BEVERLY — A Beverly clothing shop busted for hosting an illegal party was later found to be operating without a business license, according to Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th).
Epic Luxury Boutique hosted a party April 23 that illegally served alcohol and and charged an admission fee. Chicago police broke up the party at 1 a.m. and issued several tickets, according to an email O'Shea sent to constituents Wednesday.
The business at 2144 W. 95th St., which also operates as Epic Style Lounge, was visited by officers with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection four days after the party, O'Shea said.
The visit resulted in charges of operating without a business license and deceptive practices. As a result, Epic Luxury Boutique was given 10 days to apply for the proper license but failed to do so, O'Shea said.
As a result, the business has been ordered closed, O'Shea said. He also encouraged anyone who sees any "business activities" taking place at the shop to call 911.
Attempts to reach the owners of the business were unsuccessful. An orange sticker was placed on the front door of the business Wednesday afternoon announcing the closure, according to an aldermanic staffer.
"The 19th Ward community thanks the Chicago Police Department and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection for their great work on this public safety matter," O'Shea said.
Epic Luxury Boutique hosted an illegal party April 23. Four days later, inspectors visited the Beverly business, also known as Epic Style Lounge, and issued violations for operating without a business license and deceptive practices, according to Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th). [DNAinfo/Howard A. Ludwig]