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Meeting Name: LICENSES COMMITTEE Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/13/2024 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 301-B, Third Floor, City Hall
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231594 01.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: 08 RASOOL, Paiwast, Agent for "CROWN MOTORS GROUP LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "CROWN MOTORS" at 2831 W BURNHAM St. The applicant was not present. Ald. Zamarripa said that she had preliminary conversations and that she was expecting see them here. Ald. Brostoff moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 08 SINGH, Jaswinder, Agent for "GARGARIA LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Goodspot Foods" at 2201 W NATIONAL Av. (Expires 3/19/2024) Atty. Vincent Bobot appeared on behalf of the applicant. Individuals also present: Atty. Bobot said that the violations belong to the previous owner. Ald. Zamarripa said that she takes selling to tobacco to minors very seriously and that she won’t take this item against this applicant because it belongs to previous operator. She also said that she has talked to the person who will be overseeing this operation about this matter as well. She added that she has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 08 ASAD, Nader A, Class A Fermented Malt and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "RICHARD'S GROCERY" at 2438 W GREENFIELD Av. (Expires 3/4/2024) The applicant was present and said that the items on the police report are serious, that he has talked to his nephew about checking IDs. Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa asked Mr. Cooney if the applicant has had any disciplinary actions in the past. Mr. Cooney said that the license has been renewed without issues. Ald. Zamarripa said that she is concerned about the citation and the expired products found during the inspection in August. She recommended a warning letter and said that she will keep an eye on this license. Ald. Chambers moved approval with a warning letter based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report that demonstrates the operation results in a threat to health, safety or welfare of the public. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 VAGHANI, Vishal, Agent for "Shree Capitol LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Dunkin Donuts" at 7926 W Capitol DR. (Expires 3/21/2024) The applicant was present along with Atty. Roger Pyzak. Atty. Pyzak said that the incident happened after the hours of operations and that the person was not able to gain access. Individuals also present: Ald. Westmoreland said that his concern is with the fence that is falling over, that DNS issued an order to repair the fence due on November 13, 2023, and that it has not been fixed it. Atty. Pyzak said that his client is not the property owner. The applicant said that he has talked to the property owner and that he will fix it and have the property owner to reimburse him. Ald. Westmoreland said that there is an estimate on file and he wants to wait for a cycle to see if it gets fixed. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 03 NORD, Steven J, Agent for "BOSS BABES, INC.", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits" at 2638 N DOWNER Av. The applicant was present and said that this is a 20-year-old neighborhood store and that they are looking forward to continue. Individuals in support: Sarah Zimmerman – said that she is a neighbor and a stockholder and looking forward to continue doing business. Individuals also present: Ald. Brostoff said that he wants this business to have another 20 years of great success and service to the community and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 03 AHMAD, Jawaad, Agent for "Jay Enterprises Petroleum 2 LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Prospect Clark" at 2200 N PROSPECT Av. (Expired 1/16/2024) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Brostoff said that there have been issues with disposals, that he has talked to the applicant directly about proper ways for disposal and that he appreciates that the applicant has kept up with the procedures and the neighborhood. Ald. Brostoff moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 14 BARNETT, Peter A, Agent for "Dollar Tree Stores Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "Dollar Tree # 4823" at 3555 S Howell Av. (Expires 3/22/2024) Atty. Zak Wroblewski appeared on behalf of the applicant along with Steve Kenney. Atty. Wroblewski said that the items on the police report are not for this location and that this committee has discussed them previously. He added that they have agreed to set up the plan that has worked at other stores and cities, and that the plan is now part of the record. Individuals also present: Mr. Kenney said that the plan/program has worked very well and that it provides the ability to have a verification process to make it successful. Ald. Chambers asked if they are planning to expand the program to the other stores in Milwaukee. Mr. Kenney said that it would be for those that have been identified so far. Ald. Dimitrijevic said that she has been in communication with the applicant every time that there is a neighbor concern but that there must be a warning letter for the number of complaints. Ald. Chambers moved approval with a warning letter based on the aldermanic testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 PATEL, Pushpak, Agent for "Mitra Midwest Operations LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Kentucky Fried Chicken" at 110 W Layton Av. (Expires 3/17/2024) The applicant was not present. Ald. Brostoff moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 PAGE, Scott D, Agent for "Blazin Wings, Inc", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Buffalo Wild Wings #415" at 3636 S 27th St. (Expires 3/21/2024) The applicant was not present. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 01 HODGES, Romey J, Agent for "BLUFOX AUTO LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "BLUFOX AUTO" at 3841 W VILLARD Av. The applicant was not present. Ald. Pratt moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon fist nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0) The meeting paused at 10:31 am The meeting reconvened at 10:35 am
