Happy Village sale would put renovations on tap
Happy Village, 1057-59 N. Wolcott Ave. The Happy Village tavern would become a restaurant under new owners. They're requesting a member vote Monday that would consent to lifting a liquor license moratorium at 1057-59 N. Wolcott. The license freeze now blocks any new operator from taking over. The outcome is not binding on 2nd Ward Ald. Brian Hopkins, who would be making a recommendation to the City Council. Cheryln Pilch plans to sell the Happy Village tavern business. She joined the prospective purchasers, Andrew Miller and Addison Thom, in making a July 16 presentation to the EVA board . A previous sale proposal in 2016 was withdrawn. The new prospective purchasers, Andrew Miller and Addison Thom, say they will restore the bar's kitchen and introduce chef-driven casual American fare. The renovations include reducing the size of the patio by adding a glass enclosure. This solarium type structure would take up about half the patio.