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File #: 220120    Version: 0
Type: Motion Status: In Council-Approval
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/21/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Motion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: LICENSES
Attachments: 1. Agenda 6-21-22 Special, 2. 08:45 AM Barba 6-21-22, 3. Agenda 6-06-22, 4. 9:00 AM Allen, 5. 9:00 AM Harris, 6. 9:05 AM Bratton, 7. 9:05 AM Manassra, 8. 9:15 AM Ramadan, 9. 9:20 AM Rydz, 10. 9:25 AM Ali, 11. 9:30 AM Norvik, 12. 9:35 AM Velarde, 13. 9:35 AM Post Committee E-mail, 14. 9:45 AM Fiumefreddo, 15. 9:50 AM Holmes, 16. 10:00 AM Amungwafor, 17. 10:10 AM Marsh, 18. 10:15 AM Packee, 19. 10:20 AM Garcia, 20. 10:20 AM Tierney, 21. 10:25 AM Kashou, 22. 10:25 AM Olson, 23. 10:30 AM Fischer, 24. 10:30 AM Meyer, 25. 10:35 AM Greenya, 26. 10:35 AM Rasmussen, 27. 10:40 AM Lee, 28. 10:45 AM Cataldo, 29. 10:50 AM Nord, 30. 10:55 AM Schaefer, 31. 11:05 AM Walker, 32. 11:15 AM Ohlsson, 33. 11:15 AM Objections and Exhibits, 34. 11:15 AM Objections, 35. 11:15 AM Objections Part 2, 36. 11:15 AM Objections Part 3, 37. 11:15 AM Support E-mails, 38. 11:15 AM Support E-mails Part 2, 39. 11:15 AM Support E-Mails Part 3, 40. Agenda 6-07-22, 41. 09:00 AM 6-07-22, 42. 09:05 AM 6-07-22, 43. 09:10 AM 06-07-22, 44. 09:15 AM 6-07-22, 45. 09:25 AM 6-07-22, 46. 9:25 AM 6-07-22 Letters of Support, 47. 09:35 AM 6-07-22, 48. 09:40 AM 6-07-22, 49. 09:45 AM 6-07-22, 50. 9:45 AM 6-07-22 Letters of Support, 51. 09:50 AM 6-07-22, 52. 09:55 AM 6-07-22, 53. 10:00 AM 6-07-22, 54. 10:10 AM 6-07-22, 55. 10:15 AM 6-07-22, 56. 10:20 AM 6-07-22, 57. 10:25 AM 6-07-22, 58. 10:25 AM 6-07-22 Exhibit, 59. 10:35 AM 6-07-22, 60. 10:35 AM 6-07-22 Video 1, 61. 10:35 AM 6-07-22 Video 2, 62. 10:40 AM Das 6-07-22, 63. 10:40 AM 6-07-22, 64. 10:45 AM 6-07-22, 65. 10:50 AM 6-07-22, 66. 10:55 AM 6-07-22, 67. 11:00 AM 6-07-22, 68. 11:00AM Communication Email 6-07-22, 69. 11:05 AM 6-07-22, 70. 11:10 AM 6-07-22, 71. 11:25 AM 6-07-22, 72. 11:25 AM 6-07-22 Objection, 73. 1:00 PM 6-07-22, 74. 1:05 PM 6-07-22, 75. 1:10 PM 6-07-22, 76. 1:10 PM 6-07-22 Photo, 77. 1:25 PM 6-07-22, 78. 1:30 PM 6-07-22, 79. 1:35 PM 6-07-22, 80. 1:40 PM 6-07-22, 81. 1:45 PM 6-07-22, 82. 1:50 PM 6-07-22, 83. Post Committee Letters, 84. LI Recommendations, 85. LI Written Objections, 86. Agenda, 87. 6.21.22 LC.pdf, 88. BARTS Grant List 6.21.22.pdf, 89. Post Council Letters
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6/21/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 08 BARBA-MARTIN, Susana L, Agent for "Tu Casa LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar" at 3710 W LINCOLN Av. (Expires 7/9/2022) Atty. Osman Mirza was present on behalf of the applicant who said that he received a constructive notice and that he could not acknowledge if his client received the notice by mail. Atty. McNally said that the application must be held since the attorney cannot acknowledge receiving the notice. Ald. Zamarripa said that she talked twice with the applicant and once with the attorney and, that no compromise has been reached yet. Atty. Mirza said that what Ald. Zamarripa was accurate. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections (4-0)
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6/21/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Agenda Only 01 HARRELL, Alexander F, Agent for "Off the 10 Customs LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening Mon – Fri; 3PM - 6PM To Open Mon, Wed and Fri; 3PM - 6PM for "Off the 10 Customs LLC" at 3406 W VILLARD Av. 03 FISCHER, Daniel, Agent for "METRO ENTERPRISES, INC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "QUARTERS" at 900 E CENTER St. 03 KASHOU, Salem J, Agent for "Erth Wellness, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Hours To Open Mondays 10AM - 5PM for "Kind Oasis" at 2169 N FARWELL Av. 03 PACKEE, Justin, Agent for "Yo Factory LLC", Temporary Change of Plan Application by Adding Sidewalk at the East Side of the Premises - May to Oct - 11AM - 10PM for "Yo Factory" at 2203 N Farwell Av. 04 DEWEY, Nikki L, Agent for "Levy Premium Food Service LP", Class B Tavern License Transfer Application for Change of Business Operations by Removing 500 W Kilbourn Av (Miller High Life Theater) Premises Address for "Levy Restaurants at Wisconsin Center District" at 420 W Kilbourn Av. 04 POYTINGER, Marla R, Agent for "Amped MKE, Inc", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Comedy Acts, Patrons Dancing and 4 Concerts per Year for "Amped" at 910 W Juneau Av. 04 RADUE, Eric M, Agent for "German Fest Milwaukee, Inc", Class B Tavern and Temporary Public Entertainment Premises License Application for "German Fest" at 200 N Harbor DR. 04 RISSEEUW, Benjamin A, Agent for "Wisconsin & Milwaukee Hotel, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Hotel/Motel, Sidewalk Dining, Public Entertainment Premises and Loading Zone License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Milwaukee Marriott Downtown/Starbucks" at 323 E Wisconsin Av. 05 UDEOJI, Didacus O, Agent for "Nigerian Community in Milwaukee, Inc", Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Application for Change of Agent for "Nigerian Community in Milwaukee" at 8310 W Appleton Av. 08 FLEEGE, Ralph A, Agent for "MITCHELL NOVELTY COMPANY, INC", Amusement Machine or Jukebox Distributors License Renewal Application with Change of Agent and Adding Stockholder for "MITCHELL NOVELTY COMPANY" at 3506 W NATIONAL Av. 06 DHIMAN, Muskaan, Agent for "Park 7 Lofts, LLC", Loading Zone License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "550 Ultra Lofts" at 500 W JUNEAU Av. 08 PADILLA, Luis A, Agent for "Compadres Auto Sales LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Compadres Auto Sales LLC" at 2059 W FOREST HOME Av. 09 VARGAS, Daniela, Agent for "Sam's East, Inc.", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Application for "Sam's Club #6324" at 8100 N 124th St. 10 FORD, Pattie L, Agent for "Paloma LLC", Permanent Extension of Premise Application for Alcohol and Food by Adding Outdoor Cooler on West Side of the Premises for "Paloma Taco & Tequila" at 5419 W NORTH Av. 10 HARRIS-MORSE, William C, Agent for "North Avenue Market, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining Waiver Request of the Time Limit to Receive a License for "North Avenue Market" at 5900 W North Av. 11 NAVEJAR, Armando C, Agent for "Lion Grip Towing L.L.C.", Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Application for "Lion Grip Towing" at 6718 W HARRISON Av. 11 ORTIZ, Patricia, Agent for "Autoplex MKE LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Application for "Autoplex" at 5130 W FOREST HOME Av. 12 REINHARDTSEN, Jessica A, Agent for "Greige, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications with Change of Hours From Opening at 7AM Mon - Sat and Closing at 9PM Tue- Thu and at 11PM Fri & Sat To Close at 5PM Wed- Sat for "Greige" at 408 W Florida St #104. 13 FRANZ, Kenneth D, Agent for "Howell Avenue ES Lodging Associates LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Hotel/Motel License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Home 2 Suites - Milwaukee Airport" at 5880 S HOWELL Av. 13 ROSEN, Jeff, Agent for "Four Keys LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Rosen Nissan" at 5819-39 S 27th St. 14 CAMERON, John J, Agent for "MKE Outdoor Indoor Exchange LLC", Secondhand Dealer's License Application for "MKE Outdoor Indoor Exchange, LLC" at 3044 S Delaware Av. 14 ZASTROW, Jena, Agent for "MEGA MARTS LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer, Public Entertainment Premises and Weights & Measures License Transfer Applications for Change of Agent for "PICK 'N SAVE #6878" at 250 W HOLT Av. Ald. Spiker moved approval of the "Agenda Only" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/21/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Warning Letter URIARTE, Waldo O, Agent for "Good-Deal Home Improvement LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Renewal Application for "Good- Deal" at 1021 S LAYTON Bl. NORTON, Joseph M. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application BERNDT, David Class D Operator’s License Application GONZALEZ, Jasmin Marie Class D Operator’s License Application MCLAUGHLIN, Aidan J. Class D Operator’s License Application RUIZ, Carol Jean Class D Operator’s License Application Ald. Hamilton moved approval of the "Warning Letter" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/21/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

