Last week when I heard that the Fifth Alarm Pub in Byron was closing, I was shocked. My boyfriend and I stopped there every time we took the motorcycle for a cruise down route 2. We made some pretty good memories there.

If you were a little sad to see Fifth Alarm close it's doors yesterday (Sunday, July 2nd) too, then maybe this will turn that frown upside down- according to WIFR, Matt Pendergrass, owner of three bars in the Rockford area, plans on turning the historic building into an Aero Ale House.

If you haven't been to the original Aero Ale House in Loves Park, I highly recommend it. They have a really cozy atmosphere, a unique beer selection and amazing food.

Bring on the the craft beers and fries in paper bags.

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