Government & Courts

Albemarle County staff would like to impose new regulations on weddings at local farm wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Photo by Aaron Watson

Revamped regulations: County hears proposed wedding ordinance

At a heavily attended June work session, which C-VILLE referred to as a “war on weddings,” the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and planning commissioners discussed proposed regulations for events at farm wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Though the county’s Planning Commission has yet to vote on these changes, the topic was debated at its […]

Todd Howard awaits a decision from the ABC about whether he’ll face more penalties for selling too many drinks.

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ABC eyes Escafé—again

Earlier this year, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended popular watering hole Escafé’s license to sell mixed drinks for the seemingly oxymoronic problem of selling too much booze. In Virginia, where bars are prohibited by Prohibition-era regulations, licensees have to have 45 percent of their sales in food, and if customers prefer drinking […]