Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’

Ex-Liquor Board Chair Pleads Not Guilty to Posing as Police Officer

Today, at a D.C. Superior Court hearing, former liquor control board honcho Charles Brodsky pleaded not guilty to pretending to be a cop.
The former chairman is accused of keeping a parking placard in the window of his 2008 Audi that read "Metropolitan Police Department Police Official Business." Brodsky also had [...]

D.C. Booze Police Removed From Pot Patrol

Mayor Adrian Fenty's  administration sparked some heady debate when it announced plans this past summer to put city liquor regulators—not health officials—in charge of medical marijuana distribution in the District.
Oh, sure, patients and doctors would register with the Department of Health, but the growers and sellers would instead be subject to the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Dancing? On U Street?

The Issue: Local 16, a U Street bar and restaurant owned by Aman Ayoubi, allegedly violated its voluntary agreement with neighbors. A local resident, Allen Smith, complained to D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham about a "long-standing issue regarding noise," claiming that Local 16 "[operated] more as a night club than it [did] as a restaurant." But, [...]

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 [...]

Club Midtown Accused of Boozy Brawl Cover-Up

A city liquor-control agent on Wednesday pointedly accused managers of a swanky Dupont Circle nightspot of hindering his investigation into the club's handling of unruly patrons.
At a hearing before the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, investigator Tyrone Q. Lawson testified that operators of club Midtown, located at 1219 Connecticut Avenue NW, have been less than forthcoming in turning over security tapes that city regulators have [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Barracks Row Goes Bananas Over Piano Bar Compromise

The Noise Issue: Residents living within earshot of Barracks Row on Capitol Hill were reaching for muffs upon hearing of the local Banana Cafe and Piano Bar's plans for expanded outdoor seating (from 28 to 50 seats) and later hours of operation (staying open until 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).
The Deafening Dispute: Protesters arrived at the Advisory [...]