Pizza Parts & Service Faces Liquor License Roadblock

by Andrea Swalec October 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

(Photo via Pizza Parts & Service)It may be a while before you can drink a beer or glass of wine with your Pizza Parts & Service slice.

The 1320 H St. NE restaurant made its case for a liquor license to ANC 6A’s Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee Tuesday night, and committee members said they want to limit the hours when drinks can be sold.

Management of the 22-seat restaurant asked for approval to serve alcohol Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Committee members voted to recommend a settlement agreement to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

Andrew Kline, a lawyer for the restaurant, said there was no reason to ask for the agreement, since Pizza Parts & Service has received no complaints about noise or trash since they opened in April.

“These are responsible business owners in the community,” Kline said.

Committee members called the agreement a general practice.

Two other H Street businesses fared better with the committee:

  • RedRocks Pizzeria‘s request to lengthen its entertainment hours was approved. The 1348 H St. NE restaurant will be allowed to have DJs, live music and dancing until 1:30 a.m. Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. Sunday. Its previous agreement with ABRA called for earlier end times Thursday through Saturday and no entertainment on Sunday.
  • Impala Cantina y Taqueria‘s request for entertainment hours was approved. The 1358 H St. eatery will be able to have DJs, live music and dancing until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. “We just want to start doing salsa nights,” co-owner Troy Hickman said.

The committee’s recommendations will be reviewed at the full ANC meeting Nov. 13.


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