Saturday, July 12, 2014

Update on BBQ's on the Public Way

Photo from Worlee GloverThis past Monday July 7, 2014 at the Park Manor Neighbors community Council(PMNCC) monthly meeting the issue of BBQ's on the public way was addressed. Two businesses were singled out about this issue. The Goal Post lounge on 71st and Luversia's Soul Food on 79th. Residents let owners of both businesses that they did not want businesses BBQ on the public way unless there was a special event and proper permits were obtained. The resident's wishes were backed up by Alderman Sawyer who had previously addressed the business owners. The owner of the building that houses the Goal Post, and who is applying to transfer the license to him, stated it would not happen in the future as well as he would address other issues with the lounge. The owner of Luversia's stated he did purely for marketing as his business has suffered from the negative publicity surrounding 79th.


  1. Thanks for killing business! We NEED good businesses OUTSIDE.

    THAT will keep criminals away. Otherwise, the criminals scare off off customers.

    Once business grows, THEN you can start getting nitpicky.

    1. There were complaints from neighboring businesses as well. It wasn't the fact that he did it,but more on the way he did it. By coming out to the meeting, although he brought no flyers or menus, he was able to get the word out about his business.


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