License Committee Approves Package Extending Relief Measures For Restaurants, Businesses Into 2021“In order to provide as much ongoing regulatory relief as possible for the businesses that are continuing to experience closures and a lot of hurt during this pandemic, these measures need to continue,” Business Affairs Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Cocktails To Go Now Legal In Chicago, As Bars Also Open Their Outdoor SeatingThe ordinance unanimously approved by aldermen on Wednesday would allow bars and restaurants with liquor licenses, but not liquor stores, to offer pre-mixed cocktails for pickup or delivery.
After People Pack Broadway For First Test Of Expanded Outdoor Dining, Mayor Urges Chicagoans Not To Ignore Safety Rules; 'COVID-19 Hasn’t Magically Gone Away'"There’s a lot of enthusiasm on the part of restaurants and patrons to get back out to enjoy the great restaurant scene here in Chicago, but we absolutely have to do that abiding by the rules," Lightfoot said.
Aldermen Move To Speed Up Sidewalk Café Permits As Restaurants Reopen For Outdoor DiningThe measure would allow the city's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to issue permits to any business that meets the requirements, without first needing City Council approval.
Despite Official Okay To Reopen Patios And Sidewalk Cafes, Some Downtown Restaurants Still Waiting To Reopen“These buildings, we’re surrounded by office towers. They’re very sparsely populated right now, much like the hotel industry. So we really need to make sure there’s enough volume to come back to,” said Chris Bisallion, co-founder of Bottleneck Management.
River North Bar Suing Condo Owners After Scaffolding Blocks Sidewalk CafeThe owners of a River North bar and grill have sued the condo association that shares their building, claiming renovation work on the condos is threatening to put their bar out of business.
Early Birds Line Up At City Hall For Shot At Sidewalk Café PermitsA dream of spring on their smiling faces, restaurant owners trudged through the snow Friday to get instructions on opening up sidewalk cafés from officials at City Hall.
Guide To Las Vegas On A BudgetJust because you have a tight vacation budget does not mean you have to miss out on all of the excitement and magic Las Vegas has to offer. Here are some tips to enjoying Las Vegas on a budget.