Our consulting services can provide assistance to acquire all the necessary licenses. With over 25 years of experience, we have successfully represented a wide variety of clients in applications for local, state and federal licenses, and we understand how to meet the necessary requirements and address any hurdles that may arise.

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We help to ensure that you complete the license application process correctly and we will work with you to address any issues or complications that may arise.

The city of Chicago is a great place to operate a business that sells alcohol. Whether you plan to run a tavern, restaurant, hotel, or open a retail liquor store,  the sale of alcohol can be enjoyable and lucrative. However, before opening any retail business that sells liquor and food, you must meet a variety of complex legal requirements.

Daniel Pedemonte is a Licensed Expediter with emphasis on the timely acquisition or transfer of all types of licenses for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois (over 300 license’s transferred or acquired to date). This includes all liquor, public place of amusement, late hour, outdoor patio, rooftop, catering, food and café licenses.

Whatever type of liquor, food or entertainment licenses you need, we can not only assist with the initial licensing process, we will work with you to determine the best way to prepare for any challenges you may experience and meet your goals for the future.

Licensing Services Clients

  • La Serre, 307 N Green Street, Chicago, IL. 60607
  • Fioretta, 310-318 N Sangamon, Chicago IL 60607
  • Tin Roof, 3519 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60657
  • Bisous, 938 W Fulton, Chicago IL 60607
  • Lyra, 905 W Fulton Mkt, Chicago IL 60607
  • Au Cheval, 800 W Randolph St, Chicago IL 60607
  • Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf, 218 W Kinzie
  • Sushi Dokku, 823 W Randolph St, Chicago, Il 60607
  • Parlor Pizza, 108 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Siena Tavern, 51 W Kinzie St, Chicago IL 60654
  • Bizarre Meats/Bar Mar (Jose Andre), 120 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago 60606
  • Flight Club Darts, 111 W Wacker
  • Ace Bounce Ping Pong, 234 N Clark St,
  • Barrio / Bodega, 65 W Kinzie, Chicago IL 60654
  • Radio Room, 400 N State St, Chicago IL 60654
  • Prime & Provisions, 222 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201-11 S, Ashland
  • Celeste, 111 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Marchesa, 535 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60654
  • Green Street Smoked Meats, 112 N Green St, Chicago IL 60607
  • The Bandit, 841 W Randolph St, Chicago IL 60607
  • Bar Siena, 832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Apolonia, 2201 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60616
  • Gilt Bar, 230 W Kinzie St, Chicago IL 60654
  • Kanya Lounge Axe Throwing, 2525 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60647
  • Kanela Breakfast Club 5413 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60640
  • Dollop Coffee, 1508 Sherman Rd, Evanston IL 60201
  • Dollop Coffee, 1210 S Indiana Ave, Chicago IL 60605
  • Dollop Coffee,1453 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622
  • Stax Cafe Breakfast, 522 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642
  • Stax Cafe Breakfast, 1401 W Taylor St, Chicago IL 60607
  • Giant, 3209 W Armitage Ave, Chicago IL 60647
  • Lula’s Cafe, 2537 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL 60647
  • Prosecco, 710 N Wells, Chicago IL 60654
  • Sparrow Coffee, 2040 W Fulton Mkt, Chicago IL 60607
  • Zia’s Social, 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago IL 60631

When applying for a liquor license in Chicago, businesses must meet a variety of requirements, including providing detailed financial information, a back ground check and passing health, fire, building, and health inspections.

Business owners should also be aware of liquor license restrictions in “dry” wards of the city or in districts where moratoriums have been placed on the issuance of new liquor licenses. Zoning laws and the proximity of a business to churches, schools, nursing homes, libraries, or other taverns may also affect a business’s ability to receive a liquor license.

Due to the complexity of the local liquor laws in Chicago, it is crucial to work with an experienced advisor when applying for a retail liquor license. Failure to properly consider the applicable zoning laws or restrictions, providing incorrect information on an application, or not meeting the necessary public notification requirements could result in significant delays or expenses in the application process, or even the denial of a license.

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