(Updated at 8:15 p.m.) The H Street NE sports bar shut down by Police Chief Cathy Lanier will reopen tomorrow.
Halftime Sports Bar announced on Twitter this afternoon that they would be open Thursday, “just in time for March Madness.” The 1427 H St. NE bar was closed for 96 hours by Lanier on Jan. 31, after a crime was reported there the previous night.
— Halftime Sports Bar (@HalftimeonHSt) March 11, 2015
Police responded about 11:20 p.m. Jan. 30 to a report of property destruction at the bar, according to a letter from Lanier published by Frozen Tropics. Officers saw broken glasses and knocked-over items, and found a semi-automatic pistol in owner Karl Graham’s possession, the letter says.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board lifted the suspension of Halftime’s license today, a spokeswoman for the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration said in an update. Halftime will appear before the board at a hearing scheduled for April 29. Bar management could be formally charged by the Office of the Attorney General, fined or have their license revoked or suspended again.
Bar management did not immediately respond to an inquiry.
Photo via Halftime Sports Bar