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File #: 171487    Version: 0
Type: Motion Status: In Council-Approval
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/27/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Motion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relative to licenses.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: LICENSES
Attachments: 1. post-council letters, 2. 3-27-18 Agenda, 3. 3-27-18 e-book, 4. LI Written Objection, 5. LI Recommendation & Findings, 6. post-Committee letters, 7. Agenda, 8. 9:00 AM, 9. 9:30 AM, 10. 10:00 AM, 11. 10:15 AM, 12. 10:45 AM, 13. 11:15 AM, 14. 1:00 PM, 15. 1:15 PM, 16. 3-27 LC.pdf, 17. 3-27 LC.pdf
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3/27/20180 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 05 HUSSAIN, Kabir, Agent for "USRA FOOD, INC", Filling Station, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "BURLEIGH CITGO" at 9109 W BURLEIGH St. (Expires 4/9/2018) The applicant was present. Ald. Bohl moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 5-0)
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3/27/20180 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 08 MANN, Sudeep S, Agent for "PB65 INC", Class A Malt and Food Dealer License Applications for "Orchard Food Mart" at 2201 W ORCHARD St. The applicant was present. Ald. Donovan stated he was in support. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: Agenda Only MODL, Joseph F AND KRAHN, Scott A, Amusement Machine or Jukebox Distributors License Transfer Application- Change of Location partnership for "Northern Novelty" at 504 N Ponderosa DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) ORR, John J, Agent for "Haulaholic LLC", Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Renewal Application with Change of Location, Reorganization of Legal Entity and Adding Junk and Value Metal Collection for "Haulaholic" at 1200 Minnesota Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 02 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #5" at 6225 W CAPITOL DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 03 SPECHT-PALMERT, Christine, Agent for "Cousins Submarines Inc", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Cousins Subs" at 1233 E Brady St. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 04 FITZMAURICE, Lindsey R, Agent for "CAPITAL GRILLE HOLDINGS, INC", Class B Tavern License Transfer Applications - Change of Hours From Sun-Sat Open 5 PM, Mon-Fri 11:30 AM and Close Sun 9 PM, Mon-Thurs 10 PM, Fri-Sat 11 PM To Sun-Sat Open 10 AM and Close 1 AM and Food Dealer License Transfer Applications - Change of Hours From Open Sun-Sat 11 AM and Close Sun-Thurs 10 PM, Fri-Sat 11 PM To Sat-Sun Open 10 AM, Mon-Fri 11:30 AM and Close Sun-Sat 1 AM for "THE CAPITAL GRILLE OF MILW #8027" at 310 W WISCONSIN Av #100. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 04 MURN, Donald J, Agent for "Pabst Brewing Company LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Public Entertainment Premises, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications Adding Disc Jockey, 2 Amusement Machines and Comedy Acts for "The Pabst Brewery" at 1037 W Juneau Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 05 GIGLIO, Anthony, Agent for "Lone Star - Cardinal Motorcycle Ventures XVIII", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Motorcycles of Milwaukee, TriumphMilwaukee, BMW Motorcycles of Milwaukee" at 12011 W SILVER SPRING DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 05 SULLIVAN, Molly H, Agent for "Miss Molly's Pastries LLC", Alcohol and Food Permanent Extension of Premise Application Adding Patio and Sidewalk Dining Facility Permit Application for "Miss Molly's Cafe and Pastry Shop" at 9201 W Center St. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 05 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #16" at 11201 W SILVER SPRING DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 06 ALKHATIB, Nizar Y, Agent for "Midget Food LLC", Class A Malt, Class A Liquor, and Food Dealer License Transfer Application – Removing Basement Prep Area for "Midget Food LLC" at 2500 N Booth St. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 06 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #2" at 633 W NORTH Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 06 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #3" at 627 E CAPITOL DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 07 ECKFORD, Trina, Agent for "Comfort Zone Banquet Facilities LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Adding Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Comedy Acts, Poetry Readings, Karaoke, 4 Concerts, and 1 Dart Machine, and Change of Hours From Open Tues, Wed, Fri 6 PM, Thurs, Sat 7 PM and Close Tues, Wed, Fri 12 AM and Thurs, Sat 1 AM To Open Tues 7 PM, Wed-Fri 5 PM, Sat 10 AM and Close Tues-Sat 2 AM for "Comfort Zone Banquet Facilities" at 5526 W Fond Du Lac Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 07 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #4" at 2725 W CAPITOL DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 09 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #17" at 8331 W BROWN DEER Rd. