LAKEVIEW — Restaurants in East Lakeview will be allowed to keep their doors open after the city canceled a boil water order Wednesday.
Businesses between 3000 N. Broadway and 3174 N. Broadway were ordered to close indefinitely on Monday so crews could set up water service for the new Mariano's complex on Lakeview's east side.
The boil water order was set to begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and "food establishments and medical centers are to be closed for the duration" of the order, the city's Water Department said.
Residents also were advised to boil all water that would be consumed until the city could test the street's water after finishing the work.
Instead, the city will shut off water on the block from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, said Maureen Martino, executive director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. Businesses must be closed during that time, but can reopen around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The chamber told business owners in a letter Wednesday that the change came after it explained the "negative impact on so many businesses" on the street.
"Our phones have been ringing off the hook" since the advisory was issued, Martino said.
Until the order was canceled, it was unknown how long businesses would be forced to stay closed. Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said it could have lasted hours or up to "a couple days."
For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here: