PG Liquor Board Agenda March 7, 2007 -             J's Sports Cafe & Sunrise Sports Bar

UPDATE: March 7
March 7 PG Liquor Board Show Cause Hearings Postponed

The P.G. Liquor Board has postponed the Show Cause Hearings for the shootings at J's Sports Cafe and Sunrise Bar, due to expected dangerous icing conditions this evening (March 7).

The new date is March 14, 7 pm. For directions to the P.G. County services building, see below.

Today and on March 14, check the Liquor Board phone number for possible recorded announcements about the status of Hearings (301) 699-2770.

Please attend the March 14 Hearing to show community concern about the shootings and murders at J's Sports Cafe.

UPDATE: March 4

Here is the Prince George's County Liquor Control Board public "Show Cause" hearing agenda March 7, 2007 7pm regarding the shooting murder at J's Sports Cafe and a shooting at Sunrise Sports Bar both on January 28, 2007 , among other actions.

It is not yet clear if public testimony will be taken at that hearing.

Whether or not you intend to testify -- please attend -- a large turn out by residents will demonstrate our community's serious concern about these bars.

Prince George's County Liquor Control Board
5012 Rhode Island Avenue, Second Floor Hearing Room
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 699-2770

Directions: Take Route 1 south (Baltimore Ave) and continue on RT 1 when it becomes Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville.

South of East-West Hwy, turn right onto Farragut St. and then left into the underground parking garage. [Farragut St. is marked One-Way on the map -- but Farragut St. is not one way where you enter from Rhode Island Ave]

Remember your parking space number and use the machine inside the parking garage lobby to pay the parking fee of $ .75 per hour in advance.


Ignore Red Star on Map

When Music Kills in P.G. County

The image of the Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power handgun is from the Wikipedia article "Pistol".

J's Sports Cafe Closed -- For Now

On Monday, February 12, i noticed a sign on the locked front door of J's Sports Cafe that said:

"J's Sports Cafe will be closed while undergoing Change of Ownership Process. New J's will REOPEN in Mid-February Thank you for your patronage. Management" END QUOTE

The photo is from a Feb 12 Washington Post article that reported: QUOTE - J's closed temporarily after the incident because of several county code enforcement issues, bar co-owner Alex Kim said. END QUOTE

Reportedly, J's Sports Cafe was shut down on or about Feb 8 because it did not have a valid Use and Occupancy permit at the time of the murder on Jan 28. Their U&O application is pending.

The P.G. Liquor Board has not yet posted a hearing date for reviewing J's Sports Cafe's liquor license in the wake of the 3d shooting homicide there on Jan 28.

Petitions by local residents requesting a hearing to revoke the Liquor License at J's Sports Cafe must be received by the P.G. Liquor Board before March 1. [Liquor Board address and related information]