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Evergreen Park Board approves liquor license for seafood restaurant

  • Written by By Sharon L. Filkins

Clientele dining at Chicago Famous Seafood, LLC, d/b/a The Crazy Crab, at 9204 S. Western Ave., will now be able to order beer or wine with their dinner, thanks to approval of a Class E Liquor license by the Evergreen Park Village Board of Trustees at the Monday board meeting.

Mayor James Sexton, while encouraging residents to visit the new restaurant which specializes in a method of boiling sea food fresh from Louisiana, also stressed that the Class E License limits the consumption of alcohol to sit-down, on premises only.

It is only the fourth Class E License to be approved by the village. Other approved restaurants include Pappy’s, at 3301 W. 95th St.; Noodles & Company, 2442 W. 95th St. and Wing Top, 2831 W. 95th St.

Also approved was a request from Police Chief Michael Saunders to hire two patrol officers to replace two officers who recently retired. The new hires will be selected from the existing Probationary Patrol Office List.

A pro-active resolution was approved, calling for the village to support the ability of municipalities to share local sales tax information with outside professionals.

Sexton explained that the state is getting ready to pass a statute, limiting the amount of information municipalities can get regarding the amount of sales tax in their communities. “This is vital information our village needs so that our treasurer can track the revenue coming in from all of our businesses,” the mayor said.

He cited a case from past years, when the village learned that one of its businesses was paying sales tax revenue to the City of Chicago. “It was money that rightfully belonged to Evergreen Park. This Resolution is our effort to let the State know that municipalities have the right to this information.”

The board also approved a resolution to allow the closing of 95th Street on Friday, July 1, for the 47th annual Independence Day Parade. “While it may seem a little early for this, we have to send a request to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for permission to close the street,” Sexton said.

Sexton said that 95th Street will be closed from Pulaski Road to Richmond Avenue, where the parade turns north on Richmond and proceeds to 91st Street.