CHICAGO - Two dozen residents protested on Saturday against the opening of Headquarters Beercade and Color Cocktail Factory in Pilsen.
The businesses will be located at 917 W. 18th St.
Long-time residents fear the arcade and bar will create a public nuisance. More than anything, the group opposes the venues being granted liquor permits.
"The late night fighting - they come out of this building all drunk. They’re defecating in the alleys. . . it’s terrible," one resident said.
"Pilsen has more land-locked blocks than any other part of the city. There’s a real parking problem here. They have no garages, they need street parking," another person who attended the protest said.
Headquarters Beercade was actually denied a liquor license by the city of Chicago, but the owner appealed to the Illinois Liquor License Commission, and was granted a conditional license.