After months of debate, World of Beer is ready to move forward with construction after Evanston City Council members unanimously approved its liquor license Tuesday.
â€œI think itâ€™ll be very successful because of the fact that the demographics work,â€ Franchisee Ted Mavrakis told The Daily on Wednesday. â€œThereâ€™s a certain population in the area that do appreciate the different types of beers and they enjoy sports, and that combination together will work perfectly for the product that we have here.â€
Mavrakis first proposed opening the 22nd location of the bar at 1601 Sherman Ave. in January. However, city officials stalled Mavrakisâ€™ liquor license application because World of Beer, which offers a wide selection of globally-sourced beers to patrons, does not traditionally serve food, and Evanstonâ€™s liquor ordinance requires restaurants to serve food along with alcohol. More.