LINCOLN SQUARE — The Fountainhead team wants to open an artisanal food and beverage market in the storefront adjacent to its Montrose Avenue bar and restaurant — but first it needs the community's permission.
A liquor license moratorium exists on Montrose Avenue for properties between Damen and Ravenswood avenues. Fountainhead is at 1970 W. Montrose Ave., with the market to occupy 1966 W. Montrose Ave. In order for Fountainhead to sell alcohol at the new shop, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) would need to lift the moratorium, and he is soliciting neighbors' feedback on the proposal.
Residents can voice their opinion on Facebook, email email@example.com or attend a public meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Chicago Northside Church of the Nazarene, 1900 W. Leland Ave.
Dozens of neighbors have weighed in via social media. The vast majority have offered up a brief two-word response of "lift it," though some have complained that there is already a surplus of places for people to buy alcohol in the area.
In addition to the proposed market, Fountainhead's owners are also prepping The Northman cider bar, announced early this year and slated to open at 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. by late summer.
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