[Photo via Seth Pollack]
There are a whole lot of legal documents attached to the door of Via Della Pace, the Italian cafe at 48 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
The VERY BRIGHT RESTRAINING ORDER notes a "violation of Alcohol Beverage Control Law." So either someone under 21 got served… or maybe the person had a fake ID…
And management addresses the incident in a note on the door (in English and Italian)…
We regret to inform you that due to a minor legal indiscretion on our part, we will be closed TEMPORARILY.
We genuinely appreciate the love and atmosphere all our guests bring to vía della pace.
For 13 years we have been blessed to be part of this wonderful community, and we apologize for any lapse in judgement we may have had at the time of serving adult beverages to guests.
We have been open to welcome you all in the best and most difficult of times including during hurricane Sandy, and we will continue to show our loyalty. This is only a "bump" in the road along the way. We hope to serve you better and hold up to our standards of professionalism in the future.
We love you all and look forward to seeing you again very soon.
At least they aren't trying to hide it, noting that they are "closed for renovations" or something.