On The Look Out

Third Edition liquor license suspended over New Years

December 21, 2011

On Friday, December 14, 2011, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (1ABRA) suspended the operating license of Third Edition restaurant at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue for five days to be served between December 29, 2011 and January 2, 2012. Andrew Kline, who represents many holders and applicants of liquor licenses, represents Third Edition in this matter.

"This is a clear signal from ABRA that this serious stuff, "ANC 2 Commissioner, Bill Starrels told The Georgetown Dish.

The closing order for this popular Georgetown establishment (open since 1969) stems from two occasions in 2011 where Third Edition failed to ascertain the legal age of drinkers and served alcohol to minors.

The history of violations cited against Third Edition dates back to 2004 and includes numerous instances of customers being assaulted and disorderly conduct by patrons. 

Cynthia Symms, community research officer at ABRA had this to say, "We don't comment on pending cases." Third Edition has until December 24 to file a motion for reconsideration. 

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Thanksgiving Day explosion on Wisconsin Avenue

November 24, 2011

A building collapsed in the 1400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. This, according to NBCWashington.com, "An apparent explosion in Georgetown destroyed two businesses on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday afternoon. First-responders found the windows blown out at 1422 and 1424 Wisconsin Ave. NW, D.C. Fire and EMS reported."

Streets were closed in the area of Wisconsin Avenue and O Street. Businesses in the area were evacuated Thursday.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

1422 Wisconsin Avenue (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 1422 Wisconsin Avenue

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HazMat team responds to reports of gas leak at Cosmos Club

November 7, 2011

By 11:00 am all streets were reopened, but earlier this morning, D.C. emergency personnel including a HazMat team responded to what witnesses described as a "big gas leak" near the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue. 

HazMat at corner of 21st and Massachusetts Avenue (Photo by: Judith Beermann) HazMat at corner of 21st and Massachusetts Avenue

According to dcist.com, "The gas line to the club and the surrounding buildings along Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue and 21st Street was turned shut off, and authorities were conducting air monitoring in various locations around the scene, including several evacuated buildings."

Portions of Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue, 21st, Q, and R streets were all closed for the response.  Air monitoring systems were deployed, and elevated readings were detected, according to the Firefighter's Association.

The investigation continues.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)


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