Mason Dixon & Los Feliz to Reopen Next Week

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 at 10:01 am by

During peak drinking hours late Friday evening, the Seventh Precinct sent cops to bust both Mason Dixon and Los Feliz for underage consumption and “after hours” serving.  Court documentation and restraining orders quickly appeared at the doorway of the two Rob Shamlian-owned bars.

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One bartender told Gothamist yesterday that the twin closures represent unfair police harassment, in effect class-based warfare.

Shutting bars down mid-shift on Fridays and Saturdays hurts not only small business owners, but, more importantly i think, the bartenders themselves. While the police may be striping the owners of some degree of profit, the real impact falls on the bartenders, barbacks, and porters who depend on these shifts to pay rent, buy groceries, feed children, etc etc.

Meanwhile, a DIY sign recently installed at Los Feliz promises a reopening sometime next week.  Mason Dixon is expected to follow suit.  No precise date is given.

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