Campus bars and City of West Lafayette prepare for Grand Prix Weekend

Purdue will kick off the 2019 Grand Prix this weekend, and while the campus bar are looking forward to the festivities, safety is the main concern when it comes to what makes a successful Grand Prix.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 5:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue will kick off the 2019 Grand Prix this weekend.

While the campus bar are looking forward to the festivities, safety is the main concern when it comes to what makes a successful Grand Prix.

Owners of the campus bars met with representatives of the Purdue and West Lafayette emergency services to make a game plan in regards to Grand Prix.

State Street will remain open to vehicle traffic this year, and the police departments have worked with the bars on the street to coordinate lines for Breakfast Club.

This will be Troy Harris's first Grand Prix as West Lafayette Chief of Police, and he is confident in the community preparation for the weekend.

“I think we've created a safe environment here in West Lafayette,” said Harris. “We have great dialogue with our students, with the university, our residents that are nearby, and they understand the events of the weekend.”

He also emphasized the importance of calling emergency services if necessary during Grand Prix weekend.

“Nothing's too small, if there's a noise issue, give us a call,” said Harris. “If you have concerns about someone who may be intoxicated, or somebody that's milling around in an area that you've never seen before, give us a call, and we’d be happy to come out.”

For more information about the Grand Prix, go to this website.

Below is a list of hours for the campus bars during Grand Prix day on Saturday.

The Pint- Open 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Harry’s Chocolate Shop- Open 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Where Else- Open 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 7:00PM - 3:00 AM
Brothers- Open 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Bobby T’s Campus- Open 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Neon Cactus- Open 7 AM - 12:00 PM with Free Breakfast, 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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