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Minutes note: 01 LEHAL, Amandeep KAUR, Agent for "Eclipse Lounge LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting 4 Amusement Machines and 1 Pool Table for "Eclipse Lounge" at 1935 W SILVER SPRING DR #6. The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele and Atty. Goodheart Individuals in opposition: Julianna Gomez – 1921 W Birch Ct – said that she lives two minutes walking distance from the applicant and that she will talk about her experience with the neighbors in between who have late parties. She said that parties go until 2am, that guests come out to enjoy smoking and because the alcohol touches their senses, they are loud, there’s excitement, that there is a display of how loud the volume of their cars speakers can go up to. She added that there was once that a neighbor who told her guests to lower the noise because of the neighbors and that they did not care. She added that neighbors do not call the police when there is a celebration at one of the neighbors’ house but that there will be an everyday party with the proposed business at this location. She added that these parties will cause stress to the families and would take their peace away. Atty. Obviagele said that there are some amendments to be made today based on the neighborhood feedback. He added that they want to open at 6am and to close at 10pm Sun to Thu and at 12am Fri & Sat. Ald. Pratt said that those hours would not work with the neighborhood. She said that it needs to close at 9pm all days. Atty. Obviagele suggested to take all the testimonies first as his client has to think about it yet. Martha Budnowski - 1930 W Birch Ct – said that her neighborhood is safe and they have been diligent to stay there, be good neighbors and that this business is not a good fit. She added that she expressed the applicant her opposition to the alcohol component of the application because it changes behaviors and that it is a safety matter for her. Atty. Obviagele said that there is an idea to create a sort of barrier on the alley to prevent patrons from hanging out in there. Ms. Budnowski said that she is concerned about having people drinking alcohol. Mark Ludwig - 5571 N Long Island Dr – said that bringing alcohol to the neighborhood would not help the issues that they are facing right now. He added that the noise and garbage coming from that business would be another problem for them. Individuals in support: Mr. Lehal – 401 W Michigan St – said that he has a business at the same premises (Stark Foods), that there is no other coffee shop in the area and that customers will use the internet. He added that a lot of his customers are students that would benefit from this business because they will have a place where to relax, have coffee, do homework and that the bar does not open until later. He said that the business is also focused on older people who could use it for the late hours. Ald. Chambers asked at what time the alcohols sales will start. Atty. Obviagele did not provide a straight answer. Calvin Young - 1921 W Silver Spring Dr – said that he has been there for a while now and that he meets with his friends in there. He added that it is a safe place to have a nice conversation. Ald. Pratt told Mr. Young that this business is not open yet. Milton Scott – 5010 N 49th St - said that a coffee shop would be a nice asset to the area. He added that he takes care of the garbage/clean ups on the parking lots and that he gets his coffee there. Daniel Williams - 4622 N 46th St– said that he takes his granddaughter to school every day and that it would be a nice place to get his coffee from as well. Angela Johnson – 5261 N 33rd St- said that she is an employee of Stark Food for a while and that the community will benefit from this business and that it would be a success. Individuals also present: Ms. Lehal talked briefly about her business plan, which it has been attached to the file. Ald. Brostoff asked what are the sales percentages. Atty. Obviagele said 40% beverages and 20% food. Ald. Brostoff asked what changed between the initial application and the proposed business plan as food was marked with 40% The applicant said that there is no full kitchen and that they will have food items Starbucks' style. Atty. Obviagele said that after the neighborhood meeting, they decided to change the hours of operation from 6AM to 9PM including weekends. Ald. Brostoff asked what is the plan for the traffic pattern that it was mentioned at the meeting. The applicant said that they also agreed on talking to the property owner to fence the property line in order to have the customers to use the front exit only. Ald. Borkowski said that the 6AM is not a problem but that he fears from wound up patrons leaving after 9PM, especially on the summer time because it will affect the neighbors’ serenity. He added that he has not heard about having security to wrap up customers. Atty. Obviagele said that they will wrap up patrons around 8:45 pm and that there is no reason to have security when the business will close at 9 pm. Mr. Cooney asked for the sales percentage clarification. Atty. Obviagele said that it would be 40% alcohol and 60% food and nonalcoholic beverages. Ald. Pratt moved to amend to change the hours of operation from 6AM to 9PM every day. There were no objections Ald. Brostoff moved to amend the plan of operations to reflect 40% of alcohol sales and 60% of food sales. There were no objections. Ald. Pratt said that she called for a neighborhood meeting that was well attended because of the history of Junior’s. She agrees with the applicant that there are not too many coffee shops but that there are plenty alcohol outlets in the area so she stands for the people who live there. She added that most of the people who appeared here today do not live in close proximity to the premises. Ald. Pratt also said that most of the neighbors were in support of the coffee shop but not in favor of the