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The Gold Coast community, including residents, business owners and nearby neighborhoods are invited to attend the Division Street Merchants’ Hospitality Meeting at the historic neighborhood bar, She-nannigans (16 W. Division St.) on January 2, 2019 at 3 p.m for the first meeting of 2019. The meeting will discuss pending issues within the community with special guest speaker, Mayoral Candidate Susana Mendoza. The meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

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From her earning All-State and All-Midwest honors in high school varsity soccer to becoming the first Hispanic independently elected to statewide office, learn more about Susana Mendoza and her passion for family, public service, and fighting for what she believes in.

Susana’s career includes:

  • Illinois State Comptroller

  • First Woman Elected Chicago City Clerk

  • Six-Term Illinois State Representative

Susana lives in Chicago with her husband David and their 6 year old son David Quinten in the Portage Park neighborhood. She is a foodie, mega soccer fan, and occasionally loves jumping out of perfectly fine airplanes.

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Division Street Merchants’ Hospitality Meetings are an important component of the community. Neighbors and business owners can come together in a comfortable setting to discuss pending issues regarding the hospitality industry with community leaders. Everything from new laws to regulations and security is on the table for discussion. Regular attendees include representatives from The Hospitality Business Association, The Illinois Restaurant Association, Alderman Brian Hopkins’ Office, Alderman Michele Smith’s Office, The North Dearborn Association, The Gold Coast Neighborhood Association, Chicago’s 18th District Police Department, and The Magnificent Mile Association.


About The Division Street Entertainment District

The Division Street Entertainment District is one of Chicago's most vibrant and historic nightlife destinations, with a variety of bars, restaurants and dance clubs lining the street. Located on Division Street between State Street and Dearborn, the area's establishments are open late night. Over the years, Division Street has been a second home to entertainment icons including Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Koko Taylor, Lenny Bruce and Chaka Khan, and has long been the celebratory site for victorious Chicago sports teams including six basketball world championships, three hockey cups and the 2005 and 2016 baseball world championships.

The strip includes iconic spots like The Original Mother's, Butch McGuire's (the country's very first singles' bar), She-nannigans (a pioneer in hiring female bartenders), The Lodge Tavern and The Hangge-Uppe, as well as newer spots like Hopsmith, Mother's Too, and the Island-inspired Coconutz.

About She-nannigans

She-nannigans is Chicago’s first bar to employ an all-female bartending staff. The lively sports bar, located on Division Street, makes the perfect spot for watching the game, listening to live music, playing darts, or simply sipping on a cocktail. The Chicago staple also offers karaoke and dancing on Division Street’s first stage. She-nannigans is located on 16 W. Division Street, open 6 p.m.- 4 a.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. - 5 a.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. - 4 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit


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