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Liquor board denies Rio's liquor license transfer
Liquor board denies Rio's liquor license transfer

The Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners, otherwise known as the Liquor Board, on Tuesday denied a request by the owner of Rio Bar & Grill to transfer the now-defunct sports bar's liquor license to owners of The Original Kilimanjaro, a family business that previously owned several local go-go clubs. With four members present, the board voted unanimously May 27 to deny the request, which had been the subject of a petition protest by community members. According to people present at the hearing, The Original Kilimanjaro owners Cyrus and Michelle Kibunja testified before the board, as did several local residents. The petition protesting the license transfer...