alcohol. Ald. Pratt moved approval of the food license application and to hold the Class B Tavern application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 01 ALI, Nagmeldin M, Agent for "N&W 2018 Properties LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises and Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer License Applications Requesting Dealing, Storing and/or Transporting; Removing and/or Recycling Junk/Valuable Metal, Waste Tires and Salvaged Motor Vehicle Parts (including tires and batteries) for "Rohr Auto and Salvage Yard" at 3901 W Rohr Av. The applicant was present and said that those citations were transferred to him after he bought the building. Individuals in support: Atty. Michael Maistelman on behalf of Milwaukee Metal and Iron because they are neighbors. Individuals also present: Ald. Pratt said that she has talked to the applicant and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 15 SINGH, Kanwarvir, Agent for "Ravneet Petro Inc II", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Pantry 81" at 2812 W FOND DU LAC Av. (Expires 1/9/2025) The applicant was not present. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 CRUZ ALVAREZ, Rosa, Agent for "AQUI ES TAQUERIA LLC", Class B Fermented Malt, Class C Wine, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians for "Margarita's Pizza" at 604-08 W HISTORIC MITCHELL St. The applicant was present along with Sam Dawson as interpreter. The applicant said that she is requesting the license to open a pizzeria with alcohol sales and to operate a banquet hall. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he has no objections. Ald. Chambers moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 SAZAMA-SCHNECK, Stephanie L, Agent for "Saz's Catering Inc", Permanent Extension of Premise Application for Alcohol Adding Patio and Second Floor North of the Premises for "South Second: A Saz's Hospitality Group Property" at 838 S 2nd St. Atty. Zak Wroblewski is present along with Mr. Sazama-Schnek. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that this is a unique concept in the area, which is going to be a great value for the neighborhood. Mr. Sazama-Schneck said that this an extension of the set up area and that they won’t have outdoor live music after 7 or 8 pm, the speakers and patio will be shot down at 10 pm and that the idea is to have ceremonies outside. He added that decibel checks are done inside the premises and that they will do it with the live music as well. Ald. Perez said that he has no objections. Ald. Chambers moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 TERRONES, Enrique, Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "PRIMOS PLACE" at 1631 W GRANT St. (Expires 3/7/2024) The applicant was present along with Sam Dawson as interpreter. Sgt. Velasquez said that there is discrepancy in the police report and that the applicant’s son was the one who got shot instead. The applicant said that he cooperated with the police report regarding the incident of the police report and that he is considering to have a security guard in the future. Individuals also present: Ald. Brostoff asked the applicant if his son works there. The applicant said that his son he does not work there and that he was there after hours just waiting for the business to close. Antonio Martinez – 1067 W Villard Av – (applicant's friend) said that the son was helping the uncle (applicant’s brother) to escort people out. Ald. Brostoff asked if he was aware of the drugs that were discovered on his son’s clothes at the hospital. The applicant said that he was not aware. Ald. Perez asked if his son was the only one who got shot and if he has an idea why. The applicant said that his son was the only one who got shot and that he has no idea why it happened. He added that three months later his son told him that the drugs were put on him. Ald. Perez said that the applicant did not reach out to him in all these months after the incident (New Year ’s Eve) until two days ago and that he is concerned about this business operating without reaching out. Mr. Martinez said that he talked to the applicant regarding about what to bring to the committee, as he owned a bar in the past. He added that he advised him that he would needed to consider having surveillance cameras, security guards, get support from the neighbors, etc. Ald. Chambers asked if the victim was charged of possession. Sgt. Velasquez said that nothing has come up yet. Ald. Chambers asked the applicant if he really believes that 18 bags of cocaine were planted on his son’s clothes on New Year ’s Eve. The applicant said that he believes it because it is what his son told him. Ald. Brostoff asked the applicant if after the incident he has taken security measures like installing surveillance cameras. The applicant said that he has installed surveillance cameras. Ald. Brostoff recommended the applicant to be in communication with Ald. Perez at all times. Ald. Chambers said that we are dealing with so many problems in our community and that he personally wishes the applicant takes more responsibility and asked if his son has been banned from the bar. The applicant said that his son has been banned. Ald. Perez said that his son was at the bar, that he was doing a sort of work and that the police report does not reflect that there was another situation going on except that the son was intentionally shot. He added that he would like to see a progressive disciplinary action for this matter. Ald. Chambers said that the applicant’s son came to the business with the intention to distribute drugs among our community and moved renewal with a 30 day suspension based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report, applicant, friend and aldermanic testimony that demonstrates the operation results in a threat to health, safety or welfare of the public for the shooting, illegal drug activity and display of materials harmful to minors. (Prevailed 4-1)
