Logan Square's Congress Pizzeria losses liquor license


Congress Pizza is in background as the 14th Police Cmdr Flores talks with Rudy DeJesus, Vicky Schmidt (r) and others June 29

Logan Square's Congress Pizzeria, 2033 N. Milwaukee,  had their liquor license revoked by the state of Illinois on Oct. 31.

Originally put into Deleterious/Public Nuisance Impact Ordinance hearings under the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) several years ago, the Congress Pizzeria owners never completed all the requirements. This June many residents felt that CP's recent actions took the entire process of improvement back to square one.

Concerned for safety, use of an alley and the appearance of possible drug activities going on in addition to the list of non-compliance with agreements from previous hearings, 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, BACP, the police and residents held a positive loitering event on June 29.

After the positive loitering event, there was a private meeting with the President of 2033 Pizza, Inc, Zenia Lombardo (the owner of the business is listed elsewhere as Tony Lombardo), the police, the alderman and two neighbors, in essence giving the establishment another opportunity to fulfill on what they previously agreed to. They did not.



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