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Meeting Name: LICENSES COMMITTEE Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/30/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 301-B, City Hall
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211172 01.CommunicationCommunication from the City Clerk relating to the rules governing the application for municipal identification.

Minutes note: Mr. Cooney explained that it is a simple rule change that enables the applicant to keep the identification card instead of surrender it while the renewal or replacement is in process.
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211126 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: 09 TAYLOR, Atari, Agent for "The Cake Store LLC", Food Dealer License Application Request Unusual Circumstance Waiver to Reinstate for "The Cake Store" at 8560 W Brown Deer Rd. The applicant said that different types of cakes and desserts will be in display. Individuals also present: Mr. Cooney said that this application was filed and approved administratively in 2020 and that the applicant had a year to get the license issued and requested a waiver to obtain the license. Ald. Lewis said that she was excited about this bakery application since last year and asked the applicant for a deadline and for a clarification of the drive thru situation. The applicant said that 15 days and no drive thru. Ald. Lewis said that this will be an amenity and just in time to start the holiday season and wished her good luck. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0).
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211126 0 MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: 06 PATEL, Viral, Agent for "GVA LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Pueblo Foods & Liquor" at 2029-31 N Holton St. The applicant said that they are applying for an existing business; that it is a change of ownership but employees and operations will remain the same, Individuals also present: Ald. Zamarripa asked if they will continue doing Puerto Rican food to which is an historic part of the community. Ald. Kovac also asked if the deli counter will continue. Ald. Coggs said that people love to have food there and that was one of the primary questions she had for Mr. Patel and that she is happy that the tradition will continue. Also asked the applicant about the plans to keep the outside clean. The applicant said that they have a two hour clean up scheduled and everything that is brought to their attention will be addressed right away. Ald. Coggs said that she had no objections from neighbors and asked Ald. Zamarripa to move for approval. Ald. Zamarripa moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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211126 0 MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: 06 RODRIGUEZ, Enrique, Agent for "Maranta Plant Shop LLC", Class B Tavern License Application for "Maranta Plan Shop" at 1739 N MARTIN L KING JR DR. The applicant was present. Individuals in opposition: Jeff Beyer - 1751 N MLK Dr - said that he has been a resident since 1965 and said that they got rid of problems over the years in the neighborhood and now he is concerned about the parking and to have a tavern in the neighborhood. Gary Beyer - sent a letter - 313 W Vine St - said that his objection is because he does not know what has been proposed and that has contacted the applicant regarding garbage on the alley and even had a confrontation with him. Added that just like Jeff, he is concern about the parking, problems, graffiti, etc. Mr. Rodriguez asked Mr. Beyer if he could confirm that the garbage was there before they opened the plant shop. Mr. Beyer said that he could not confirm that but that became a problem with staff shop and requested to solve the problem and to take care of the property. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked Mr. Gary Beyer for the garbage collector company name that he uses. Mr. Gary Beyer said that his waste is electrical and uses Waste Management. Ald. Coggs asked who uses Eagle Disposal and Advanced Disposal. Mr. Gary Beyer said he does not know who uses what. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if he knows what company the building owner uses. The applicant said that the building owner uses the city services for the tenants and that he uses Eagle Company. Ald. Coggs said that the she talked to the applicant and what he tries to do is different and asked him to explain his plan. The applicant thanked everyone and said that the community concerns are acknowledged and that they want to be part of the community. Added that they do fundraisers for organizations and they do not charge for using the space so the reason why they applied for an alcohol license is to serve it during those private events and no hope to open a tavern in the neighborhood. Added that the issue with the garbage has been resolved and that the landlord has been very responsive as well. Also said that will apply for temporary public entertainment premises licenses when needed and will be communicated to the neighbors as well. Ald. Coggs asked Mr. Cooney if the application can be amended to use the tavern license for private events only. Mr. Cooney said that the application can be amended. The applicant accepted to amend the application for private events only. Ald. Dodd moved to amend the application to the use of the license for private events only. Ald. Coggs asked about the parking plan because for special events. The applicant said that they send a reminder along with the invitation about being mindful to neighbors and also posts it regularly. Added that he has talked to the police and no break ins or damages to vehicles have happened since they open. Ald. Coggs recommended to keep the communication with the neighbors and patrons and to contact the Department of Public Works in case parking needs increases and don't become an issue. The applicant thanked the committee and his goal is to shine in the Bronzeville community. Ald. Coggs said that they have been a good addition to the Bronzeville district and that the applicant has shown willingness to do things like amend the application right here. Added that she is hopeful that no issues will come up because Mr. Rodriguez will work on those and that she has no objection to this application and asked both Mr. Beyers and Mr. Rodriguez to communicate if any issues come up but also thinks that it is worth the chance. Ald. Zamarripa moved for approval wishing them good luck. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KOMARA, Youssouf, Agent for "KISMAYO, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "CLUB TIMBUKTU" at 520 E CENTER St. (Expires 12/20/2021) Applicant stated that he applied for the renewal but that the application was sent back to him because he didn't sign it so the application went back and forth and the license lapse but that he contacted Ald. Coggs office for a provisional in the meanwhile and that is also what he explained to the police on that new year's eve item from the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs recognized that there has been unpresecedented circumstances last year but that Mr. Komara has responsibilities as a business owner as well. Added that the club has had no issues so she has no objections to renew the licenses with a warning letter. Ald. Kovac moved renewal with a warning letter. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 LIDDELL, Lori N Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "LIL WIL'S TAP" at 3200 N BOOTH St. (Expires 1/23/2022) Atty. Andrew Arena appeared with the applicant. Atty. Arena requested to speak to Sgt. Velasquez. Atty. Arena asked Sgt. Velasquez if there are any indicators on the police report how was determined that the patron was intoxicated. Sgt. Velasquez said that based on appearance. Atty. Arena asked if also Ms. Liddell's was based on appearance when she was off duty when the police spoke to her. Sgt. Velasquez made a correction and said that the patron was intoxicated prior getting in the bar. Atty. Arena asked for the result of the test to determine the level of intoxication. Sgt. Velasquez said that the suspect was not arrested for intoxication so no text result is available. Atty. Arena requested to speak to the police department and said that assumptions were made because the person who fell from the stairs have no recollection of what happened but he had a blood pressure problem and that he was brought into the business for assistance and that Ms. Liddell was not impaired or intoxicated but had her covid19 mask on. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she has no problems and that she will continue her support to the business. Als. Kovac moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KAUR, Charanjit, Agent for "Center Street Liquor Store Inc", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Renewal Application for "Center Street Liquor Store" at 513 E Center St. (Expires 12/16/2021) Applicant was present with Atty. Michael Maistelman Atty. Maistelman said that thay have taken measures to avoid cars sitting on the alley every hour since there is plenty space to park on the street and to address any issues by neighbors and MPD. Added that the mitigation plan was filed with the license division. Ald. Coggs said that has received a lot of complaints lately and most of them are about parking on the alley. Atty. Maistelman explained that they have set up 17 surveillance cameras and 5 of them are on the perimeter because they are aware of that neighbor having issues with the parking on the alley. Added that also includes the owner's contact information to be reached out by neighbors or MPD. Ald. Coggs said that this location has always a problem for garbage and loitering not only with these owners but over the years. Atty. Maistelman said that those issues are also included in the mitigation plan. Ald. Borkowski moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 SARSOUR, Salem, Agent for "RELIABLE MONEY ORDER INC", Secondhand Dealer's License Renewal Application for "RELIABLE MONEY ORDER" at 311 W LOCUST St. (Expires 12/31/2021) The applicant said that he did not purchase or sell any gold and silver for the last 18 months. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if he is no longer using the license. The applicant said that he will use it but business is slow. Ald. Coggs asked if he had any plans to upgrade the exterior of the location. The applicant said that it will be redone by spring but that it is up to the property owner's decision. Ald. Dodd moved renewal with a warning letter. (Prevailed 5-0).
