Facing eviction, Six Corners’s Fischman Public House will close Sunday
Six Corners’s bar Fischman Public House will serve its last beers on Sunday, owners announced in a detailed Facebook post Thursday. Citing financial difficulties and struggles with their landlord and Alderman James Gardiner (Ward 45), ownership wrote that they are being evicted from the building at 4058 N. Milwaukee Avenue and will ultimately lose their home as well. “We trusted so much that Six Corners would be developed that we confidently, and idiotically, put our house down as collateral and now we are losing it because of those foolish assumptions,” they wrote on social media.
Checkers’s opening is delayed again in Noble Square
The long awaited Noble Square Checkers, most recently slated to open today, has pushed the launch date to Monday, according to a rep. The fast food chain’s new location, first announced this summer, was originally supposed to debut in July. The restaurant at 1555 W. Division Street sits just beside a Popeyes owned by the same franchisee. The rep didn’t provide the reasons for the delays.
Milt’s Barbecue For The Perplexed sold to employees for $1
The owner of Boystown’s kosher barbecue restaurant Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed announced he is selling the business to a group of long-term employees for just a single dollar, according to a Facebook post. Jeff Adler announced the transition Tuesday, the second night of Hanukkah: “As difficult as it is to make money in a kosher restaurant, it is equally challenging to make a living wage in the restaurant industry...I have decided to do my own part in addressing this societal inequity by selling Milt’s to our long-standing employees for $1.” Adler promised that he isn’t disappearing from the restaurant at 3411 N. Broadway Street, and will continue to work as a greeter, server, and cheerleader.
African-American food blogger hopes to open weed dispensary in Bronzeville
And finally, real estate broker and food, travel, and marijuana blogger Michael Malcolm is one of three African-American applicants seeking a license to sell marijuana profiled by the Sun-Times. He hopes to open a dispensary in Bronzeville. Concerned over the dearth of black applicants, earlier this month the Aldermanic Black Caucus pushed to delay recreational sales until July, Block Club reported. Ultimately, the city council rejected the delay, and legal recreational marijuana sales will commence January 1.