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After Months Of Rowdy Crowds, Loud Music And Public Sex, 75th Street Neighbors And Bar Owners Seek Compromise
Owners for three of four bars along the busy commercial district have agreed to boost security, enforce rules on disorderly customers, report crime and keep patrons away from residential streets.
Josephine’s Southern Cooking Has Stayed In Chatham Through Thick And Thin. Will The South Side Show Up To Keep It Afloat?
The restaurant, formerly known as Captain Hard Times, has updated menus, new staff, fresh hours, wifi and more. But it'll be forced to close soon if business doesn't pick up.
Rogers Park Alderman Candidate Gets Cease-And-Desist From City For Hosting Parties, Charging Cover At Campaign HQ
Aldermanic hopeful Bill Morton's campaign headquarters was hosting live entertainment with bring-your-own-beer service without having the proper permits, city records show.
Pop-Up Markets, Arts Studios Coming To Rogers Park, Edgewater Storefronts Thanks To New City Program
The city is looking to boost traffic to Bryn Mawr Avenue and Howard Street shops this holiday season as small businesses try to recover from the pandemic.
Uptown’s Clifton Avenue Gets Decorative String Lighting, The First Allowed Over A Public Street In Chicago
The decorative lighting hangs over the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery near the Wilson Red Line stop.
City Postpones Hearing For Nipsey’s Restaurant After Owners Ask For More Time After Fire
Owners of the restaurant and lounge, which is being demolished, are facing 13 business citations before the city's department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
Drug Dealing, But No Meth Lab, Found At West Ridge Social Club Raided By Police, Alderman Says
Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) said law enforcement told her office the Western Avenue social club showed no indications of a meth lab on the site.
Will Nipsey’s Be Shut Down? City Slaps South Side Restaurant With More Citations As Alderman Pushes To Close ‘Nuisance’ Business
Representatives with Nipsey’s Restaurant & Lounge will appear in a disciplinary hearing Feb. 25, but are calling on Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) to help resolve the issue before then.
Citing Fighting, Loud Music And Public Urination, Alderman Vows Crackdown On Nipsey’s — And Neighbors Want It Closed
Nipsey’s Restaurant & Lounge in Burnside has only been around one year. Neighbors say problems started almost immediately, while a restaurant leader said the alderman is trying to sabotage the business.
Business Department To Set Aside $46 Million In Federal Money For ‘Food Equity,’ Nonprofit Support
The money will be spent on programs aimed at improving neighborhoods’ food options, boosting first-time entrepreneurs and padding the budgets of local nonprofits.
7 Businesses Cited By City For Mask Mandate Violations
The city warned businesses should be on "high alert" for investigations into mask mandate violations.
City Warns West Side Food Pantry For Violating Mask Mandate, But Founder Says Enforcement Is Uneven
Eat or be Eaten received a warning for not following the city's mask rules at a recent wedding. The organization's founder said they want to keep folks safe, but when people are eating and drinking, masks come off.
After Years Of Renting, Street Vendors Come Together To Buy Their Own Kitchen: ‘This Is A Treasure’
City rules forbid vendors from preparing food at home or on the street. The kitchen gives them a stable place to prepare tacos, tamales and other goods — and even expand their businesses.
How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say
Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.
Cantón Regio In Pilsen Ordered To Close For Operating Without A License
The restaurant was also cited for violating the indoor dining ban twice. "We take full responsibility. ... Only those who run a business know how tough it is to see their employees without a job," owner Danny Gutierrez Jr. said.
Headquarters Beercade Still Wants To Open In Pilsen, But City Siding With Neighbors Opposed To The Plan
Dozens of neighbors, including one whose front door is feet away from the proposed arcade bar entrance, say the bar will bring more traffic and create a public nuisance.
Some City Officials Urge ‘A Little Flexibility’ On Coronavirus Restrictions To Support Businesses
The city's business department is looking for more ways to help Chicago's entrepreneurs amid a second wave of coronavirus.
Mikkey’s Retro Grill In Hyde Park Shut Down By City After Restaurant Caught Operating Without A License For Nearly 2 Years
Even after receiving the cease-and-desist order from the city ordering the business to close, Mikkey's has served customers off and on, said owner Rico Nance.