facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chicago man sues city for allowing wine shop in 'dry' area

July 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- A Chicago lawyer says he is suing the city for allowing a wine store to open in a neighborhood where people voted 31 years ago to ban alcohol.

Jeffrey Jarmuth says in the federal lawsuit people in the area voted in a 1982 local option election to go "dry without exceptions" in an area that includes the building where Don Sritong signed a lease a year ago and plans to open Just Grapes next month, Crain's Chicago Business reported Wednesday.

Sritong said he has jumped through lots of hoops to get the shop ready, and it has not been "fun, or easy on the pocketbook, for a small mom-and-pop business like mine."

"I'm anxious to finally open for business in a neighborhood that I feel wants a fine wine shop," he said.

Jarmuth says previous attempts to sell alcohol in the area have failed, as have efforts to change the area from "dry" to "wet" status.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave
2
Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia
3
FBI: Child porn suspect likes stuffed animal sex FBI: Child porn suspect likes stuffed animal sex
4
10,000 pigeons get 'anal security check' in China 10,000 pigeons get 'anal security check' in China
5
Intruder at Foster Farms kills 920 chickens with golf club Intruder at Foster Farms kills 920 chickens with golf club
Trending News
x
Feedback