The owner of Paddy Coughlin’s Pub on Tuesday was awarded the liquor license for the property that formerly housed Rustic Waters.
Erin Patterson has an accepted offer to purchase the property at 12 S. Water St. and a letter from current license holder Cindy Weber saying she would surrender her liquor license to Patterson for her bar, the 10-62, according to Fort Atkinson Licensing Committee records.
The Fort Atkinson City Council finalized the process Tuesday when it approved Patterson’s request for the license. The property, which also used to be Union Jacks, is located across Water Street from Brock’s River Walk Tavern and Grill.
City Clerk Michelle Ebbert said Patterson intends for the new location to function solely as a bar, rather than operating a full kitchen such as in Paddy’s. Ebbert said the new location might serve pizza.
Patterson’s application for the license says the main level of the building will be used as the bar, and an outdoor beer garden is “to be determined.”
Patterson said the goal is to be open by May 1, or even sooner if possible.
“Our name for the establishment will be 10-62 Saloon,” Patterson said.
She noted that at their first evening real estate showing of the building, their presence mistakenly was called in to the police department as a breaking and entering, “which led to an exciting first experience in the building.
“We decided that story was worthy of naming rights and used the APCO code for breaking and entering — a code that isn’t used in Fort Atkinson so that it wouldn’t cause any radio confusion,” Patterson said.
“We are looking forward to adding our own touch with some indoor and outdoor renovations to create a cozy neighborhood bar,” Patterson added. “We are excited for the opportunity to have another great community establishment.”