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Minutes note: 06 MULTANI, Swaran S, Agent for "S & V PETROLEUM, INC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "CAPITOL CLARK" at 425 E CAPITOL DR. (expires 1/16/2023) Applicant appeared with Atty. Jeff Guerard. Atty. Guerard said that the clerk did not know where the licenses were regarding the police item on the report. Added that the licenses are visible now behind the counter. Individuals also present: Ald.Coggs said that no neighbors were present and she had no objections. Ald. Kovac moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 10 BROWN, Danicha S, Agent for "Shake N Bake American Soul Kitchen LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Jukebox for "Shake N Bakez" at 7009 W Capitol DR. Individuals in opposition: Lisa Falsetti - 3971 N 70th St - said that she is objecting to business because she has lived there over 20 years and always has been an issue when alcohol is served at this location. Added that there is already traffic in area, that she owns two properties behind this location. Explained that she lives in one with her family and that there is family with school age children who have had sleeping problems since this business opened and that there is a daycare across from the parking lot. Also said that the place looks "iffy" right now and does not look like restaurant at all in the inside. Valerie Sauve - 6730 W Vienna Av - Said that she is member also of the Dineen Park Neighborhood Association and on behalf of the association she agrees with Ms. Falsetti and added that there is a car wash attached to the building which brings chaos to it. Added that they have not heard about the plan of operations about when and how alcohol will be served and the use of the jukebox yet. The applicant said that she changed the operation hours for alcohol to be served with food only and no customers are allowed after 10:15 pm and that she will be closing at 11:00 pm Mr. Cooney clarified that the license division did not receive the amendment. Ald. Coggs asked if she would like to amend the plan now. The applicant said yes and that she was confused about sending the change of hours to Ald. Murphy only. Mr. Cooney requested a clarification of the hours of operations. Ald. Coggs clarified that the hours of operations will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Ald. Zamarripa moved to amend the hours of operation to open at 10:00 am and closing to 11:00 pm. Orlando Jackson - 3869 N 70th St - said that Danicha told them that she is willing to make changes but he thinks the owner is not going to allow her to make changes to his property because the first thing that must go is the carwash and while the current owner still around he will not trust any business plan and recommended the applicant to buy the building, to invest in the community if she wants his support. Romico Ray - 3971 N 70th - Said that he has the same concerns as everyone else like parking, the building, the plan of operations, etc.and that he is also concerned about the capacity and traffic on 70th St. The applicant asked if Mr. Ray was part of the same household as Ms. Lisa. Mr. Ray said that he is. Ald. Murphy thanked the neighbors for attending the meeting and said that Ms. Brown did amend the hours at the meeting but it was not enough because there are neighbors who do not support the business still even after the meeting so he will support the neighbors at this time. The applicant said that she has done everything to make sure to let the neighbors know that her plan is not to operate as a bar and that she cannot control the traffic on Capitol Dr. and that she has leased a lot for parking purposes. Said that she has been a business owner for over 20 years and she was hoping to get a chance but understands that there is an issue with the building owner who has nothing to do with her business and the she did not have the type of money to buy the building. Ald. Coggs explained the applicant that the comments made here were not against herself or her capabilities as a business woman but that the location is not a good fit and encouraged her to find one that embraces her plan and wished her good luck. Ald. Borkowski moved denial based on neighbors and aldermanic testimony. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 SADIQ, Usman, Agent for "National Oil LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Clark" at 1831 W NATIONAL Av. (Expires 1/16/2022) The applicant said that he had a meeting with District 2 and that has changed the hours of the security guard from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am now. Individuals in support: Tim Chisholm - Security Director at Cristo Rey High School 1818 W National Av - said that the owner has been very cooperative and has provided security guards in cooperation with the school which has helped with the drug dealing and prostitution around. Added that they have seen a progress in the neighborhood and that Mr. Sadiq is kind to the students. The applicant thanked the school as well because everything has improved working together and that has helped his business a lot too and that he is looking forward to continue working together. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez thanked Mr. Chisholm for testifying and said that it is a busy and problematic part of the National Av. and recognized that the applicant has been cooperative with the police and neighbors and has no objections with the license. Ald. Dodd moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 SINGH, Daljit, Agent for "Kanru, Inc", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications Requesting 3 Amusement Machines for "Mi Super Foods & Liquor" at 2200 S 13th St. Applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he has no objection. Als. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 WOLF, Curtis A Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Applications for "Smokeys Lounge" at 2179 S 16TH St. The applicant was present on the board but no communication was possible for technical difficulties. Ald. Kovac moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Borkowski moved to reconsidered the application at 1:47 pm Individuals also present: Ald. Perez asked the applicant if he is the property owner and that if he will be involved on the daily operations. The applicant said that the building is owned by his family with another five buildings in the area and that he is familiar with the neighborhood and that will be involved with the operations. Ald. Perez said he wanted to make sure that he knows that bars have been closed before for nuisance and that he has no objections to support this license. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 ROBINSON, Jose AD, Agent for "WALL ST. STOCK BAR LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians and Poetry Readings for "Wall Street Stock Bar" at 219 S 2ND St. The applicant was present but Charese Gardner (co-owner) talked about the police items on her record. She said that she made a mistake subleasing a property to person that she was seeing at the time and that she did not know the activities that this person was involved in and that she was charged for party to a crime and that has learned from that mistake. Her life has change also from than incident with a positive outcome and direction. Individuals in opposition: Tom Mortensen - 223 S 2nd St - Said that he is board member of Walker's Point Association and that also sits at the Business and Economic Development board and wanted to voice out some of the concerns that have been submitted to the license division in the form of a letter and photographs. Said that the character of the street is quiet and that his business and residential loft will share a wall with this business. He pointed out that the proposed business will share walls with professional firms and residential lots as well. Added that he owns a professional engineering firm and that the operation hours will conflict with the bar hours because the noise, live music and smoking will affect their meetings and will be distractive to the employees. Said that a lot of money has been invested to restore the character of the buildings and to attract businesses like professional