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SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar expanding in Naperville

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  • SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, which opened in June on Water Street in downtown Naperville, is expanding to offer space for private events.

    SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, which opened in June on Water Street in downtown Naperville, is expanding to offer space for private events.
    Courtesy of Loren Beadle

  • SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, which opened in June on Water Street in downtown Naperville, is expanding to offer space for private events.

    SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, which opened in June on Water Street in downtown Naperville, is expanding to offer space for private events.
    Courtesy of Ellen Jaskol

 
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SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, which opened in June on Water Street in downtown Naperville, is expanding to offer space for private events.

Business owners, Wheaton residents Loren and Amy Beadle, said construction has started on SixtyFour -- Reserve Room expected to open in December. The room will feature seating for 32 to 48 guests and will be used for nightly dining service for guests who prefer a more elegant dinner ambience, but will also be available for a wide variety of private events.

SixtyFour -- Reserve Room will offer exclusive dining on Tuesday through Saturday evenings in a less "lively" ambience than the one currently available at SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar, the owners said.

Featuring a sophisticated but compact menu that changes weekly, the offerings will be created by acclaimed Executive Chef Patrick McLaughlin. On any given evening, it will feature several appetizers, two or three salads, five or six handcrafted entrees, and two or three desserts. SixtyFour -- Reserve Room will also feature a reserve wine list, and 16 reserve wines by the glass every day, both carefully curated by experienced SixtyFour Wine Sommelier James Crooker. It will feature a classic cocktail menu, as well as a concise list of upscale spirits.

SixtyFour -- Reserve Room will also be available for all types of private events. Seating 32 to 48 guests, it will be the perfect spot in downtown Naperville for dinners, birthday or anniversary parties, luncheons, brunches and business meetings. Each event will feature a custom menu, as well as a personally selected craft cocktail, wine, and beer list.

Finally, SixtyFour -- Reserve Room will also host a variety of wine events. These include exclusive wine dinners, hosted by winemakers from all over the world; weekly wine tastings, where guests can taste fabulous wines with winemakers and their representatives; and wine classes, hosted by Wine Sommelier James Crooker.

The entrepreneurs also own Island Sport LLC which operates eight retail and restaurant concepts in South Carolina and Illinois, including the Southern Tide retail store on Water Street in downtown Naperville. Founded in 2005, Island Sport will surpass $10 million in revenue in 2017, and employs over 100 people in these two states.

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