Posts Tagged ‘ABRA’

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.

Bar Pilar Closing For Renovations

Alongside the temporary December shuttering of the popular Standard barbecue spot and beer garden, 14th Street imbibers will have to make do without another popular boite for a few months: Bar Pilar is closing down on Nov. 27 to allow for construction to begin on its long-planned second-floor expansion. “We’ve already started the [demolition] on […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s A Tear In My Beer: No More Growlers at D’Vines and De Vinos

Beer and wine emporiums D'Vines in Columbia Heights and De Vinos in Adams Morgan are no longer filling and selling growlers of beer to go. On Saturday, an official from the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) told manager George Aguilar that the filling of sealed containers was permitted only for businesses with a manufacturer’s Class […]

Late Night Limoncello, Anyone? Pasta Mia Applies For Extended Hours

Inexpensive yet notoriously fussy Adams Morgan red-sauce joint Pasta Mia ("an endless magnet for new arrivals to D.C.," ranked No. 44 on City Paper's list of "D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants") is hoping to serve its cheap house wine into the wee hours. The restaurant has applied to extend service from 10 p.m. until 12:30 […]

Should H Street Put A Cap On Its Booze Boom?

Has the District's densely liquor-licensed H Street corridor become too densely liquor-licensed? Local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A will debate the issue at a series of public meetings over the next couple of months, beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Sherwood Recreation Center. DCist has a rundown on all the various neighborhoods around town that […]

Shaw’s Tavern, R.I.P. ‘We Could Not Survive Without A Liquor License.’

Embattled Florida Avenue eatery Shaw's Tavern is shutting its doors on Saturday. But don't blame the hurricane. Blame the lack of hurricanes. According to a message posted on the restaurant's Facebook's page late Friday night: Shaw’s Tavern is closing its doors from Saturday 27th of August. We could not survive without a liquor license. We […]

Tavern on the Wean: Can Shaw’s Tavern Survive Long Without a Liquor License?

“How long do you think they can last like this?” my dining companion asks. We’re seated at the bar at Shaw’s Tavern. Our pint glasses are overflowing. With ice water. It’s Thursday around 6 p.m. At any other tavern in the District, this would be considered happy hour. But the vibe here is rather sad. […]

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 […]