The Dugout Bar in Wrigleyville will remain closed indefinitely after police officers responding to a call for help about a person being attacked in the 900 block of Addison Street found a large New Year’s Eve party, officials said.
Officers did not make any arrests tied to the call about an assault, but they did discover that the Dugout, 950 W. Addison St., was over capacity, officials said.
The bar — less than a block from Wrigley Field — will remain closed while the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection reviews the police report. The Dugout could face citations and a long-term closure order if its owners are found to have violated COVID-19 guidelines.
The managers of the bar could not be reached for comment by WTTW News.
In all, city inspectors conducted 21 investigations on Thursday and issued citations to seven businesses for “minor infractions” of regulations designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
In addition, four hotels were warned about allowing “slightly more than the maximum capacity” in guest rooms or their lobbies.
City investigators also shut down a party at an auto repair shop in the 700 block of west 91st Street before it began, officials said.