I am writing to inform you of an upcoming community meeting to review a request by Mr. Hashim Sayed, the franchise owner of the 7-Eleven Food Store at 1414 W. Pratt (at Glenwood), for a license to sell packaged liquor. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Shore School, 6759 N. Greenview (at Pratt).
Obtaining a packaged liquor license is part of an over-all plan to remodel and upgrade the store. Mr. Sayed will be joined by representatives of the 7-Eleven Corporation, who will outline plans for the store improvements.
A moratorium on the sale of packaged liquor is currently in place at that address. The Chicago City Council must pass an ordinance lifting the moratorium before Mr. Sayed can apply for the license. Mr. Sayed’s 7-Eleven store would be the only business affected by the lifting of the moratorium.
If I were to introduce an ordinance lifting the moratorium, I would introduce another ordinance reinstating the moratorium after Mr. Sayed obtained his license, so that the license could not be transferred to another owner.
I am interested in hearing your views on Mr. Sayed’s proposal, and I encourage you to attend the meeting. I will not support the proposal without substantial community support.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions.