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CxT Roasting Co. to open cocktail bar, The Missing Zither, in Peoria

  • The new cocktail bar plans to open this summer.
  • The owners plan to feature a food menu that includes charcuterie boards and appetizers.

PEORIA — The whereabouts of the musical instrument Mitchell Popadziuk’s mother used to play is anybody’s guess.

But that missing zither soon might be found, at least figuratively, next door to CxT Roasting Company in North Peoria.

The coffee shop in the Keller Station development at 6035 N. Knoxville Ave. is to expand, according to Popadziuk, who in 2016 established CxT.

Most of about a 3,300-square-foot space next door to the CxT retail store is to house much of its wholesale roasting operation. It’s to include a packaging and processing area, as well as laboratory equipment used to test coffees.

But some 1,300 square feet is to be dedicated to a craft-cocktail bar. According to Popadziuk, the emphasis is to be on coffee-centric alcoholic drinks, including martinis.