firms, a chocolatier, an a ice cream shop that families enjoy. Explained that the black sheep restaurant has been there for 10 years and is not connected or close to the residential lots so does not represent an issue to the neighbors. Added that it is a very quiet street and the neighbors would like to keep it that way. Dr. Lori Gensch - PO Box 383 Elm Grove, WI - Said that co owns adjacent buildings on the block and that herself and her partners object to this application because it has been designated as a nationally register of historic places and that alcohol business oriented with late hours, outside smoking deck and loud music will compromise the neighborhood. Added that the applicants refer to the Black Sheep restaurant which has been open for 10 years with 80% of food sales and 20% alcohol and the previous owner who had a craft store (same premises as the applicant) had sales of 82% crafts and 18% alcohol. Explained that the neighbors do not want an establishment with a mission to sell alcohol. Added that they are also concerned about the hours of operation which are unacceptable with the number of residences in the area; the public entertainment premises with music will disrupt the lives of the residents; the capacity of 99 will affect the parking because the street cannot accommodate that number of patrons; the smoking patio is behind two buildings which primarily use is residential. Mayleen Nelson - 445 Prospect Dr Brookfield - Co owner with Dr. Lori Gensch - said that they are also concerned about the use of the second floor because it is not clear on the plan of operations. Mr. Cooney clarified that the second floor is not part of the floor plan or plan of the operations. Ald. Coggs said that for the record that the applicants have said that the second floor will not be used under oath. Ann Pieper - Piper Properties 234 W Florida St #302 - Said that she is member of the Walker's Point Association and that they wanted to welcome the new neighbors but all of their recommendations were not taken in consideration and read them all. Ald. Coggs asked to the applicants why the recommendations were not taken in consideration? Mr. Robinson said that there is a misconception regarding the live music because supposed to be a quiet environment with a piano only. Ms. Gardner said that at the meeting with the Walker's Point Association she expressed that she does not have intentions to have a live band or loud music that her business is more like a networking space bar with a piano at the back for jazz nights. Mr. Cooney confirmed that there is an amplification sound system checked on the application. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if she was willing to amend the application. Ald. Kovac moved to amend the application with no amplified sound system. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if she is willing to amend all of the issues that concern the neighbors. The applicant said that she met in July with the Walker's Point Association and received the list of petitions and that she took care of all the concerns just to move forward and be successful. Said that she was asked to mimic Black Sheep hours of operation which she did it and that at the end of August or September amended the lease with no smoking on the deck. Mr. Cooney said that the application does not reflect the non smoking amendment. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant if she was willing to amend the application. The applicant accepted. Ald. Dodd moved to amend the application with no smoking on the premises and deck (outside). Ald. Perez asked to the applicant if she shared the changes she made to the license application with the Business Economic Development who raised the questions about the smoking or if she only submitted the changes to the license division. The applicant said that she sent an email saying that she took everything in consideration. Ald. Perez clarified that the smoking part was just amended and other things has been amended right now and were not reflected on the application. Ald. Coggs said for that for the record, the committee makes questions to have the applicant to be explicit because anything that is not part of the plan of operations will be a violation of the license. Jen Linse - Resident 223 S 2nd #4S - Said that she lives next door and strongly opposes to this establishment because what really matters is that the entire street from the second floor up are residences and that the existing businesses are family oriented, boutique businesses or professional firms. Added that this place will be sharing walls with two different residential buildings and will impact the ability to live in peace no matter what kind of music is played. Added that she works from home as many others right now and that she is concerned about conducting meetings with different time zones and noise, distractions, etc. The applicant asked Mrs. Linse if she has heard noise coming out from her business. Ms. Linse said that she is not supposed to be open so no noise should come out from it. The applicant said that they have been testing the sound system and that she is glad that Ms. Jane hasn't heard it. Ms. Jane said that actually they have come over the business to ask her workers to turn the music down while they are working. Aaron Gertel - 213 S 2nd St - Moved in the loft because they appreciate the sounds of the city but a bar with a late hours is a different can of warms. He thinks it is naive to think that the bar can control the noise, the crowd, the parking and that they have called the police for people parking on their spots previously so a bar is not a good thing and does not want to live next to one. The applicant asked if he smokes in the alley. Mr. Gertel said that he does smoke in the alley but he lives there and that is he is one person not thirty. The applicant said that she has made sure that no one will park on the neighbors spots and asked him if he know what type of license Emma Gertel - 213 S 2nd - Said that is concerned about the relationship with the neighbors because if this goes thru, the neighbors will be the ones complaining and will turn ugly. Her main concern is the noise/sound that will impact their living space. Added that she has 12 year old kid and that she does not want to have her child close to a bar area. The applicant asked Mrs. Gertel when did she moved in. Mrs. Gertel said that the lot was available in April 2021 and that's when they moved in. Christa Cianciolo - 5037 N Elkhardt Av - Owner of Purple Door opposes because is very concerned about the impact on her business directly. She picked this location because there was no bar and that is a very small street that will definitely be impacted negatively because she is very familiar with what a bar brings to a neighborhood since her family and husband own that kind of business. The applicant asked Mrs. Cianciolo if she knew what kind of business was previously at the location. Mrs. Cianciolo said that it was craft store with a alcohol license that was not open to the public. Added that as a matter of fact she was a client once and it was not a bar. Trevor Danielson - 5037 N Elkhardt Av - Said that being in this place over 2 years they can hear everything in the building even breathing and that noise will be a factor. Added that he has an 11 year old boy who walks around the block and he is concerned about being exposed to the bar patrons. He thinks that this business does not fit. Simmi Urbanek - 5658 S Swift Av - President of the Walker's Point Association heard the plans back in July and responded with a letter with suggestions for modifications (the letter was read for the record). Greg Gensch - 5140 N 124th St - Co owner of 2 adjacent buildings said that he objects to the application for the same concerns and it is not a good fit because it is a family oriented area and millions have been invested to preserve it as historical. Added that neighbors have complained about the noise now that is not even open and the parking situation will be problem for a 99 capacity. Individuals in support Marcella Nicholson - 234 N Broadway - Said that she supports the application because she escaped from poverty and thinks that this project will bring opportunities and education