Friday, October 07, 2016

ABRA Matters of Interest

RedRocks on H Street

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved a request from the licensee to place Touché's (1123 H St.) license in safekeeping through the end of March of 2017, which means the business can continue to operate, but they cannot serve alcohol. As of of yesterday afternoon they were promoting an event for this Sunday called Cranktoberfest that is to feature a live performance by the popular go-go band Rare Essence.

Review Application for Safekeeping of License - Original Request. ANC 6A. SMD 6A02.
Touche, 1123 H Street NE, Retailer CT, License No. 096779.
Decision: Approved through March 31, 2017, 5-0.

In other notable ABRA news, H &pizza (1118 H St.) will have to pay a fine for running afoul of their Settlement Agreement. This apparently relates to some issues with their dumpster.

Case# 16-CMP-00333
Ima Pizza H Street, LLC, t/a H & Pizza
1118 H Street, NE
License #89158
Retailer CR
Violation of Settlement Agreement
Disposition: The Board accepted an Offer in Compromise: $2,000 fine to be
paid within 30 days. Indefinite suspension of the license if the fine is not
paid by November 2, 2016, 4-0.

A representative for RedRocks (1348 H St.) failed to appear for a scheduled hearing regarding the allegation that they had their summer garden open too late, and were operating with no ABC Manager on duty. They now have a Show Cause Hearing scheduled for Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

Show Cause Hearing (Status)
Case# 16-CMP-00277
RR4, LLC, t/a RedRocks 1348 H Street, NE License #90997
Retailer CR
Operating After Board Approved Hours (Summer Garden), No ABC Manager on Duty
Disposition: The Respondent failed to appear. The Board set the matter for a Show Cause Hearing on November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Nomad Hookah Bar (1200 H St.) wants to shed or change the terms of its Settlement Agreement with ANC 6A.

Review of Nomad Hooka Bar's Petition to Unilaterally Terminate or Amend its Settlement Agreement, dated January 14, 2012, between Central and ANC 6A, and approved by the Board on April 18, 2012. Raso Corporation, tla Nomad Hookah Bar, 1200 H St., N.E., Retailer CT, License No.: 087558.
Decision: Placard.

And if I didn't mention it before, the Board also agreed to extend its holding of the Argonaut's (1433 H St.) license in safekeeping until the end of March 2017.

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