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New Bistro Breathes Life Into Third and State

EvenFlow Music & Spirits is officially open, filling a too-long empty space with food, music and people.

It was great to see a crowd huddled at the corner of Third and State streets at the old State Bank of Geneva building that has already gone through several lives that have not ended well. 

But this past weekend, EvenFlow Music & Spirits opened to the public with live music, food, spirits and an inviting atmosphere that drew a steady crowd on a comfortable summer evening.

Owner Michael Knuth said he was happy with the renovations of the building and was anxious for customers to see the transformation.

"We are excited to share our love of music with Geneva and the surrounding suburbs, and appreciate all the support we have been getting from the local community," Knuth said.

Mockingbird Sun, a country act on tour performing with acts such as Martina McBride and the Eli Young Band, took to the stage on Saturday.

Guest can enjoy American contemporary cuisine "big plates" for dinner with choices that included Pomegranate Short Ribs, Grilled Veggie Lasagna or Cured Pork Chops with a blue cheese crust and brioche apple stuffing. 

Small plates are available, too, such as Crispy Buffalo Chicken Lollipops or Rosemary Lamb Meatballs. The menu inspiration comes from Chef Todd Davies and Dan Emerson, executive chef.

A formal grand opening is expected in a few weeks. They're also on Facebook

The new restaurant fills up a corner that has been vacant for a long time. The only other business at the corner of State and Third is Starbuck's. Kiss the Sky, located on the northwest corner, recently moved to Batavia and the southwest corner previously occupied by Merra-Lee, Boutique 15, Meeting Place, She She and East Room closed in January and remain shuttered.

Mark July 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM
The owners went into local Geneva bars and passed out free drink chips - soliciting - is this the new way of introducing yourself into the local business market?
Smile :) July 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Does everyone always have to be so negitive....can people just mind their own business.Before you give your opion,go check it out and see what hard work,sweat and determination can do. If you'd pay attention they have been doing alot to introduce themselves.And supporting the local businesses around them. And bringing business to the locals.
David July 12, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Having someone pass out drinks coupons at another bar in Geneva is a pretty sh*tty way to introduce yourself to your neighboring business. If that did indeed happen. I think the commenter above is being a little too sensitive to the original poster who was just posting his experience. If I was a bar owner and someone came in to my bar giving free drink tickets to a competitors bar, they'd get their asses booted right out the door. Not cool.
Russell July 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Local Government Corruption ? (Does Steve LeMaire get his retirement money?) Steve Lemaire pleaded guilty. He will pay $200 per Mo. to pay back what we know he took. He will perform 100 hr. of Comm. service. How much did he take over the 30 years from the people of Geneva? Did the City of Geneva make a deal, to avoid a Trial, that may have caused the City more proplems ?

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