Minutes note: Ald. Borkowski moved approval of the file 220120 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/21/20220 COMMON COUNCIL APPROVED

Minutes note: The question was put: Have the members of the Common Council read the report and recommendations of the Licenses Committee and the exceptions filed under this matter? All members of the Common Council present indicated reading the report and recommendations of the Licenses Committee and the exceptions filed under this matter. The question was put: Are any of the following or their counsels present and, if so, do they wish to address the Common Council: Adam J. Velarde? Legal counsel for Mr. Velarde indicated being present. Ald. Coggs moved that the Common Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the purposes of hearing oral arguments on behalf of the complainant or the licenses in opposition to the report and recommendation and then a statement by the City Attorney. There were no objections. Appearing: Atty. Brian Randall, legal counsel for Adam Velarde Atty. John McNally, City Attorney's Office Ald. Coggs moved that the committee now rises. There were no objections. The question was put: Are there any motions relative to this matter? Here no motions made, a vote of those Council members present to approve the recommendations of the Licenses Committee as contained in File Number 220120 was called.
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 04 RYAN, Richard J, Agent for "PTG Live Events LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Application Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Adult Entertainment/Strippers/Erotic Dance, 5 Motion Pictures, Bands, Magic Shows, Wrestling, Battle of the Bands, Poetry Readings, Patron Contests, 50 Concerts/Year, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, Patrons Dancing and 10 Theatrical Performances/Year for "Pabst Theater Group" at 500 W Kilbourn Av. The applicant was present and said that the Pabst Group is looking to run another entertainment venue. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman asked what is the plan for the exotic/strippers dancers. The applicant said that they basically checked all the boxes on the application to be covered in case is needed. Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 04 LOVE, Rhondi M, Agent for "Edith LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "Edith" at 228 W WELLS St. The applicant was present with technical difficulties at 9:12 am The applicant was present at 9:18 am Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 04 TORKILDSON, David, Agent for "ABM Industry Groups, LLC", Parking Lot License Renewal Application for "ABM Parking Services" at 404 W St Paul Av. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he received a complaint from a customer who paid for parking and received a letter from an attorney requesting a $65 fee. Added that the appearance is bad looking for being across the street from the Intermodal Station and asked the applicant what the plans are for improving the appearance of the lot. The applicant said that he just runs the parking lot. Ald. Bauman asked to hold the application while the applicant asks the owner about the landscaping plans for the lot for the next meeting. The applicant said that it is not up to him to make improvements and that it is not required that he knows. Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 09 JONES, Sheila C, Agent for "A 2 Z AUTO LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "A 2 Z AUTO" at 6922 W GOOD HOPE Rd. The applicant was present along with the manager Arthur Burks. Individuals in support: Jackie Burrell – President Westlawn Resident Council Individuals also present: Ald. Lewis asked about if there are any changes on the plan of operations. The manager said that nothing will be changed from the previous operation and that the business is well lit now and that it can be definitely seen at night. Ald. Lewis said that she has no problem with the application. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 09 BLAIN, Bobby R, Agent for "PERKINS BOYZ ON THA GRILL LLC", Change of Circumstance Request to Reconsider over Concentration the Class B Tavern License Application and Food and Alcohol Permanent Extension Applications for "PERKINS BOYZ ON THA GRILL" at 6818 W BROWN DEER Rd. The applicant was present along with Margot Perkins and explained that they filed a change of circumstance because the original application was denied due concentration and, that they are trying to expand their services because they cannot survive the way they are now. Individuals also present: Ald. Lewis said that they have met the requirements with the application and with the neighborhood committee and, that they are very excited to have a space where to sit and that she has no objections. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 09 BANSAL, Bharat, Agent for "SILVERSPRING SENTRY LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "Sentry Foods" at 6350 W SILVER SPRING DR. The applicant was present. Individuals in support: Stephanie Harling - Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation- said that they are in support of this application because it is a win big for the community since services like a grocery store will be delivered to the neighbors. Paul Williams - HACM – said that he submitted a letter of support for the file and that the store will provide fresh food, produce and meats to the community. Jacki Burrell – President, Westlawn Resident Council Kailin Hahn – Neighbor Pastor Winkel – Neighbor and Pastor in the area Ald. Lewis said that she has been working with the applicant for several months and that she is happy to fill in the needs of the community and that she does not have objections. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 12 CRUZ, Julio L, Agent for "JLC Towing, LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Application for Non-Consensual Towing and Removing and/or Recycling Junk/Valuable Metal for "JLC Towing" at 1328 S 10th St. The applicant was not present. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 12 MAZABA MENDOZA, Gustavo, Agent for "Los Tres Jarochos Gyros and Tacos, LLC", Food Dealer and Food Peddler License Renewal Applications for "Los Tres Jarochos Gyros and Tacos" at 2075-79 S 13th St. (Expired 4/6/2022) The applicant was present along with Elisa Maldonado as interpreter. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that this application was flagged and that the person in opposition is not present so he does not have a problem with the application. