Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration’

Dupont Liquor License Ban Down to the Wire

Recent compromises appear not to have done much to lower the tension surrounding a proposed extension of a moratorium on liquor licenses west of Dupont Circle.
The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration held a hearing today on a request from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B to keep the moratorium in place for another 60 days; otherwise, it's set [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Convicted Club Kingpin Abdul Khanu Gets Three Years in Jail

Former nightlife impresario Abdul Karim Khanu was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Tuesday. Khanu, the former owner of nightclubs
DC Live, Platinum, and H2O,  has been detained since he was found guilty of tax-evasion charges on Dec. 1.
Khanu was accused of skimming money from two of his establishments– DC Live and Platinum–from at least 2000 to 2003. Prosecutors [...]

Last Call Comes Later Tonight

Another round, please!
In commemoration of D.C. Emancipation Day, bars in the District will be allowed to keep the drinks coming until 3 a.m. Friday morning.
The city's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) informs us via Twitter: “DC gov't offices are closed this Friday – bars can stay open an extra hr Thurs night!"

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 [...]