On the same day, Casey's Pub in Loves Park will be under new ownership very soon, another area bar & restaurant is officially put on the market. Some people are going to get a little anxious if they misread the headline, it is in fact, the Byron location of AERO Ale House that is for sale. The current owner, Matt Pendergrass, also owns AERO in Loves Park, The Idle Hour in Mt. Morris, and The Cave, also in Byron. There have been rumors of AERO in Byron being for sale and this listing online makes it 100% official.

If you've never been at AERO in Byron it's a well-spaced clean building, at 4,000 square feet. I never walked in or out thinking anything different as far as appearance. The listing for the property, which is listed for a sale or lease, emphasizes the pandemic-related detail.

Many updates including COVID friendly indoor/outdoor space!

AERO in is one of the few locations with plenty of parking right near the property, which piggybacks a public parking lot. But all this comes at a hefty price. Actually, I don't know if it is technically "hefty" because I've never shopped around for a bar or business property.

For Sale $400,000 or Lease $4,000/month. Business may be purchased separately.

If you've got finances or investors it's not a bad location and us Byron folks enjoy good eating and cold beverages.


JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram.

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