Congress Theater Files Lawsuit, Wants County Judge to Interpret Term “Theater” as It Relates to City Liquor Laws
Via the Sun-Times Media Wire, The Pipeline learned about a lawsuit filed by the Congress Corporation (owners of the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Cook County Circuit Court yesterday.
In the lawsuit, according to the Sun-Times, “Congress Corporation claims police officers have issued multiple citations, stopped Congress Theater employees from selling alcohol and threatened to arrest employees because they were violating a city liquor law for theaters.”
As reported previously by The Pipeline, the concert venue has received numerous citations pertaining to a city ordinance that relates to the selling of liquor at music venues, which have the same incidental liquor licensing as theaters. The most recent incident occurred this past Saturday, May 5th, when the theater’s General Manager was taken into police custody at 12:30AM. For more coverage, click here.
Jon Graef, a new member of the pipeline team, will be following up on the lawsuit as well as with Eddie Carranza, owner of the Congress Theater, to learn more.
Letter to the Community from Eddie Carranza (March 30)