about finances to the community. That we must pay attention about not to segregate neighborhoods but businesses. Added that she enjoys the happy hour concept and she does not see how this establishment will be different from others. She visits the Black Sheep often and moved to downtown for the vibrancy, diversity and opportunities. Ald. Dodd said that Ms. Nicholson set the tone for what also she has heard and believe that there is a problem here and all sides must be taken in consideration. Ms. Nicholson added that Ms. Gardner has amended the application which is a testament of her willingness to work with the community. Shauntay Nelson - PO Box 17440 - Said that there is racist undertone and that this premises is zoned as a bar since 1960's that Ms. Gardner is not changing it. Added that the business plan is about to educate people on finances besides the tavern license and that is needed within the community to grow. David Bowen - 4080 N 31st St - Said that Milwaukee is home to many young entrepreneurs and this is not another bar but instead a gathering place to get connected focused on financial learning. Added that this is a new chapter which means opportunities for all. Malina Chereji - lives in New Berlin 12509 W Golf Spring Rd - Said that she supports Charese and Jose and stated that she is concerned about what the neighbors expressed for the type of crowd that will bring but she wanted to let the committee know that the owners are looking to do almost what the Pfister hotel has with a piano bar where professionals meet and that the parking situation has been addressed as well as the smoking situation. Also encouraged the neighbors to support people from different backgrounds. Sean Wilson - 1417 N 72nd St - He is the national organizer for environmental justice and worked on 207 E Buffalo St and what the applicants are asking is to open almost the equivalent as the Black Sheep and the we must support second chances for any one willing to succeed against the odds. Dr. Ann Parks - 1019 S 2nd St - Landlord and reside directly above the bar and has lived here for 12 years, owns the building from 7 years ago, lives with her family on the 3rd floor and wants to support this application because of the business plan, herself and her husband trust the vision of Charese who has experience in entrepreneurship and community building and because she is open to diversity and that the applicant has done everything that she has been asked to do. Made it clear that the previous tenant was a Caucasian woman who held the same type of licenses with the same parking and noise issues and ran a successful bar until the pandemic hit. Invited the community to embrace diversity and new entrepreneurships. Ald. Perez asked if her plan to live above the premises will change. Dr. Ann Parks that she is there to stay with her family. Kamal Shkoukani - He was on the board for his own license but said that he was disappointed to hear about those issues because he said that Black Sheep advertises as a wine bar and not as restaurant, that Toast is a kind of a steamy cafe and that Purple Door is not for families at night when he goes. He supports the application and wished them good luck. LLoyd Parks - (Building Owner) said that he also lives above the premises and that when they bought the building, it had a dancing floor, a disco ball, etc. Added that they are very proud of their investment and that Charese gave them a very good presentation about her business plan. Said that he is Latino who grew up in Venezuela and wished Charese good luck. Brandon Rule - 704 W National Av - Supports the application for the financial literacy which is unique for the black and brown communities and that this is not different from what has been licensed before. Patricia Gardner - 3249 N 48th St - Mother of both applicants, said that her children want to teach how to grow wealth as a learning tool and those are things that are not taught at school. Dequisha Anderson - 339 S XX Dr - Representing UW Union Credit said that fully support the application and to make business with them. Ald. Perez asked the applicant about the financial literacy that has been mentioned on the testimonies. Ms. Gardner explained that they reached out to Ms. Nelson and explained her that she wanted to have more than a bar but to hold classes on Saturday mornings for example to educate people on how to reach out their goals and that the bar is to have drink and for networking purposes. Mr. Robinson said that he is an High School art teacher and has helped develop over 100 business in Wisconsin. Ald. Perez said that he recognizes the importance of financial education but must be reflected in the plan of the operations. The applicant explained that the tvs will show the stock market, the drinks are named after iconic wall street events and some weekends will have professionals speaking about the stock market. Ald. Perez appreciated everyone's patience today and said that we have heard in favor and against and also appreciated the fact that the applicant amended the application on the spot but wanted to request to hold the application to the call of the chair to clear things out. Ald. Coggs explained the applicant that the amendments made today to the application do not necessarily mean that they are part of the application depending on the outcome. The applicant said that the process has been very lengthy and that appreciates every remark and wants to work to find a solution together as Latino and African American. Also thanked the Walker's Point Association for being here. Ald. Coggs stated that the purpose to hold the application is to reflect those items that were brought by the supporters and that were not reflected on the plan of operations. Ald. Kovac said that a lot came out of this conversation but agrees with Ald. Perez to have the neighbors and applicant clear on what the plan of operations will look like but there are legitimate issues that needed to be addressed. Ald. Kovac moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 SANCHEZ NAVARRO, Alfredo, Agent for "ASM Towing & Recovery LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Application for Non-Consensual Towing Operations for "ASM Towing & Recovery LLC" at 4400 S 13TH St #F. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 REA, Elia A, Agent for "LYON IV LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises License Application with Dealing, Storing and/or Transporting Junk/Valuable Metal, Waste Tires and Salvaged Motor Vehicle Parts Operations for "Velasquez Auto Care" at 3477 S 16th St. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 13 HANSING, Debra L, Agent for "MEGA MARTS, LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "PICK 'N SAVE #6845" at 3701 S 27TH St. (Expires 1/18/2022) Atty. Michael Long and Mr. Rider (Store Manager). Atty. Long believes that no more than four incidents from the police report are related to alcohol and the others are related to general shop lifting. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker said that 17 items on the police report are an issue for District 6 and wants to know what has been done, also asked for the security staffing hours and if extra security has been attached to the alcohol department. Atty. Long said that there is in house security with hours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and that the store has security cameras focused on shop lifters but do not know the answer about the alcohol department. Ald. Spiker asked if he know how many security guards are on staff. Atty. Long said that his understanding is that there is one security guard. Mr. Rider was able to connect and said that they changed the security company over a month ago and now they have a vehicle patrolling the parking lot as well and that has gotten better in the past two weeks. He is aware that they have taken a lot of resources and they are doing the best to diminish that. They also got more lights on the parking lot. Ald. Spiker said that more conversation is needed to address more issues with his office, the police and neighbors and that he is happy to move forward with a warning letter. Ald. Kovac moved renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. Ald.. Borkowski objected. (Prevailed 4-1).
