(WB) The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was scheduled to review in a March 25 closed meeting allegations that the DC Eagle gay bar engaged in “criminal or civil misconduct or violations of law or regulations,” according to the meeting’s agenda released by the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.
In its closed meeting set to begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday the ABC Board was scheduled to review similar allegations against at least 21 other bars, restaurants and other liquor serving establishments, the ABRA agenda shows.
ABRA spokesperson Jared Powell told the Blade the allegations filed against the DC Eagle and the other establishments would become part of the public record during or after the completion of the closed ABC Board meeting. With a total of 23 cases on the meeting agenda, the meeting was expected to last into the evening hours.
Eagle manager Miguel Ayala said the Eagle’s attorney, Risa Hirao, would be the person to comment on any action by the ABC Board and ABRA against the Eagle. Hirao couldn’t immediately be reached.