Posts Tagged ‘abbas fathi’

Echoes of Shaw’s Tavern Fiasco at Engine Company 12

When Shaw's Tavern ran afoul of city liquor rules last year, resulting in the Florida Avenue eatery's abrupt closure, it prompted immediate speculation about the fate of Engine Company 12, the proposed three-floor restaurant and bar at the old firehouse on North Capitol Street and Quincy Place. That's because both businesses had the same proprietor: […]

Shaw’s Tavern Owner Asks ABC Board To Reconsider License Rejection

Earlier this month, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board deemed Shaw's Tavern owner Abbas Fathi "unfit for licensure," citing the restaurant's history of regulatory violations before even obtaining the proper permits. Now, Fathi is asking the panel to rethink things. On the agenda of Wednesday's regular meeting, the board is scheduled to review a […]

What Should Become Of Shaw’s Tavern?

The city's formal denial of Shaw's Tavern operator Abbas Fathi's application to serve booze would seem the fatal blow to this greatly anticipated but badly managed concept. Now, what will become of the shuttered restaurant space? Presumably, another restaurateur (preferably, one with a better track record with the liquor agency) could come in, take over […]

Shaw’s Tavern ‘Unfit For Licensure,’ Liquor Board Rules

Beleaguered would-be boîte Shaw's Tavern has suffered yet another setback. The District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has deemed owner Abbas Fathi "unfit for licensure," citing the venue's prior history of serving alcohol without the proper permits. In rendering its decision, the board also points to mismanagement by former tavern keeper Steven May, who is accused […]

Regulators Ponder Fate of Shaw’s Tavern, Lawyer Blames Booze Debacle on ‘Hiring Mistakes’

Shaw's Tavern owner Abbas Fathi appeared before the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday in a bid to save his $1 million investment. The barely 13-day-old bar and restaurant ran afoul of the city's booze regulators before it even opened and has been relegated to serving only food while its legal situation gets sorted […]

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