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Shelbyville Common Council welcomes three businesses to expanded riverfront district

The Shelbyville Common Council welcomed three new businesses Monday to the newly-expanded riverfront district.

The council previously expanded the riverfront district from 1,500 feet to 3,000 feet south of the river flood plain limits to include all of the Public Square.

“The licensing of beer and wine,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun of the advantage to being part of the riverfront district. “You don’t have to go to the state to get (a license). It’s a special license authorized by the city.”

The riverfront district now includes:

  • Spegal’s Prime Cuts located at 48 Public Square.
  • MCCM, LLC, which will open a restaurant at 39 Public Square, the former site of Munchies.
  • Rio Azul, Inc. which will open Blue Agave Mexican Grill and Bar at 530 N. Harrison St. at the site of the former Riverfront Taproom (photo).

Representatives from Rio Azul informed the council at Monday morning’s meeting at City Hall it plans to open the restaurant portion by mid-January and will begin brewing beer on site later in 2023.

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