- Liquor license hearing turns into brouhaha (via abclocal)
- Bar Fight in the Village: Hans’ Bier Haus Fights for Its License (via Swamplot)
- Feud between bar, condos in Rice Village area goes to court (via Houston Chronicle)
6/15/2010: Hearing scheduled for the renewal of Hans' city of Houston beer/wine license. This sign is posted on the door.
"Please Help Save Hans Bier Haus From Extinction
On June 15th there will be a hearing to determine whether or not to renew out City of Houston beer/wine license (not TABC). Our renewal has been protested by the individuals who have been TERRORIZING all of us for the past 5 years. These DESPICABLE INDIVIDUALS have been claiming in the press that this establishment is a public nuisance and that we are all "alcoholics" and "bar scum" and should be denied our renewal.
I implore anyone who is able to attend to please let us know so we can properly defend ourselves against these abhorrent and libelous allegations. With the help of your support and a little bit of your time we can stop these BULLIES from destroying this neighborhood institution and insure the future of our peaceful existence and our rights as decent citizens."
7/1/2010: I wrote some commentary for Houston's local blog about blogs (HoustonBlogBlog.com) titled The Place of Bars. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts.
7/2/2010 3:00PM: Hans announces via tweet that their TABC license has been renewed.
7/2/2010 9:46PM: After talking with the staff, apparently Hans has won its City of Houston dispute and had its TABC license renewed. CHEERS!!!
7/3/2010 12:26PM: News on Hans' license renewal
- Hans' Bier Haus is free to party on: Rice Village bar keeps its liquor license, dodging closure in condo feud (via Culturemap)
- The Party Will Go on at Hans’ Bier Haus (via Swamplot)
- Bar keeps alcohol license, but is told to control noise (via Houston Chronicle)
7/8/2010 10:26PM: The fight isn't completely over. Something is still rotting between Hans and the condos... like 20-40 lbs of meat.
- Rotting meat left outside bar in battle with condo (via abclocal)
- Same story, some good stuff in the comment section: Who Got the Police Ticket for the Hans’ Bier Haus Meat Bomb? (via Swamplot)