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Minutes note: 12 GONZALEZ CAMACHO, Gildardo, Agent for "Mexicano Express LLC", Food Dealer and Food Peddler License Renewal Applications for "Mexicano Express" at 1117 W LINCOLN Av. (Expires 3/19/2024) The applicant was present along with Sam Dawson as interpreter. Individuals in opposition: Carly Hegarty – MHD – said that there are concerns with the parking of the trucks delivering goods at this business (blocking the public right of way) and that they were operating without running water (the issue has been corrected). Individuals also present: The applicant said that the pipes were frozen with the winter. Ald. Zamarripa said that this licensee has an assigned spot at Burnham Park and that she has happy to have him there. She added that there was an issue with swapping spots among other licensees, that it has been addressed and that she hopes that gets his license renewed with a warning letter. Ald. Perez said that Ald. Zamarripa put things on perspective and that he has no objection with her recommendation. Ald. Chambers moved approval with a warning letter based on the aldermanic testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 09 SPECHT-PALMERT, Christine, Agent for "Cousins Submarines Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Cousins Subs" at 7140 N 76th St. (Expires 3/3/2024) Atty. James Carroll appeared on behalf of the applicant and Joseph Ferguson. Atty. Carroll said that his client was cooperative regarding the incident on the police report and that he wants to acknowledge that they receive correspondence from Ald. Taylor and that his client will be available for the appointment suggested by her on February 23 to discuss further this business. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked Ald. Taylor if it is her intention to hold the application. Ald. Taylor said that it is. Ald. Chambers moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 09 VELARDE, Adam J, Agent for "Cave Enterprises Operations LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Burger King #3019" at 6544 N 76TH St. (Expired 1/16/2024) Atty. Brian Randall appeared on behalf of the applicant and talked about the incidents from the police reports as follows: Item 2. A renovation was completed and cooperation will be enhanced. Items 3. and 4. Customer service standard – employee no longer there. Item 5. The staff has been trained. Items 6. to 9. Are examples that they contact the police. Individuals also present: Ald. Taylor said that there are several police reports even after she met with them and the renovations been made. She added that the lobby hours must be listed and that she would like to have a conversation on how to keep the customers safe. She added that she has no objections moving forward. Atty. Randall said that the lobby operates from 6am to 11pm only and the drive thru is 24hrs and that he hopes that the licenses get aligned. Ald. Borkowski moved to amend the application to reflect that the hours of operation for the lobby are from 6am to 11pm. Ald. Chambers moved approval as amended with a warning letter. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 1:03 pm The meeting reconvened at 1:25 pm
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Minutes note: MINAHAN, Owen A Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was not present. Ald. Brostoff moved denial based upon second nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: TERRONES, Enrique Class D Operator’s License Application The applicant was not present. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair upon first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KAUR, Charanjit, Agent for "Center Street Liquor Store Inc", Loading Zone License Application for "Center Street Liquor Store" at 513 E Center St. The applicant was present along with David Lacroix (friend). Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked if this is the first time that this type of loading zone has been requested at this location and why is the need. Mr. Cooney said that it is. Ms. Kaur (daughter) said that there is a loading zone and that they just fixed the sign. Mr. Cooney said that there's no loading zone approved at that premises. A photograph of the sign was showed to the committee. Ald. Coggs moved to hold the application to the call of the chair to find out more information. Ald. Brostoff 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 MAYER, David J, Agent for "Bay Foods Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Hours From Opening at 10:30 AM To Open at 9AM for "BayDQ" at 245 E Hampton Av. (Expires 3/8/2024) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she has no objections with the change of hours and that no neighbors are present to testify. Ald. Chambers moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 SINGH, Gurcharan, Agent for "BP Liquor Inc", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Holton Food & Liquor" at 2301 N Holton St. (Expires 3/17/2024) The applicant was present and said that the item on the police report was between two customers arguing. He added that he reminds customers that they are on private property when issues like that happen which are rarely. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that this is not a problematic location. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 RAGSDALE, Isaac T, Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "GREEN RING II" at 3305 N MARTIN L KING JR DR. (Expires 3/9/2024) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked if he or an employee made the single cigarette sale. The applicant said that his cousin smoke cigarettes but that they did not sale single cigarettes. Ald. Coggs said that she supports the renewal with a warning letter and asked the applicant to watch for the littering and the parking problem at the corner. Ald. Chambers moved approval with a warning letter based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the aldermanic testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 PATTERSON, II, Yuhl, Agent for "3501 N 6TH LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Jukebox, 1 Pool Table and 4 Amusement Machines for "Yari's" at 3501 N 6TH St. The applicant was present and said that the item on the police report was a mistake that he made and that he does not see himself doing it again. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked if he reached out to the neighborhood association that she recommended. The applicant said that he has not heard back from them. Ald. Coggs said that she wants to hold this application to have the applicant to introduce himself to these groups in a neighborhood meeting before the council meeting. Ald. Pratt moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for a neighborhood meeting. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KOUR, Manjeet, Agent for "Singh Food and Beer LLC", Class A Fermented Malt and Food Dealer License Application for "Concordia Food Market" at 3299 N 12TH St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 06 COOK, Thomas M, Agent for "Pacific Bells LLC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Taco Bell #37200" at 230 E Capitol DR. (Expired 1/11/2024) Atty. Richard Donner appeared on behalf of the applicant. Atty. Donner said that the third item is the most important and that they have trained the staff to reach out the local enforcement for instances like this. Individuals also present: Scott Shepherd said that this is a very unfortunate situation and that the company’s policy is to contact law enforcement and that this did not happened on the last item. He added that the manager on the 1st item also failed to report the incident to the company and that is no longer with the company. He also said that the employee for the 2nd item never returned to work. Ald. Coggs observed that the license is expired and asked if the store is open. Mr. Shepherd (President) said that they are open and that he did not know that the license is expired. Ald. Coggs said that there is a disconnection locally, that her request is to hold this application to work on how to move forward, that she is not signing for a provisional, and that the store should not be operating without a license. Ald. Brostoff said that there are serious red flags for him because this is not the first time that they come here unprepared being a wealthy corporation. Ald. Chambers moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for further discussions and that they should not operate without a license. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 ANWAR, Rana F, Agent for "Azaan LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Center St BP" at 406 W Center St. (Expires 3/19/2024) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that it is her intention to hold the application for further conversation with MPD and the applicant in order to move forward safely. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 ZHENG, Yulin, Agent for "ANDY ZXL, INC.", Class B Tavern License Application for "FUSION POKE" at 329 N BROADWAY. The applicant was present and said that the building violations have been cleared. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 KIM, Jongsoo, Agent for "HANOBOLIC LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Applications for "SINABRO" at 316 N MILWAUKEE St #102. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 HEBL, Benjamin A, Agent for "Pourman's LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "Pourman's" at 1127 N Water St. (Expired 2/8/2024) The applicant was present and said that they had a very bad fight on 1/31/2023, which has placed the real id scanner keeping the bad actors out. He added that they are doing the best they can and that things are in place to deal with unruly patrons. Individuals also present: Ald. Chambers said that the fight on 1/31/2023 was out of control. The applicant admitted that it was. The security guard said that the patron tripped on the elevation on the concrete and hit his face against the sign regarding one item on the police report. Ald. Bauman asked what the current security arrangements are. The applicant said that they have a scanner that stores the image and creates a record used by other bars in the area. Ald. Bauman asked if he has had any other incidents after getting this security device. The applicant said that he did have an incident on New Year’s Eve but it was about people forcing their way in the bar due the cold weather. Ald. Bauman asked how many people he rejects on a daily basis after getting this device. The applicant said that 5 or 6. Ald. Bauman said that he recommends renewal with a warning letter. Ald. Borkowski moved approval with a warning letter based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 SINGH, Gursahib, Agent for "CONTINENTAL A 1 CORP", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent, Adding Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "PANTRY 41 #12" at 1202 W HIGHLAND Av. (Expired 12/29/2023) The applicant was present along with Atty. Brian Randall. Atty. Randall said that they were here on January 5 and that there are no more items on the police report after that date. He added that they committed to have a security guard inside and that they have entered in an agreement with Citywide Public Safety, LLC. Atty. Randall distributed a copy of the document and explained that they took into consideration all the suggestions made by Ald. Bauman and asked that the agreement be part of the record. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved to make the security agreement part of the record. There were no objections. Ald. Bauman said that he has concerns with the lack of sufficient security personnel; he said he wants two instead. Ald. Brostoff moved to hold the application to the call of the chair with the intention to reschedule at the special meeting. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 BATES, Tino K, Agent for "Allure MKE LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications for "Allure MKE" at 787-789 N Jefferson St. (Expires 3/16/2024) The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele and Atty. Goodheart. Atty. Obviagele asked the applicant clarification questions regarding the incident from the police report. The applicant said that he was inside the premises and that he relied on the information given by his staff. He added that the customer was asked to leave, that he walked out peacefully and that the altercation started next door at Taylor’s. Individuals in support: Deshei A G - 4035 N. 16th St – said that he is a regular, that he takes his wife and visitors to this place which is well run and safe. Germaine Jacobs – 5835 N 39th St - said that he patronizes the business and it is ran in a safe way, that he feels at home and that they have a high level and friendly security. Mr. Turner - 4827 N Green Bay Av – said that he and his wife go to this business and that it is recommended to people who just moved in or visiting the city by the Bucks organization. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that his office has gotten a lot of complaints about this business, that there’s no one today here in opposition and that he sees no basis to object to the renewal. Ald. Chambers moved renewal. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 SPENCER, Harry, Agent for "Family Dollar Stores of Wisconsin LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Family Dollar #26182" at 930 N 27th St. (Expires 3/13/2024) Atty. Zak Wroblewski appeared on behalf of the applicant. Logan Rumbaugh (District Manager) and Felipe Chavez (Asset Protection) were present as well. Atty. Wroblewski said that there are some serious incidents on the police report, that his client takes it very seriously and; that they have taken immediate action following each of these to prevent them from happening again. He briefly said that for item 1 was about an individual that was terminated and he pulled a gun a made threats to the employees when he was asked to leave. He said that none of the employees at this store are allowed to have guns, the police was called and that they were cooperative with the police. He continued saying that for items 2 and 5 were about disorderly customers in the middle of the day and that the store was cooperative with the investigation as well. Atty. Wroblewski said that the most serious items are 3 and 4 with shootings taking place. For item 3 he said that the security guard was arrested, that at that moment, the company used a national security company called PROTOS. He said that the contract was terminated and that they have secured a contract with Phoenix Security, which is a classified private detective agency and, that background checks are conducted by the FBI. He added that the guards are at the store from open to close. For item 4 said that the employee was terminated for workplace violence, for having a gun, producing it and shooting it as well. He added that Felipe and Logan are here to answer questions and that Logan is attending all the meetings with Near West Side Partners to build a safer place for the community and to shop at this store. He also said that there was a walkthrough yesterday with Logan, the store manager, the two individuals sitting at the table and someone from District 3 and; that Ald. Bauman and his assistant were invited as well. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski asked why the agent lives in Virginia while Mr. Logan Rumbaugh lives in Milwaukee. He added that there is no sense of community if they are not part of it or live here. He also said that firearms are one of the scourges of this community and that the incidences involving firearms happened with the employees not the customers. Mr. Logan said that he is here in Milwaukee, that he spend 30 hours at the stores and that he gets the sense of what is going on and that it affects his community, his staff and the stores under his charge. Ald. Bauman asked when exactly Phoenix Security was hired. Mr. Felipe Chavez said that they started early December at few stores and after seeing what they were capable of doing, they extended it to all the stores. He also said that they have seen a difference in the stores with occasional shoplifting. Ald. Bauman said that he heard that immediate action was taken after the June’s incident and that the security company was hired on early December. Atty. Wroblewski said that it was early summer. Mr. Chavez said that they to went through different companies before landing with this contractor. Ald. Bauman asked if they are on their third security contractor in one year. Mr. Chavez agreed. Ald. Bauman asked for the precise services they do. Mr. Logan said that they have an armed security guard from open to close, one for am hours and one for the pm hours. Mr. Cooney said that the current plan of operations does not reflect what Mr. Logan said. Atty. Wroblewski said that they could amend the plan of operations. Ald. Brostoff moved to amend the application to include an armed, licensed and bonded security guard from open to close. There were no objections. Ald. Chambers said that he has a comment not pertinent to this location but that there is trash, boarded windows at other locations at the point that they do not even open up at certain times. Mr. Logan said that they can talk about it off line. Neighbors in opposition: Alzora Davis – 2848 W Wells St- said that she is a neighbor and also manages some properties nearby and asked what is the difference now from having people smoking weed, having sex, using drugs on the back of the store. She also said that the license should not be renewed. Mr. Logan said that he has talked to Ms. Davis about a year ago in a meeting where she brought up these concerns and that no one else has done it after. He added that he invited her to reach out to him if that ever happens again and that this is the first time that he hears from Ms. Davis after that meeting. Ms. Davis said that it is ok to have a licensed and insured security company but also to perform background checks on guards and employees. Ald. Bauman asked Ms. Davis if she has observed the people having sex, using drugs at the store. Ms. Davis said that she did it last year all the way on the back by the door, she saw people having sex and smoking marijuana and that Mr. Logan never gave her his contact information. Atty. Wroblewski said that he was going to provide the contact information. Ald. Coggs asked if the people that she saw were random people or employees. Ms. Davis said that she saw random people allowed by the staff and once she saw one person wearing the red t-shirt. Ald. Coggs asked if that employee still working there. Ms. Davis