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Minutes note: 14 SHKOUKANI, Kamal M, Agent for "Halfbaked LLC", Extended Hours Establishments and Food Dealer License Applications with Hours of Operation Sun - Mon from 08:00 AM to 04:00 AM for "Winners Cafe" at 2229 S Kinnickinnic Av. Applicant appeared with Atty. Walter Brummund. The applicant said that he was 18 years old when the item on the police report happened. Atty. Brummund said that this item is irrelevant to the application and has know the applicant who has grown up. Individuals also present: Terry Williams on behalf Ald. Dimitrijevic asked if the applicant is willing to amend the hours by closing at 2:00 AM. Ald. Dodd moved to amend to close at 2:00 AM. (Prevailed 5-0) Als. Zamarripa moved approval as amended. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 BASS, David D, Agent for "Rock Bottom Group, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Bands AM for "Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery" at 740 N Plankinton Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CORREA, Maikel, Agent for "MAC PARTNERS, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Comedy Acts, Disc Jockey, Magic Shows, Poetry Readings, Dancing by Performers, Wrestling, Patron Contests, Patrons Dancing, Jukebox and Karaoke for "Milwaukee Athletic Club - 4th Floor" at 758 N BROADWAY. The applicant said that has no comment on the police report item which happened 20 years ago. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections with the Milwaukee Athletic Club items. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CORREA, Maikel, Agent for "MAC PARTNERS, LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Hotel License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Comedy Acts, Disc Jockey, Magic Shows, Poetry Readings, Dancing by Performers , Wrestling, Patron Contests, Patrons Dancing, Jukebox and Karaoke for "Milwaukee Athletic Club - Roof Top" at 758 N BROADWAY. The applicant said that has no comment on the police report item which happened 20 years ago. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections with the Milwaukee Athletic Club items. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CORREA, Maikel, Agent for "MAC PARTNERS, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Jukebox, Bands, Magic Shows, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Patron Contests, Comedy Acts, Dancing Performers and Patrons Dancing for "Milwaukee Athletic Club - 3rd Floor" at 758 N BROADWAY. The applicant said that has no comment on the police report item which happened 20 years ago. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections with the Milwaukee Athletic Club items. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 VAILLANCOURT, Erica E, Agent for "Interstate Parking Company LLC", Parking Lot and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications Removing 1 Timing Device for "Interstate Parking Company LLC" at 328 N Van Buren St. (Expires 12/16/2021) Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman explained that the application was held until the plan of operations reflected the mitigation plan which is in place now and that neighbors and himself have no objections now. Ald. Kovac moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 MANJEE, Habib, Agent for "MKE Water Street LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Renewal Applications for "ELMNT Lounge" at 618 N WATER St. (Expires 12/18/2021) Atty. Emil Ovbiagele appeared with the applicant and Nick Murado (Director of Operations). The attorney asked Ald. Coggs to allow a witness to speak about the incident on the police report from 7/17/2021 Lakia Thomas - 3203 N 8th St - said that she wanted to speak on behalf the ELMNT club because the night of 7/17/2021 when her daughter was killed as a consequence of a fight that started inside the club and escalated outside the club added that the police was there already and let the fight to continue. Atty. Obviagele asked if she has a chance to review the videos. Atty. Obviagele asked Ms. Thomas if she holds ELMNT club accountable for her daughter's passing. Ms. Thomas said that she does not the club accountable but thinks that the police could have done more to prevent this from happening and believes that her daughter would still alive today. Ald. Coggs asked if her daughter was involved with the fight. Ms. Thomas said that her daughter was an innocent by stander who follow the fight outside the club. Nick Murado explained that an altercation came up within members from the same party. As the fight was moving out some chairs and tables came out along and that they did their best to contain it. Added that additional support was requested to deescalate the fight while it continue flowing on Water and Michigan St when he heard the shots. Said that he does not believe that she and no one else was the target but the shots came from the west corner or alley on Water St. Added that they have cooperated with the police in every way so they can piece it together and find the suspect. Also said that they check id's, they path everyone down to keep the environment safe and that they are diligent in doing so. He thinks that they have been targeted for an incident that did not happen inside or in front of the premises but from something that came from the city. Ald. Kovac said that the P33 report is very specific and says that a patron was strike with a chair so he wants to understand that Mr. Murado did not see any member of his staff doing it. Sgt. Velasquez read again the part where says that chairs and bottles were used by the staff. Ald. Bauman said that it is actually an homicide and must be there an extensive report and further investigation instead of hearing one side of the story. Captain James Campbell (District 1) stated that this is an open investigation and the reports are restricted at the moment and that no one has been charged with an homicide. Ald. Coggs asked Captain Campbell if he could answer some of the questions that has been asked like the chair situation and that if the shooter was actually a patron and how things got to that point. Captain Campbell said that received a brief this morning and there is a video evidence that the suspect was a patron of the bar with another five people whose id's were not scanned when they got in the establishment and there are chairs been thrown out inside while the fight broke out but has not seen the entire video. Added that as far of what is on the P33 the officers describe exactly what they saw during the incident and how they know who these people are. Atty. Ovbiagele asked Captain Campbell if from the videos that he has seen he can't see the staff striking people with chairs. Captain Campbell said he did not see it. Atty. Obviagele asked if his client provided the videos. Captain Campbell said that quite extensive and very good quality. Atty. Obviagele thanked Captain Campbell for appearing and wanted to know if anyone else was arrested that night. Captain Campbell said that one arrest was made and he committed to give Ms. Thomas a call regarding the case. Ald. Kovac said that what the Captain has seen on the video confirms what Mr. Murado said and that at this point is irrelevant if the victim was kicked out or not from the venue but the chair and the bottle were an issue to him and that it was clarified by Captain Campbell but he will long to hear more clarity from the reports. Mr. Murado said that they do a lot to deescalate issues and to calm down people but sometimes people want to search revenge. Added that they also encourage people not to park on the loading zone area but sometimes they feel entitled to do so. Also said that they ask patrons to leave and get escorted out when they become a problem. Said that they just want to be a safe club and has requested to meet with the police in numerous times in order to work together. Atty, Ovbiagele asked is those requests were documented in the form of emails. Mr. Murado said yes. Ald. Coggs asked