JOLIET – Anthony’s Restaurant & Bar can have a beer garden, and two other Joliet-based restaurants can add liquor to their menus, after licenses were approved this week.
Anthony’s is at 3151 Voyager Lane outside of the Louis Joliet Mall.
The restaurant replaced Samy’s Lounge, a bar that had been cited for liquor code violations and at one point had an entertainment permit revoked before closing in 2014.
Councilman Larry Hug, whose District 1 includes the location, commended the operation at Anthony’s, which opened last year.
“They turned around a very troubled property with a really great restaurant by the Louis Joliet Mall,” Hug said Tuesday as he and other council members approved all three liquor licenses.
Liquor licenses also were issued for Blue Bridge Legacy at 1215 N. Broadway and Hamburgerseria at 1015 Essington Road. Both received the Class E licenses issued for restaurants.
Deputy Liquor Commissioner Jim Greenan told the council there were no objections at hearings for the three licenses.