answered “no”. Officer Hudson – MPD Community Partner – said that he deals with property nuisances and that they have not issued a nuisance designation letter but that they qualify to be designated as a nuisance. He added that Officer O’Neil (present at the walkthrough yesterday) told him that there is a new management and security at the store as it has been discussed here. He added that the incidents on the police report are violent in nature involving the employees and that they are in support of disciplinary actions as they have been discussed with Ald. Bauman. Officer Hudson recognized that Mr. Logan has been active with the CPU and NWSP answering Atty. Wroblewski questions but only after he reached out to Mr. Logan. He added that there was a walkthrough with DNS because they have another issues as well. Savannah Brooks – 3201 W Juneau Av – Outreach Coordinator Near West Side Partners – said that Mr. Logan has been very responsive but that this store is a constant eyesore to the community. She added that there is a folder that go back years of all the issues with the store, which is terrible, and that there will be more shootings, fights, if no action is taken today. Ald. Bauman said that he has been handed out two stacks of photographs (16 total) and asked Ms. Brooks if she has taken the photographs. Ms. Brooks said that the ambassador Hassani Lucas (who is here) and another ambassador took them when they do their checks at Family Dollar one or twice per week. Ms. Lucas said that she and her partner Elliot took those photographs and that the photos accurately and fairly portrait was depicted answering to Ald. Bauman’s questions. Ald. Bauman asked to make copies for the Family Dollar and his attorney. Stephanie Shepherd (Near West Side Partners - Associate Director) said that this store takes a toll on the people who live in the area because they do not feel comfortable walking on that side of the street day and night. She also said that they are really working to build up the neighborhood to be a safe place for families. She added that they have not received a security plan, that the exterior is not painted, that there are broken windows and that there will be a significant investment on Concordia but this store is not in compliance and that this is a big corporation who makes money out of this community. She added that other stores like in Waukesha do not look like the ones in Milwaukee and that they must to be responsible on the daily basis, that Family Dollar can afford to clean up the property from trash to snow removal and that they just don’t do it. Ms. Shepherd said that the license renewal is the community’s one shot. She added that Mr. Logan makes a nice job, that he is one individual with many stores under his wing with the same issues across the city and that he is not the corporation; answering Atty. Wrobleski questions. She also said that Mr. Logan works there and that he sees what is in the pictures. Ald. Coggs said that is no secret that the stores look horrible and that the neighborhood associations do not need to share photos about something that is visible to everyone. Ald. Bauman said that this matter was heard three years ago, that the committee recommended non renewal and that the court of appeals reversed the recommendation of the committee saying that problem was the crowd in front of the store. He added that this time is their own staff making the items on the police report, that there are photographs of the poor maintenance, lack of inventory, that they don’t care about the community and that Mr. Logan is the guy caught in the middle of a big machine. He added that he lives 3 blocks away and that he has seen the same things and recommended the committee not to renew the license. Ald. Borkowski said that Mr. Logan is nice and that he wonders what the corporation says about this location because this store has been before committee many times. Ald. Chambers showed each of the photos (16 photos 8x11) distributed by the Near West Side Partners Association and asked Ms. Lucas if she took the photos. Ms. Lucas said that she took each of the photos. Mr. Logan said that some of the photos are no longer valid since that they have taken care of the issues. Ald. Brostoff moved to include the photos as part of the record. There were no objections. Atty. Wroblewski said that three years ago, the company did not take ownership of the actions but that today is not the case. He added that they are trying to come up with a solution and that it is important to him as well because he resides in Milwaukee. He added that they did not see the photos before and requested to hold this item open to review. Ald. Bauman said that there were a number of reasons for denial with the notice and that these photos are no new evidence. Ald. Chambers moved to withdraw the photos from the record. Ald. Brostoff objected. (Prevailed 4-1) Ald. Brostoff said that the Family Dollar on 27th St is a problem, that it has been for many years and that they do not want to be good community partners and provide great service. He added that the business sucks the money out of the community instead. He also said that most of the problems come from inside the store (not the neighbors or across the street) and that it is not fair to the residents that they hire good attorneys to make a case. Ald. Chambers asked if there is a plan for renovations or improvements. Mr. Logan said that there is no plan at this time. Ms. Shepherd said that they want to see a real grocery store in there. Ald. Borkowski said that it is sad that the company has spent money on lawsuits rather than investing in the neighborhood. He added he is willing to give them few weeks if they feel that there is a sense that the corporate will help at this store, otherwise asked them not to come back. Mr. Logan said that he cannot make a commitment right now but that he will talk to the company. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair expecting a commitment from them by the next meeting on March 5, 2024. (Prevailed 4-1) Ald. Bauman said that he won’t approve a provisional license.