if those emails were submitted to the license division. Atty. Ovbiagele said yes. Ald. Coggs asked Ald. Bauman if he has seen those emails. Ald. Bauman said he has not seen any of those emails. Atty. Obviagele clarified that the emails were sent but they have not received a confirmation from the license division that were actually received yet, Mr. Murado said that they have discussed the red code with the police department and even on how to park the vehicles so they can see who comes in the venue and be more proactive rather than reactive. Ald. Kovac had a question on item #9 and wanted to make sure that the applicant was not selling the loading zone as a private parking spot and that what the patron told the police is not true. Mr. Murado said that it was fabricated and that he has not received any money for that. Ald. Kovac said that he was able to see more of the narrative of the P33 but the officer who wrote it is not present at the moment but that there is pattern on the narrative of the incidents with the security staff and their professional duties. Mr. Murado said that they hire professionals and are trained. Ald. Kovac asked why the owner was so confrontational while the officer is doing his job. The applicant said that he has video and that we will not like the way the officer talks and happens to be the same officer. Added that the officer has lied and that he thinks it is something against him. Ald. Bauman requested a clarification from the license division regarding the police report. Mr. Cooney said that the items are related to this specific current entity. Mr. Kovac said that any motion made will based on the what happened within the last year but recognized that context it is important. Ald. Bauman said that he pointed out that many incidents have happened at this location prior this ownership and that the same agent has been with the previous licensee as well. Mr. Cooney confirmed that it is the same agent but different legal entity. Individuals in opposition: Ricardo Trinidad - 624 N Water St Suite 2 - said he is the next door neighbor and that he moved in when COVID was going on with no issues at all until the bar reopen. He said that it is so busy now that even avoids to come home on the weekends and has forgotten about to go for walk outside. Added that he is also concerned about the police presence on the corner on Water St and Michigan St during the weekends when the club opens and wonders who is paying for it because it is only one club causing the commotion. Added that himself has called 911 because of the fire shots, cars speeding and said that simply he does not feel safe. Ald. Kovac asked Mr. Trinidad how many times have heard gun shots. The applicant said that several and that he was at home the night of the homicide and that on one night he called the police twice. Ald. Kovac asked Mr. Trinidad to describe what he sees when looking at the window. Mr. Trinidad said that it gets crowded and crazy even before the club opens and sees fights even after the club closes and that something needs to be done before something else happens. Atty. Obviagele asked Mr. Trinidad for how long has reside in the building and where the shots that he heard came from. Mr. Trinidad said that he has lived in the building for a year and half and the shots were fired right below him on Water St. Captain Campbell said that he would object to the renewal of this application based on the incidents that occurred on 6/18 in which one of the staff members became very aggressive and about a month later the homicide occurred, the suspect was a patron and the large group that was outside was more than the small number of officers could handle and that the homicide incident happened before they could take control of the situation. Ald. Bauman asked Captain Cambell if he was able to review videotape or footage of the incident. Captain Campbell said that there are hours and hours worth of footage and that he was provided with a limited piece. Ald. Bauman asked if he had any reaction about the testimony of the police being responsible. Captain Campbell said that the officers did the right thing by waiting for support because of the chaos. Ald. Bauman asked to give a sense of how many people he is talking about. Captain Campbell said that over a hundred people were present at the moment of the fight. Atty. Ovbiagele believes that some of this information was not available to them and has been disclosed now against them. Ald. Kovac said that just for the record patrons were involved in the incident whether charges has not been made. Regarding the fight on 6/18 Atty. Ovbiagele asked if any arrests were made. Captain Campbell said that no arrests were made to his knowledge. Atty. Ovbiagele asked if any arrests were made the night of 7/17 and if his client has provided videos and the list of the scanned ids. Captain Campbell said that one arrest was made and agreed on the client being cooperative with the police and that he does not know if that person arrested was or not charged and that he does not have the information for specific citations in front of him. Ald. Coggs wanted to know is any of the actual officers are here to answer questions. Captain Campbell said that those officers work late shift. Ald. Coggs asked if the video he saw is an evidence. Captain Campbell said yes. Ald. Coggs asked Mr. Cooney if we have the same video. Mr. Cooney said that the video we have is a Covid violation. Ald. Coggs said that she does not understand why we do not have more tangible evidences and why we are not issuing citations while people is breaking the law. Captain Campbell said that there were two officers and 30 or 40 people when the fight started so they cannot control the crowd and issue citations at the same time. Ald. Coggs said that she understands about why the police cannot issue citations while trying to control over a situation but what about issuing citations to the staff later on. Added that it seems that there is no follow up. Captain Campbell said that it is valid point and will seek if there is any tickets that did not make it to the license premises report. The applicant asked Captain Campbell what he knows about his club because the officers that stay outside his club are just sleeping in the car and that he was not part of the meeting. Captain Campbell said that he has been twice as a patron and that he was out of service when the meeting happened. Individuals in support: Homer Blow - 2003 W Capitol Dr - Said that he works for ELMNT and that he saw many of videos of the night when Diamond died and thinks that MPD could have done more, that they could be more proactive than reactive and that the establishment should not bear the entire responsibility. Ald. Kovac asked Mr. Blow how often he works for the club and if he has seen any fights. Mr. Blow said that he works at least twice at month and that he has seen disturbances that the security guards deescalate and also have seen people being escorted out of the door the same way that he has seen the police not doing their job. Mr. Murado said that they must have a conversation to be proactive with the police instead of having them sitting in the vehicle. Added that they want to work together to provide a safe environment and that have reached out to the police to do so but they have not received the support they need because there is no sense of urgency when his staff has that urgency to do things right. Added that he is more than happy to turn his employees in if they are recognized by striking someone with a chair and that wanted make it clear that no citations have been made. Ald. Bauman said that had several points and believe that one of the statements made by manager about being the safest club in Milwaukee is wrong and that item #7 on the police report proves that. Added that the applicant has been attacking the police department when the officers are not present and they know they won't be present unless they are requested to appear because they know the process. Said that the applicant has