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Fischer’s postpones free chicken potluck originally scheduled for Sunday

Fischer’s will host a party at Centerfield Tavern on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. for customers and former employees.
Fischer’s will host a party at Centerfield Tavern on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. for customers and former employees. Tim Vizer / tvizer@bnd.com

Fischer’s Restaurant has canceled a customer and employee party that was set for Sunday at Centerfield Tavern.

Due to “an unforeseen issue,” the party will be postponed until a later date, Fischer’s co-owner Annette Allan said. The restaurant had planned to reunite former employees and faithful customers at the tavern. The potluck will be held at another time, Allan said.

Fischer’s closed in February after more than 80 years in Belleville. The 31,000-square-foot building located near Lindenwood University-Belleville is listed for $940,000.

As for the sale of the old Fischer’s building at 2100 W. Main St., no one has signed any paperwork — yet.

Matt Barriger, a broker with BarberMurphy Group, said there is interest, but right now, it’s all verbal.

The owners hope to keep the spirit of Fischer’s alive until a sale is completed.

Fischer’s was operated for many years by Allan’s father, Kenneth Fischer. It was the place where politicians and business leaders would gather at banquets and dinners held throughout the year.

Cara Anthony: 618-239-2471, @CaraRAnthony

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