ABC License of Epitome Bistro and Lounge Surrendered

ABC License of Epitome Bistro and Lounge Surrendered
May 14, 2021

​VIRGNIA BEACH, Va. – Over the past several months, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) has responded to nearly 20 calls for service at the Epitome Bistro and Lounge located at 3647 Holland Road. These calls ranged from firearm violations, assaults, stabbings, and shootings, with the most recent shooting incident occurring on May 2, 2021. In response to this continuing pattern of crime and violence, the VBPD partnered with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Bureau of Law Enforcement which ultimately resulted in the current license being surrendered as revoked for this location. For the next 12 months, any new application for an ABC license for this location may not be issued. Chief Paul Neudigate placed the emphasis on holding accountable both individuals and those businesses that perpetuate crime and disorder. “Not only is the VBPD going to hold individuals responsible for criminal behavior, but also those businesses and establishments who allow repeat acts of violence to occur”, said Chief Neudigate. “We will aggressively address all criminal issues associated with any establishment to ensure the safety of our community.”