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Topic - Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
A D.C. Council member plans to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the nation's capital — the latest in a series of proposed steps to loosen the District's drug laws.
A Northeast D.C. nightclub, shuttered after a man was stabbed there last week, has banned a go-go act because of violence at its shows, according to official reports on the incident.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has ordered the closing of a Northeast nightclub where a man was stabbed multiple times this week.
During the past three years, northern Columbia Heights resident Cecilia Jones estimates, she has tracked more than 1,200 criminal cases through the D.C. court system, but lenient jail sentences handed down in drug-related cases have frustrated her the most.
A Northwest nightclub that was the site of a double stabbing was ordered closed indefinitely after officials concluded employees of the club tried to hinder an investigation of the assault.
A Dupont Circle restaurant that was the site of a deadly fight Sunday as a party let out had its liquor license suspended indefinitely but will be allowed to resume food sales.
Residents of the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest hailed the arrival of an upscale tavern that would rival those in the neighboring U Street corridor and in Columbia Heights. But a month from its opening, Shaw's Tavern last week closed its doors after several missteps in its efforts to obtain permits from the city.
People aboard a party bus shot at after leaving a Northeast strip club last week were earlier involved in a fight at the club — the latest in a series of incidents there that include a stripper being hit in the face with a champagne bottle during a tussle between a patron and the entourage of rapper Lil' Wayne, according to police reports.
A controversial strip club in Northeast Washington is operating with a liquor license reserved in 2007 for a blighted warehouse property owned by a convicted drug kingpin who at the time was receiving city funds to renovate the site as a job-training center for ex-offenders, records show.
A D.C. nightclub that was closed by police after a man died in an incident involving the bar's co-owner and four others is set to reopen.