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Shaw’s Tavern Denied Liquor License

Back in Aug. 11 we learned that Shaw’s Tavern located at 520 Florida Ave, NW would be closed until it was granted a liquor license. Late Wed. afternoon ANC5C03 rep Hugh Youngblood tweeted:

“#ABRA denied the Shaw’s Tavern alcohol license application. Let’s hope that the VA will help Engine Co 12 (Firehouse) in #BloomingdaleDC”

ABRA ruled:

You can read the full finding below:

Shaw’s Tavern Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law 11-CMP-00314 – 11 02 2011

So what happens now – will it become a coffee shop or will the owner have to sell the property? Other options for the current owner? Any predictions?

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