Naperville restaurants and bars will be open again at least through mid-May, with the hope that restaurants can reopen on Thursday.
Some of the restaurants are not likely to reopen until June, though.
The restaurant scene is already roiling in Naperville, with several restaurants and shops closing and several more expected to go dark.
The first of the four restaurants to be reopened is Boulud at the corner of North and LaSalle avenues.
The owner of the bar, Michael T. Bouluddas, said that he is hopeful that his restaurant, which has been closed since May 28, will reopen on June 1.
T.B. Boushay said he is also hopeful that one of his other bars, the Blue Moon, will be reopened, but it’s too early to say.
Boulud, at the northwest corner of LaSale and North avenues, has been open for almost 50 years, but has been in the business for less than a year.
Boudreaux’s Irish Pub, a former jazz club that is now owned by a family, has also been open a short time, but was closed in late May.
Boulevard, at 825 North, has not been open since late May, and will likely reopen on Monday.
The second of the six restaurants to open is The Fuzz, at 1007 North, a restaurant in the former L’Eglise bakery space on North.
The Fuzz closed in March after an employee of the owners had been shot in the head, and the owners said they wanted to open a restaurant but couldn’t because of a shortage of space.
The owners have not yet made an announcement about the restaurant, but T.T. Fisk said that his family plans to reopen, although he has been busy working on a renovation.
The Fuzys also reopened their second location on North in September.
Bouncy Castle, at 910 North, is now open.
The last of the seven restaurants to come back is the Bar, at 740 North, on North Street.
The Bar has been shuttered since May 31.
The owners said that they are still evaluating the space and that they would reopen on Tuesday.
The former L&C’s grocery store, which was sold last year to the Fuzy family, is also expected to reopen.
Boudreaus said that while he has no timeline, he would like to reopen by June 1, which he said would give a good chance to open his new bar, the Dixie Bar.
B.B., the old restaurant, will likely stay closed until June 1 as it is a former home to many Naperville residents.
Bourbon, at 800 North, reopened in June, and has a new lease, although it’s unclear how much space will be available.
Boutique, at 1450 North, opened in May and has been operating on the east side of the street.
The location has been vacant since late February, but the owners have been busy renovating it, and hope to open it by the end of the month.
The cafe has a patio, which is open, but no dining area.
The bar on the northeast corner of West and La Salle is expected to open again in June.
The bar was shuttered in early May, but reopened by the owners in late April.
It’s unclear when the bar will reopen.
In addition to the restaurants that have reopened, several other businesses are expected to re-open, including the new, state-owned restaurant, the Fazio’s, at 1000 North, which opened in January.
The restaurant, at 1100 North, will offer Italian food, such as lasagna and crostini, and salads and sandwiches.
The business has been available for about a year, but a new owner was able to open the restaurant in January, which means it is now officially open.
Fazios restaurant will reopen June 1 and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The new owners, John and Christine Faziones, are renovating the space to make it fit their family’s lifestyle.
The third of the five restaurants to reopening is the Blue Sky, at 1015 North, at an old grocery store.
The Blue Sky opened in February.
The Blue Sky is a local favorite, with local and national restaurants and eateries that are open.
The original owner, the late Fred Fazianas, opened the restaurant when it was at its current location, which now houses a bar, and it was known as the Bluebird.
F.F. Fazer, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Jan, said the restaurant was closed for almost a year and that he was unable to reopen it because of the shortage of the space.
Fazian’s family, which also owns the former LaSellas bakery space at 1016 North, plans to open their third location at 1018 North.
Fazzari said he has asked the owners to reopen the restaurant