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Rocher Pub owners revamp Maeystown tavern

By on November 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

Joe Mollet and Natasha Hooten are the new owners of the Maeystown tavern, now known as Mason’s Restaurant and Bar. (Sean McGowan photo)

Natasha Hooten and Joe Mollet will go the extra mile to stand out as entrepreneurs taking an active role in the community.

When business starts taking off with their newest venture — Mason’s Restaurant and Bar located in the historic Maeystown tavern at 1026 Main Street — they hope to make that community-oriented approach shine. These business partners from Prairie du Rocher already serve drinks from Stumpy’s Spirits in Columbia and beer from Stubborn German Brewing Co. in Waterloo.

“As a small community, you have to work together,” said Mollet, who is also a Prairie du Rocher firefighter. “We were talking about maybe serving (Lil’ Red Roaster’s) coffee.”

“The locals have supported us, so we need to do our part to help them,” Hooten concurred.

Mollet said they opened Rocher Pub in Prairie du Rocher six years ago and decided to expand their business by opening a new bar in Maeystown.

Mollet said…

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Sean McGowan

Sean is a die-hard Cubs fan, despite the relentless peer pressure coming from the rest of the Republic-Times staff. He and his wife, Jacqui, have been married for two years. Originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, Sean and his wife moved down to Normal to attend Illinois State University and stayed central Illinois residents for the past four years.