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 09 WOSKOSKI, Clay A Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Renewal Application removing Junk Collection and Adding Salvage Parts for "BZ Salvage" at 7834 N FAULKNER Rd. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 12 JIMENEZ-SOBREVILLA, Bertina, Agent for "Century Beverage Group LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Food Peddler, and Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Applications - Change of Agent, Officer for "Don Julio's" at 1537 S CESAR E CHAVEZ DR. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 12 KANAS, Corey M, Agent for "LS 001 LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Applications - Change of Agent and Shareholder for "The Love Shack" at 106 W Seeboth St #103 & 103A. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 12 WEISS, Robert G, Agent for "Shakersmilwaukee Inc", Public Entertainment Premises License Application Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Jukebox, Bands, Magic Shows, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Patron contests, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, and Historical/Novelty Tours for "Shakers Cigar Bar and World Cafe" at 422 S 2nd St. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 13 HANSING, Debra L, Agent for "MEGA MARTS, LLC", Alcohol - Permanent Extension of Premise Application Adding Entire 1st Floor for "PICK 'N SAVE #6845" at 3701 S 27TH St. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 13 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #43" at 580 W LAYTON Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 BUCHHOLZ, Melissa R, Agent for "Radbat LLC", Class B Beer, Class C Wine, and Food Dealer License Transfer Applications with Change of Hours From Open Sat-Sun 10 AM and Mon-Fri 11 AM and Close Sun-Sat 2 AM To Sun-Sat Open 9 AM and Close 1 AM for "Littleduck Kitchen & Catering" at 2301 S Howell Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 DILLON, Mark L, Agent for "PH HOSPITALITY GROUP, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application and Extended Hours Establishments License Renewal Application with Change of Agent and Transfer of Stock for "PIZZA HUT - 8" at 3131 S Kinnickinnic Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #1" at 3050 S CHASE Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 15 THOMPSON, Paul S, Agent for "BRIDGEMAN FOODS II, INC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Shareholder for "WENDY'S RESTAURANT #6" at 4601 W NORTH Av. Ald. Johnson moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: Warning Letter ANDRES, Kayla, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) BRIDGFORD, Robert Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "Bridgford Builders". Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) CONTI, Anthony J, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) DESTICHE, Alexys M, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) GARCIA, Zachary N, Class D Operator's License Renewal Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) GOMEZ, Nalani G, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) HARMON, Nicole, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) HAYES, Mellisa L, Class B Manager's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) HOPPER, Travis S, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) KONGLA, Samantha L, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) KOSTAL, Alexander J, Class D Operator's License Renewal Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) KRISTBAUM, Dylan S, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) LACOMBE, Travis J, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) LEET, Dawn M, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) LEWIS, Paul C, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) LEWIS, Pierre A, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) MAKOWSKI, Elizabeth A, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) MERCADO, Angel, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) NOWAK, Sydney C, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) PEOPLES, Sedrick D, Agent for "Peoples Contracting Services LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "Peoples Contracting Services LLC". Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) PETTIT, Jordan A, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) PIRICS, Trevor M, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) REYES, Jesus, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) SHAPIRO, Luke J, Class D Operator's License Renewal Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) SINGH, Kamal P, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) SOBELMAN, Santino E, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) STERLING, Antoine A, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) WESLEY, Derricka K, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) MARTIN, Cranston D, Agent for "CM Mechanical & Construction LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "CM Mechanical & Construction". Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) SINGH, Harjeet, Agent for "Singh & Kaur LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Villager Food Mart" at 6730 W Morgan Av. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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3/27/20180 COMMON COUNCIL APPROVED