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 MADRIGAL VILLAGOMEZ, Ignacio G, Agent for "Ya Llegaras Food LLC", Food Dealer and Food Peddler License Renewal Applications for "Ya Llegaras Food" at 2501 W Greenfield Av. (Expires 6/22/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that a complaint was received from the 12th district because the food truck parks for more than 2 hours in that district obstructing and affecting other businesses. The applicant said that he starts around 5 am and finishes around 11:30 am (the latest) and that it's when most of the businesses open in the area where he parks (12th St and Lincoln Av). He added that he is not taking business away. Ald. Perez asked him to comply with the rules about moving the truck every 2 hours. Ald. Zamarripa offered to talk to him about his responsibilities as a food peddler. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 DAS, Arjith, Agent for "SARPT LLC", Class A Fermented Malt Beverage and Food Dealer License Applications for "SAI FOOD & BEER" at 1201 S 33RD St. The applicant was present. Individuals in opposition: Claire Zellner - 3322 W Scott St - said that her neighborhood is loaded with trucks delivering products that weight more than the allowed limit. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that he had this inquiry before and that it seems that the weight is not a violation when it is for delivering purposes. Atty. McNally said that the city has a limited capacity to control the weight of the trucks for delivering purposes. Ald. Zamarripa said that she reached out to DPW and that the response was the same as the one discussed by Atty. McNally and Ald. Spiker and that is not easy to fulfill a request for smaller trucks. The applicant said that he will work with the company to avoid any parking in front of Ms. Zellner’s house. Ald. Hamilton moves approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: BOTELLO, Cain, Agent for "Eagle Eye General Contracting, LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Renewal Application for "Eagle Eye General Contracting" at 1118 S 35th St. (Expired) 11/12/2021) The applicat was present and said that the item on the police report was rescheduled for August 9th, 2022. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked the applicant how much he drives to do this type of job. The applicant said that he has a driver now while his license is suspended (until October). Ald. Borkowski said that he wants him to succeed and recommended him to keep his driver to help him do so. Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 04 DIETRICH, Michael, Agent for "Kinn GH LL LLC", Loading Zone License Application for "Kinn MKE Guesthouse" at 600 N BROADWAY. The applicant was present along with Andrew H. Robinson who said that the application was denied after the inspection was held and that they reached out for businesses to support the application which will take away only 3 parking spots on Michigan Av. and that the loading zone is needed for loading customers, goods, garbage, etc. and to continue with the success of the Kinn. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that loading zones are available to everyone not only for businesses and that the Department Public Works do not authorizes the loading zones. He explained that the inspection they make is for traffic purposes. Ald. Bauman added that he already approved a loading zone for the the applicant on Broadway St and that he opposes to the 5 spots on Michigan St because it is a 20 room hotel. Ald. Bauman also mentioned that the hotel across the street have also a loading zone and that there is to be used for everyone who needs it because they are not owned by the applicant. The applicant said that using the loading zones across the street is inconvenient and that this request is for safety reasons and the continuing success of the business. Ald. Bauman said that no hotel in downtown holds a 7 parking spots loading zone. Ald. Hamilton said that this "all or nothing" proposals are unnecessary and that there has to be a compromise because of the parking situation in downtown and move to hold the application until there is an agreement. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 EWAN, Shana Y, Agent for "The Chi Lounge and Grill, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Patron Contests, Patrons Dancing, 1 Pool Table and Movie Projector Screen for Music Videos for "The Chi Lounge" at 2000 S 13th St. The applicant was present and said that she is trying to run her business "Chicago" style. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez read the timeline of events that was added to the file and after that, he asked the applicant why there was a bar operating without a license according to the police report. The applicant said that the building owner gave her the security deposit back because they did not reached out an agreement and that later, the building owner reached back to her to make business under her terms and, that she does not know what happened in between. Ald. Perez asked when was the last time that she talked to the landlord. The applicant said that about 3 months ago. Ald. Perez said that he also talked to the landlord who said that he was not going to rent/lease the building to anyone and, that he feels uncomfortable moving forward because the situation is not clear so he wants to have a meeting with both. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 14 RIVAS, Christopher D, Agent for "Aldi, Inc (Wisconsin)", Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Aldi #88" at 1325 W CLEVELAND Av. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present along with the District Manager, Daniel Martin. The individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that there is complaint about the aggressive panhandling and that he can talk about it because he visits the store regularly and, that he has brought it to the store’s attention. Ald. Dimitrijevic said that the panhandling is aggressive and that it is the reason why the application is scheduled and requested a plan from Aldi. Mr. Martin said that they have put in place a plan and that District 2 is aware of it and, that they have filed a restriction order against this one individual. He added that they have also requested security for all the business hours and placed signage as well. Ald. Dimitrijevic said that she has no objections with moving forward. Ald. Perez recommended to reached out to other businesses in order to alert each other from individuals who refuse to leave private property. Mr. Martin said they do. Ald. Perez moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 14 KOUTECKY, Robin L, Agent for "CLEMENTINES TAVERN LLC", Permanent Extension of Premise Application for Alcohol and Food for "Clementines" at 3143 S CLEMENT Av. The applicant was present and said that the patio will be open until 10pm. Individuals also present: Ald. Dimitrijevic said that she is in support of the application. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Perez was excused from the meeting at 12:38 pm
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Minutes note: 14 MALACARA, Mario C, Agent for "Blackwood Bros Restaurant and Social Club LLC", Public Entertainment Premises License Application Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Poetry Readings and Patron Contests for "Blackwood Bros Restaurant and Social Club" at 3001 S KINNICKINNIC Av. The applicant was present along with Atty. Michael Maistelman who said that it is a restaurant that wants to offer additional entertainment and, that he is aware that there have been issues with the previous ownership and neighbors and, that they have taken steps to avoid those issues. Individuals also present: Ald. Dimitrijevic said that it is a fact that there were issues with the previous owner and that she sent a postcard survey and, that the results are in support and wanted to make sure that there is no outdoor music/entertainment. Atty. Maistelman confirmed that there is no outdoor music/entertainment. Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0).
