Japanese cuisine restaurant to open in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The owner of an upscale sushi restaurant in Libertyville said he plans to open his second location in February in St. Charles.

The name of the restaurant is Shakou, which is Japanese for “social life.” It will be at 312 W. Main St. in St. Charles, the former site of Magoo’s bar and grill, Shakou owner Aleks Dupor said.

Dupor said the restaurant will serve sushi and modern Japanese cuisine. He hopes to open the St. Charles location by the next St. Charles Restaurant Week, which is scheduled for the last week of February.

“We’re bringing a city vibe to the suburbs,” Dupor said Monday at the St. Charles Government Operations Committee meeting.

The committee voted 7-2 in favor of recommending the St. Charles City Council grant a Class B liquor license to the business.

Fourth Ward aldermen Jim Martin and Jo Krieger continued their longstanding practice of voting no on liquor license requests.

Dupor said he fell in love with St. Charles as soon as he visited the city and wants the St. Charles location to be identical to his Libertyville location. St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina said he visited that location with Matthew O’Rourke, the city’s economic development division manager, and was impressed.

“This will be a much-needed shining light in that building,” Rogina said.

Dupor said he plans to open the third Shakou location in Barrington a few months after the St. Charles location opens.

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