NYPD Closes Rob Shamlian’s Los Feliz and Mason Dixon

Photo: Daniel Maurer

Friday night we were feasting on a block of fried Kashkaval at the Bulgarian Bar when word started going around that neighboring taqueria Los Feliz had been shut down owing to underage-drinking busts. Documents affixed to the door confirmed that the bar was closed by court order, and Lo-Down discovered that mechanical-bull joint Mason Dixon was also closed, for serving drinks “after hours.” Rob Shamlian, the owner of both bars (as well as Fat Baby and Spitzer’s Corner nearby, and the forthcoming Spritzenhaus in Williamsburg), hasn’t responded to our request for comment, but a bartender tells Gothamist, “The harassment by the 7th precinct has been relentless the past several months in this area”; Gallery Bar was raided last month.