Posts Tagged ‘ABC Board’

ABC Board Holds Hearing About Tabaq

The District's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has scheduled a summary suspension hearing for Tuesday afternoon to deal with the situation at Tabaq, the Mediterranean-themed eatery on U Street that was closed down by police (and remains closed) following a reported stabbing last week. The hearing is slated for 2:30 p.m.

Big Bear Cafe Applies For Later Hours

Last call doesn't come quite late enough for the operators of Big Bear Cafe. The trailblazing Bloomingdale coffee shop and restaurant is asking city regulators to let it stay open into the wee hours like other D.C. hotspots. Big Bear currently closes at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. The restaurant now wants […]

Shaw’s Tavern, Take 2: New Owner Emerges At Embattled Boîte

"The previous owner couldn't handle it, so I'm taking over," says Siya Sadeghi, introducing himself as the new face of embattled booze-less boîte Shaw's Tavern during a meeting of the local ANC2c on Wednesday night. Describing himself more as a construction guy than a restaurateur, Sadeghi rattled off a number of prior eateries that he's […]

ABC Board Orders Heritage India To Stick To Food

Blood-stained Dupont Circle eatery Heritage India will be allowed to reopen for business on Dec. 21, provided it meets a number of conditions spelled out by city liquor regulators on Tuesday. The restrictions include: No live music or entertainment of any kind (that includes disc jockeys). Also: no promoters. The city's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) […]

No Hooch For Heritage India: Liquor Sales Suspended at Blood-Stained Eatery

The District's ABC Board has predictably suspended Heritage India's liquor license following some deadly violence at the popular lunch spot turned late-night party palace over the weekend. Investigators say the event where the violence broke out was open to the public and had a cover charge, which, as the Examiner points out, "contradicts statements by […]

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 […]

D.C. Liquor Officials Investigating Heritage India Incident

It was only a matter of time. WTOP is reporting that the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) has ordered its own inquiry into the deadly violence at Heritage India restaurant in Dupont Circle over the weekend. The ABC Board will be discussing the matter in private during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday.

D.C. Liquor Regulators Also Investigating Uniontown Situation

Agents with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) have started their own investigation into the situation at Anacostia's popular Uniontown Bar & Grill, whose proprietor, Natasha Dasher, is currently facing drug charges. Dasher is listed as the 100-percent owner of the business on documents filed with the liquor agency. Her arrest puts the future […]

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 […]

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