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 13 PATEL, Sanjay R, Agent for "S&JP Hospitality Group, Inc.", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Econo Lodge" at 6541 S 13th St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Kevin Weiss. Atty. Weiss said that there are a number of incidences and that the staff have been cooperative with the police. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said this is a food license renewal and that they must work and address the items on the police report before the hotel/motel license expires. Ald. Spiker moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 12:51 pm Reconvened at 1:23 pm
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: DUKE, Michael L, Agent for "Duke Towing & Salvage LLC", Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Application for Non-Consensual Towing and Collecting/Delivering Junk and Valuable Metal for "Duke Towing & Salvage LLC" at N2494 Giles DR. The applicant was present and said that the last item on the police report, was about an altercation with another vehicle and, that he is about to retain a lawyer to continue with the process. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: HER, Meng, Agent for "Home Element Renovations LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "Home Element Renovations LLC" at 2846 N 55TH St. The applicant was present and said that he still on supervision and that he has been following the procedure with no issues and, that his plan is to remodel abandoned houses within the city. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: FALK, Michael Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was not present. Ald. Hamilton moved denial upon second nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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6/7/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 04 RAZAA, Tiana M, Agent for "S'LUSH LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Bands and Poetry Readings for "S'Lush Daiquiri Lounge & Event Space" at 1110 N MARTIN L KING JR DR #Suite #100. The applicant was present and said that they are trying to expand into the downtown area and use the space for private events as well. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman requested to hold the application in order to meet with the applicant because it is a large application that needs more conversation due the high activity on the MLK entertainment district and the capacity of the venue. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 09 DHILLON, Gurmeet K, Agent for "Royal Plaza Liquor Inc", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Renewal Application for "Royal Plaza Liquor Inc" at 8700 W BROWN DEER Rd. (Expired 4/10/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Hamilton move denial upon second nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 ROCK, Brent T, Class B Tavern; Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Adding 3 Amusement Machines for "MITCHELL'S TAVERN" at 10433 W APPLETON Av. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was present who said that he has no comments about the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 GANDY, Candy C, Agent for "A DIFFERENT VIBE LOUNGE LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Jukebox, Bands, Magic, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, Patrons Dancing and 1 Portable Pool Table for "A DIFFERENT VIBE LOUNGE" at 5400 N LOVERS LANE Rd. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd said that she would like to hold the application to have a talk with Ms. Gandy before moving forward. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 MARTINEZ, JR, Felipe, Agent for "Walkers Lounge & Events LLC", Permanent Extension of Premise Applications for Alcohol and Food and Sidewalk Dining License Application Adding Sidewalk at the West Side of Premises, Deck at the North and Parking Lot at the North-East Side of the Premises for "Walkers Lounge & Events" at 626 S 5TH St. The applicant was present and said that the application is for outside dinning and events. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he is familiar with the building and asked the applicant what part of the parking lot will be used. The applicant said that a deck will be built at the end of the lot. Ald. Perez asked for the hours of operation for the pergola on the parking lot. The applicant said it will be closed at 8pm Ald. Perez asked for the hours of operation for the sidewalk dinning. The applicant said it will be closed at 9pm Mr. Cooney said that those hours are not reflected on the application. Ald. Perez moved to amend the application to close the pergola on the parking lot at 8:00 pm and the sidewalk dinning at 9:00 pm. Ald. Perez moved approval as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 VALCARCEL, Julie L, Agent for "Valcarcel, LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "AsianRican Foods" at 3300 W Lincoln Av. The applicant was present who said that she is applying for the alcohol license for the existing food license. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that the neighborhood seems to be in support and she welcomed Ms. Valcarcel in the district. Ald. Perez said that the applicant and her family were making pop ups at his district and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 OBEROI, Meetu, Agent for "OBEROI REAL ESTATE LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Applications for "Quick Pick Food Mart" at 3332 W LINCOLN Av. The applicant was present said that her plan is to sell liquor, beer and food. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that she is in support. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 SINGH, Gurmukh, Agent for "Starlite Beer & Food, Inc.", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "Starlite Food" at 2013 W Burnham St. The applicant was present who said that the police wrote the ticket even after presenting the license and that he has made sure that the employees have the licenses handy regarding the item on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that she cannot support new alcohol licenses coming into the area because of concentration and in combination with a convenience store. The applicant said that customers are asking for liquor because they don’t have a car to go to other stores that are far and that is why he applied for the license. Ald. Hamilton moved denial based on concentration and aldermanic testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 BARBA-MARTIN, Susana L, Agent for "Tu Casa LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar" at 3710 W LINCOLN Av. (Expires 7/9/2022) Atty. Osman Mirza appeared on behalf of the applicant and the applicant was present on the board. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez asked if private security is allowed to use the pepper spray regarding the item on the police report. Sgt. Velasquez that they are allowed if they have the proper permit. Ald. Zamarripa asked if the applicants holds a permit to carry the pepper spray. The applicant said that the security company has the permit. Ald. Zamarripa asked for the name of the security company. The applicant said that it is State Wide Elite Protection. Ald. Zamarripa asked if the employee involved in the incident still works there. The applicant said that is no longer at his business and that probably was sent to another one. Individuals in opposition: Virginio Miranda and Karina Perea – 1315 S 14th St – appeared to testify on an incident that is not on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that she is concerned about the business going in a different direction from the original plan which is a "restaurant" because it is advertised more as a night club than a restaurant in social media.She added that there were gun shots in May. Atty. Mirza said that he is aware of the incident and that he has seen the video which is about 3 individuals leaving the bar and firing seven gun shots into the air. Ald. Zamarripa asked the applicant to close at midnight to avoid the incidents that happens after midnight and that are reflected on the police report. Atty. Mirza said that it will be a significant loss of revenue for the business with closing at midnight. Ald. Zamarripa said that she is trying to compromise. Atty. Mirza said that closing at 1:30 am would be a good compromise. Ald. Perez said that patrons leaving and even driving a block away, it is a responsibility for the licensee. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair with the expectation that the applicant and Ald. Zamarripa come to an agreement. Ald. Spiker asked Atty. McNally if there is an issue holding the application. Atty. McNally said that he does not see an issue because the special meeting will be held before the expiration date. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: ATKINSON, Latonia Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 07 SZULCZEWSKI, Willie L, Agent for "Piercings Plus, LLC", Tattoo and Body Piercing License Renewal Application for "Piercings Plus Tattooing and Piercing" at 4412 W Center St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals in opposition: Corie Coppinger – said that the neighborhood association is out to make business to work with the neighbors by requesting to follow up a list of simple guidelines which are common sense (she read the list). She said that she is concerned because she picks up garbage, hears gun shots, prostitution is around because the way the business is advertised. She said that the business is surrounded by a kindergarten, grade and high schools and that solicitors park illegally, blast music, throw garbage during the school hours as well. She asked the applicant to work with the neighbors so his customers respect them. Ald. Rainey said that this is the same area as Jay’s Food and that even if there is nothing on the police report, the irregular parking, gathering and garbage are a constant problem. The applicant said that he has signs about the parking situation inside and in front of the building and that he reminds his clients about parking properly. Ald. Hamilton moved approval with a warning letter based on the fact that both parts are working together and to increase the communication. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 01 GRANDBERRY, Ricky J, Agent for "Lil G's Social Lounge LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, 1 Amusement Machine, Poetry Readings, Patron Contests, Comedy Acts, Patrons Dancing and 1 Pool Table for "Lil G's Social Lounge" at 3622 W VILLARD Av. The applicant was present and said that he has been around the tavern business for some years and, that he is buying the business from a family member who is retiring and, that he wants to add a social lounge and dancing. Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton said that he is familiar with the location and that his business proposal fits with it. He added that since no neighbors are present moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 01 WILKS, Anthony T, Agent for "JACKS LOUNGE LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Poetry Readings and Patrons Dancing for "Jack's Executive Bistro" at 4923 W VILLARD Av. The applicant was present and said that the items on the police report are in the past and, that he wants to open a family restaurant for the neighborhood. He added that the main dishes are recipes that have been in his family for generations. Individuals in support: Marliah Moore - Neighbor Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton said that the applicant have shown sensitivity to the neighborhood and that he appreciates the willingness to work around the neighborhood challenges and, that the applicant seems to be prepared and ready. Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 15 SAED, Ahmad F, Agent for "Eskandar LLC", Class A Fermented Malt Beverage, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Community Foods" at 2800 N 27TH St. The applicant was present and said that he is taking over an existing business because the owner is retiring. Individuals also present: Mr. Ellzey said that the office of Ald. Stamper has no objections. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: Warning Letter 12 WALIA, Harjeet S, Agent for "KULDIP, INC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer, Weights & Measures and Self Service Laundry License Renewal Application for "PANTRY 41 BP / RAZA LAUNDRY" at 1009 S 1ST St. Ald. Dodd moved approval of the "Warning Letter' items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: Ald. Spiker moved approvalof the file 220120 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: RUMISEK, Amanda J Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved denial upon second nonappearance. There were no objections (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 STOLZENBURG, Matthew C, Tattoo and Body Piercing Renewal Application for "Black Dawn Tattoo" at 424 E LOCUST St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present and said that his attorney is working on the item from the police report and that it has been an embarrassing situation overall. Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton said that Ald. Coggs feels comfortable moving forward. Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 SEKHON, Parminder S, Agent for "Ludhiana Inc", Class B Fermented Malt Beverage License Application for "Li'l General" at 233 W Center St. The applicant was present and said that he has done business for 27 years and that he is trying to have more business in the premises by opening a bar with a tv and, that he is asking for a chance to see how it works. Individuals also present: Ms. Dantzler said that Ald. Coggs met with the applicant but that she wants more time to have a neighborhood meeting to make sure that the stakeholders are fine with the plan. Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 07 MOHAMMAD, Younas I, Agent for "A&I PETROLEUM, LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "GAS DEPOT" at 2707 W BURLEIGH St. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Michael Maistelman who said that they are concerned about the gun violence and that not much can be done because of the exponential problem with gun control. Added that they are going to consult with Les Jones about this matter. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey said that the item on the police report is a tragedy, that he has talked to the applicant and his attorney and, that there is nothing that could be done to prevent the incident from happening and recommended approval with a warning letter. Ald. Spiker moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: Agenda Only GROHALL, James G, Agent for "DJ NOVELTY, INC.", Amusement Machine or Jukebox Distributors License Renewal Application with Change of Location for "DJ NOVELTY" at 1949 S 72ND St. 04 FRANSON, Ryan, Agent for "BUFFALO BLDG CONDO ASSOC, INC", Loading Zone License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "Buffalo Condos" at 312 E BUFFALO St. 04 NELSON, Mei lyn, Agent for "The Loft on Broadway, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "The Loft on Broadway" at 177 N BROADWAY #3rd Floor. 10 FORD, Pattie L, Agent for "Paloma LLC", Class B Tavern License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening Mon - Fri at 5PM and Sat - Sun at 10AM; To Open Mon - Wed at 4PM and Thu - Sun at 11AM for "Paloma Taco & Tequila" at 5419 W NORTH Av. 10 SAZAMA-SCHNECK, Stephanie L, Agent for "SAZCO, INC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "SAZ'S STATE HOUSE" at 5539 W STATE St. 11 MUTLAQ, Nabil M, Agent for "Mad Chicken WI, LLC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "Mad Chicken" at 2735 W Oklahoma Av. 14 GITTRICH, Michael S, Agent for "Pizza People LLC", Loading Zone Permit License Renewal Application with Reorganization of Legal Entity and Change of Agent for "Toppers Pizza" at 2262 S KINNICKINNIC Av. Ald. Spiker moved approval of the "Agenda Only" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 ALLEN, Nedra, Agent for "Wireless Vision, LLC", Secondhand Dealer's License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "Wireless Vision" at 4125 N 56th St. (Expired 12/3/2021) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 RAMADAN, Khaleel M, Agent for "KRA Enterprises LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Kitts Frozen Custard" at 7000 W CAPITOL DR. The applicant was present and said that he owns another store in the area and, that he liked the business so he bought it to make it better. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked the applicant if he is operating without a valid license. The applicant explained that he has been shot down by the Health Department. Mr. Cooney said that a renewal application was filed by the previous owner and then received this new application. Ald. Spiker asked if the hours of operation are the same as the previous owner. Mr. Cooney confirmed that they are the same hours. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 RYDZ, Raymond J, Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Kitts Frozen Custard" at 7000 W Capitol DR. (Expired 6/30/2021) The applicant was not present. Ald. Spiker moved denial based on third nonappearance. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 VELARDE, Adam J, Agent for "Cave Enterprises Operations, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Burger King #3456" at 5120 W Capitol DR. (Expires 6/9/2022) The applicant was not present when the application was called. The applicant was present physically at 9:41 am Mr. Velarde said that he talked to the detectives and Todd Miller and that they fully disclosed everything what they asked to hand over and he apologized for giving the impression of not being cooperative. Individuals also present: Jacob Cox - Employee - said that he was in contact with the detectives Lopez and (did not remember the last name) and that he was told that this investigation was turned to the crime investigation unit. Victoria Smart - Employee James Kirk – District Manager Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker questioned the second item on the police report about not contacting the police. Mr. Cox said that he was not aware that the police was trying to have a conversation with him. Mr. Velarde said that he called back at police department and left messages and that he was told that he was going to be contacted if anything else was needed. Mr. Velarde also said that when they hire new employees, they must read and sign the acknowledgement of the employee hand book and that it is also discussed verbally that no weapons are allowed in the premises. Ald. Borkowski said that there was a homicide and that he sees that it does not concern as much as it should and, that he does not have a problem not renewing the license but that he cannot make that motion because he is acting like chair of the committee. Ald. Hamilton said that there are a couple of things to highlight and, that it is absolutely clear that an employee was involved and, that the leadership of the restaurant tried to hide from the investigation and, that this is the type of situations that we must protect people and residents from. Ald. Hamilton moved not to renew the license. Mr. Velarde said that he wanted to apologize for not appearing on the previous meeting and said that this business unit was acquired on 2019 because it was already struggling. He added that he has been in the business for 25 years and, that he has never suffered the loss of a life before. Mr. Velarde explained that he reached out to everyone whom he was supposed to and, that there were efforts made that are irrelevant at this point and, that he understands the circumstances if the license is not approved. Mr. Velarde also said that this situation has affected all of them. Mr. Cox said that he was the one who got the first call and that when he talked to Mr. Velarde, Mr. Velarde's main concerns were the employees and the family of the person who died. Mr. Kirk said that they turned this restaurant around and, that he reviewed the videos with the police and, that they are offering the right training to the leaders like how to deescalate situations and how to protect the community. Mr. Kirk added that this loss will be live forever with them. Ms. Smart said that she took over the store about 5 months ago and, that most of the employees are kids and young adults eager to work and, that she has taught them to be proud of the uniform and about what they do and, that she is there for them. Ald. Borkowski asked Ald. Hamilton if he wants to hold still the motion not to renew the license. Ald. Hamilton said that this is not a situation of Burger King in general and, that he learned valuable lessons while working in a Buger King in his younger years and, that he acknowledges that the applicant has recognized that something was wrong and, that they have done something about it but that there has to be a consequence for losing a life in the store. He added that he hopes that they keep the patrons and employees safe at their other stores. Ald. Hamilton moved non renewal of the license based on the police report and applicant and staff testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 HOLMES, Thomas J, Agent for "Ahdream Entertainment, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Eve Dining" at 6222 W Fond Du Lac Av. (Expires 7/8/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele and Atty. Brown Atty. Obviagele said that item 18 was about a situation where the bar and bartender were being proactive. Individuals present: Rose Dabney – 3965 N 70th St – Employee for three years and was cross-examinated by Atty. Brown on items 18, 19 and 20 of the police report. Mr. Holmes was also cross-examinated by Atty. Brown Ald. Spiker asked the applicant if the police report is wrong. Mr. Holmes said that it is wrong and that he did not see anyone fighting, that it was just a verbal altercation and that it happened within the property but not in the building. Jason Scott - 4561 N 74th St – employed as security guard at Eve Dining and Mr. Holmes were cross- examinated by Atty. Brown for item 21 on the police report and both stated to be present that night. Individuals in support: James Ray - 5776 N 70th St – said that he has been a security guard for different owners and that Mr. Holmes always make sure that they are safe at work. Lester Codwell – 6125 W Spencer Pl – said that safety for customers and employees is always first. Tangela Johnson – 5263 N 56th St – said that she used to work there and that Mr. Holmes does everything to protect his employees and that he cares for people in need. Jeremiah Addison – 3331 N 29th St – works with Mr. Holmes for three years now and that he treats employees as family. Mr. Holmes said that he has been in the business for 20 years and that his business is located in a high crime area within the city and. that he can afford to open business everywhere but that he opens his businesses in the heart of the city because is where is needed the most. He said that he believes it is his mission and that he can be vigilant to protect his business and neighborhood. Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton said that he is very familiar with the way Mr. Holmes handles his businesses and that he thinks that we have an example of what businesses should do when incidents happen and how to handle those situations. Ald. Hamilton moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 BRATTON, Mark H, Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Renewal Application for "Helping Hands Repair & Salvage" at 5140 N 64th St. (Expires 6/15/2022) The applicant was present and said that he picks up metal and other items on a call basis. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 NORVIK, Jennifer C, Agent for "C&C Appleton Ave, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application Removing/Adding Stockholders and Transfer of Stock for "Wong's Wok" at 7424 W Appleton Av. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was not present. Mr. Michael Chin said that Ms. Norvik was not available. Mr. Cooney said that Ms. Norvik or an attorney are needed in order to continue with the hearing. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 FIUMEFREDDO, Peter J, Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Hotel/Motel License Renewal Applications for "FREMO'S" at 6449 W FOND DU LAC Av. (Expires 7/14/2022) The applicant was present and said that there was a fight outside and that it was as a proactive action to make sure that nothing else was happening regarding the item on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 HARRIS, Donna, Agent for "Aldi, Inc (Wisconsin)", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "Aldi #76" at 6700 W Capitol DR. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was not present. Mr. Cooney said that the office was contacted and that Aldi requested to hold the application. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 MANASSRA, Refaat M, Agent for "JAJ Sharks Fish & Chicken Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application Removing Shareholder for "Sharks Fish & Chicken" at 5653 N 76th St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 9:09 am Reconvened at 9:16 am
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Minutes note: 02 ALI, Zakaria M, Agent for "JAD Food LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "JAD Food" at 5855 W Silver Spring DR. (Expires 7/6/2021) The applicant was present and said that he does not have nothing to do with the item on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that he does not see a pattern on the police report and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 9:28 am Reconvened at 9:35 am