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Minutes note: 04 BYERS-DENT, Michael B, Agent for "Charro Latino, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications with Change of Floor Plan for "CARBON/LUCID" at 725-729 N Milwaukee St. (Expires 3/22/2024) The applicant was present along with Atty. Luke Chiarelli. Atty. Chiarelli said that two of the incidences were addressed by the security guard and that other one was an isolated case. Individual also present: Ald. Bauman asked for clarifications on the change of floor plan as one of the owners was shot over the weekend. Atty. Chiarelli said that they are not a nightclub but a restaurant. Ald. Bauman said that he does not understand why they need a PEP now if they are focusing on the restaurant. Atty. Chiarelli said that it is acceptable and that they have no objections. Ald. Brostoff moved to withdraw the PEP. There were no objections. Ald. Brostoff moved approval as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 EVANS, Angela J, Agent for "Michael Ray Gents Plus LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Gold Diggers Milw" at 4750 N HOPKINS St. (Expired 1/20/2024) The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele, Atty. Goodheart and Mr. Ray (owner). Sgt. Velasquez read the police report for the new agent first and then the premises report. Atty. Obviagele said that it appears to be a lengthy police report but that there are calls made by what they believe the same person and that there are two items that really matter here. He added that item 24 happened outside and the surveillance cameras caught it which is about at a couple’s altercation and that shots were fired. As for item 36. Atty. Obviagele said that a patron was trying to gain entrance after the establishment was closed and that they called the police. He also said that they held CPTED yesterday and that there is a new agent that has been at the establishment for 11 years and holds a bartender license. Individuals in opposition: Roshunda Cleveland – 4750 N 37th St – said that she is tired of testifying year after year, that they intimidate everyone there but that she is not afraid to fight for her neighborhood because this business bring prostitution, drugs, fireworks that jeopardizes their properties. She added that they do the same every year and asked to revoke the license. She also said that Ms. Evans is disrespectful to the neighborhood, that she has seen her hanging outside with customers and littering. She also mentioned that the police comes after the damage is done and they have been waken up. Ald. Chambers asked about item 33. the cash app. Atty. Obviagele said that for item 33. is not an accurate report because the insinuation is false. He said that the complainer went to the police station after he probably realized that he spent too much. Individuals in support: Ms. Williams – 118 W Chambers St - said that she is an employee for 13 years now and that no one stays after they close. Mr. Brown – 4945 N Hopkins St – said that there are no issues with the neighborhood and that what happens in the neighborhood is not this business’ fault. He added that he lives across the street from Gold Diggers and that he has not observed any of the things that Ms. Cleveland said answering to Atty. Obviagele questions. Corey Williams – 4732 N 37 St – he said that he do not agree with Ms. Cleveland testimony, that he lives three houses down from Gold Diggers because he is the only one making reports. Shadarrel Spivey – 4706 N 37th St – said that he patronizes the bar and he has not seen any bad doing. Gary Stevenson – 4744 N 37th St – said that he lives next door from Ms. Cleveland and across the street from Gold Diggers, that what she says is a total lie. He added that he has not seen anyone cracking fireworks and that his car got hit a reckless driver and that she did not report it at all. He also said that he has seen Ms. Cleveland throwing garbage after Ms. Evans and other man clean around the premises. Brooksie Smith – said that she has patronize the bar for 15 years and even before Michael owned. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey said that this is a quasi-judicial committee and today based on the record and the testimony, he supports the renewal with a warning letter. Ald. Borkowski moved approval with a warning letter based upon the preponderance of the evidence on the police report and public testimony.
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Minutes note: Agenda Only 03 CLARK, Kirby F, Agent for "PIZZA SHUTTLE, INC", Class B Tavern, Extended Hours Establishments, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent, Removing/Adding Stockholder and Transfer of Stock and Requesting to Add Karaoke for "PIZZA SHUTTLE" at 1827 N Farwell Av. 03 CLARK, Kirby F, Agent for "Pizza Shuttle, Inc", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent, Removing/Adding Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "Pizza Shuttle" at 1845 N Farwell Av. 04 SAZAMA-SCHNECK, Stephanie L, Agent for "Saz's Festival LLC", Class B Fermented Malt License Renewal Application with Transfer of Stock for "Saz's Dockside BBQ" at 200 N HARBOR DR. 04 SINGH, Parvinder, Agent for "LP KILBOURN MARKET LLC", Class A Fermented Malt and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Transfer of Stock for "KILBOURN SUPERMARKET" at 901 N 27th St. 10 FERN, William W, Agent for "MC ZARS II, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Removing Stockholder and Transfer of Stock for "MC GINNS" at 5901 W BLUE MOUND Rd. 12 CORONA MELENDEZ, Emmanuel, Agent for "La Dama, LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Hours To Open Mondays 5PM-8:30PM for "La Dama" at 839 S 2ND St. Ald. Brostoff moved approval of the "Agenda Only" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: Warning Letter 01 THEISEN, John, Agent for "Brew City Pizza, Inc.", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Domino's Pizza" at 6918 N Teutonia Av. Ald. Pratt moved approval of the "Warning Letter" items. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: Ald. Brostoff moved approval of the file 231594 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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