Posts Tagged ‘ABRA’

How to Get Backstage at a Strip Club…

It definitely wasn't part of the regular show at the Skylark Lounge. In the end, a dancer held a towel to her face to stop the bleeding. Perhaps over a bag, two strippers had tussled in the darkly lit establishment at 1943 New York Avenue NE, on Oct. 12. According to accounts, cops were summoned [...]

Dancing Crab in Big Trouble

Dancing Crab, the D.C. landmark whose website says it serves the "finest Hard Shell crabs from Maryland and Louisiana," has been accused of serving something else: Minors.
On Wednesday, the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held a hearing regarding two investigative reports about the eatery, located at 4615 Wisconsin Ave. NW, submitted by liquor [...]

DC9 Employees Can Go Back to Work

Talk about a reversal of fortune: City liquor authorities ruled today that the five DC9 employees who were once charged with murder in the death of Ali Mohammed outside the club can get their jobs back.

DC9 Stays Closed

Liquor authorities ruled Wednesday that DC9 will stay closed for now.
At an ABRA hearing Wednesday, lawyer Andrew Kline argued that the club should be allowed to reopen for several reasons. The club had retrained its staff, installed security cameras, and revamped its security plan. But the most critical point Kline raised was that the five [...]

DC9 Lawyer: It was a Citizen’s Arrest

It was a citizen's arrest.
In closing arguments, lawyer Andrew Kline said that's what happened in the vicinity of DC9 on October 15, when Ali Ahmed Mohammed wound up dead. When DC9 co-owner Bill Spieler and employees Darryl Carter, Reginald Phillips, Evan Preller, and Arthur Zaloga chased Mohammed down the street, after a [...]

Liquor Administration Report Doesn’t Call DC9 Incident “Murder”

TBD points out that this reporter missed something interesting. The police charging documents and ABRA's report don't completely coincide. The police name Preller as the DC9 employee who tackled Mohammed, while liquor cops name Zaloga. The mix up could amount to a clerical error, but it could also be a sign [...]

The Saloon: Restaurant That’s Really a Pub Will Soon be a Tavern

Shortly after his appearance before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday, despite having a somewhat slight build, Kamal "Commie" Jahanbein stubbornly rolls heavy metal kegs of German lager through a door that leads into his darkened establishment.
Moments ago, with the same stubbornness, he had told the board he wasn't [...]

ABC Board Stalls Sale of Club Love

The sale of Love Nightclub won't be going through quite as quickly as the people involved in the transaction were hoping.
Love, on Okie Street NE off New York Avenue, shuttered for three months earlier this year after a non-fatal stabbing inside the club on New Year’s Day. Since reopening, the club has only catered special events. [...]

Strip Club Shocker: “Vaginas Can Be Seen!”

After months of ruckus, neighbors aiming to block the Stadium Club’s liquor license renewal sure made a lousy case at Wednesday’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) hearing.
In June, residents in the Ward 5 neighborhoods abutting the club-cum-steakhouse submitted two petitions, one with five signatures and another with 21, arguing the establishment was disrupting peace, [...]

ABC Board Rejects Compromise Offer on Muse Lounge Violations

Muse Nightclub and Lounge, at 717 6th Street NW, is facing a slew of violations from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). Just this past May, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier shut down Muse for 96 hours, over a box-cutter slashing incident. On Wednesday, Wei Zhou, co-owner of the establishment, sat before the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Bar Icing Neighbors?

The Issue: A new tavern is set to move into Ward 1–and just in time, as there's nothing better than ice and boozing after a 9:30 Club show in this sweltering heat. The American Ice Company has taken over the 2,375 square foot lot once occupied by Madden Roofing, at 917 V Street [...]

Neighborhood Watch: No Voluntary Do-Overs in Georgetown

The Issue: Six Georgetown restaurants, including four along Washington Harbour, are trying to back out of their voluntary agreements with neighbors. The VAs, as they're often called in NIMBY circles, legally bind the operators to certain hours and methods of operation as a condition of their licenses to sell alcohol. Violations of these agreements tend to draw [...]

Friendly Card Game Leads to Homicide at Salina Restaurant

Silver Spring resident Assefaw Hagos was having some drinks last Friday at Salina, an Ethiopian-style restaurant also serving Italian food at 1936 9th Street NW.
Sometime after the dramatic conclusion to Game 5 of the NBA semifinals between the Phoenix Suns and the L.A. Lakers, Hagos, 40, asked the restaurant's proprietor, Terfneh Kahsay, if he could go upstairs, where a card game [...]

Pat-Down Protocols Queried After Slashing at Club Muse

Muse Nightclub and Lounge, located at 717 6th Street NW, plans to reopen with tighter security procedures after D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier shut the place down for 96 hours in reaction to a May 16 face slashing.
The violence erupted when one male club-goer bumped into another. There was some shoving, a head butt and two [...]

Lucky Bar Patron Not So Lucky

A popular pub near Dupont Circle has been ordered to retrain its staff on security protocols after allegedly mishandling a March fracas to the chagrin of city regulators.
The city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday frowned upon the managers of Lucky Bar, located at 1221 Connecticut Avenue NW, after no one thought to call the police until [...]