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Wise Boxer upgrades food, beer at former BlackFinn site in Naperville

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Jim Bergeron, owner of the Wise Boxer Pour House at 16 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, is offering a new selection of craft beers and a completely different menu at the restaurant and pub, which he took over from the long-controversial BlackFinn American Saloon.

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Naperville businessman Jim Bergeron opened the Wise Boxer Pour House on May 31 at the former site of the controversial BlackFinn American Saloon on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Bergeron says the new pub focuses on handmade food and craft beer.

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The lineup of beers on tap is one of many operational and menu differences between the pub now at 16 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville and the saloon operating there six weeks ago. The Wise Boxer Pour House is putting the finishing touches on its logo, and owner Jim Bergeron says he's ready to conclude a soft opening and market the venue as an upscale pub featuring handmade food and craft beers. "We're ready to start having the place take off," he said Wednesday.
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    • Jim Bergeron, owner of the Wise Boxer Pour House at 16 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, is offering a new selection of craft beers and a completely different menu at the restaurant and pub, which he took over from the long-controversial BlackFinn American Saloon.
    • Naperville businessman Jim Bergeron opened the Wise Boxer Pour House on May 31 at the former site of the controversial BlackFinn American Saloon on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Bergeron says the new pub focuses on handmade food and craft beer.
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