Preppy Bar George Awaits Another ABC Board Hearing
No late night shots for DC's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. It has put Prospect Street's 20-something party spot, George, on its March 23 list of meetings, according to the Glover Park Gazette, to answer charges that it violated its voluntary agreement. Specific charges cite a March 2010 fight at George. During a Feb. 9 ABC board hearing, the bar petitioned to drop its voluntary agreement – which limits capacity to 99 and restricts noise – to make end’s meat. George, situated where Georgetown Billiards once was, is on the inside ground level of Georgetown Court, the complex which includes condos, offices, Cafe Milano, Peacock Cafe, Neyla and Morton's. At the recent hearing, co-owner Ki Jun Sung defended George's kitchen, which consists of a microwave (special events provide their own catered food) and its private list-only parties on the weekends which are announced in e-mails to thousands who can get on the list. Other George co-owners Hunter Campbell and Reed Landry have also bought into Glover Park's Gin & Tonic with its co-founder Fritz Brogan. Predicting more bad behavior on the sidewalks and noise around the complex, the Georgetown ANC and Citizens Association have stated their opposition to George's request to break its voluntary agreement.