Pizza shop, pub to open in former Pi Pizza site
ST. CHARLES – A pizzeria and pub will open later this year in the former Pi Pizza Perfection location in downtown St. Charles, one of its owners said Monday.
Riverside Pizza & Pub, 102 E. Main St., will offer dine-in and pizza delivery as well as burgers, sandwiches, beer, wine and other drinks, said Steve Nilles, Riverside’s president and one of three co-owners.
Nilles was at the St. Charles Government Operations Committee on Monday to obtain a Class B liquor license for Riverside Pizza. The committee voted 7-2 in favor of recommending that the City Council grant a liquor license to the business. Ward 4 aldermen Jim Martin and Jo Krieger continued their longstanding practice of voting no on liquor license requests.
Nilles said renovations at the business should be complete sometime in June and a firm opening will be determined afterward. The business will span the first and second floors, according to a standard St. Charles police memo for the liquor license application.
Nilles and the two other owners have a combined 45 years of restaurant industry experience and are partners in other restaurants in DuPage County. They closed on the deal to purchase the former Pi Pizza property on Jan. 31.
“There’s a lot in downtown that appealed to us, mainly being close to the [Arcada] Theatre,” Nilles said.
Pi Pizza Perfection closed sometime in late 2012 after being open since at least February 2007, according to city records.