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Bergie’s Place in Monticello to completely shut : SPlog – Smile Politely – Champaign-Urbana’s On-line Journal

Following the unexpected passing of owner Pete Bergstrom last month, Bergie’s Place in Monticello has announced they will permanently close the restaurant. The restaurant has been open for five years at 106 S. Charter Street in Monticello, one we reviewed a few years ago. On behalf of all of us at Smile Politely, we send our condolences to the Bergstrom family.

From their email blast:

Dear friends of Bergie’s Place,

On behalf of Linda Bergstrom, we want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out, shared a message, called the restaurant, and stopped by Bergie’s Place. The outpour of support and the stories you’ve shared have been touching. Pete was loved by many, and we’ve continued to feel that love over the last month.

We are writing today to share with you that we will permanently close Bergie’s Place. This decision was not an easy one to make. The past five years that Bergie’s has existed on the Square in Monticello have been some of the most fun (and delicious) years we’ve known. It’s been an absolute pleasure serving you in the restaurant, in our makeshift “patio” under the tents, and at your special events as caterers. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives here in Monticello.

As the Bergstrom family moves forward in this next chapter of their lives, please keep Linda in your thoughts and prayers. And again, we thank all of you for a great five years in business, and especially for all that you’ve done for us in the past month.

Sincerely,

Bergie’s Place

h/t to Mark Palmer.

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