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Columbia Room Owners Move Closer to Reopening in Bladgen Alley

by Tim Regan September 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

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The owners behind defunct bar Columbia Room are now one step closer to reopening the popular drinking establishment.

public hearing notice for a new liquor license application shows that the former cocktail bar’s owners seek to set up shop in a space located in the “Gang of Three” building at 1224 9th St. NW.

The liquor license application calls for a total occupancy of 114 with summer garden seating for 40.

Drink Company CEO Angie Salame wrote about the the forthcoming opening in an e-mail exchange with Borderstan earlier today.

“Derek Brown, JP Fetherston and I are reopening the award winning Columbia Room in Blagden Alley,” said Salame. “We’re bringing back our precisely made cocktails paired with snacks and a focus on classics using local ingredients where possible,” she added.

“We are planning a few extra bells and whistles of course, but we are grounded in the same attention to detail and focus on service we became known for,” said Salame.

Though the bar currently has no opening date set, Salame said that they’re shooting to open early next year.

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