Another craft beer focused liquor store has been approved in Lake View. The small 1,500 square foot venue will probably be remodeled as owner, Paradeep Patel, has done with the other liquor stores he owns. The only stipulation on the venue's approval was that Patel keeps a minimum $10 price tag on all hard alcohol. The idea being that such a minimum will help to avoid attracting "transient" traffic to the establishment and area.
“I’m agreeing to the $10 floor price because the idea is to focus on craft beer, not liquor...I think I’ll be able to succeed still. My focus is going to be on the craft beer because it’s an emerging sector in the alcohol industry," said Patel.
The store will be located at 3151 N. Halsted, near Belmont.