Right now, the windows at 51 S. 1st St., are covered from the inside with brown paper to keep curious eyes from seeing inside, no doubt to hide the surprise that awaits downtown St. Charles diners when Puebla Modern Mexican opens its doors in mid-September.
The former site of Prasino on First Street and its successor, Wild Monk Gastropub, which closed unexpectedly this spring, has a new logo painted on its front door — not to mention signs posted in the windows — announcing the pending arrival of Puebla Modern Mexican
Puebla’s website features a countdown clock denoting the days, hours, minutes and seconds for the opening of the new eatery, and introduces chef Joe Chapa and restaurateur Tony Alfonso. They plan to offer the cuisine of Puebla, Mexico, in a modern setting.
In mid-July, the City Council approved a request for a Class B2 liquor license for the restaurant, which will be closed on Mondays and operate from noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from noon to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
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