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Minutes note: 02 AMUNGWAFOR, Binyoti F, Agent for "Hideaway Tavern LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "The Hideaway Tavern" at 9000 W KAUL Av. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was present and said that he is aware of the incidents and that he always notify the police. He added that he does not know who was fighting and who started the fight and, that the police never came back to him to request the name of the employee involved. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski mentioned that there are 20 incidents on the police report. Mr. Terri Harmon – 5172 N 108th St - working as security guard said that he called the police. Ald. Spiker said that there is a pattern of incidents inside the bar. Mr. Harmon said that he does not hold the door shot and that what happened was, that he separated the groups that were involved because it is their policy to do so. Mr. Harmon said that they never have a problem before and that he was told that they are doing very good in the neighborhood. Ald. Dodd moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 MARSH, Jeffrey, Agent for "Nashville North, LLC", Temporary Change of Plan Application for Alcohol on the Sidewalk at the Front of the Premises and for Food on the Street at the Front of the Premises for Brady St. Festival (July 30th, 2022) 11AM - 8PM for "Nashville North" at 1216 E BRADY St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Amanda Cervantes – assistant 3rd district – said that there are no objections with the application. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 PACKEE, Justin, Agent for "Yo Factory LLC", Temporary Change of Plan Application for Food with Extension of Premises on the Sidewalk at the East side of the Premises May - Oct 2022 from 11AM to 10PM for "Yo Factory" at 2203 N Farwell Av. The applicant was not present. Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 TIERNEY, John W, Agent for "John Tierney Art, Inc", Tattoo and Body Piercing License Renewal Application Adding Shareholder for "Yesterday's Rose Tattoo" at 1613 N VAN BUREN St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 FISCHER, Daniel, Agent for "METRO ENTERPRISES, INC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "QUARTERS" at 900 E CENTER St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 RASMUSSEN, Allan R, Agent for "GILBERT LIQUOR CO, INC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Adding Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "GILBERT LIQUOR" at 2853-57 N OAKLAND Av. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present and said that the business operations won’t change and that his wife actually takes care of the business operations. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 WALKER, Rose-Marie, Agent for "Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Little Caesars #305" at 2831 N Oakland Av. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 GARCIA MARTINEZ, Shannon M, Agent for "Riverwest Food Coop", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Closing Sat & Sun at 9PM To Close at 8PM for "Riverwest Food Co Op" at 733 E Clarke St. (Expires 7/8/2022) The applicant was present and said that they need the change of hours due short staffing. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 GREENYA, Robert R, Agent for "CHAMPION'S PUB, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Requesting to Add Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers and Patrons Dancing for "CHAMPION'S PUB" at 2417 N BARTLETT Av. (Expires 6/29/2022) The applicant was present and said that he is a third generation of bar owners in Milwaukee. The applicant said that they took over the bar few months ago and that they will do a better job with the issue on the police report and that he has paid the fine. Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 NORD, Mark G, Agent for "KCS WINE & SPIRITS, INC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Renewal Application for "DOWNER WINE & SPIRITS" at 2638 N DOWNER Av. (Expires 7/11/2022) The applicant was present and said that they tried to card anyone who looks suspicious. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski said that the 3rd. aldermanic district’s office has no objections. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) Ald. Dodd was excused at 12:41pm
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Minutes note: 03 SCHAEFER, Scott A, Agent for "Jack's American Pub, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Sidewalk Dining and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "Jack's American Pub" at 1323 E Brady St. (Expires 7/1/2022) The applicant was present and had no comment on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski said that the 3rd. aldermanic district’s office has no objections. Mr. Cooney explained that the applicant was 90% stockholder and that the renewal form was filed with 85%. The applicant said that it was his mistake and that no stocks were transferred. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application Mr. Schaeffer with 90% stockholder. There were no objections. Ald. Hamilton moved approval as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 KASHOU, Salem J, Agent for "Erth Wellness, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Closed on Mondays To Open Mondays 10AM - 5PM for "Kind Oasis" at 2169 N FARWELL Av. (Expires 6/21/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Stamper moved to hold the application based on first non appearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 OLSON, Donna R, Agent for "HOSED ON BRADY INC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Sidewalk Dining and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Requesting to Add 1 Dart Board for "HOSED ON BRADY" at 1689 N FRANKLIN Pl. (Expires 7/6/2022) The applicant was not present. Mr. Cooney explained that the license can be renewed without the request of adding the dart board. Ald. Stamper moved renewal and to hold the request to add dart board. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 MEYER, Bradly T, Agent for "MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING", Class B Tavern License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING" at 1245 N BROADWAY. (Expired 5/19/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 LEE, Michael D, Agent for "M P ON BRADY, INC", Class B Tavern, Sidewalk Dining and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "CLUB BRADY" at 1339 E BRADY St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present and said that the bartender (who was an employee for 19 years) did not hand out his license immediately to the police. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that the longer version of the police report says that the bartender did not shown the video right away. The applicant said that Shawn Casper (bartender) took a walk with the police and that they verified that there was a blind spot on the camera where the incident happened and that the police checked that no card was kept on the premises. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 CATALDO, Patricia A, Agent for "JOEY C'S, INC", Class B Tavern, Sidewalk Dining and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Requesting to Add Disc Jockey and Patrons Dancing for "JO-CAT'S PUB" at 1311 E BRADY St. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present and said that she is being in business for 44 years and requesting disc jockey and patrons dancing. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski said that there are no objections from the 3rd district’s office. The applicant said that regarding the police report, she does not know who served the underage people because the cameras were not working properly at that moment. