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THE BUZZ: New Rock River Cafe opens in downtown Ottawa; wine bar sets grand opening; Court Street Pub cuts ribbon

Rock River Cafe, 711 La Salle St., Ottawa, opened Monday in downtown Ottawa, in the former Jardines restaurant location. The business is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Call 815-324-5181 or go to Rock River Cafe on Facebook for more information or updates on the business.

Ottawa wine bar sets grand opening

Cat'sEye, 724 La Salle St., Ottawa, will reopen for a grand opening weekend Friday, Nov. 16. The wine bar conducted a soft opening this past weekend. The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

For updates on the new business, go to on Facebook.

Jersey Mike's in Peru nearing opening date

A Jersey Mike's sandwich shop is nearing its opening date at 4341 Venture Drive, next to the new Chipotle and Sport Clips. According to its website, the restaurant will open Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Court Street Pub open

Lincoln School students high-five veterans while giving them thank you cards after the Ottawa grade school hosted its annual Veterans Day program Monday.

The Times is committed to keeping readers up to date with business happenings in the area. This can include the opening of new businesses and businesses that are closing. Much of our reporting relies on what we see and hear, but we're also reaching out to readers for tips on business items. If you have a tip to share, email Brent Bader at or call 815-431-4045.

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