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File #: 220343    Version: 0
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: LICENSES COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/28/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Motion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: LICENSES
Attachments: 1. Agenda Special 7-18-22, 2. 09:00 AM - 7-18-22, 3. 09:05 AM - 7-18-22, 4. 09:10 AM - 7-18-22, 5. 09:15 AM - 7-18-22, 6. 09:20 AM - 7-18-22, 7. 09:25 AM - 7-18-22, 8. 09:30 AM - 7-18-22, 9. 09:35 AM - 7-18-22, 10. 09:45 AM - 7-18-22, 11. 09:55 AM - 7-18-22, 12. 10:00 AM - 7-18-22, 13. 10:05 AM Latavong - 7-18-22, 14. 10:05 AM Olson - 7-18-22, 15. 10:10 AM O'bryne - 7-18-22, 16. 10:10 AM Smith - 7-18-22, 17. 10:10 AM 7-18-22 Letter Of Recommendation, 18. 10:15 AM Host - 7-18-22, 19. 10:15 AM Huang - 7-18-22, 20. 10:15 AM Thao - 7-18-22, 21. 10:20 AM Eitel 2625 N Downer Av -7-18-22, 22. 10:20 AM Eitel 1935 N Water St - 7-18-22, 23. 10:25 AM Budziszewski - 7-18-22, 24. 10:25 AM Hackman - 7-18-22, 25. 10:30 AM Calhoun - 7-18-22, 26. 10:30 AM Musa - 7-18-22, 27. 10:30 AM Objection to Musa - 7-18-22, 28. 10:30 AM Musa Police Report 7-18-22, 29. Agenda 7-19-22, 30. 09:00 AM 7-19-22, 31. 09:05 AM 7-19-22, 32. 09:10 AM 7-19-22, 33. 09:15 AM 7-19-22, 34. 09:20 AM 7-19-22, 35. 09:25 AM 7-19-22, 36. 09:30 AM 7-19-22, 37. 09:35 AM 7-19-22, 38. 09:40 AM 7-19-22, 39. 09:45 AM 7-19-22, 40. 09:50 AM 7-19-22, 41. 09:55 AM 7-19-22, 42. 10:00 AM 7-19-22, 43. 10:05 AM 7-19-22, 44. 10:05 AM 7-19-22 Objection, 45. 10:10 AM 7-19-22, 46. 10:20 AM 7-19-22, 47. 10:25 AM 7-19-22, 48. 10:30 AM 7-19-22, 49. 10:50 AM 7-19-22, 50. 11:00 AM 7-19-22, 51. 11:05 AM 7-19-22, 52. 11:05 AM 7-19-22 Bids for Repairs, 53. 11:10 AM 7-19-22, 54. 11:20 AM 7-19-22, 55. 11:20 AM - Sanfilippo Exhibit A Plan of Operations Included on 2019 License Renewal Hearing, 56. 11:20 AM LI Meeting Minutes 2019, 57. Villa-Filomena-Sat-July-9-948pm, 58. Villa-Filomena-Sat-July-9-1057pm, 59. 01:00 PM 7-19-22, 60. 01:05 PM 7-19-22, 61. 01:10 AM 7-19-22, 62. 01:15 PM 7-19-22, 63. 01:20 PM 7-19-22, 64. 01:25 AM 7-19-22, 65. 01:35 PM 7-19-22, 66. 01:40 AM 7-19-22, 67. 01:45 AM 7-19-22, 68. 02:00 AM 7-19-22, 69. 02:00 PM 7-19-22 Objection Police Call Logs, 70. 02:00 PM - 7-19-22 Employee Handbook, 71. 02:00 PM - 7-19-22 Action Items for 2237 N Holton, 72. 02:10 AM 7-19-22, 73. 02:10 PM - 7-19-22 Security Personnel Training Guide_Prime Social, 74. 02:10 PM - 7-19-22Abatement Plan_2275 N. 76th St._Licensing Committee, 75. Prime Social MKE - Metal Detector Invoice, 76. Post Committee Letters, 77. LI Recommendations, 78. LI Written Objections, 79. Agenda Special 7-28-22, 80. Dodge 7-28-22, 81. Lee 7-28-22, 82. Warda Ebook 7-28-22, 83. Barth 7-28-22, 84. Bouraxis 7-28-22, 85. Eichinger 7-28-22, 86. Kaggwa 7-28-22, 87. Feliciano Otero 7-28-22, 88. Lemus Dineen 7-28-22, 89. Garcia 7-28-22, 90. Patel 7-28-22, 91. Patel Exhibit A 7-28-22, 92. Port Motel Objection Exhibit A, 93. 7.28.22 LC.pdf, 94. 7.28.22 BARTS.pdf, 95. Motion for Port Motel 7-28-22, 96. Post Council Letters
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

Minutes note: Ald. Borkowski moved approval of the file 220343 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 02 DODGE, Jason, Agent for "QUICK WASH LAUNDROMATS LLC", Self Service Laundry and Weights & Measures License Applications for "QUICK WASH LAUNDROMATS" at 7613 W VILLARD Av. The applicant was present and said that it would be the same project as the one he opened on W Capitol Dr. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Warning Letter PAGE, Jayne M, Agent for "CHISEL AND VINE LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "CHISEL AND VINE" at 3950 N HOLTON St. WESLEY, JR, John M, Agent for "Wesley Construction LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "Wesley Construction LLC" at 3733 N 41ST St. HERNANDEZ, Michelle P Class D Operator’s License LIU LUEVANO, Luis E Class D Operator’s License SMITH, Tianna A Class D Operator’s License ROBBINS, Kali A Class D Operator’s License RUSSEL, William R Class D Operator’s License Ald. Spiker moved approval of the "Warning Letter" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Ald. Dodd made a motion to return to committee the application for: 05 SHAH, Upesh C, Agent for "Rima Corporation USA", Hotel/Motel License Renewal Application for "Port Motel" at 9717 W Appleton Av. (Expires 7/27/2022) There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 KAGGWA, Immaculate N, Agent for "Immy's African Cuisine LLC", Class 'B" Beer, Class "C" Wine and Sidewalk Dining License Applications for "Immy's African Cuisine" The applicant was present: Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that there are no objections from neighbors and that the applicant currently holds the food dealer license. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 LEMUS DINEEN, Bridget, Agent for "Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent and Change of Hours From Opening at 11AM Daily and Closing at 9PM Sun - Thu and at 10PM Fri & Sat; To Open at 10AM Daily and Close at 4PM on Sun, at 8PM Mon - Fri and at 6PM on Sat for "Potbelly Sandwich Shop" at 2239 N Prospect Av. (Expired 4/21/2022) Atty. Adam Bennett (Associate General Counsel, Potbelly Sandwich Works) was present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that there are no objections from the neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 08 FELICIANO OTERO, Gabriel, Agent for "DAERY STORE LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Supermercado Jalisco" at 2000 W Lincoln Av. The applicant was not present first. Ald. Zamarripa and the License Division got a hold of the applicant over the telephone. Ald. Zamarripa reminded the committee that the application was held because the police needed to verify that the surveillance system is working properly and that it is now. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 09 GARCIA, Jennifer, Agent for "Holt Logistics Corporation", Temporary Change of Plan for Alcohol, Food and Public Entertainment Premises License Application for Granville Jazz & Blues Festival on July 30-31, 2022 From 12PM To 10:15PM Extending to the Sidewalk -in front-, Street -at the left- and Parking Lot -at the northwest side-of the Premises for "Mr. B's Restaurant" at 8617 W BROWN DEER Rd. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 13 PATEL, Arpit K, Agent for "SIDHIVINAYAK, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Hotel/Motel License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "RODEWAY INN & SUITES" at 4400 S 27TH St. (Expired 7/5/2022) The applicant was present along with the manager Ms. Patel who said that they have addressed most of the issues from the police report by closing the pool definitely, requesting a $100 deposit instead of $50, securing (with a special lock) the boiler room, moving the reception's desk to a safer location and training the staff on domestic violence and human trafficking. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that he has been in constant communication with this business and that he is working close with the hotels in his district to avoid the issues that this industry is facing on the last two years. Added that he has requested that the plan of action be part of the business operations. Ald. Dodd asked the applicant if all the incidences from the police report happened during her management. Ms. Patel said that they have happened under her management and that her family owns some other hotels in different states and that they are seeing situations that never happened before. Ald. Coggs said that it is a good idea to start requiring training for the hotel staff in the current issue slike domestic violence and human trafficking. Ald. Spiker said that he is satisfied with what this applicant has been doing and moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Agenda Only NAVEJAR, Armando C, Agent for "Lion Grip Towing L.L.C.", Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Application Requesting Collecting/Delivering Junk and Valuable Metal and Salvaged Motor Vehicle Parts for "Lion Grip Towing" at 6718 W HARRISON Av. 03 MC BRADY, Jason R, Agent for "Fly By Night LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications with Change of Hours on Sundays From Opening at 4PM To Open at 12PM for "High Dive" at 701 E Center St. 04 ALLEN, Nedra, Agent for "Wireless Vision LLC", Secondhand Dealer's and Weights & Measures License Transfer Applications with Change of Agent for "T-Mobile" at 2210 W Wisconsin Av. 04 JONES, Vic R, Agent for "VICTOR'S ON VAN BUREN, INC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Applications with Change of Agent and Transfer of Stock for "VICTOR'S" at 1230 N VAN BUREN St. 04 NEUFELD, Kathleen M, Agent for "Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer, Additional Food Dealer, Sidewalk Dining and Hotel/Motel License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Journeyman Hotel" at 310 E Chicago St. 12 PECK QUIGLEY, Curtis, Agent for "Clinton Street Annex Antiques L.P.", Secondhand Dealer's License Application for "Clinton Street Antiques" at 1110 S 1ST St. Ald. Hamilton moved approval of the "Agenda Only" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 02 LEE, Noukou, Agent for "Lee Restaurant LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Lee Restaurant" at 8340 W APPLETON Av. Stall #18. The applicant was present and said that she will open a stall with food to dine in and to carry out. Individuals also present: Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 02 WARDA, Ashraf F, Agent for "NAIL & ASHRAF, LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "SPIRITS LIQUOR" at 5665 N 76TH St. The applicant was present who said that he was thankful for having this application at the special meeting today. Individuals also present: Ms. McHenry said that Mr. Warda is getting back the store that he owned for 12 years with no issues and that the business relationship with the district has been impeccable. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 BARTH, Austin E, Agent for "Josh's Fine Dining LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Sidewalk Dining and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Up-Down MKE" at 615 E Brady St. (Expires 8/31/2022) The applicant was present and said that the item on the police reported was resolved after looking at the surveillance video. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that there are no objections from the neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 BOURAXIS-AWADALLAH, Dina, Agent for "CANELA CAFE LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Canela Cafe" at 2621 N DOWNER Av. (Expires 8/19/2022) The applicant was present and said that the item on the police report is about her husband escorting out an individual who did not comply with an agreement. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that there are no objections from neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 EICHINGER, Timothy C, Agent for "Black Husky Brewing LLC", Temporary Change of Plan for Public Entertainment Premises License Application To Use the Sidewalk and Street at the West of the Premises on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10AM to 8PM for "Battle at the Brewery II" for "Black Husky Brewing" at 909 E Locust St. The applicants was present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that there are no objections from the neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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7/28/20220 COMMON COUNCIL APPROVED

