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Will Liquor License Vultures Start to Circle? Georgetown’s Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar is closed after the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue seized its sales tax license and its liquor license, which is a hot commodity in a neighborhood with a liquor license moratorium: “OTR has also levied the liquor assets in the restaurant and could eventually auction off liquor as well as the liquor license, depending on the resolution of the $80,000 in taxes owed.” [Patch]
More Illegal Fish, Fish Nets Seized in Chesapeake Bay: More illegal gill nets have been discovered in Maryland involving 1,159 pounds of striped bass, also known as rockfish. [AP via WaPo] Not Surprising: Foodies can sometimes be annoying folks: “[W]hen foodies talk of flying to Paris to buy cheese, to Vietnam to sample pho? They’re not joking about that either.” [The Atlantic] Onward to Gaithersburg! New locations for Café Deluxe and Nando’s Peri Peri are planned for the I-270 corridor. [WBJ] New Location Soon: In early March, Pound Coffee, which currently has a location adjacent to the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet University Metrorail station, will be opening a new location on Pennsylvania Avenue near 6th Street SE. [PoP]
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