Minutes note: Included in the file are the following recommendations: Nonrenewal, based upon the second nonappearance of the Class D Operator’s license for Sonya Angeles. (no written objections have been filed) Nonrenewal, based upon the landlord’s testimony of the Class B Tavern, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, and Public Entertainment Premises licenses for William Stace for the premises located at 2844-46 N Oakland Ave (“Miramar Theater”) in the 3rd aldermanic district. (no written objections have been filed) Renewal, with a ten (10) day suspension, based upon the police report of the Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises licenses for Patsy Smith-James for the premises located at 628 N Water St (“District IV”) in the 4th aldermanic district. (written objections have been filed) Nonrenewal, based upon neighborhood testimony of the Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises licenses for James Harrison for the premises located at 3945 N 35th (“Tatou”) in the 7th aldermanic district. (written objections have been filed) Renewal, with a thirty (30) day suspension, based upon the police report of the Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises licenses for Jose Villalobos for the premises located at 2003 S Kinnickinnic Ave (“General Towing”) in the 14th aldermanic district. (no written objections have been filed) The question was put Have the members of the Common Council read the Report and Recommendations of the Licenses Committee and the exceptions filed in this matter? All members indicated they had. The question was put Are any of the following or their counsels present and, if so, do they wish to address the Common Council? Patsy Smith-James James Harrison Ald. Zielinski moved that the Common Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to hear oral argument on behalf of the licensee in opposition to the Report and Recommendations and a statement presented by the City Attorney. There were no objections. The Council resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole. The following attorneys addressed the Council: Atty. Vincent Bobot on behalf of Patsy Smith-James Atty. David Halbrooks on behalf of James Harrison ACA Tyrone St. Junior Ald. Zielinski moved that the Committee now rise. There were no objections. The question was put Are there any motions relative to this matter? Ald. Bohl moved to renew, with a 60 day suspension, the Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises licenses of James Harrison for the premises located at 3945 N 35th (“Tatou”). The motion failed 11-4; with Alds. Bauman, Coggs, Donovan, and Murphy voting "no", Ald. Rainey moved to return to the Committee of the Whole to hear for ACA St. Junior. There were no objections. A vote of those Council members present was taken to approve the recommendations of the Licenses Committee as contained in File Number 171487. The roll was called with the following vote: 15-0; with Alds. Bohl and Witkowski voting no for the Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises licenses of James Harrison for the premises located at 3945 N 35th (“Tatou”). The question was put if there was any further discussion of the Committee report? Ald. Zielinski moved for approval of the remainder of the report of the Licenses Committee. Ald. Zielinski abstained from voting on the Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer licenses for Gurinder Nagra for the premises located at 2667 N 5th St "Center Street Food and Liquor".
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Minutes note: 05 HUSSAIN, Kabir, Agent for "USRA FOOD, INC", Filling Station, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "BURLEIGH CITGO" at 9109 W BURLEIGH St. (Expires 4/9/2018) Ald. Bohl moved to hold to the call of the chair based on nonappearance. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 15 ALLEN, Bradford J Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "BIG LARRY'S" at 2378 N 12TH St. (Expires 4/17/2018) The applicant stated that he was unaware of the shooting. Individual also present: Dameon Ellzey 15th District Legislative Assistant Ald. Bohl moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 GREWAL, Pritpal S, Agent for "Milwaukee Metro LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Citgo on Holton" at 2237 N HOLTON St. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Emil Obviagele stated the sale of tobacco to a minor occurred at a different location and that employee had issues with his eyesight. He added that the applicant is addressing the panhandling and talking to them about not harassing customers. Individual also present: Ald. Coggs stated she was contacted by neighbors regarding garbage and panhandling at the establishment. She added that she has also received complaints about the bathrooms. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 06 NAGRA, Gurinder S, Agent for "Cypress Lane LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Center Street Food and Liquor" at 2667 N 5th St. (Expired 2/27/2018) The applicant stated all employees now have Class D Operator's licenses. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Michael Maistelman stated there were 2 citations that should be dismissed due to enrollment in the MARTS program. He stated the building code violation will be handled in court. He added that the applicant has retrained all his employees regarding the sale of tobacco to minors and checking IDs. Individual also present: Ald. Coggs stated she asked the applicant what he is doing about the sale of tobacco to minors. Ald. Rainey moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 13 RADY, Jamie A, Agent for "MKE Hospitality LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "Hampton Inn" at 1200 W COLLEGE Av. The applicant stated that he wrote a check to a gas station and moved out of the area and didn't receive the notice regarding the bad check. He added that he went to court and paid back the check. He stated that he received a laptop as part of enrollment at a university and he did not return it on time. Individual also present: Trace Patel 6 Farming Rd, South Barrington, IL stated he spoke with Ald. Witkowski and he has no objections. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 LARSON, Andrew C, Agent for "Bowls LLC", New Class C Wine License Application and Class B Beer License Transfer Application - Change of Hours From Mon-Sat 9 AM-8 PM To Sun-Sat 6 AM -11:59 PM and Food Dealer License Transfer Application - Change of Hours From Mon-Sat 7:30 AM-7 PM To Sun-Sat 6 AM-11:59 PM for "Bowls" at 207 W Freshwater WA. Individual also present: Ald. Perez stated he has no objections. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: ANGELES, Sonya L, Class D Operator's License Renewal Application. (Expired 12/31/2017) Ald. Rainey moved denial based on second nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 FLANAGAN, Patrick R, Agent for "Four Seasons Enterprises LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application for "Four Seasons" at 3019 N 30th St. (Expires 3/31/2018) Appearing on behalf of the applicant: Atty. Douglas Rebholz stated the applicant was off probation early. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 03 MCHUGH, Katherine E, Agent for "Sip & Purr LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Comedy Acts, Poetry Readings, Patron Contests, 10 Motion Pictures, and Interaction with Adoptable Cats for "Sip & Purr Cat Cafe" at 2021 E Ivanhoe Pl. The applicant explained the cafe concept and this is the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Ald. Kovac moved to enter into the record as exhibit #1 the North Avenue Task Force application. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 15 HIGGINS-JONES, Anthony R, Agent for "Elite Motor Cars LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Elite Motor Cars" at 3302 W CENTER St. Individual present: Dameon Ellzey 15th District Legislative Assistant Ald. Rainey moved to hold to the call of the chair based on nonappearance. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: Warning Letter RIVERA, Benjamin L, Class D Operator's License Application. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 01 MATLOUB, Hadeer S, Agent for "BEST AUTO & TIRE, INC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application for "BEST AUTO & TIRE" at 4240 W SILVER SPRING DR. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 03 TUZHILKOV, Slava, Agent for "LANDMARK BARS, INC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "LANDMARK LANES" at 2220 N FARWELL Av. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 04 WALIA, Harjeet S, Agent for "Dreamland Petroleum Company", Extended Hours Establishments, Weights & Measures, Food Dealer, and Filling Station License Renewal Applications for "Pantry 41 #27" at 405 N 27th St. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 09 MAHMOOD, Hamid, Agent for "H Mahmood LLC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Mobil" at 9425 W Brown Deer Rd. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 03 STACE, William J Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, and Center for the Visual and Performing Arts License Renewal Applications for "THE MIRAMAR THEATRE" at 2844-46 N OAKLAND Av. (Expires 4/3/2018) The applicant stated he was not behind on the rent and would like to still operate his business to make it more viable. He added that he was locked out of the premises by Mr. Ohlsson. He stated he has not had a written lease for 5 years and it's been a verbal month-to-month lease. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. David Halbrooks stated the applicant ran the premises for two decades with no violations and he is opposed to Mr. Ohlsson's application. He added that Mr. Ohlsson is buying alcohol with the applicant's license. He added that the applicant is still a legal tenant because he has not been evicted. Individuals also present representing the landlord: Antonio Scarampellis 4645 N Larkin St, Whitefish Bay, WI stated he is the son of the landlord and he does not have a signed lease with the applicant, and will not enter into a signed lease with the applicant. Atty. Paul Galganski Ald. Zielinski stated because the landlord will not lease to the applicant the committee cannot consider the license application. Ald. Bohl asked why the applicant did not remove his license from the premises. Ald. Kovac stated the applicant ran a great business for many years, and there is no opposition from neighbors for the premises. Ald. Kovac moved denial based on the testimony of the landlord. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 ASAD, Samer L, Agent for "LOUNGING AROUND, INC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Jynx Nightclub" at 715-17 S 5TH St. (Expires 4/8/2018) The applicant stated the employee did not have access to the video. He added that he now has remote access. He added that he put in a new DVR system and his managers completed the Pivot program. He stated that the police should have been called regarding the incident and injury. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Emil Obviagele Individual also present: Ald. Perez stated he spoke with the captain at District 2 about the incident. Ald. Rainey moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 06 HAMDAN, Ashraf R, Agent for "Elite Auto Sales and Repairs LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Elite Auto Sales and Repairs LLC" at 632 E CENTER St. The applicant stated his dog escaped and was killed by the police. He stated that he will no longer have pets at the premises. The applicant stated he has a lot where employees can park their cars. Appearing with the applicant: Rushdie Hamdan 2675 N Holton St Individual also present: Ald. Coggs stated she will talk to BOZA because 10 cars cannot fit on the lot. She also is concerned about employee parking and cars parked on the street for sale. Individual present in opposition: Dave Gelting 612 E Center St stated lots of different people have had licenses there, but it seems like there was never business activities taking place. He added that there was an incident with a vicious dog chasing kids and residents that was shot by the police. Ald. Rainey moved to amend the plan of operation to exclude animals from the premises. (Prevailed 3-0) Ald. Johnson moved approval as amended. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 14 SINGH, Lakhwinder, Agent for "CM FOOD MART LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "Dhillon Beer & Liquor Mart" at 3155 S HOWELL Av. The applicant was present. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 HARRISON, James J, Agent for "Tatou Amusement, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Tatou" at 3945 N 35th St. (Expires 4/5/2018) The applicant stated he will not turn the premises into V Live. He stated he has been operating for 6 years and will continue to run an upstanding, successful business. He added he is working with the neighborhood. He stated that the V Live sign was put up when he was on vacation. The applicant stated he cleans up litter outside every night the premises is open. He added that he has 8-12 security guards that monitor the premises. He stated that his security has taken 4 guns off the streets. He stated that his building has also been tagged. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. David Halbrooks stated there are building code violations and the premises is currently closed while they're being addressed. He added that the applicant will not be partnering with V Live. He stated that if the premises becomes V Live there's grounds for revocation. He added that the premises will participate in human trafficking training. He stated the V Live sign went up because there was a marketing plan to join with V Live. He stated the auditions took place at Kiss. He added that the concerns of the residents have been addressed and an additional parking lot has been rented to accommodate 70 cars. He stated that he believes the issues raised do not rise to the level of discipline. Atty. Dan Welytok stated the involvement with V Live for marketing and the management of V Live is not involved with the management of Tatou. He added that any jeopardy to the license would end the association with V Live. Ald. Rainey moved to amend the plan of operation to not allow any involvement with V Live any time in the future, and the applicant and employees will participate in human trafficking training and community involvement. (Prevailed 5-0) Individual also present: Melissa O'Neill - DNS stated the department received complaints, and upon inspection, electrical and plumbing work was being conducted without permits. She added orders have been issued and the work has not been completed. Individuals present in opposition: Edward Wabarucha 3872 N 36th St stated when he first moved in kids would play outside and everyone was welcoming and people felt safe. He added things have changed and now there are break-ins, car thefts, shootings, speeding cars, and crashes. He stated that 2 bodies have been found in the area. He added that there are parents using their kids to buy and sell drugs. He added that he objects to the alcohol at the premises and the activities that go on inside and outside. He stated the issues happen when the club is open. He stated he has witnessed kids breaking into cars of the patrons. Jennifer O'Hare, 2831 N Prospect Ave stated she wanted the applicant to know Common Ground would be watching. She added that she heard that the applicant was going to sell the license to V Live after the license was renewed. She stated there are 2 group homes near the premises. She added that members of Common Ground were intimidated when they were canvassing the neighborhood. Ald. Bohl moved to enter into the record as exhibit #1 Common Ground's written opposition to the premises. Rotisha Nelson 5253 N 33rd St stated she is concerned about V Live coming to this location. She added that this premises it too close to schools and daycares. She stated there should not be another