LNR Family Store, located at 1010 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood could be shut down. | File
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
At a March 15, Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously moved to direct the village’s attorneys to begin the process of revoking the business license of LNR Family Store, 1010 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, because it’s allegedly been selling tobacco illegally.
If the village is successful with its revocation attempt, LNR could close permanently.
This isn’t new territory for village officials. In the past two years, LNR has “been the subject of various code enforcement license revocation actions,” according to a March 6 village memo.
Last February, the store was closed for 15 days after a hearing in which Mayor Edwenna Perkins ordered the business’s license suspended. The hearing was held on “several past code violations related to improper tobacco sales.”
Last July, the village unanimously approved amendments to its code of ordinances to “explicitly state that packs of cigars intended to be sold as a package cannot be broken open for individual resale.”
The sale of cigars pried from their packaging was already prohibited by village ordinance. The amendment, however, strengthened the ordinance’s language and made the regulation more explicit.
Village officials did not go into details about LNR’s alleged violations. Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon was not present for the vote. VFP
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