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Starbusters, 930 Pappas Drive, sat vacant until the business was purchased by three business people who converted the location into another bar, Rosys Roadhouse. 

History of the Week: Starbusters gone bust

By Northern Star staff | April 29, 2016

Starbusters was purchased on April 30, 2013 to be turned into Rosy's Roadhouse by three business people. The buyers; Brendan Fitzharris, Joe Chaves and Rosy Amodio picked the name Rosy's Roadhouse because they wanted to create a "party bar atmosphere,"...

Anthony Baca, Freshman Finance major, tugging for Phi Sigma Kappa on the second day of Tugs.

Weekend Guide April 23

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

With only two weekends of the semester left, now’s the time to grab a few friends and enjoy some local weekend events.TodayThe only things that could make cosmic bowling more cool are free admission and free food. Grab your OneCard and join Off-Campus...

Weekend Guide: April 2

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

The only thing better than art, music or dogs is a weekend full of all three of them.TodayGet a sweet start on your weekend with Ellington’s With A Cherry on Top meal. For $10, you can enjoy three courses — all of which include cherries.The meal will...

Jan. 30: What should you do this weekend?

By Northern Star staff | January 30, 2015

Want to know what you should do for free in DeKalb this weekend? Take this quiz and find out! Don't worry: This quiz is free, too.

Weekend Guide: Jan. 29

By Northern Star staff | January 29, 2015

Sometimes the end of the month can be rough on students’ bank accounts. Don’t worry — these weekend events are free:TodayEnjoy a movie night courtesy of NIU. “Space Jam” will be shown as part of a Throwback Thursday free movie 7-9 p.m. in the...

Weekend Guide: Jan. 22

By Northern Star staff | January 22, 2015

Enjoy the end-of-week break from rain by getting out of the house this weekend. Here are some things happening in DeKalb:ThursdayComedian Lewis Black will perform The Rant is Due: Part Deux 8 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Tickets cost...

Weekend Guide: Jan. 15

By Northern Star Staff | January 15, 2015

Here are some local art and music events you can attend this weekend:ThursdayFatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, is hosting Country Night events every Thursday leading up to the Brad Paisley concert Feb. 5 at the Convocation Center.Country...

DJ Zebo fuses styles, decades

By Claire Buchanan | September 7, 2014

The Saturday Rosy’s Roadhouse crowd was sparse before DJ Zebo took the stage, but his vigorous music livened up the room.Zebo, a Chicago-based deejay, entertained the crowd throughout the night with an energetic set at Rosy’s, 930 Pappas Drive.Zebo...

Anti-smoking ordinance debate continues

By Mitchell Spence | September 3, 2014

Some are still worried about a potential loss of business from an ordinance that will ban smoking on patios starting Thursday.Smokers will be required to move 15 feet away from patios in public spaces, which some think will send patrons elsewhere or cause...

Wedding Banned redefines cover band by ‘shredding’

By Sabreena Saleem | May 4, 2014

The excitement of the Blackhawks’ winning game Saturday night didn’t stop Wedding Banned from performing at Rosy’s Roadhouse, 930 Pappas Drive.Although the show was scheduled to start at 10 p.m., it didn’t begin until 11:30 p.m. after the Blackhawks...

Rosy’s owner’s first love: music

By Lauren Iverson | April 9, 2014

DeKalb | Joe Chavez, co-owner of Rosy’s Roadhouse, 930 Pappas Drive, brings musical experience and friendships to the NIU community.Chavez spoke to the Northern Star about the music business, his genre and artist preferences and the future of music...

Students and locals hit the town Monday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

By Rachel Scaman | March 18, 2014

Students and locals hit the town Monday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.Bars such as Fatty’s, O’Leary’s and Rosy’s Roadhouse had a St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere, with green everywhere to celebrate the Irish-American holiday.Fatty’sFatty’s...

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