Lincoln Central Association and Alderman Timmy Knudsen (43) are to host a community meeting at 1970 N. Lincoln Ave., the former home of Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, which closed in 2018. The space has been vacant since that time.
The meeting is set for Tuesday, August 8 at 6 p.m. at 1970 N. Lincoln Ave.
We are meeting to listen to a proposed use of the space, which would require a C- 1 upzoning, also known as a tavern license, which allows a free-standing bar that serves liquor and late-night hours. The property is zoned B 1-2, which allows a restaurant that serves alcohol but does not have a stand-alone bar, and limits hours. The area was downzoned in the 1990’s via a ballot initiative.
Building owners (a family) have been good neighbors since the 1950’s and have rental tenants above the space. LCA and Ald. Knudsen would like to see new “life” at this corner, within reason.
Prospective tenants operate “Mom’s Place” in River North. https://www.momsplacechicago.com They propose a similar set up at 1970 N. Lincoln, with a bar, live music, karaoke, games, and late-night hours.
We ask that immediate neighbors attend this meeting. Questions or concerns, please email 43rd Ward office or Anne Moore, LCA zoning & planning chair, [email protected].