been at last 12 times in front of committee and that maybe they are right about the accusations but what is a fact is that there is a homicide victim, that their security people have been out of control, that there is commotion at this club, that gun shots have been fired and that a non police witness has testified who is the neighbor with a bird's eyes view who has described what happened on a typical weekend at the point that he avoids to come home. Also said that this club has been in business for many years and has received frequent suspensions before and even survived an 8-7 nonrenewal vote and that when they changed the concept they basically smoke the peace pipe. Ald. Bauman admitted that under the ELMNT brand things started quiet the first years until this year that they turn back to itself. He thinks that the accusations against the police are a troubling tactic and that there might be problems with the police response but what he knows is that there was an homicide of a patron in close proximity to the club and in connection with a fight disorder inside the club and that people emanated from the club and that shots were fired in connection with the club and that staff was out of control and for all that he recommended a 60 day suspension. Ald. Kovac said that he recalled the events and asked Mr. Cooney if he could provide a list of the suspension information. Ald. Coggs said that in the 12 years that she has been in the licensing committee has heard cases when the police come to testify and that for her this item is not about ELMENT but about the police to be here to inform and help them to make an informed decision when is not "he said/she said" and where there is not a clear report. Added that she knows that is not always possible but when it is possible will be great. Ald. Dodd said that we have to realize that there are mistakes on both sides and that we have to do better. She stated that has seen MPD applying the red code on Brady St. on different occasions which has not happened with Ladybug or ELMNT and shares Mr. Blow's frustration because the police has been negligent and she moved for a 30 day suspension instead. Mr. Cooney said that in 2017 received a 90 day suspension; in 2016 a 15 day suspension, in 2015 a 30 day suspension and in 2014 a 10 day suspension. Ald. Dodd moved renewal with a 30 day suspension. Ald. Borkowski, Ald. Zamarripa and Ald. Kovac objected. The motion failed 3-2. Ald. Borkowski moved renewal with a 60 day suspension based on police, aldermanic and neighbor testimony. Ald. Dodd and Ald. Coggs objected. (Prevailed 3-2) Recess at 4:14 pm Convened at 4:20 pm
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Minutes note: DE BAKER, Tiffany A. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application. Ald. Zamarripa moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: GAMM, John R. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: GLADNEY, Darryl. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application Ald, Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: JOHNSON, Brittney M. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application Ald. Kovac moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: LINDLBAUER, Paige L. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application Ald. Zamarripa moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: MELENDEZ, Brenda. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair based on first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: ROSE, Shannon. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application The applicant said that the incident on the police report happened almost 2 years ago and that she is serving her probation soon to be due with no objections. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkoswki moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: NEDEAU, Jon R, Agent for "Wisconsin Foundation Specialists, Inc", Home Improvement Contractor's License Application for "Wisconsin Foundation Specialists Inc. The applicant said that there was a mistake on the report because the firearm was never discharged and always remained in the console. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: MAHAN, Arthur R, Agent for "SAAM Development LLC", Home Improvement Contractor's License Renewal Application for "SAAM Development LLC. (Expires 3/7/2021) Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 KLER, Baljit S, Agent for "Appleton Express, Inc", Extended Hours Establishments License Application Requesting to Open 24 hours, 7 days a week for "Appleton Express" at 7646 W Appleton Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd said that she had no objections and moved for approval. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 BROWN, Mary Kay, Disabled Loading Zone Permit Renewal Application. (Expires 11/25/2021) In opposition: Richard Yehl - at 3600 N 93rd St - This property has a driveway that it is accessible and no one has lived in the property since the sign was put two years ago. He lives across the street where a fire hydrant is so he cannot park in front of his house. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs asked if we make any verification. Mr. Cooney said that no verification other than the application is a true statement. The applicant explained that she is disabled and uses that spot when she is at house. Ken Brown 7809 W Hadley or 9300 W Howard (husband) explained that the space between driveways is very small and busy and took it upon himself to do something about because he could not even pile leafs and the neighbor kept on parking there instead of alternating and that is why they applied for the disabled loading zone. Ald. Dodd asked if someone is living the at the residence. The applicants explained that not at the moment but that hey stop everyday. Ald. Dodd moved renewal but will review it again. Mr. Cooney clarified that it is a 2 year license. Ald. Coggs told Ald. Dodd that she can review it if the license is not used properly. Ald. Dodd moved renewal. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 15 HARRIS, Tabitha A, Agent for "PREMIER SPORTS LOUNGE, LLC", Class B Tavern License, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "PREMIER SPORTS LOUNGE" at 4001 W NORTH Av. (Expires 12/17/2021) Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Zamarripa moved to reconsider the application at 5:29 pm. The applicant said that she had a meeting with the staff regarding how to cooperate with the police when they ask. Individuals also present: Mr. Ellzey asked the applicant what kind of citation was given. The applicant said that no masks were worn (mask mandate related). Mr. Ellzey said that given the fact that the citation was for no wearing a mask and no other issues he recommended a renewal with a warning letter. Ald. Zamarripa moved renewal with a warning letter. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 15 SINGH, Harjinder, Agent for "1341 CENTER ST INC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "CENTER PETRO MART" at 1341 W CENTER St. (Expires 12/18/2021) The applicant said that incidents from the police report did not happened inside the store and that already have a security guard on the store; that the bathroom has been closed, that the security cameras are working and that has put signs inside and outside and that never had issues before. Individuals also present: Mr. Ellzey said that it is a lengthy police report and that Ald. Stamper would like to see the extended hours to be reduced because it has become a matter of nuisance property to the neighborhood and that it took too long for the applicant to correct the issues. Ald. Kovac asked for a clarification of Ald. Stamper's request. Mr. Ellzey said that Ald. Stamper wishes not to renew the Extended Hours Establishments license. Ald. Kovac moved denial of the Extended Hours Establishments license based on police report and aldermanic testimony and renewal of the Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures license applications. (Prevailed 5-0).
