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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Nima's Restaurant and Bar Coming to 9th!



As Anon and others have tipped us, and as reported in the Blagden Alley Newsletter, yet another new restaurant is coming to 9th Street! Nima’s Restaurant and Bar will occupy 1230 9th Street, NW (pictured above), and will feature Italian and French cuisine, background music, and an occasional DJ, piano player or live band. That our neighborhood’s dining and entertainment options continue to expand is very exciting news!

Below are exerpts from the Alcohol license application (in case you can't read it above) for Nima’s, reprinted from the Blagden alley Newsletter:
ALCOHOLIC REGULATION ADMINISTRATION
941 NORTH CAPITOL ST., NE, 7™ FLOOR. SUITE 7200
WASHINGTON, DC 20002
(202) 442-4423
POSTING DATE: MAY 18, 2007
PETITION DATE: JULY 2, 2007
HEARING DATE: JULY 18, 2007

LICENSE #77000
LICENSEE: SAM-SAM LLC
TRADE NAME: NIMA'S RESTAURANT & BAR
LICENSECLASS: RETAIL CLASS "C"
ADDRESS RESTAURANT 1230 9™ STREET NW
WARD 2 ANC 2F06
NOTICE IS HEREBY THAT THIS APPLICANT HAS APPLIED FOR A LICENSE UNDER THE D.C. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT AND THAT THE OBJECTORS ARE ENTITLED TO BE HEARD BEFORE THE GRANTING OF SUCH LICENSE ON THE HEARING DATE AT 10:00 A.M., 7™ FLOOR, SUITE 7200, 941 NORTH CAPITOL ST., N.E. PETITION AND/OR REQUEST TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD MUST BE FILED ON OR BEFORE THE PETITION DATE.

NATURE OF OPERATION
CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT SERVING ITALIAN AND FRENCH CUISINE. BACKGROUND MUSIC, OCCASIONAL DJ AND LIVE BAND (UP TO 5 PIECES) FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY. OCCASIONAL PIANO PLAYER.

HOURS OF OPERATION, SALE, SERVICE OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 11:00AM - 1:00AM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 11:00AM - 2:00AM

HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 6:00PM-1:00AM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 6:00PM ~ 2:00AM

[Editor printed, OCR's, and hopefully corrected the OCR errors.]

Woo-hoo!

Thanks to Drew for the photos and continual input.

11 comments:

Shaw Rez said...

A Google search of George Beheshtian, the man listed on the building permit, reveals that he is connected to the (former?) Georgetown restaurant Fino Italian Restaurant, which also featured live music, a wine bar (YAY!!!), and Italian food.

This is an even more exciting development.

si said...

humph. whyever isnt this restaurant armenian then? Ah well, I'll keep dreaming...

rr 446 said...

EXCELLENT!

DaddyFiveOh said...

Last I checked Fino was still there, but had moved a block or so down M Street to where Fino's sister restaurant (Twist) had been. The latter had a more eclectic menu, but some of it seemed possibly a little Armenianish. Though, come to think of it, I thought the owner was Bulgarian. Whatever. (My photographs were in a show there for several months, which is the basis for the tiny connection.)

Anyway, glad they're coming here.

Anonymous said...

hi again - I'm the Anon tipster...sounds pretty cool! (though i get all of my neighborhood scoop from you, generally!)...anyway, i was just thinking that these restaurants are really poised to do quite well, not only from our neighborhood, but also from the offices coming online directly to the south...i.e., 1050 K Street, and the church project...the office crowd business really will help our area restaurants and businesses, hopefully....

Also, a quick question for ShawRez or anyone else (of which i was reminded by another commenter): is there any word on the progress of the hotel? jack's march 22nd newsletter mentioned that a deal had been struck, but i haven't heard anything since then....

si said...

sorry that was bitchy, I love french & italian!

Mr. Ray said...

Si, let's organize a Caucasian feast for our neighbors! You do Armenian, I'll do Georgian. Two of the most overlooked cuisines in the world!!

si said...

sounds like a plan! perhaps a shindig during the summer, will have to find the house..my yard is crap.

monkeyrotica said...

Hear that? It's the sound of Shiloh scrambling to find 5 nonresidents to protest the liquor license application. Because it's places like this that are ruining the neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

Shiloh: "Oh No, we can't let the children be exposed to such a dreadful establishment!!! There might be (gasp!) wine served in that evil place!"

LOL.

Omar Haque said...

Anyone know what the status of Nima's is? There ABRA meeting was Jul 18th, but as of August 1st they dont have a license for alcohol.

Just wondering when we should expect it to open