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Winnemac Park Neighbors: Possible Liquor License for CVS Pharmacy at Damen and Lawrence

We received the following email from the 47th Ward Service Office in regard to a possible license to sell Beer/ Liquor at the CVS store at Lawrence and Damen. The property also houses a residential condo building. If you have an opinion on this, please read the note below and contact Jim Poole below.  

Good Morning,

You are receiving this email because you are a chamber, block club/community organizer, or someone who has contacted our office who lives in the vicinity of the CVS at Lawrence and Damen.  CVS has submitted the attached questionnaire requesting that Ald. Pawar lift the packaged goods moratorium on Lawrence Ave. between Damen and Leavitt so they can apply for a packaged goods license in the store. 

We are currently reviewing their request with our Quality of Life Committee.  As part of that process, we solicit feedback from neighborhood groups and local residents.  Feel free to share this information with your neighbors and any opinions can be sent to me.  If you think we should hold a public meeting regarding this request let me know that as well.  Ald. Pawar would restore the moratorium once a year has passed if this is done.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Jim Poole

Community Specialist & Legislative Liaison

Office of Alderman Ameya Pawar – Ward 47

4243 N Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618

P: 773.549.4462

F: 773.549.4757

[email protected]