Digital Access

Digital Access
Access kcchronicle.com and all Shaw Local content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Want to make sure you receive the latest local news? We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly mail subscription offers

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from Kane County Chronicle, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Sign up for free email alerts. We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox.
Local

'We'll get through all of this'

St. Charles resident purchases sandwich shop just days before Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state would be closed to the public for inside dining in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19

Steve Shearer picked the worst time to get into the restaurant business.
Earlier this month, the St. Charles resident purchased Bezo's Sandwich Shop at 208 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles. Just days after the purchase, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state will be closed to the public for inside dining in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Steve Shearer picked the worst time to get into the restaurant business. Earlier this month, the St. Charles resident purchased Bezo's Sandwich Shop at 208 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles. Just days after the purchase, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state will be closed to the public for inside dining in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here

ST. CHARLES – Steve Shearer picked the worst time to get into the restaurant business.

Earlier this month, the St. Charles resident purchased Bezo's Sandwich Shop at 208 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles. Just days after the purchase, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state would be closed to the public for inside dining in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Since that time, Pritzker has announced a stay-at-home order in effect until April 7. Restaurants can still offer carryout, curbside service, drive-thru and delivery.

He is making the best of the situation. Bezo's Sandwich Shop offers delivery service and customers can also call ahead and pick up their orders at the door.

"It's like curbside, but door side," Shearer said. "The word's been getting out because I do a lot of social media. I've got a ton of Facebook followers from just being a local guy. A lot of the schools order from me and the police department orders from me."

Bezo's, which had opened in 2019 under a previous owner, sells a variety of fresh homemade sandwiches, including corned beef, pastrami, turkey and ham and cheese. The restaurant also sells wraps.

"We cut all our meat fresh," Shearer said.

The fact that bars in downtown St. Charles have also had to close their indoor spaces has also hurt his business.

"My first weekend was the last weekend the bars were open," he said.

But is optimistic that the restaurant will come out on top in the end.

"We'll get through all this," Shearer said.

Loading more