Club Foot apartments proposed


Architect John Nelson plans a street-level setback for the former Club Foot space.

East Village Association board minutes for Sept. 19, 2016, by Daniel Navarro

1824 W. Augusta Blvd.
Owner of former Club Foot space asks for zoning change from R-4 to R-5 to use the first floor for two units. Orange-rated building, significant but not historic. Brian Foote had some issues regarding the fa├žade and the gate in the back. Next steps: a Planning, Preservation & Development committee recommendation, then a vote from the board.

Happy Village
No updates on Wolcott liquor moratorium lift since Sept. 12 meeting. Next steps: Wait for sale discussions at 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. and invite operator to meet with us when ready.

St. Boniface
Owner has till Sept. 23 to sell or church at 1358 W. Chestnut St. will be knocked down. Final court hearing Sept. 28.

PP&D Updates
Red Apple Convenience, 2000 W. Damen, is seeking another liquor license; should respond per Neal McKnight. Crime issue has not been resolved since licence rejection was upheld on appeal. Owners and store concept have not changed. Review scheduled for next Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association meeting.

CAPS update
Nothing to report; should perhaps ask Kim Shepherd for email updates.

New Business
Promote West Town Art Fest.

Alderman proposes steps in Happy Village handoff

Ald. Brian Hopkins talks with EVA leaders Neal McKnight and Dan Johnson.

East Village Association minutes for Sept. 12, 2016, by Daniel Navarro

Community meeting call to order 7:05pm.

Happy Village proposed transition plan

Ald. Brian Hopkins introduced ordinance to lift liquor moratorium to facilitate sale of Happy Village. "I have no problems with this as long as Happy Village stays Happy Village. "Have been largely a responsible bar in the village." "New owner would have to keep what it is intact." Will request to put a plan of operation in writing. Not willing to do so unless the transaction can take place, and this community meeting has been called to do so.

Happy Village 2nd Ward community meeting


Jon Donnelly, co-owner and managing partner of Lucky's Sandwiches, speaks on discussions to purchase the Happy Village tavern and beer garden at 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Jon Donnelly circulated this statement to East Village Association members at its Sept. 12 meeting.

We respectfully are reaching out to you in regards to the sale of the Happy Village, a business located at 1059 N. Wolcott. The Happy Village has been operating for over 50 years and the owner, Cherlyl Pilch, and ourselves have come to an agreement in principal to purchase the property and business. Ms. Pilch is prepared to retire and this sale will ensure she can do so in comfort.

When our attorney initially went to Business Affairs to apply for a change of officer on the license, the city told him there was a moratorium on Wolcott between Division and Augusta, which is where the Happy Village stands. We are asking for your help in lifting the moratium so that we can carry on The Happy Village's tradition and so that Cherlyn Pilch may retire comfortably. Any help in lifting this moratorium would be very much appreciated as we could complete this transaction as soon as it was lifted.

Food truck parks at Polish Triangle

Coffee and sandwiches will be served from a trailer at Division, Ashland and Milwaukee.

East Village Association board minutes for August 8, 2016, by Daniel Navarro

Wolcott moratorium lift: Lucky's Sandwiches will show up either on September or a set meeting. Neal McKnight will coordinate for the pre-meeting and the general board meeting in terms of date and location. This is a pre-meeting prior to the general meeting. Ald. Brian Hopkins may attend. Aiming for October general membership meeting.

1019 N. Wolcott: Bathhouse is no longer requesting EVA review of zoning change.

EVA Monday: Happy Village plans


Ald. Brian Hopkins speaks to EVA members at the Happy Village in 2015.

The East Village Association's Monday meeting will discuss a plan to lift the tavern moratorium on Wolcott Avenue to facilitate the purchase of the Happy Village.

Jon Donnelly, co-owner and managing partner of Lucky's Sandwiches, will speak on discussions to purchase the tavern and beer garden at 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. and any steps to lessen the impact on surrounding residents.

An ordinance to allow new licenses is on hold in the City Council license committee. Ald. Brian Hopkins told DNAinfo the new owners have pledged to keep the tavern and beer garden "exactly as it is today."

The meeting starts at 7pm in the Winchester restaurant, 1001 N. Winchester Ave.

2016 East Village Block Party photos

A great turnout, great weather and big fun brought neighbors together Aug. 27 for this year's EVA summer block party. Thanks to our sponsors Forbidden Root and Ask Nagel Realty. See more photos in EVA's Facebook album.