club in the neighborhood. Anise Lampkins 2743 W Highland Blvd #204 stated the applicant approached her in an aggressive manor and berated her with questions when she was canvassing the neighborhood for Common Ground. Pearl Gatson 4321 N 19th Pl stated she witnessed a shooting on 35th St and Capitol Dr. Barbara Gruenwald 3363 N 45th St stated she owns a business next to the premises and patrons of the premises harass her and her husband while they're trying to get to work. She added her employees have felt threatened by patrons. She stated the increase in litter is due to the premises. She added that patrons are urinating and smoking marijuana behind her business. She stated that her building has not been tagged and the other issues have not occurred since the premises has been closed. Edward Miller 3529 W Roosevelt Dr stated he sees everything, including patrons trying to tear down the fence. He added that he has seen shootings, speeding cars, screeching tires, and traffic accidents. He stated that he supports the applicant, but not at the current location. He added then when the premises is open, the quality of life goes down. Barry Givens 3926 N 44th St stated the Sherman Park Neighborhood Association is in support of the residents present in opposition. He added that there is a lot of traffic. Martha Love 1800 N 18th St, Human Trafficking Task Force stated strip clubs are a gateway to human trafficking and she is in opposition. Bianca Williams 5014 N 55th St stated she was a former stripper and she is in opposition. Individuals present in support: Lonnie Jackson 3449 N 39th St stated he is in support. Chris Terry 3506 N 35th St stated the premises has always been a strip club and there is no litter outside and the building is painted. He stated this is a good establishment and previous clubs were worse. Homer Blow 2003 W Capitol Dr stated he is in support and the attention was due to V Live. He stated that he has never seen sex trafficking at the premises. Ald. Rainey asked about the auditions that were present on Facebook. He added that he has concerns about the applicant's management style. He asked about the clean up and exiting of patrons from the premises. He added that there was robust conversation from concerned residents and thanked everyone who appeared. Ald. Rainey moved nonrenewal based on neighborhood testimony. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 SCHNECK, Stephanie L, Agent for "Saz's Catering Inc", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "South Second: A Saz's Hospitality Group Property" at 838 S 2nd St. (Expires 4/12/2018) Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Jason Luzak stated there was a noise complaint and now the garage doors will remain closed. He added that they purchased a decibel meter and worked with DNS for compliance. Joe Bergman 201 W Walker Individual also present: Ald. Perez stated there was a complaint. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 NILLES, Lynn M, Agent for "Board Game Barrister, LTD", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Applications with 21+ Age Restriction After 10 PM Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Patron Contests, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, Patrons Dancing, Trivia, Board Games, Game Consoles, and Motion Pictures for "Oak & Shield Gaming Pub" at 600 E Ogden Av #B. Appearing with the applicant: Gordon Lugauer 600 E Odgen Ave #B stated he will provide the games for people to play while they eat and drink. Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: EARLEY, Tiffany R, Class B Manager's License Application. Ald. Bohl moved to hold to the call of the chair based on nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 LATHROP, Nikki L, Agent for "SSP America, INC", Class B Beer - Service Bar Only License Application for "Valentine's Coffee - Concourse C" at 5300 S HOWELL Av. Ald. Johnson moved to hold to the call of the chair based on nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 ELWERFALLI, Miloud A, Agent for "B & S FOOD MARKET, INC", Class A Malt, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "B & S FOOD MARKET" at 3299 N 12TH St. (Expires 4/6/2018) Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Vincent Bobot stated the applicant enrolled in the MARTS program. He added that all employees are now required to ID all patrons. Individual also present: Ald. Coggs stated she takes the sale of tobacco to minors seriously. Ald. Rainey moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 OHLSSON, Aaron, Agent for "ARO Management LLC", Class B Tavern, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Magic Shows, Wrestling, Battle of the Bands, Poetry Readings, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, 15 Theater Performances, and 120 Concerts for "The Miramar Theatre" at 2844-46 N Oakland Av. The applicant stated he has been going to the premises since 2009 and in 2011 he became a promoter and security guard. He stated that he took over management of the premises in 2012. He added that he was threatened by Atty. Halbrooks. He stated that he has leased the premises since August of 2017. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Michael Maistelman Seth Higgins 2844 N Oakland Ave Ald. Bohl moved to enter into the record the previous premise police report. (Prevailed 5-0) Individuals also present representing the landlord: Antonio Scarampellis 4645 N Larkin St, Whitefish Bay, WI stated the property is currently leased to the applicant. Atty. Paul Galganski There were 75 individuals present in support. Individual present in opposition: Atty. David Halbrooks stated Mr. Stace has been constructively evicted and was unaware of what would happen when his lease was terminated. He added the applicant often operates over capacity. He stated that he was concerned that the applicant was purchasing alcohol with Mr. Stace's license. Ald. Kovac stated he has received 110 emails in support of Mr. Ohlsson, 6 emails in support of Mr. Stace, and 4 emails in support. Ald. Kovac moved to enter into the record as exhibit #1 an affidavit and business information provided by Atty. Maistelman. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 EITEL, Michael J, Agent for "Zocaloco 5th St LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Comedy Acts, and Patrons Dancing for "Nomad Nacional" at 625 S 5TH St. Individual also present: Ald. Perez stated he has no objections. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 04 SMITH-JAMES, Patsy, Agent for "Higbee's MKE LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Entertainment Adding 12 Concerts for "District IV" at 628 N Water St. (Expires 4/5/2018) The applicant stated the manager does have his Class B manager's license. She added on Friday she runs the ID scanner and Saturday she is watching the security cameras from the office. She stated that if she sees suspicious activity she contacts the nearest security guard. She added that she has operated bars since 1975. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Vincent Bobot stated there was meeting with District 1 and now there is an experienced manager on staff. He added there is now an ID scanner that is linked with other bars in the area. He added that the amount of security cameras has doubled. He stated that the closing has been staggered to 30 minute increments. He stated the security video is now kept for 30 days and security guards patrol the outside area in a vehicle. He added that the kitchen is now fully operational and food is being served. He added that when there are incidents the police are notified right away. He stated that the applicant's son is not involved in the business. He stated that significant upgrades have been made, the operation is tight, and most of the patrons live in the city of Milwaukee. Individual also present: Ald. Bauman stated there were two shooting incidents and there have been issues at the location for many years with many different operators. He recommends a warning letter because there is no neighborhood opposition and to deny the change in entertainment. Ald. Bohl moved approval of the renewal with a 10 day suspension based on the police report and denial of the change in entertainment. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KHASRIA, Harjinder, Agent for "FAITH GROCERIES, INC", Class A Malt, Food Dealer, and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "FAITH GROCERIES" at 3451 N 23RD St. (Expires 4/11/2018) The applicant stated the employees now have their Class D Operator's license. Individual also present: Ald. Coggs stated she spoke with the applicant regarding the unlicensed employee. Ald. Rainey moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: Agenda Only 01 ABDUS-SALAAM, Muhammad, Agent for "Action Towing LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Applications Adding Salvage Parts for "Action Towing" at 4453 N GREEN BAY Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 05 FELSING, Joel R, Agent for "FELSING SERVICE, INC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "FELSING SERVICE" at 9128 W BURLEIGH St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 10 JAMES, Brian J, Agent for "BJames LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications Adding Bands for "Liquid Johnny's" at 540 S 76th St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 10 POMERANZ, Patrick B, Agent for "HEISER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "HEISER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP" at 1 BREWERS WA. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 11 PATTERSON, Daniel E, Agent for "AMF BOWLING CENTERS, INC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications Increasing Food Sales and Removing Jukebox, 1 Pool Table, and 7 Amusement Machines for "AMF WEST LANES" at 7505 W OKLAHOMA Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 12 BERMAN, Samuel L, Agent for "THE V BAR, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent and Transfer of Stock for "The Tin Widow" at 703 S 2ND St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 12 MELTON, Alan R, Agent for "ROWELL'S CENTRAL TOWING, INC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Application with Change of Agent, Stockholder, and Removing Junk/Valuable Metal for "ROWELL'S CENTRAL TOWING" at 1516 W NATIONAL Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 13 BARAKAT, Belal I, Agent for "Aladin LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Weights & Measures, Filling Station, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Skyline" at 5518 S 13TH St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 13 MILLER, Reinhold C Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Renewal