|Gallagher's Bar, 1770 West Greenleaf.|
photo by Craig Gernhardt
The city of Chicago has slapped a big orange "Suspended" sticker on the door this week.
Gallagher's is located in CAPS beat 2424.
In March of 2011, I reported on the Broken Heart of Rogers Park, a Gallagher's bouncer, Danielito Valentin, who claimed to be an off-duty cop, flashed a badge and shot a patron for not paying his drinking bill in a timely fashion.
Valentin was arrested on March 20, 2011 and given an inmate #2011-0320103, with his bail was set at $75,000, according to Mugshots.com.
There is no records of Valentin in the Department of Corrections system as of March 22, 2012.
Gallagher's property location is owned by 1770 West Greenleaf Corporation, listed with the Secretary of State of Illinois as an "active" corporation - and the President's name listed on the state website for 1770 West Greenleaf Corporation as Ignacio Estrada; with an address of 6601 North California.
Leticia Estrada is listed as the corporations secretary, with the same address as the President.
Gallagher's has also been to Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Hearing Board numerous times in the last year, the latest date was February 21, 2012.
The hearing officer for the case (# 11-LR-0048) is Robert Nolan.
To his credit, Ald. Moore, who hold's popular local neighborhood get-together's called, "Follow me Friday" at various venues across the ward, has avoided taking his chances hosting an event at Gallagher's, even thou the 49th ward campaign offices are right next door .
We're guessing this was wise move on the Alderman's part. Everyone knows what could happen if you don't pay the tab on-time.
We'll keep you posted on any grand re-opening - ribbon cutting ceremonies.