Minutes note: Nonrenewal based on the police report of the Food Dealer License for Myron D. Smith for the premises located at 5501 W Fond Du Lac Av. ("CULVER'S MIDTOWN") in the 2nd aldermanic district. (Written Objections Have Been Filed) Present Mr. Myron D. Smith ACA Jack McNally Notwithstanding the committee's recommendation, Ald. Rainey moved to send this license back to license committee. There were no objections. Nonrenewal of the Public Entertainment Premises License and Renewal with a 10 day suspension of the Class B Tavern and Food Dealer Licenses, based on the police report, aldermanic, applicant and attorney testimony for Susana L. Barba-Martin for the premises located at 3710 W Lincoln Av. ("Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar") in the 8th aldermanic district. (Written Objections Have Been Filed) Present Atty. Osman Mirza representing Ms. Susana L. Barba-Martin Renewal with a 30 day suspension of the Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures Licenses based on the police report and aldermanic testimony for Nael N. Jabbar for the premises located at 2643 W Atkinson Av. (“I SHOP SUPERMARKET") on the 1st aldermanic district. (Written Objections Have Been Filed) Present Atty. Jeff Jerard on behalf of Nael N. Jabbar ACA Jack McNally Notwithstanding the committee's recommendation, Ald. Hamilton moved to renew the Class A Malt & Class A Liquor license with a 10-day suspension. There were no objections. Renewal of the Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures Licenses and Renewal with a 30 day suspension of the Extended Hours Establishment License based on the police report, aldermanic and neighborhood testimony for Pritpal S. Grewal for the premises located at 2237 N Holton St. (“Citgo on Holton”) on the 6th aldermanic district. (No Written Objections Have Been Filed) Are there any motions relative to this matter? (If there are motions, they should be considered in turn. All motions should be submitted to the appropriate vote and the result announced.)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

Minutes note: Ald. Dodd moved approval of the file 220343 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Agenda Only PETERKE, Lawrence G, Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Renewal Application Adding 1 Vehicle for "Lawrence G Peterke" at 8644 W Silver Spring DR. 04 JACOBS, Daniel P, Agent for "Dan Dan LLC", Class B Tavern License and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "Dan Dan" at 360 E ERIE St. 04 SIDDIQUE, Mohammad S, Agent for "AVENUE LIQUOR, INC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Renewal Application with Removing Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "AVENUE LIQUOR" at 616 W WISCONSIN Av. 08 HERRERA DE CASTRO, Patricia, Agent for "Patricia Herrera de Castro, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening at 9AM Thu - Tue and Closing at 10:30 PM Sun - Tue, at 12AM on Thur and at 2AM Fri & Sat To Open at 10AM and Close at 10PM Sun - Sat for "La Fondita" at 2523 W GREENFIELD Av. 08 CASTRO PENA, Felipe Agent for "Patricia Herrera de Castro, LLC", Class B Tavern License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening at 9AM Thu - Tue and Closing at 10:30 PM Sun - Tue, at 12AM on Thur and at 2AM Fri & Sat To Open at 10AM and Close at 10PM Sun - Sat for "La Fondita" at 2523 W GREENFIELD Av. 08 MENZEL, Todd, Agent for "Menzel Enterprises Inc", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening at 8AM and Closing at 6PM MON - FRI To Open at 9AM and Close at 4PM MON - FRI for "Prairie Land Towing" at 2101 S 37TH St. Ald. Borkowski moved approval of the "agenda only" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Warning Letter 12 LOPEZ, Jorge A AND LOPEZ, Cynthia, Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Panaderia Lopez" at 1100 W Historic Mitchell St. Ald. Dodd moved approval of the "warning letter" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 13 REAL PEREZ, Rosa Isela, Agent for "Fiesta Garibaldi Asadero LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Applications for "Asadero" at 3086 S 20TH St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that he wants to clarify the hours because they are different from what it was discussed. Mr. Cooney said that they have not received the changes yet. The applicant said that they will close at 11pm Sun – Thu and at 12pm on Fri & Sat. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application to close at 11pm Sun – Thu and at 12pm on Fri & Sat. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved approval as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 05 SHAH, Upesh C, Agent for "Rima Corporation USA", Hotel/Motel License Renewal Application for "Port Motel" at 9717 W Appleton Av. (Expires 7/27/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Michael Maistelman Individuals also present: Lydia Hernandez – said that she is here to testify that her daughter died on the premises due a drug overdose on 4/26/2021 at the hands of a drug dealer and that this establishment is a place to harbor crimes like drug and human trafficking and that she does not know why there is no police report about her daughter’s death. Cathy Taylor – said that this place has been a nuisance and that it was her niece who passed away in that hotel and that she is in objection. Whitney Miranda – said that she stayed at the hotel after the passing of her cousin just to observe and that she saw firsthand drug transactions and that the establishment is not safe because people come and go and they are loitering around with no security on the premises, that everything must be repaired. Atty. Maistelman asked the applicant when she stayed there. Ms. Miranda said that she stayed one or two months after her cousin’s passing. Atty. Maistelman asked Ms. Miranda if she called the police. Ms. Miranda said that she did not call the police and that she was there to observe what the hotel was about and that she saw a room next to the check in area full of ladies. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd said that she wanted to give the condolences to Mrs. Hernandez and that she is concerned about why this item is not on the police report and asked if there is a record of the call. Sgt. Velasquez said that there is a call for service for a drug overdose on 4/26/2021. Mr. Cooney said that the incident is not shown on the last year report either. Ald. Spiker asked Atty. Maistelman if his client acknowledges that the overdose happened at the hotel. The applicant said that yes, it happened. Ald. Spiker asked if the staff reported the incident. The applicant said that it was another guest who reported it. Ald. Coggs said that human and drug trafficking are common issues for hotels in the city and asked the applicant what has been done about it. Atty. Maistelman said that they don’t take cash as a form of payment, that a state id is required, licenses plates are checked and a quick ccap check are practiced. Ald. Coggs said that a training is recommended for the staff to be aware of any suspicious activity and how to address it. Ald. Spiker agreed that a training is needed and to get in touch with other hotels to check what are they are doing. Beer Shah – the applicant’s son - said that they are trying to do a do not rent list of people not allowed in the hotel and that they are sharing this list with other hotels in the area in order to set up a network to address this issue. Ald. Spiker asked if there has been any other drug overdose case. Beer Shah said that it never happened before and that the person who died never shown signs of being in trouble. Ald. Dodd said that she is still concerned about the fact that the applicant did not call the police and that the applicant knew that this family was going to show up at the hearing without doing any outreach. She added that it is concerning that the applicant does not know if the police showed up and that based on the information that we are getting at this committee, that the applicant has not shown signs on even reaching out to the family. Atty. Maistelman said that the problem is that we do not have a police report and that he cannot put up a plan to defend his client without it and that nothing has happened within the last year and that the committee should discipline everyone with the same criteria as other hotel licenses that have been under the same situations or worse. Ald. Dodd said that she appreciates that Atty. Maistelman tried to make a case for his client and that the difference is that we have a mother who lost a child in front of us instead of the police report and that if this item would have shown up on last year police report, there would have been a progressive disciplinary action instead. Ald. Dodd moved denial based on the applicant and public testimony. (Prevailed 3-1)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 07 ROBINSON, JR, Fredrick D, Agent for "GREENWOOD PARK GALLERY AND FRAMING, INC.", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey and Poetry Readings for "GREENWOOD PARK GALLERY AND FRAMING" at 4233 W FOND DU LAC Av. The applicant was present who said that it is an art gallery and that he wants to offer an affordable framing service to the neighborhood and for the artists to offer his customers wine and beer on private events. Individuals in opposition: Cheryl Wanzo - 3428 N Sherman Blvd – said that she has questions about the hours of operation, if it is going to be an art gallery or a nightclub because they have had issues there, and that there is a conflict with the information provided on the application. Ald. Coggs asked Mr. Cooney to provide the details of the application. Mr. Cooney said that it is a Class B Tavern license application with hours of operation from 10:30 am to 2:00 am, seven days a week. The applicant said that he only wants to serve beer and wine. Mr. Cooney said that the application can be amended to serve beer and wine only. Ald. Borkowski moved to amend the application to serve beer and wine only. There were no objections. The applicant said that the late hours (after 4:30 pm) is for private events only (if any). Ald. Coggs asked if the application can reflect that. Mr. Cooney said that the application can be amended to say that it is only for private events. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application that the hours after 4:30 pm is for private events only. Joseph Mosley – 3416 N Sherman Blvd – said that it is delicate to operate seven days a week until 2 am because of the persisting traffic and, the issues with the late hours of operations will bring to the neighbors and, that neighbors want some relief from the late hours. Ald. Rainey asked the applicant if he is open to close earlier. The applicant said that he would consider it. Ald. Rainey asked the applicant if he intends to have a physical bar on the premises. The applicant said that he will have a bar to offer beer and wine for art gallery customers. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey said that he had a chance to stop by and that Mr. Robinson gave him an explanation of what he wants to do with the premises which is to maintain the business operations that his father established and, that he did not see any intentions to turn this into a bar or nightclub. He added that he has no objections. The applicant said that his plan is to have groups of students to learn the framing trade as well. Ald. Borkowski moved approval of the application as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/19/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: 12 LOERA SOLIS, Amelia B, Agent for "Creative Increase LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers and Patrons Dancing as for "Vieux" at 1619 S 1st St. The applicant was present: Individuals in opposition: Lilliam Torres - 128 W Maple St – said that she has lived there for many years and that her house, themselves and neighbors have been hearing shots and fights at this location and that this business is a problem for the police and neighborhood. She said that this place has been opened for the same person but with different names. Karen Sanchez- neighbor - said that she has owned the house since 1997 and that it has been a quiet neighborhood but since this bar opened, there have been shootings and that even a bullet crossed by her bedroom's window. Ald. Perez asked Ms. Karen if the applicant has reached out to her. Ms. Karen said that she has not. Citlali Sanchez – neighbor - said that her property has been vandalized by the patrons, that there are fights, people urinating on the street and that they are just tired from this business. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he met with the applicant and explained her the problems with the business and asked the applicant about her connection with the previous owner/operations. The applicant said that it was her intention to reach out to neighbors as she gets closer to open and that her plan is to have an event space, not a bar; for bridal showers, baby showers, etc and that she wants to have a safe place, with morning hours for holding meetings just to have different stream of revenue for the premises. She added that the previous owner is the building owner and that she pays a rent and that the landlord was clear on the issues in the past. Ald. Perez asked why she could not reach out to the neighbors before today. The applicant said that she did not know who they are the ones in opposition. Ald. Perez said that considering the amount of neighbors who came in and given the fact that the applicant did not meet with the neighbors; he said that he wants to give the applicant a fair chance to reach out to neighbors to get their support. 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: 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 Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he finally got a hold of the building owner and that he wants to hold the application for July 28th so he can meet with the building owner tonight to get the clarification that he needs in order to move forward. 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: 12 SUKHPREET, Randhawa, Agent for "AARAVJOT LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "La Franja" at 2366 S 9TH Pl. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he wants to clarify that the items on the police report from the previous premises should be read for the applicant and asked to the applicant if he was running the business for Mr. Gonzalez or working there on June from last year. The applicant said that he did not run the business of worked at the store. Ald. Perez requested to read the three items on the police report. Ald. Coggs asked Sgt. Velasquez to read the three items. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair to get some more clarification. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 13 PATEL, Arpit K, Agent for "SIDHIVINAYAK, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Hotel/Motel License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "RODEWAY INN & SUITES" at 4400 S 27TH St. (Expired 7/5/2022) The applicant was not present. 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: 15 MINOR, Kenneth C, Agent for "Wrightway Kitchen LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Wrightway Kitchen" at 2674 N 51ST St. The applicant was present who said that he was 18 years old and that he completed his probation, graduated on the honor roll from high school and went to MATC for culinary arts and that he has full custody of 1 of his 4 kids. Individuals also present: Mr. Ellzey said that this application was denied administratively because of the items of the police report and that they want to see what the outcome is before moving forward. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application until to hear the disposition of this case. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4 – 0)
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Minutes note: SCHULLO, Zachary Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked how did he got those charges from the police report in the first place. The applicant said that an ex-girlfriend turned on a device on a child pornography site because she found out that he was on other dating sites. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair until the hearing at the court. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 08 FELICIANO OTERO, Gabriel, Agent for "DAERY STORE LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Supermercado Jalisco" at 2000 W Lincoln Av. The applicant was present along with Ramon Gomez as interpreter. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that this application was held because the police report said that they did not have working security cameras and that MPD went back in preparation for today’s hearing and that the establishment was closed. 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: 04 SANFILIPPO, Janice E, Agent for "BANQUET SERVICES, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "VILLA FILOMENA" at 1119 N MARSHALL St. (Expires 7/29/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that this is a renewal application and that neighbors have some concerns and that the Pabst application will not be heard today. Individuals in opposition: Doug Downing – 1114 N Marshall St 102 – he said that he is concerned about the noise levels and the people gathering outside the place and that he has submitted the videos to proof his point. He added that the noise levels have increased since 2 weeks ago. Ald. Coggs asked if the committee wants to see the videos. The committee agreed. Julie Hickey – 1111 N Marshall St 904 – she asked if the building changed owners because she was told that the property changed ownership since yesterday. Ald. Coggs asked Mr. McNally to take a look at the situation since there is no a lease agreement and the property was sold. Ms. Hickey asked if there is a curfew and how waivers works in order for the business being a good neighbor. Lee Johnson – 1111 N Marshall St 1003 – said that Ms. Hickey covered the matters that concern to him as well and because the applicant no longer operates the business. He added that Saturdays nights are different from the rest of the week. Ald. Coggs said that it seems that the applicant does not have ownership interest and per the applicant’s testimony, there is no lease agreement and asked Atty. McNally what can be done. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (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 Renewal Applications for "Citgo on Holton" at 2237 N HOLTON St. (Expired 7/15/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Allysa Brown who said that Atty. Obviagele was here at the last meeting to talk about the police report incidences and they held the community meeting yesterday and that they submitted a plan of action and an employee handbook for the committee to review. Ald. Dodd moved to make part of the record the plan of action dated on July 16th and the employee handbook received today at 1:52 pm at the license division e-mail and at the table. Atty. Brown went thru the plan of action in front of the committee who said that they have taken into consideration all the concerns brought to the meeting. Individuals in objection: Paul Bachowski – said that he opposes to the extended hours license since the applicant cannot control the activity during the normal business hours, that he has testified on the previous meeting about the activities going on, and that he collected signatures from neighbors in opposition of the license and read a petition not to renew the license. Sandra Seller – 519 E North Av – said that she has seen the area declining and that she agrees with the previous testimony. She said that she lives across the street as well and that just looking at the window she sees people standing and doing nothing or having fights, drug dealing, smoking cigarettes while pumping and that she has reported it to the police and that the police is not responding and that she opposes to the extended hour license as well Kate Halfwassen – said that they have lived in the area since 2008 and that she is afraid to fill in there because it is gross. She said that there is people loitering, used condoms and bottles filled with pee on the floor and that