Many Brooklanders have been waiting on pins and needles to find out the fate of the Brookland’s Finest liquor license application. As many of you know, there was a protest against the licence that culminated with an ABRA hearing on August 14th. We were happy to learn from Tony Tomelden, a Managing Member for the restaurant and longtime Brookland resident, that yesterday their liquor license was approved without any additional restrictions. We asked him when he thought the restaurant would open and he said sometime in December. If you are interested in viewing the ABRA decision, it can be viewed here.
The [ABRA] order demonstrates that the Settlement Agreement drafted cooperatively between the neighborhood and the establishment played a key role in the Board’s decision. This shows that we can do great things when we come together as a community to decide what kind of future we want for Brookland.
For our most recent update on Brookland’s Finest construction with photos, click here.