ROGERS PARK — The liquor moratorium lifted by the City Council so that Hops and Grapes could replace long-time tenant Isam's Liquor on North Sheridan Road should be reinstated next month.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) introduced an ordinance that would bring back the ban on packaged goods liquor licenses between Lunt Avenue and Pratt Boulevard.
Moore and other council members lifted the moratorium in 2013 to make way for Pradeep Patel's plans to replace Isam's.
After a contentious community meeting, Moore announced his support for Patel as Isam's lease expired.
A separate ordinance introduced last week lifted a liquor license moratorium in another part of the neighborhood. Moore said the moratorium on licenses on Jarvis Avenue, between Greenview and Ashland avenues, would be lifted to allow a change of officers on the license for Taste Food and Wine, a specialty beer and wine store.
Taste co-owner Sandra Carter said Monday two of the business's partners, Debbie and Jamie Evans, sold their share to Phoebe Snow, which requires the change of officers. Carter and a third partner, Linda van Amerongen, are staying with Taste, Carter said.
The ordinance would also lift the moratorium on Rogers Avenue, from Birchwood Avenue to Paulina Street.
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