Now that the new City Limits Harley-Davidson dealership is up and running in Palatine, bikers will be happy to know there soon will be a place to talk about their hogs over burgers and brew.
The village council Tuesday unanimously approved granting a liquor license to Alley 64, a family friendly restaurant and sports bar that will open at 2001 N. Rand Road in Verde Plaza, next to the new motorcycle dealership.
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"We're excited to have a restaurant going in and reinvestment taking place at that property," Village Manager Reid Ottesen said.
Jeremy Casiello, who co-owns the venture with City Limits owner Ozzie Giglio, also operates motorcycle-themed restaurants in St. Charles and Geneva, both of which are in good standing with their respective cities and have never been cited, officials said.
Construction on the interior of the space, which housed the now-shuttered Cucina Bella restaurant, is under way and Casiello hopes to open in the upcoming weeks.
He said he intends to take full advantage of the late-night liquor license, which allows a restaurant/bar to stay open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Alley 64 is the 14th establishment in Palatine with the option of staying open that late.
Alley 64 will offer typical American pub cuisine such as sandwiches, salads and wings. It will also occasionally host live entertainment on the weekends, namely classic rock, country and blues music.
The restaurant will have seating for about 120 people and an outdoor patio, as well.
"We look forward to becoming a member of the Palatine community and to use our restaurant to improve the quality of life in the surrounding area," Casiello said.