Monday, December 12, 2011

Why Diablo Royale Este is back open

Diablo Royale was back open for business this past weekend on Avenue A ...

The Mexican-style cantina had been closed for renovations, according to the sign on the door...

(We noticed that someone had removed the sign the following day.)

On Nov. 14, the CB3/SLA committee voted not to renewal Diablo's liquor license... the bar has drawn the ire of some neighbors since it opened in May 2010. According to the State Liquor Authority (SLA), the bar's license expired on Nov. 30.

However, they are back open for the time being. Under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA), bar-restaurant owners can continue serving alcohol for four months while the SLA hears their appeal to have their liquor license renewed.

Earlier this year, the CB3/SLA committee turned down the request for a renewal from Heathers and TenEleven ... and in both cases, the bars received a renewal from the State Liquor Authority.

[Top photos by Shawn Chittle]

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