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Minutes note: 15 BUTLER, Reginald D, Agent for "2579 Teutonia LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Vibe Lounge" at 2579 N TEUTONIA Av. (Expires 12/3/2021) Atty. James Toran appeared with the applicant. The applicant said that item 1 on the police report everything was in place to get the license and what happened was a walk thru with his employees and he was not open for business. Atty. Toran gave a brief overview: With respect item 2 no citations were issued. Item 3 no citations from the Health Department. Item 4 a meeting already happened between the manager and applicant. Item 5 the report says that the officers spoke to the owner but does not specify a name so he believes that the police spoke to a patron instead. With respect item 6 says the police talked to the maintenance guy who was hired by the building owner and that he doesn't see what is the issue with that. With respect 7 no citations or more information was provided about the cars parked on the street. Item 8 the shooting had no co-relation to the club. Item 10 no citations were issued and that they object that 250 vehicles were parked outside. Item 11 no weapons were found on the premises. Item 12 there is a court date in January for the over capacity issue. Item 13 they have a manager who greets the police as they come in. Item 14 that type of argument is not uncommon issues with type of establishments. About the liquor allegation said that in fact that they have admitted they are guilty. Atty. Toran added that this is a safe business and that the applicant is trying to convert his business in a banquet hall and that this is his way of living and that with that being said, they are open to any suggestions. Mr. Ellzey said that the fact that are no tickets or citations issued does not mean that the applicant will let this incidents to keep on happening and recommended a 10 day suspension so the applicant has enough time to get things in order. Atty. Toran said that a 10 day suspension is a lot for this kind of business and requested to be renewed without a suspension. Ald. Coggs noted that the license will expire on 12/3/2021 and that the common council meeting will be on 12/14/2021 so the business will have to close no matter what. Atty. Toran said that they were planning to apply for a provisional. Mr. Ellzey said that the office would not approve the provisional. Ald. Kovac moved renewal with a warning letter. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 ROYAL, SR, Lamar L, Agent for "ELARE HOLDINGS L.L.C.", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's Wholesale Only License Application for "ELARE HOLDINGS L.L.C." at 4203 N 48th St. Ald. Borkoswki moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for second nonappearance. (Prevailed 5-)
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Minutes note: 07 SPENCER, Mario A, Agent for "Infinity Lounge LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Karaoke, Poetry Readings and Patrons Dancing for "Infinity Lounge" at 4001 W FOND DU LAC Av Atty. James Toran appeared with the applicant. Hazel Johnson - 3939 W Concordia Av - stated that she is against this applicant because they parked in front of her house and could not leave her house with her transportation services and it is not the first time. Atty. Toran asked Mrs. Johnson if she is willing to call the owner when situations like this happens. Mrs. Johnson said that she has no time to do that and that the business was opened on Saturday. Lydia Melton - 3313 N 40th St - said that is nothing personal but he has done everything wrong since day one and has broken promises twice. Ald. Rainey said that the application was held to let the communication between the neighbors and the applicant to happen and unfortunate they have not come to an agreement so he is not in support of the license. The applicant said that he has invested his lifetime savings on this business and four neighbors total were at the meeting and that he shared his personal telephone number with those four neighbors to reach out to him with any issues. He said that he had invested a lot to go for a full commercial kitchen, that he is a good member of the community and that he is looking to stay there for many years and never had any problems with the police. Ald. Borkowski asked how much the applicant has invested already. The applicant said about $100,000.00 Ald. Borkowski said that is a significant amount of investement and do not know how the applicant will be able to recuperate that investment. Ald. Rainey asked for the application to be held for the communtiy to find common ground. Ald. Borkowski is pleased that Ald. Coggs and Ald. Rainey are willing to give it another try to discuss it again. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the
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Minutes note: Agenda Only 07 STOTTS, Timothy R, Agent for "A TASTE OF SOUL MKE LLC", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications Removing Shareholder and Transfer of Stock for "A TASTE OF SOUL MKE" at 4706 W FOND DU LAC Av. 11 KOUTROMANOS, Debbie, Agent for "GK&D Enterprises, Inc", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications Removing Shareholder and Transfer of Stock and Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent, Removing Shareholder and Transfer of Stock for "Omega Family Restaurant" at 3473 S 27th St. 12 MASOUD, Amer, Agent for "Tech Automotive LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application Adding Shareholder and Transfer of Stock for "Tech Automotive" at 1371 W WINDLAKE Av.
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211126 0 MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: Warning Letter KELLY, Karen M. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application YOUNG, Shermica E. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application ZAMORA, Itza C. Class D Operator’s License Renewal Application 02 PAK, So chong, Agent for "PAK'S JEWELERS, LLC", Secondhand Dealer's License Renewal Application for "PAK'S JEWELERS" at 4115 N 56TH St. 15 SINGH, Kanwarvir, Agent for "Ravneet Petro Inc II", Extended Hours Establishments, Food Dealer, Filling Station and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "Pantry 81" at 2812 W FOND DU LAC Av.
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