she does not feel safe there. She said that she wanted to give a clear picture of how discussing the area is and that she opposes to the extended hours license as well. Doug English – 423 E Garfield – said that he has been a resident for almost 18 years and that he does not want the extended hours license for the same reasons as everybody else and that during the winter months, they do not remove the snow at all which is not safe for older people like him. John – said that he opposes also to the extended hours license because of the noise coming from cars and motorcycles gathered at the gas station and that this issue was reported to Ald. Coggs back in June and that the applicant does not show any pride for being in the neighborhood because he did not offered any solutions to move forward. He added that yesterday they found out that the owner has been only about 20 times at the business that he owns since 5 years ago. Patrick McElwee – 2230 N Baldwin St – he said that he agrees with everyone who has spoken on the last half hour and that he opposes to the extended hours license as well. Claire – 2221 N Buffum St – she wanted to point out that there are 5 bus stops at this intersection and that these issues are also impacting the transportation users and that she does not feel safe while waiting for the bus and that she is in opposition of the extended hours license. Teresa Turner - 521 E North Av – said that the has lived there for 20 years and that she has seen the declining on the past 2 years and that she does not feel safe there. Individuals in support: Ryan Champagne – said that he had a chance to speak with neighbors and business owners and that he bought half block there and that it has been a rough neighborhood and that is why he makes a call to the city to invest in the area. Added that safety is his major concern and that in fact, his wife wants to open a doggy daycare and that her clientele must feel safe dropping their dogs off and because he believes that, we can grow together because our city is rich in culture, rich in neighbors, etc. He also mentioned that some problems come from properties owned by the city and the police not responding on time to the service calls but that meetings like the one held yesterday, are a step on the right direction. He added that what Mr. Grewal is proposing is a good compromise and that they all need to work together to make it better and safe community. Monica Champagne – 2764 N Buffum St – business owner across the street from the gas station and that she wants to see a better and quicker response from the law enforcement. Aida Gonzalez – said that she has lived next door for the last years and that she has seen that the people who causes problem are not customers from the gas station. Individuals also present: The attorney said that the neighborhood meeting lasted for 2 hours and that all of the concerns were addressed at the meeting. She added that her client recognized that he needs to spend more time at the location, that he has contacted the property owner for landscaping improvements and to close at 2am during the summer months. She said that she thinks that the plan of action and the employee handbook presented today are a good compromise with the neighborhood and that his client wants to move forward if the licenses are approved. Ald. Coggs said that lack of cleaning was one of the issues and wanted to check with the license division how many times a day they will do it because it is not reflected on the plan of action submitted today. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application to approve the landscaping of the location. There were no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved to amend the application to increase the cleaning times from 1 to 3 times per day. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application for the applicant to maintain a log sheet for the bathroom and that it will be cleaned more than twice a day, and that the bathroom will be moved to the inside. Ald. Dodd move to amend the application to have security from 9pm to 2am. Ald. Coggs said that there are challenges with these corners and that she wants to be fair to the gas station and that there is a deterioration from the gas station itself and that she is willing to work to improve the area with everyone from business owners, homeowners and the police. She also said that she is struggling with allowing the business to be open until 2am and that she does not want to see the applicant next year again and that she believes that is a work that must be done in the area as a whole. Ald. Dodd moved to change the hours of operation to close at 2am every day. Ald. Spiker moved approval of the filling station, food dealer and weights and measures license applications and a 30 day suspension for the extended hours establishment license application based on neighborhood and aldermanic testimony and police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 09 TAYLOR, Odean H, Agent for "JGT Investments LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Prime Social Restaurant & Bar" at 7225 N 76TH St. (Expires 8/28/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Emil Obviagele who cross examined his client regarding the items on the police report and said that he has submitted a plan of operations Individuals also present: Atty. Obviagele said that he knows that the incidences are alarming and, that they have changed the security company and, that they have submitted a plan of operations that he wants to be added as a part of the record and asked that the licenses be renewed. Sgt. Velasquez answered Ald. Spiker question regarding the incident on the police report that it is page 16 on the file. Ald. Coggs said that she had communication with Ald. Lewis and that the reason to have the application scheduled was the issue with the applicant for not being cooperative with the police and because she received a lot of emails because of the items on the police report. Ald. Spiker moved renewal with a warning letter and to hold the item 9 open (9/21/22). There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 13 WIKEN, Margaret M, Agent for "TWEEDLEDUM, INC", Class B Tavern License Application for Non-Contiguous Patio for "THE PACKING HOUSE" at 900 E LAYTON Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that he is happy to have this addition in the district and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: TOLBERT, Mercedes Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was present Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 1:35 pm The meeting reconvened at 1:49 pm
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Minutes note: 01 KHAN, Kashif M, Agent for "Petro America LLC", Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Petro America LLC" at 7537 N TEUTONIA Av. (Expires 8/24/2022) The applicant was present and said that he has been in the business for years with no issues before those items on the police report and that he unplugged and removed the machines. Individuals also present: Ms. Johnson from district's 1 office said that Ald. Hamilton has no objections. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 01 WASHINGTON, Shamia, Agent for "Bar 41 MKE LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Bar 41 MKE " at 4126 N Teutonia Av. (Expires 7/26/2022) The applicant was present who said that she was supposed to open on July but opened until August and that it was a sort of miscommunication with the DOR. Individuals also present: Ms. Johnson from district's 1 office said that Ald. Hamilton has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 01 JABBAR, Nael N, Agent for "HOT SPOT SUPERMARKET, LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "I SHOP SUPERMARKET" at 2643 W ATKINSON Av. (Expires 7/30/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Geffrey Guerard who said that he wanted to clarify that on item 22: it was not an employee that pushed down the person inside the store but it was another person walking with the employee inside the store and that the person causing problem inside the store, bumped into this other person. He added that because the fight broke out, the manager kicked everyone out and locked to the doors to make sure that no one enter the store and that 5 or 6 minutes later, people came back to throw rocks on the glass to break in the store and that’s when the employee fired the one shot to the wall to dissipate the crowd and that the surveillance video shows it and that no one was charged for it. He added that for item 23, his client was the one that was attacked and he thought that he was going to be shot because the individual tried to reach something from his waist back with his hand. He said that for item 24, the licenses have posted where they are visible. Individuals also present: Ms. Johnson from the 1st district’s office said that Ald. Hamilton has not heard positive things about this store (from drug dealing and violence) and that he recommends a 30 day suspension at minimum. Atty. Guerard said that the applicant has been working with the police department in order to avoid the drug dealing and that he is providing footage as well. Ald. Spiker asked if Faraj is an employee from the store. Atty. Guerard said that he is not. Ald. Spiker said that Faraj has not been an employee of the store at any point. Atty. Guerard said that it is correct. Ald. Spiker asked if it is an accurate description of the incident from 10-10-21and if the manager held the silver gun in his hand. Atty. Guerard said that the manager had the gun in this hand when the police arrived and that he is no longer employed by the store. Ald. Spiker is there was security at that particular time. Atty. Guerard said that he does not know if there was security available at that particular time but that there is security at the store. Ald. Spiker if it is customary to have the managers armed at the store given that they lack of security training. Atty. Guerard said that it is not. Individuals in support: Felicia Ferguson – 4442 N 35th St -said that the applicant looks up after the neighborhood and hosts events for them. Shay Sanders – 2246 N Roosevelt - said that she moved about 8 months ago and that the applicant was kind enough to provide her with food when she had no money at the time and that he looks after the neighborhood. Desilynn Smith –– 4223 N 26th St - said that she represents an organization (United Garden Homes Inc) that works closely with the applicant for the past 4 years and that he donates a lot for the organization and give them many ideas on how to work with the neighborhood. Ms. Johnson said that on a Saturday morning he saw a person holding a gun and pointing to people coming in. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if he has signage for not allowing guns and if it is enforced. Atty. Guerard said that he has the signage and that it is enforced. May McCullum – 4216 N 27th St- Has lived there over 10 years and that sometimes the store is crowded but that she does not feel unsafe in there. Nautiqua – 5045 N Atkinson - said that this store is a convenient for herself and neighbors and that he keeps the store safe for his customers. Lakeesha Jeers - 4333 N 37th St – said that the applicant is very good with the community and that is not the store but the people who hang out in front of the store. Individuals also present: Ms. Johnson said that this store has been a problem along on her own experience at the office. Atty. Guerard said that every person who came here today spoke very highly about his client who has been in business for almost 40 years now and asked the committee to renew his license today. Ald. Borkowski moved renewal with a 30 day suspension based on aldermanic's office testimony and the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 15 BONDS, SR, Bobbie, Agent for "THE BOYS' TIRE SHOP, LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing License Premises Application Requesting Removing and/or Recycling Waste Tires and Salvaged Motor Vehicle Parts for "THE BOYS' TIRE SHOP, LLC" at 4000 W Lisbon Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Mr. Ellzey said that this application was denied administratively and that himself has experienced the bad practices of this business. He added that he found out that the property has been written up for operating without an occupancy and that this business owner does not understand that doing business is an honor and that those kind businesses are not welcomed in the 15th district. Mr. Bonds said that he did not hear about this incidence before. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if he is open for business without a valid license. The applicant admitted that the business is open and that he passed the inspections and that he thought that it was all that he needed to operate. Mr. Cooney explained the applicant the tiers of the application process. Ald. Borkowski asked the applicant if he reached out to the alderperson’s office. Mr. Bonds said that he called numerous times and that no one returned the call. Mr. Ellzey said that this is not the first time that the applicant hears that the alderperson is not in support. Mr. Bonds said that his grandson takes care of the store and that if he would have known about this situation, he would have done something about it. Ald. Borkowski asked if this is a different grandson from the application heard earlier today. The applicant said that he has 3 grandsons operating the businesses. Mr. Michael J. Pani – said that he wanted to point out that the miscommunication between occupancy and license division was because both departments have different premises address. Mr. Bonds asked for reconsideration to have this business up and running and that he is not doing anything ilegally. Ald. Ellzey said that is a responsibility of the business owner to know what kind of licenses need to operate and that we should not been handling licenses to people that do not treat well our citizens. Ald. Borkowski moved denial based on the recommendation of Ald. Stamper. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 08 EQUIHUA EQUIHUA, Julio, Agent for "MR TACO LLC", Food Dealer and Food Peddler License Renewal Applications for "MR TACO" at 1704 S PEARL St. (Expires 8/24/2022) The applicant was present along with his wife Vanessa Molina as interpreter. Ms. Molina said that regarding the item on the police report, it was a customer who came back to request to have his food changed and even after she gave him the food and money back, the customer chased them all the way down to the police station where they were helped. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa asked at what time they close. Ms. Molina said that at 1:30 am per agreement with the police officers from downtown. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the application to close at 3am Sunday from Thursdays and at 3:30am on Friday & Saturdays. Ald. Zamarripa asked the applicant to take into consideration the requests from the constituents and recommended renewal with a warning letter. The applicant said that she will pick up the piece of wood that she uses for her customers to stand on and admitted that she uses her truck to save the spot for the food truck. Ald. Borkowski moved renewal with a warning letter. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 04 SAFINA, David J, Agent for "Giovannis Hospitality Family LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Applications for "Safina's" at 783-785 N Jefferson St. The applicant was present along with Atty. Michael Maistelman Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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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. (Expired 7/6/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Scott Cullen Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that this application has been heard before and that the applicant has retained a landscaping company for beautification of the parking lot and, that he has no objections moving forward. He made a note about the plan for improvement being part of the public record now. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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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. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 08 RUIZ ROJO, Rafael, Agent for "Restaurante El Rinconcito De Rafa LLC", Class B Tavern and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Carnitas De Rafa Restaurante" at 2344 S 27th St. The applicant was present. Individuals in objection: John Wardecke - 2350 S 27th St – said that his only concern are the hours of operation. Mr. Cooney said that the hours are from 6am to 10pm, seven days a week. Ald, Zamarripa said that she has no objections and that Mr. Ruiz Rojo has been in communication with her office and that he has his previous alderperson’s support. Ald. Spiker asked if the service bar only is reflected on the application. Mr. Cooney said that the application does not reflect being a service bar only. The applicant said that is not a bar and Araceli Arevalo appeared to help him with the language barrier. Ald. Coggs explained that the application must be amended to reflect the service bar only. Mr. Cooney said that the floor plan does not show a bar area where to sit. Ald. Zamarripa said that she supports the application. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: GONZALES, Sergio I Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was present and said that the items on the police report are part of his past and that has paid the consequences for being who he was not supposed to be. He added that he is looking to move forward and that he appreciates the opportunity to show that people can change. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked the applicant when was the last time that he had a drink. The applicant said that it was yesterday and that he is a bartender at Riley’s. Ald. Borkowski asked if he can get some references from Fiserv Forum. The applicant said that Jamie Waters. Ald. Borkowski said that his drinking problem scares him but that he is willing to give him the opportunity and asked him to prove him right. (Prevailed 3-1)
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Minutes note: 12 BONDS, SR, Bobbie, Agent for "THE BOYS' TIRE SHOP, LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Application Requesting Dealing, Storing and/or Transporting, Removing and/or Recycling Salvaged Motor Vehicle Parts and Waste Tires for "THE BOYS' TIRE SHOP" at 1022 W MAPLE St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that this application was requested to be scheduled due complaints from neighbors about the tires left outside and the loud music from cars. Mr. Bonds said that they have hired a disposal company for waste tires and that the tires are stored inside the premises. Ald. Perez asked the applicant if he is in charge of the daily operations. Mr. Bonds said that it is his grandson who is in charge and that he will post signs about being respectful to the neighbors. Ald. Perez said that he supports the application. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 TORRES, Debra J, Agent for "Debbie Coops LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Change of Hours From Closing at 1AM on Fri -Sun and at 11:59 PM Mon-Thu To Close at 2AM Sun - Thu and at 2:30 AM Fri & Sat for "The Tool Box" at 1500 W Scott St. (Expires 8/1/2022) The applicant was present with her husband David Torres who said that the altercation reflected on the police report is an unfortunate family matter that was brought to their business and that they cooperated with the police. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that there has been suspensions before and that the hours have been changed for the same reasons so he wants to know why he wants to change the hours now. The applicant said that they want to have options for the holidays. Ald. Perez asked who closes on Fridays and Saturdays nights. The applicant said that he, his wife or his son close on weekend nights. Ald. Perez asked if he has contacted the school nearby about the change of hours. The applicant said that he has not and that he has not heard anything negative from neighbors nor the school. Ald. Perez said that he is fine with the application. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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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. (Expired 7/9/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Osman Mirza and Marcos Isidoro co-owner. Atty. Mirza said that this patron was pepper sprayed because he was acting aggressively and that the security company is no longer servicing Tu Casa in order to institute better safety. He added that his client has admitted no fault on the injuries that the individual suffered on the incident dated on January 29 and that it should be noted that the patron was heavily intoxicated when the police arrived and that the officers did not observe any lacerations or bleeding. He added that the wife requested to put him in the vehicle rather to take him for medical treatment when it was offered to them. He also mentioned that for the incident involving the DJ, the establishment allowed the police to review the surveillance video to find out that the DJ punched the patron after he was asked to leave and that the patron returned. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa said that one neighbor sent a letter that should be part of the file and that she got 4 contacts from neighbors who oppose to the license renewal. She said that she is very disappointed with the applicant and the attorney because no agreements have been made and that she has heard the attorney say that some changes have been made but that she was not informed about those changes until today despite the meetings and calls that they have had. She added that on her last communication, she made the request to close earlier and that she was told that most of the revenue comes from the late hours so that it was a straight no. She said that this establishment is handled more like a nightclub and that at the last committee meeting, she pulled out the facebook page which advertises tequila nights, ladies nights, DJ nights and that she has heard from constituents that they offer VIP bottles which is a very nightclub thing and that's the reason why they refused to close early as they have acknowledged that most of the revenue comes from this clubby thing. Ald. Zamarripa also mentioned that she asked the applicant to change the security company and that Marcos said that it was hard to do it and that the DJ who punched the patron still works there and that for all those reasons she recommends not to renew the public entertainment premises licenses due the lack of cooperation to negotiate and for the unapologetic attitude to the public and that she advocates for a 30 day suspension for the Class B and Food Dealer licenses. Atty. Mirza said that the name on the letter has been redacted and wanted to confirm if it's from the same person who appeared at the last hearing, Mr. Miranda. Ald. Zamarripa said that the letter is not from Mr. Miranda but from a neighbor who lives in the 8th district. Ald. Spiker asked if it’s a night club. Atty. Mirza said that it is a restaurant bar that switches operations like a nightclub type environment and that on Friday and Saturday nights there is DJ involved which is listed on the application as well as karaoke, patrons dancing and mariachi. He added that the hours of operation have been listed from 10am to 2am Mon - Thur and that on Fri & Sat the establishment closes at 2:30am. He added that his client is attempting to improve security and that there is a significant revenue that comes after 12:30am from the bar scene which will be a loss of revenue for his client and that he has changed security companies, that the pepper spray is no longer part of the policy and that his client has engaged with an individual from the police academy who makes private services and that he does not know how is it going to work from now on but that he is trying. He added that they have implemented rules that no one can enter after 1:45am and that there are security cameras all around the premises and that the hours of operation could change at 2am like the rest week. Ald. Spiker said that it seems to be that on Fri and Sat nights it is operating as a nightclub and that the rest of week it is operating as a bar and restaurant but that to dine at 2am is oddly and to objecting to close early during the week days is tied to needing the revenue as a bar. Atty. Mizra said that the current closing time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays is at 11pm and that on Taco Tuesdays they are open until 2am as well as for Sundays and he agreed that the application can be amended to reflect the reality. Ald. Spiker noted that the three incidents on the police report happened after midnight. Atty. Mizra said that his client knows that he must implement safety procedures and that he has the right to operate his business with full respect to the community. Ald. Borkowski said that he is under the impression that Ald. Zamarripa did not hear from the applicant about the changes that he has put in place. Ald. Zamarripa said that it is correct. Ald. Borkowski said that it seems that there is no flexibility from the applicant and that coming here today without reaching out to Ald. Zamarripa first does not feel good and that there is no communication between the parts. Ald. Zamarripa said that she feels offended by their unapologetic attitude and asked the committee to keep asking questions because she thinks that they have been misled. Atty. Mizra said that he is here to represent his client and his position of not closing earlier as Ald. Zamarripa wants to. Atty. Borkowski said that Ald. Zamarripa is representing her neighbors as well and asked Atty. Mizra what the vip thing is. Atty. Mizra said that it is a group of people paying extra amounts of money to get drunk like if they own the place. Ald. Zamarripa said that she would like to see the denial of the public entertainment premises license application and renewal with a 30 day suspension of the Class B Tavern and Food Dealer license applications. Atty. Mizra said that the security company and DJ involved on the incidences from the police report have been terminated but that it has not been stated in a document yet. Ald. Borkowski asked the applicants and their attorney again if they are willing to close earlier. The applicant said that he cannot close earlier because the patrons go to eat and stay later for the entertainment. Atty. Mizra said that if Ald. Zamarripa provide them with milestones, that they would try to reach those in order to satisfy the neighbors as well. Ald. Coggs moved to amend the application to restrict that the bottle service is not allowed in the premises. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved renewal with a 10 day suspension of the Class B Tavern and Food Dealer licenses and denial of the Public Entertainment Premises license application based on the police report and aldermanic, applicant and attorney testimony. (Prevailed 3-1)
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Minutes note: 06 TUCKER, Amy R, Agent for "MLK Dream MKE, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey and Bands for "Dream Lounge Social" at 1806 N MARTIN L KING JR DR. The applicant was present who said that she is trying to open a sports bar and that her goal is to cater more professionals and that she has sent the proof of satisfaction regarding the pending item on the police report. Individuals also present: Mr. Cooney confirmed that they have received it. Joel Tucker – 1806 N MLK DR - said that he owns buildings in the city and that’s the reason of the fines from the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she had the opportunity to meet with Amy and Joel and that they met with the neighborhood as well and that the neighborhood association has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 SHAMA, Wajih, Agent for "Shama 2022 LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Yellow Castle" at 2900 N 12TH St. The applicant was present Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she did not meet with the applicant but that there are no neighbors' concerns and she recommended approval. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 YEADO, Joseph P, Agent for "Gathering Place Brewing Company, LLC", Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, 4 Concerts per Year and Comedy Acts for "Gathering Place Brewing" at 811 E VIENNA Av. The applicant was present who said that they are an existing brewery and that he wants to serve packaged food and to host music events from time to time. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that the applicant has requested temporary public entertainment permits with no issues in the past and, that she recommends approval given the nonresidential location and no neighborhood objections. Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 WILLS, Robert F, Agent for "Clock Shadow Creamery LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "Clock Shadow Creamery" at 138 W Bruce St. The applicant was present Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he is in support of the license. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 WIDMANN, Michael J, Agent for "1110, CORP", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting a Jukebox for "Taste of Chicago" at 1108 W GREENFIELD Av. The applicant was present. Individuals in support: Sylvia Ortiz – 1336 S 11th St - said that she is excited for this business and that it is great to have a place where to sit down and have a drink. She added that the store is clean and safe. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he wants to clarify that this application is for service bar only and asked how the applicant is going to separate the store from the restaurant and how the security will be administered since they are going to be open late. Jose Lozoya – Manager Onsite - said that the security aspect will be seen as soon as they open and, that the food to go made a little bit of traffic and, that this is why they decided to open a sitting area. Ald. Perez said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 10 PATEL, Gary S, Agent for "SJP Motel, LLC", Hotel/Motel License Renewal Application for "Capitol Manor Motel" at 7012 W Appleton Av. (Expired 7/18/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Michael Maistelman who said that it is very tragic that a person passed away but that even the police noted that his client cooperated with the investigation. Individuals also present: Ald. Murphy said that the two incidences are disturbing and asked the applicant what it’s been done different to avoid these issues from happening again. Atty. Maistelman said that they are requesting id and run a quick ccap check. Ald. Murphy said that he recommends renewal 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: 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 Shows, 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 who said that the truancy items are about her daughter's school that was not a good fit and took her out from school. Individuals in support: Daniela – 5368 A N Lovers Lane Rd #150– said that they haven't had issues with this business. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd said that she appreciates the fact that the applicant met with her legislative assistant to talk about the plan and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 05 MORRIS, Debra M, Agent for "Jamaican Season Island, LLC", Public Entertainment Premises License Application Requesting Disc Jockey, Bands, Poetry Readings and Comedy Acts for "Picasso" at 9207 W Capitol DR. 