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Erickson’s Deli Opens Despite Suspended License, City Shuts Them Down

ericksonsAccording to reports, Erickson’s Delicatessen at 5250 N. Clark opened their doors for business on Monday. Many loyal patrons who buy their yearly food for the Holiday season started stocking up. Little did they know the make-shift sign stating that they were open for business was illegally taped over the neon green “license suspended” sticker on the door.

The City of Chicago got word of the local deli operating under the suspended license and quickly halted their sales around 1 p.m. yesterday. The Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection made sure the “License Suspended” sign was again visible and added another bright orange sticker that reads “Business Closed By Order Of City Of Chicago”.

The Deli originally had its license suspended December 2, 2014 for health code violations. They needed to correct the issues in order to reopen their doors. Now they will most likely have to pay hefty fines and wait additional time.

Sadly, another sticker was added by the owners of Erickson’s Deli that reads “Ann Mari hospitalized critical, do not know when opening. Say a prayer for her.” Ann-Mari Nilsson is the 93-year-old owner who helped operate the family store which has been around since 1925. She has faced many health problems over the last year according to the store’s Facebook page.

Also posted on the Erickson’s Deli Facebook page, a message reads “We regret to say that we will be closed until further notice, but will be reopening as soon as we can. We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to stress that there was never any risk to any of our customers. While we finish with repairs and city paperwork, here’s to hoping to a happier 2015 for everyone.”

 


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