O’Fallon residents may soon have another option for local dining and entertainment in the city.
Local resident Rudy Zanas applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) to open R&B Club at 2693 Highway K inside Babble Creek Plaza, the former home of Bottoms Up Brewhouse.
Zanas requested a CUP to sell and serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.
A public hearing regarding the CUP was held during the April 4 O'Fallon Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. No residents came forward to speak for or against the item.
The commission approved the permit, which means the O'Fallon City Council will vote on the issue at a future meeting.
Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jim Frain said it’s always nice to see someone interested in filling a space that has been vacant for some time.
“It was very nice inside there and a lot of people enjoyed it, and I’m sure it will be great,” he said.
At the meeting, Zanas said R&B stands for “rhythm and blues,” but also happens to the initials of his two sons: Ryan and Brandon.
According to city documents, Zanas plans to appeal to a mature customer base and entertain with a DJ who plays a mix of rhythm and blues, Motown and some newer songs.
At the meeting, he added he may apply for a live entertainment license in the future.
R&B Club, if approved, would be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Lunch and dinner menu items include, duck spring rolls, bruschetta, glazed shrimp, soups, salads, sandwiches and a wide variety of steak, chicken and fish entrees.
To see the full menu or floor plans, visit the City of O'Fallon website here.
O’Fallon Patch will update with more information as it becomes available.