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: 02 HANNIBLE, Lafreddria A, Agent for "Revive Family Homes LLC", Rooming House License Application for "Revive Family Homes LLC" at 6929 W Hampton Av. The applicant was not present. Individuals also present: Ms. Byrd said that this is the second nonappearance. Ald. Borkowski moved denial upon second nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 VITUCCI-BONFIGLIO, Angela M, Agent for "VITUCCI'S, INC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "VITUCCI'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE" at 1832 E NORTH Av. (Expired 7/8/2022) The applicant was present who said that she was not the agent at the moment that the incidents of the police report happened and, that the business is for sale for the same reasons of the police report and, that she would like to withdrawn the application since the business is closed. Individuals also present: Ms. Byrd said that a motion will be needed to withdraw the applications and that the applicant would need to file some paperwork. Ald. Borkowski moved to accept the withdrawal of the applications. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 02 MILTON, Quiana L, Agent for "QD'S ENTERPRISE, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "DEE'S ELEGANCE" at 7420 W VILLARD Av. (Expires 8/31/2022) The applicant was present and said that the she did not exchanged any word with the person from the first item on the police report and that she cooperated with the police. Added that her business has a good relationship with the police department district 4. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked the applicant for how long she has been the agent. The applicant said that she has been the agent for 15 years. Ald. Borkowski said that there has been 36 incidences on the record and that he does not know how these events are going to stop. The applicant said that she does not want to make excuses and that she is trying to run a family business and that she is working with a security company that is trained for the business and, that she sat down with the police back in May to talk about the issues that affect her business and, that she is working on those recommendations. Ald. Borkowski said that he won’t support the renewal because the district is not represented at the moment and that representation is needed to weigh in. Atty. McNally said that he recommends to hold the application close to the expiration date and then issue a provisional to stretch the time until the representation is elected. Ald. Borkowski said that given the fact that the common council is in recess during the month of August, he either will support the provisional or will move denial. Ald. Borkowski moved denial based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 2-1) Ald. Borkowski moved to reconsider the application due testimonies were not heard. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0) Individuals in support: Shanda Northern – 4525 N 64th St - said that the applicant supports fundraisers from the organization that she represents and that she is involved with the community. Tamika - 5966 N 51st St – said that the applicant hosts fundraisers and that she has improved the neighborhood and that everyone there is like a family and that people feel comfortable at Dee’s. Brandon Key – 10033 W Hampton Av – said that he owns the security company that works with the applicant and that they meet with the police frequently and, that most of the customers are friendly and, that the incidents on the police report happened with people who are not regular clientele. Shanece Pierce - 3629 N 33rd St – she said that she is the pantry coordinator and that the applicant organizes fundraisers and gateways. Courtney – said that the staff at Dee’s is the best that she has worked with. Brian Gardner – N 77th St – said that he is the applicant’s husband and that he spends most of the time outside taking care of the customer who come in and out. Added that there are signs for cero tolerance of negativity. The applicant said that she has done everything within her power to do things better for the community and the city and that her business in not just a bar, but a family bar and that she wants to keep it that way. Ald. Dodd moved approval based on testimonies and efforts that the applicant has put in her business and that wishes the applicant continues that way. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 02 SMITH, Myron D, Agent for "GH MIDTOWN, INC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent and Transfer of Stock for "CULVER'S MIDTOWN" at 5501 W FOND DU LAC Av. (Expired 6/30/2022) The applicant was present and said that there has been incidences outside and that they keep secured the premises and that there is cero tolerance for violence and that no one can stay at the store for more than 20 minutes if no food order has been placed. He added that they work closely with the police to reinforce and maintaining a safe environment. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked what about the item involving the employee? The applicant said that they take sexual assault seriously and that the employee was terminated before the incident happened and that it seems a sort of retaliation. He added that there is policy in place depending on the level of offense. Ald. Borkowski moved denial based on the police report. (Prevailed 3-1)
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Minutes note: 02 HOST, Donnelle S, Agent for "DJ Golden Chicken Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent, Adding/Removing Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "DJ Golden Chicken Inc" at 6806 W Villard Av. (Expires 8/3/2022) The applicant was present Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 BOURAXIS-AWADALLAH, Dina, Agent for "CANELA CAFE LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Canela Cafe" at 2621 N DOWNER Av. (Expires 8/19/2022) 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 3-0)
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Minutes note: 02 CANNON, Billy J, Agent for "Global Circle Automotive LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application Decreasing Parking/Storage Spaces to 20 for "Global Circle Automotive" at 6973 W FOND DU LAC Av. (Expires 8/31/2022) 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 3-0)
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Minutes note: 02 ABED, Maram, Agent for "Ableen LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "Ritz Food Market" at 5834 W Villard Av. The applicant was present along with Atty. Jeffrey Gerard who said that they will have the alcohol behind the counter in addition to the food and beer licenses. Individuals also present: Ms. Byrd said that the application was scheduled because the applicant is adding liquor to the existing licenses. Ald. Coggs said that she would like to abstain because she does not feel comfortable voting for this item since there is no representation in the district. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair until there is a representation in the district. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 MC BRADY, Jason R, Agent for "Fly By Night LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications with Change of Hours From Opening at 4PM on Sun To Open at 12PM for "High Dive" at 701 E Center St. (Expires 7/27/2022) 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 3-0)
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Minutes note: Ald. Spiker moved approval of the file #220343 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 O'BRYNE, Sean H, Agent for "The O'Byrne Group LLC", Self Service Laundry and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Suds Your Duds" at 6050 N 91ST St. (Expired 5/24/2022) The applicant was not present. 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: 03 BARTH, Austin E, Agent for "Josh's Fine Dining LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications for "Up-Down MKE" at 615 E Brady St. (Expires 8/31/2022) 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 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 LEMUS DINEEN, Bridget, Agent for "Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent and Change of Hours From Opening at 11AM Everyday and Closing at 9PM Sun - Thu and at 10PM Fri & Sat; To Open at 10AM Everyday and Close at 4PM on Sun, at 8PM Mon - Fri and at 6PM on Sat for "Potbelly Sandwich Shop" at 2239 N Prospect Av. (Expired 4/21/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Borkowski 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 CASTELAZ, Ryan S, Agent for "DISCOURSE COFFEE, LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Discourse Coffee Workshop" at 2238 N FARWELL Av #4. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes from the 3rd district office said that she did not receive any objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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Minutes note: 03 LATAVONG, Melissa S, Agent for "MKE Twisted LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Transfer Applications with Change of Hours From Closing at 3PM on Sun, at 9PM on Wed & Thu and at 10PM on Fri & Sat To Close at 12AM Wed - Sun for "Twisted Cafe" at 1505 N Farwell Av. Ald. Spiker joined the meeting at 10:45 am The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that she did not receive any objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 OLSON, Donna R, Agent for "HOSED ON BRADY INC", Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Application Requesting to Add 1 Amusement Machine (Dart Board) for "HOSED ON BRADY" at 1689 N FRANKLIN Pl. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 CALHOUN, Kirlilah E, Agent for "Juice Game LLC", Food Dealer License Application for "Kwench Juice" at 2220 N Prospect Av. 