According to an ABRA Notice of Public Hearing that I received earlier this week — and that will be posted on the building today — the former Enterprise Theater and Jazz Lounge is in the planning process to be a new tavern called Bravo Lounge. The current owner of the building — located at 2917 Georgia and the former location of Henry R. Peters Professional Pharmacy — has been attempting to find a way to make a go of it since he first proposed to operate a liquor store there that met with stiff community opposition in June 2011.
I had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Michael Ressom, several weeks ago, and the business he described sounds like a good fit for the area. It is definitely in keeping with other nearby businesses.
According to the ABRA notice and my discussion with Resson, the tavern will serve food along the lines of finger foods. There will be a seating capacity for 38 inside the building and a summer garden along Hobart Place that seats 20. The area for the summer garden already has a new, level patio in place. They also appear to be in the process of applying for an entertainment endorsement.
The proposed hours of operation are:
- Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.
Hours for the summer garden:
- Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.