New sports bar to move into former Runway to Galway facility

By on January 10, 2014

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a 2013-14 liquor license application for Round Up Sports Bar & Grill.

The restaurant will move into the building that previously housed Runway to Galway, located at 1942 Route 30 in Sugar Grove. The new owners anticipate opening the restaurant in March.

“The new owners have run a bar with a relative, but now they’re going out on their own,” Village President, Sean Michels said. They’re looking forward to coming out here.”

Board members during the meeting brought up different expectations that the village will have for the restaurant to make improvements to the building.

“I think there are lighting issues that need to be addressed. I didn’t think we did a service to Runway to Galway with how flexible we were with their lighting,” village trustee Mari Johnson said. “It was very dark and hard to tell that there was a business open. It never really popped as being an open business. By the time you saw the open sign you were past the restaurant.”

Village trustee Rick Montalto echoed Johnson’s statement regarding the location’s lighting issue.

“I agree with Mari that the lighting probably hurt the chances of Runway to Galway from succeeding,” Montalto said.

Village Administrator Brent Eichelberger said that the village will work with the owners of Round Up Sports Bar & Grill to implement the improvements.

“The owners are going to work with the village to improve some of the signing and lighting issues,” Eichelberger said. “We anticipated from the beginning that the improvements would be a multi-year process.”