Posts Tagged ‘shaw’s tavern’

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: […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: State of the Uni Edition

Chef Kaz Okochi gives his State of the Uni address. [WaPo] Michel Richard may soon join fellow D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier in opening a restaurant—perhaps even three of them—in Atlantic City. [Eater DC] Shaw's forthcoming Bistro Bohem could open earlier than Shaw's Tavern. [Prince of Petworth] Next week is D.C. Meat Week. Alexandria's Pork Barrel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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