City shuts down Mount Greenwood restaurant with nearly 100 patrons, cites 12 other businesses for indoor service violations

Firewater Saloon Mount Greenwood at 3908 W. 111th St. was issued a longterm closure order for allowing indoor dining and drinking and holding a gathering of more than 99 people people, the city said.

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Firewater Saloon Mount Greenwood at 3908 W. 111th St. was issued a longterm closure order for allowing indoor dining and drinking and holding a gathering of more than 99 people people, BACP said.

Firewater Saloon Mount Greenwood at 3908 W. 111th St. was issued a longterm closure order for allowing indoor dining and drinking and holding a gathering of more than 99 people people, BACP said.

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City officials over the weekend shut down a nearly 100-person gathering at a Mount Greenwood restaurant as well as an unlicensed club in Little Village.

Officials ordered the longterm closure of Firewater Saloon Mount Greenwood, at 3908 W. 111th St., until it submits a safety plan to the city, according to the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

The restaurant allegedly allowed indoor drinking and had more than 99 people indoors, the agency said. In December, the city issued citations to Firewater Saloon’s other location, at 6689-95 N. Oliphant St. in Edison Park, for allowing indoor dining on two separate occasions.

The city also shut down an unlicensed club in Little Village that was serving about 68 people inside, officials said Thursday. The club, at 2881 W. Cermak Road, was allegedly charging an entrance fee.

Those locations are among 416 businesses cited and 8,000 other gatherings investigated for violating citywide coronavirus restrictions since the pandemic began. Chicago has had a citywide ban on indoor service since October.

Eleven other businesses were cited over the weekend for violating indoor dining restrictions:

  • Barraco’s Pizza, at 2105-2121 W. 95th St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining;
  • Cafe Istanbul, at 2014 W. Division St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining;
  • Canton Regio, at 1510 W. 18th St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining;
  • Chicago-Bridgeport VFW, at 3200 S. May St., for allegedly allowing indoor drinking;
  • Dee’s Candyland, at 648 E. 75th St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining and drinking;
  • Estrella Blanca Night Club, at 3049 N. Cicero Rd., for allegedly allowing indoor drinking;
  • Eurostars Hotel, at 660 N. State St., for allegedly failing to comply with social distancing requirements.
  • Hookah Time and Havano Cigar, at 6416 N. Lehigh Ave., for allegedly allowing indoor smoking.
  • King Crab House, at 1816 N. Halsted St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining.
  • McGee’s Jukebox, at 7000 S. Halsted St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining and drinking.
  • Mitchell’s Tap, at 3356 S. Halsted St., for allegedly allowing indoor dining and drinking.

The citations were issued among 107 investigations total investigations over the weekend.

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