As reported elsewhere, Shiloh Baptist Church has filed a protest against the liquor license application of notable neighborhood restaurant Vegetate. This move should not affect Vegetate’s stipulated liquor license, so go enjoy one of Vegetate's delicious and inventive cocktails, a frosty beverage or some killer wine this week as a show of support for this neighborhood jewel (note: they're open Wednesday through Saturday, 6pm to 10pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm).
This latest move by Shiloh should not have much of an effect on Vegetate's application for a permanent license, as Shiloh's arguments--relating to "peace and quiet" concerns and proximity to a school--lack merit and its group of 5 protesters are reportedly non-residents. Shiloh's protest was somewhat predictable and was another disappointing statement to the neighborhood from the church.* Regardless, this Blogger will not rest easy until after Vegetate is granted its permanent license at the ABCB hearing in March.
*I almost titled this post "Shiloh Reiterates its Argument: Vacant Buildings near Schools Assure Peace and Quiet."