The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend H2O Restaurant & Lounge’s liquor license yesterday after a presentation from the attorney general’s office demonstrated that the restaurant was open and/or served alcohol past permissible hours on multiple occasions.
The suspension will last 13 days, from Sept. 4 through 16, and comes with a $24,000 fine, according to the alcohol administration’s director Maria Delaney. It can stay open during the suspension as long as it does not sell alcohol, she says.
H2O owner Abdul Khanu says he’s not certain whether he’ll keep the establishment open during the suspension.
The board’s decision comes a little more than two months after a patron was shot and killed outside of the H2O on May 27.