1959 North Halsted Street – J9 Wine Bar

J9 Wine Bar, located in the adjacent building to the north at 1961 N. Halsted, plans to expand its footprint onto the 1959 building. The new space would be roughly split between an expansion of the existing wine bar and a private
membership club space.

In order for J9 Wine Bar to open, it would need to obtain a Tavern liquor license from the City of Chicago. The site has a current zoning designation of B3-2, which does allow for Tavern licenses; however, the City’s Zoning Code has a provision prohibiting additional liquor licenses in a B3 district within 400 feet of an existing liquor license. Thus, due to this site’s proximity to other establishments with a liquor license, J9 Wine Bar is also proposing a temporary zoning change from the current B3-2 designation to C1-2, a zoning designation that doesn’t have the same 400 foot restriction.

Click the link here to see the Community Meeting Presentation that was shown on 05/12/2020.