Application Adding Salvage Vehicle Parts for "Rhino Recycling" at 5256 S 13TH St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 13 SCHMOCKER, Clint H, Agent for "MIDWEST CAR CORPORATION", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application with Removing Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "MIDWEST CAR CORPORATION" at 5934 S HOWELL Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 BUCHHOLZ, Melissa R, Agent for "Radbat LLC", Class B Beer, Class C Wine, and Food Dealer License Transfer Applications with Reorganization of Legal Entity for "Littleduck Kitchen & Catering" at 2301 S Howell Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 CLANCY, Ryan M, Agent for "Bounce Milwaukee LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Increasing Food Sales and Adding Soft Play Structure and Axe Throwing for "Bounce Milwaukee" at 2801 S 5TH Ct. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 JOHNSON, Kristi, Agent for "MEGA MARTS LLC", Alcohol and Food Permanent Extension of Premises Application Adding Designated Parking Area for Online Merchandise Pickup for "PICK 'N SAVE #6878" at 250 W HOLT Av. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0) 14 VENTURA RAMIREZ, Jorge, Agent for "Las 7 Estrellas LLC", Alcohol and Food Permanent Extension of Premises Application Adding Front Patio for "Las 7 Estrellas" at 112 E Dakota St. Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 14 VILLALOBOS, Jose, Agent for "General Towing LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Application Removing 1 Vehicle for "General Towing" at 2003 S KINNICKINNIC Av. (Expires 3/23/2018) The applicant stated that he didn't have a credit card machine and didn't know it was illegal to not take credit card payments. He stated that he never read the ordinances, but he was doing what other companies did. He stated that he told people a couple of times in order to pick up a car on the weekend they had to pay storage until Monday. He stated his car alarm was going off at 2 AM and that's why he was cited for excessive noise. Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Michael Maistelman stated the law in Wisconsin has changed and the applicant was unaware of the changes. He stated the applicant also returned the money he overcharged customers. He added that the applicant hasn't had any issues in the past year. He stated the applicant is on a payment plan to the City to pay the past due fines. He added that he has gone to court several times on behalf of the applicant to pay the fines. He stated that he went to small claims court against the complainant and she was paid the money she was due. He added that the applicant takes full responsibility for his past actions. Ald. Kovac asked how often the applicant told people on the weekend that they couldn't pick their car up until Monday, unless they paid illegal additional fees. He stated that the applicant was overcharging people just because he could and action must be taken to stop that behavior. Ald. Zielinski asked what happened with the women who appeared previously as a complainant who said she called multiple times and did not receive return calls. Ald. Bohl stated ignorance is not an excuse, and the saving grace is there have been no additional complaints or violations since early 2017. Ald. Bohl moved approval with a 30 day suspension based on the police report and the license will be held until the outstanding balance is paid in full. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 03 POYTINGER, Marla R, Agent for "Axe MKE, Inc", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Axe Lanes for "Axe MKE" at 1924 E KENILWORTH Pl. The applicant explained the concept of axe throwing lanes. She added that safety mechanisms are in place to keep everyone safe. She stated reservations, payment, and training are required. She added that she owns two other bars in the city and hasn't had any issues. She stated systems are in place to deal with unruly customers and disputes. She added that there are more security cameras at the premises and liability waivers must be signed. Ald. Kovac moved to enter into the record as exhibit #1 the North Avenue Task Force application. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Kovac moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 LATHROP, Nikki L, Agent for "SSP America, Inc", Class B Beer - Service Bar Only License Application for "Valentine's Coffee- Concourse D" at 5300 S HOWELL Av. Ald. Johnson moved to hold to the call of the chair based on nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 ARMSTRONG, Loriana O, Agent for "Armstrong General Contracting, LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Renewal Application for "Armstrong General Contracting" at 1011 W Somers St. (Expired 2/28/2018) Appearing with the applicant: Atty. Brian Zimmerman Ald. Bohl moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Number

171487

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Original

 

Reference

 

Sponsor

The Chair

 

Title

Motion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relative to licenses.

Body:

The Common Council of the City of Milwaukee hereby accepts the recommendations of the Licenses Committee as contained in the listings attached to this file.

 

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CC-CC

Molly Kuether-Steele

1/10/18