the part of downtown that people come to from a hundred miles in every direction. What we're building is something that I will personally be proud to call home myself when I'm here for games. I'll be living here too! It's unique. It's in the best possible place. And it's the first."
Upon completion, Andrew Berlin, as well as all other new and future residents of The Ivy at Berlin Place, will have their name engraved on brick pavers that will be set in the courtyard outside the stadium walls.
Media are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. Participants will be available for comment and interviews.
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 29 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.
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