Saloon 45 (Swann Dive) Denied Liquor License at 18th and Swann St, NW

1821 18th Street, NW

Back in August we learned that there could be trouble for Saloon 45 (to be renamed Swann Dive) after:

“Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans has submitted a letter supporting the protest and asking the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to full-out deny the new license application.”

Well, on Wed. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board denied Saloon 45 their liquor license in the former Sandy’s Flower Shop on 18th Street near Bar Charley and Lauriol Plaza. ABC wrote in part:

“Specifically, the Board finds the Application inappropriate, because the establishment’s intention of having its entrance on Swann Street, N.W., along with outdoor seating, will bring loitering and other patron-related disturbances to a residential area.”

You can read the full ruling below:

Saloon 45 – Order on Denial of License – 9 24 2014 (PDF)

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