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    Common Good

    Common Good aims to create new cocktail culture in western suburbs — Chicago Tribune

    "When Mike Melazzo was growing up in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton, the two cities weren’t exactly alcohol-friendly. With Wheaton College’s dry campus and the large traditional Christian community, alcohol consumption was generally discouraged.

    But in the last few years, he’s noticed a cultural shift in his hometowns. At a pop-up Melazzo hosted at The Beer Cellar, he even served someone who worked for Wheaton Bible Church who came in with his wife, proudly admitting that they loved Manhattans and wanted to learn how to make them better.

    Now, Melazzo (formerly of Mott St) and his partners, Chad Hauge (beverage director of Longman & Eagle) and Alicia Hauge (catering and events at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, and married to Chad), are opening Common Good, a cocktail bar right across from the Glen Ellyn Metra station. They hope the bar will become ground zero for a blossoming cocktail community in the suburbs.

    “This is an opportunity to..."

    Common Good is slated to open mid-August.

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    Two different frozen cocktails from this place are available this weekend at the Beer Cellar if anyone's interested in a sneak peek.

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    August eh?

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    I'm assuming Clam is an investment partner in this venture.

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    Just read on Beer Cellar Facebook page that Common Good opening has pushed to September

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    I automatically add 3-4 months on any "announced opening" for new restaurants/bar/food establishments in GE an then assume another 6 on top of that.

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    GE history has shown that is an accurate assumption

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    Just read on Beer Cellar Facebook page that Common Good opening has pushed to September
    What year? Bloodhounds red-eyed redneck brew pub and candle shop said they were opening in Spring...two years ago.

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