Belmont Cragin Retro Café receives outdoor patio license

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The city of Chicago issued a new outdoor patio license on Sept. 25 to Casper Inc., doing business as Retro Café Restaurant.

The business license for a location at 3246 N. Central Ave. in Belmont Cragin’s 38th Ward lists a license payment start date of Oct. 16 expiring on Oct. 15, 2015.

The license payment date was Sept. 24.

Casper Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and lists a principal office in Chicago.

Retro Café is a bar and grill and late-night dance club based in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin area.

Retro Café, founded in 2005, serves traditional pub fare like pizza and burgers, but specializes in homemade Polish food. Retro Café includes the features of a standard sports bar, as well as DJs and dance nights. Retro Café also offers reservations, private parties, takeout and delivery, as well as a staff fluent in Polish.

Chicago’s Belmont Cragin community area, located on the Northwest Side, is eight miles from the Loop. Belmont Cragin, originally known as Whiskey Point, was annexed by the city of Chicago as part of Jefferson Township in 1889. The area grew as an industrial and commercial community from the late 19th century until the closing of several factories and a retail decline in the mid-1990s. The area includes several smaller neighborhoods, including Belmont Central, Cragin, Hanson Park, Kelvyn Park, Hermosa, Galewood and Montclare.


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