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 OHLSSON, Aaron, Agent for "ARO Management LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Center for Visual & Performing Arts License Renewal Applications Requesting to Add Patrons Dancing for "The Miramar Theatre" at 2844-46 N Oakland Av. (Expires 6/30/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele and Atty. Brown Atty. Obviagele said that the incidents on the police report are accurate. Mr. Ohlsson was cross-examinated by Atty. Obviagele for items 10, 11, 12 and 13. Individuals also present: Mr. Spiker asked the applicant to corroborate what was reported on item 11. The applicant said that it is accurate. Individuals in opposition: Atty. Halbrooks - Representing Bid 13 – said that they are here to request not to renew the license. Atty. Obviagele said that he will object to everything that Atty. Halbrooks says unless he is sworn in. Atty. McNally said that Atty. Halbrooks will need to be sworn in if he, at some point, provide some testimony. Atty. Halbrooks was sworn in. Atty. Obviagele said that Atty. Halbrooks cannot cross-examinate his client. Ald. Borkowski moved for a recess while the City Attorney’s office responds to Atty. Halbrooks request to cross-examinate the applicant. Recess at 12:25 pm Reconvened at 12:40 pm Individuals in opposition: Atty. Halbrooks said that item 9 on the police report is important to this matter and described what we are about to see in the video that was submitted to the license division and which is the reason why, they don’t want Mr. Ohlsson to hold an alcohol license in the city of Milwaukee. Atty. Obviagele objected to what Atty. Halbrooks said because he is making legal accusations and objected to the video because it violates his client procedure and did not come with the notice. Ald. Hamilton said that he would like to see the video but wanted to check if there is a chance of going to a closed session. Atty. McNally said that the closed session was not included on the agenda. Ald. Hamilton and Ald. Borkowski moved to see the video. The video was played. Atty. Obviagele said that he would object to parts of this video. Atty. Obviagele asked Atty. Halbrooks if he saw any of the incidents. Atty. Halbrooks said he has not but saw the videos. Atty. Obviagele asked if the video is from the Buffalo St. location. Atty. Halbrooks said it was. Atty. Obviagele asked Atty. Halbrooks if he is aware of any charges for Mr. Ohlsson. Atty. Halbrooks said that he is not aware. Atty. Obviagele asked if he represented the previous license holder. Atty. Hallbrooks said that he did represent the previous license holder. Atty. Obviagele asked if he selected the parts of the video that were shown today. Atty. Halbrooks said that he did select the parts of the video. Individuals in opposition: Michael D'amato - Director Business Improvement District #13 - read the letter that was submitted and attached to the file. Added that Mr. Ohlsson has failed his responsibilities with the license as it is stated on the police report. Also asked the committee to please take a look to the testimonies within the proximity to the business and how lives have changed with this establishment because it is not a popularity contest to see which side brings more people. Jerry Broderick – 1800 E Newberry St - 45 year resident next to Miramar – read two emails submitted to the license division and said that he is very disappointed about this establishment and wondered why the committee granted another license for this agent based on the Miramar’s history. Added that their lives have been affected. Patricia Broderick - 1800 E Newberry Blvd. – said that she is here to represent her granddaughters who live next door and that their bedroom window is right on the street where the shots were fired and, that she is concerned about her family and people’s safety on the street. Ms. Broderick added that tow trucks are too loud to rest at night and that there is a lot of commotion because people is going in and out of the establishment. Mr. Wolzack - 2767 E Newberry St – said that he is the president of the neighborhood association and that businesses and neighbors have been hurt by Miramar and, that they object to the renewal and that to see police cars lined up in front on the Miramar is not a good thing for the neighborhood. He also acknowledged that Mr. Ohlsson reached out to him to talk to the board but that the meeting won’t happen until after this hearing. Mr. Kovac – talking as a private citizen said that the video what we saw today do not match with what Mr. Ohlsson explained to him when the incident on item 9 happened. He added that there were issues with the previous owner and that since Mr. Ohlsson took over, some things improved but there is a strong indication that the shootings that happened on February, are related to the Miramar and its popular R&B Tuesday’s nights. Mr. Kovac said that there is no indication that the incidents happened inside the establishment and that District 1 says that Mr. Ohlsson’s plan is working and, that neighbors are objecting because they have the right to be concerned. Mr. Kovac said that he appreciates that they are working with the police. Individuals in support: Atty. Obviagele cross-examinated Atty. Nolan – who said that she is a criminal attorney and that her client has waived some rights. Added that on December 12th, 2021, his client was originally detained for obstructing a police officer and that he was released later. Atty. Obviagele asked if the video was modified (zoomed in). Atty. Nolan said that the video was modified in the sense of being zoomed in and that his client was not charged and released later. Armando Saafir – 2346 Pasadena Blvd. – DJ in Milwaukee said that Mr. Ohlsson is an independent business owner and that he takes any challenge in order to have culture at the Miramar and the owner puts them in the position to chase their own dreams as well. Cameron Mond – 2519 N Bartlett Av Michael Thomas – 1340 E Brady St - said that he knows Mr. Ohlsson for about 15 years and that he has updated his building a ton and, that he keeps the patrons and neighbors safe even if the opposition don’t think so. The meeting paused at 2:21 pm Reconvened at 2:34 pm Dustin Fleuter – 1815 E Newbeerry Blvd. #5 – said that he moved to the neighborhood because of Miramar and that he feels safe going at home at night. He added that Miramar is important to him and to many people because he has found a family there. Lisa Battiw - 1407 N MLK Dr #203 – said that she has worked there for 7 years and that they are a not a nightclub but a venue. Lisa Cook – 145 S 92nd St Devin Hall – 700 S 55th St, Kenosha, WI 53144 Sean Kaump – 214 E Wright St Adrian Hund – 1121 N Waverly Pl Kelly Schmitz – 3555S Rivershire Dr Katie Veley – 518 W Vine Upper Brian Ward – 622 N Broadway McKena Applin – 135 W Wells St #612 Tyler Burgess – 1117 N Wells St Carly Spotts – 1757 S 58th St Kate Schmitz – 1652 E Newton Av Alex Martinelli – 1690 Franklin Pl There were about 90 persons who were virtually present in support. They were asked to leave their names and addresses on the chat in agreement with the applicant and his attorney. The applicant apologized to the neighbors who testified today because he thought that nothing was happening and that the parking signs was not his decision. He added that he requested the police presence and that the issue has been curved. He said that he hasn't have a police report in 10 years and that his biggest regret is not knowing what was happening with the community and that the issues will be fixed. Mr. Ohlsson asked the neighbors for another chance or to start the relationship over because he wants the Miramar to be a good model. Atty. Obviagele said that he heard the neighbors and that it is their true and that he also wants neighbors to think that this is a national problem that is not going to be solved with shooting down places and, that we cannot let gun violence to win over business, churches and schools because the problem goes beyond anyone in this room and asked the committee to renew the licenses. Ald. Spiker asked Mr. Ohlsson to share his telephone number with his neighbors so he becomes the first contact and recommended to have a better communication with his neighbors. Ald Spiker moved renewal with a warning letter based on the police report and neighborhood testimony. Ald. Hamilton said that he agrees with Ald. Spiker but that the Miramar still needs to fit in the nature of the neighborhood and to be sensitive to that. He added that efforts can be made to achieve that and suggested not to expand the license while the applicant addresses current issues. Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the patrons dancing application. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved renewal as amended with a warning letter based on the police report and neighborhood testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Number

220120

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

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

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

CC-CC

Laurie Phillip

2/22/2022