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) Ald. Spiker moved for reconsideration at 11:19 am The applicant was present now who said that she has retained an attorney for the incident on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 MUSA, Alaa I, Agent for "CASABLANCA RESTAURANT, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer, Public Entertainment Premises and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications for "CASABLANCA RESTAURANT" at 728 E BRADY St. (Expires 7/30/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Emil Obviagele. The applicant said that he has worked with the issues from the patio speakers, which is the first item on the police report, and regarding the second item, the applicant said that he was not present at the moment but that he is familiar with the patron who seems to have mental issues and who refused to leave the sidewalk. Individuals also present: Nasser Musa – (Manager) - said that he was present when the patron had the mental wreck down and, that the patron was not touched by the staff and that she was just being escorted on her way out. Atty. Obviagele asked the applicant if the incident from 6/20/22 happened after business hours. The applicant said that it happened after business hours and that he arrived as soon as he could. He said that the detectives and police were on the premises and that he helped them to retrieve the surveillance videos and that the deceased person was an employee. The applicant added that he reached out to the family of the deceased employee and that he provided a place where to grief to the family and the community. He also said that he is being trying to have a safe place where everyone is welcome. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker asked regarding the August 4th incident – if Mr. Musa has shared his telephone number with his neighbors. The applicant said that he has and that the Alderperson and police know that they can share his personal cellphone number with the neighbors. Atty. Obviagele said that neighbors would get a response in real time because either the applicant or someone else will take upon it. Ald. Spiker said that the reports from neighbors are very consistent with previous years of people making noise, leaving the bar and hanging out by their cars. The applicant said that the what’s app thread is meant to share any concerns and that the signage is going to be engaging patrons to be in compliance with respecting neighbors, no loitering and that he takes complaints from neighbors seriously. Ald. Spiker asked when the security guard was hired. The applicant said that he has had security over the years. Atty. Obviagele explained that they have increased the security since last year and that the metal detection equipment was not used because the incident happened after business hours. Ms. Musa (Manager) said that they were not using it because the patrons were frisked by hand which they find more efficient and faster on the busy nights. Ald. Spiker asked how the security guard had a gun when he was not supposed to. Atty. Brown said that the security guard received the ccw while being in probation. Ald. Coggs asked what the plan of operations says about security measures. Ms. Byrd said that metal detectors and bag searches are listed on the application. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if he is willing to amend the plan of operations with doing hand searches starting at 8pm. Atty. Obviagele said that they are willing to do so. Ald. Spiker moved to amend the plan operations including doing hand searches starting at 8pm. Individuals in opposition: Tiffany Markwardt – said that no more neighbors are present because they just received the notice last Friday and that her community still have the same issues as last year but that they are not linked to Casablanca because the incidences happen either on Cass St and/or along on Brady St. She added that the applicant has not complied with the agreement from last year (closing earlier) and that she has missed work two times this year because of the shootings. She added that she lives across the street and that she already had a bullet going thru her house last year and she does not feel safe every time that a fight breaks up like it just happened recently. She said that she has seen patrons either leaving or entering the place making noise, littering, being loud and driving in the wrong direction on Cass St. She mentioned that they do not have parking available because Casablanca patrons take all of the street parking and that the noise is every day of the week. Ald. Spiker asked if the incidences happened after closing time. Ms. Markwardt said that happened after 10 pm and that her neighborhood is a young family neighborhood with children that cannot sleep at night because of the issues with Casablanca. Matthew Anchor - 804 and 808 E Brady St – said that he is the property owner of these two residences for over 20 years and that he has not been contacted by Casablanca at all. He added that the last couple of years have been a rampage of issues coming out from Casablanca and that he was there for a week while doing renovations in his building and he witnessed crazy behaviors from the patrons from Casablanca. James Lewis – 1693 N Cass St – said that he has lived over a year there and that all the parking spots are compromised. He added that that he has seen patrons coming out from Casablanca breaking in cars and that his dogs bark a lot because of all the commotion from this business and that he has videos to support his testimony. The applicant asked Mr. Lewis if he is willing to join the what’s app group. Mr. Lewis said that he would join it if he gets a telephone number to add. Jaden – Lives on Humboldt and Brady and that he stills deal with the same issues that his neighbors and that he thinks that closing earlier will not solve the problems. Individuals in support: Prabhu Kasthuriangaian – said that he lives on Humboldt Blvd and that he has reached out to the applicant to share the same concerns as the others neighbors and that Mr. Musa took the time to explain him a plan and that he feels comfortable with it. Sedan Smith Sr – 4271 N Sherman Blvd - Said that he is the nephew of the deceased person and, that the applicant and his business sheltered him for grieving, and that this business is a representation of a community where everyone gets together. Servant Ventae Parrow Bay - 1312 N 13th St – said that he was part of the grieving experience. Shaterri Dotson - 2821 N Vel R Phillips – said that the service and the presence of the applicant are always good and that she feels welcome all the time. The following person were also in support: Ethan Bexley, Icaro Harris, Jasmine Griffin, Matthew Griffey, Minister Caliph Muabel. Danny Graybell, Thomas Holmes, Sandy Gallagher, Fadi Kurdi, Mia Fowler, Brandon Merino-Reyes, Jesus Ayala and Brenna Clarke, David Olson, Jennifer Schulheis and Cole Cobb. The applicant thanked the community for the opportunity of being here and said that he will reach out personally to the neighbors through what’s app platform or direct phone number. He added that violence is a disease that needs to be treated as such and that he encourages businesses and neighbors to have an open dialog in real time to address these issues right away. Atty. Obviagele said that the gun violence or the parking issues are not because of Casablanca. He added that many new apartment buildings do not have enough parking spaces and that we cannot let those who cause crime or disturbances to win by punishing business. Ms. Cervantes said that over the course of the year they received many emails from constituents with the same issues as the neighbors who participated today and, that she encourages the applicant to continue working with the Bid and neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report and on the willingness for the applicant to make a change working with neighbors and community. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 KINGSAWAN, Leo T, Agent for "Patronessy Boys LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "Sticky Rice Brady St" at 707 E BRADY St. The applicant was present who said that back in 2017 he was intoxicated and that the situation got out of hand and that he paid the fines and ended his probation successfully. Regarding the unregistered parked vehicle item on the police report, he said that the vehicle was from one his tenants and that he, as a landlord, had to pay the fine. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that she did not received objections and that it is a new Class B. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 2-0)
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Minutes note: 02 HUANG, Steven, Agent for "Fu Xing No. 1 Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Removing Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "No. 1 Chinese Restaurant" at 7512 W Appleton Av. (Expires 7/24/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 02 THAO, Moses, Agent for "HMONG TOWN MARKET, LLC", Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Transfer Applications for Change of Floor Plan (Removing Sq. Footage from Northwest Corner) for "HMONG TOWN MARKET, LLC" at 8340 W APPLETON Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/18/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 EITEL, Kristyn A, Agent for "BelAir Cantina Downer Inc", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Transfer Applications with Change of Agent, Removing Stockholders and Transfer of Stock for "BelAir Cantina Downer" at 2625 N DOWNER Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 03 EITEL, Kristyn A, Agent for "BELAIR CANTINA, INC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Transfer Applications for Change of Agent, Removing Stockholders and Transfer of Stock for "BELAIR CANTINA" at 1935 N WATER St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/18/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 BUDZISZEWSKI, Daniel V, Agent for "PB PARTNERS LLC", Temporary Change of Plan Application for Alcohol and Public Entertainment on the Street at the South End of the Premises for Riverwest 24 at Dino's on Saturday, July 30, 2022 12PM - 8PM for "Dino's" at 808 & 814 E CHAMBERS St. The applicant was not present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that she has not heard from the applicant nor received objections. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) Ald. Spiker moved to reconsider the application at 1:53 pm. There were no objections. The applicant was present now who said that they want to be part of a Riverwest celebration. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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7/18/20220 LICENSES COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: 03 HACKMAN, Brian, Agent for "GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH", Class B Special License Application for Grace End of Summer Block Party on Sunday, August 21, 2022 for "GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH" at 1209 N BROADWAY. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ms. Cervantes said that no objections were received. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Number

220243

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

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

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

CC-CC

Laurie Phillip

6/21/2022