Chicago Licenses By the Numbers, Part 1
Just how many licenses are out there in Chicago? The License Law Group did the research and the numbers are surprising.
As of November 2013, there were 65,605 active and current business licenses registered with the City of Chicago.
We broke the numbers down even further. Take a look:
LIQUOR: 4,949 Total in these categories:
1,076 Package Goods
422 Outdoor Patio
2,281 Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity (COP-IA)
MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT: 284
PUBLIC PLACE OF AMUSEMENT: 551
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT: 12,181
RETAIL TOBACCO: 2,957
The vast majority of the rest of the licenses are Limited Business Licenses.
We'll revisit these numbers in the coming months to get a snapshot of the industry. If you would like more information like this, subscribe to our social media channels.
by Daniel Rubinow, Principal Attorney
License Law Group