Posts Tagged ‘liquor licenses’

Hank’s Oyster Spar

This past weekend, the brunch crowd sipped Bloody Marys and chatted over lobster rolls and French toast on Hank’s Oyster Bar’s packed patio. Or rather, half-packed. Twenty of the 40 seats on the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor seating area are gone, leaving an empty, fenced-in concrete slab. A large sign posted there reads: “THIS AREA […]

Same Spot, Different Brew: Beleaguered Shaw’s Tavern Could Become Coffee Shop

Some new scuttlebutt on the lingering Shaw's Tavern saga: Neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth relays some chatter from the Shaw listserv suggesting that the beleaguered booze-less bar and restaurant, now shuttered indefinitely, could become a coffee shop instead. Photo by Chris Shott

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 […]

Comet Hopes to Have Its Liquor License Back this Week

James Alefantis isn't blaming his lawyer, his accountant, or anyone else. He puts the blame for not renewing Comet Ping Pong's liquor license squarely on his shoulders. "I take full responsibility," says the owner. Alefantis hopes to be pouring beer and wine again later this week.  Comet has already been dry since March 31, when […]

Palena Hopes to Expand into the Adjacent Magruder’s Space

The way chef/owner Frank Ruta explains it, Palena must clear three separate hurdles before the highly regarded restaurant can expand into the adjacent Magruder's, which closed down in May. The first hurdle — an agreement to take over the former grocery — has already been cleared, Ruta says. But the final deal is contingent upon […]

The ‘Dean’ of D.C. Liquor Lawyers Is Dead at 77

Over on City Desk, Loose Lips Mike DeBonis has contacted a few of Dimitri P. Mallios' former colleagues who praise the liquor lawyer as someone who knew "how to represent folks in the hospitality industry and represent them well." Mallios, 77, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Read all the tributes over on […]

All the Food News You Can Use: Liquor Licenses and Food Scares

Y&H keeps up with the food scene, so you don't have to. A few of the latest headlines: The Examiner covers the sale of two highly coveted liquor licenses, both in moratorium areas in the District. Looks like Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan wants to expand. ZagatBuzz reports that Mark and Orlando's may not be […]