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Brewery to move into former Chord on Blues space

Pollyanna Brewing Company to locate in part of building on South Riverside Avenue

Music is set to return to the space that previously housed Chord on Blues and River Rockhouse. Aldermen on Monday night are set to review plans of Pollyanna Brewing Company to locate in part of a building on South Riverside Avenue that had previously housed several businesses, including River Rockhouse and Chord on Blues.
Music is set to return to the space that previously housed Chord on Blues and River Rockhouse. Aldermen on Monday night are set to review plans of Pollyanna Brewing Company to locate in part of a building on South Riverside Avenue that had previously housed several businesses, including River Rockhouse and Chord on Blues.

ST. CHARLES – A brewery is proposed for the space that previously housed Chord on Blues and River Rockhouse.

Aldermen on Monday night are set to review plans of Pollyanna Brewing Company to locate in part of a building on South Riverside Avenue that had previously housed several businesses, including River Rockhouse and Chord on Blues.

The St. Charles City Council's Liquor Control Commission and Government Operations Committee are set to review the plans Monday. The full City Council is set to vote on Pollyana's liquor license application at its May 6 meeting.

As proposed, Pollyanna would located in the southern half of the building at 106 S. Riverside Ave. in downtown St. Charles. A high end sports bar called Flagship on the Fox plans to open by mid-May in the building's northern half.

"We have been in discussions with the applicants for the better part of the last six months and they have completely vetted their concept and operations with other local breweries, the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission and our Community Economic Development Department," St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan said in a memo.

Pollyanna also has locations in Lemont and Roselle. According to its application to the city, plans are to serve craft beer, hard cider and spirits along with prepackaged finger foods. The establishment also will have live music and trivia events.

Flagship on the Fox owner Steve Mayer, who is originally from St. Charles, also co-owns Flagship Tavern & Grill on Belmont Avenue in Chicago. The restaurant's menu will include such items as a grilled BBQ salmon sandwich, pepper crusted hanger steak and a variety of burgers. The menu will also include appetizers, soups, salads and wraps.

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