From the January 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
When its second-floor Hero Bar space became a bit too successful over the summer—prompting noise complaints—Blue Ridge (2348 Wisconsin Ave.) heard from the ANC. Now, the two entities have hammered out an agreement designed to keep the restaurant’s noise level down. According to a letter submitted to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on December 1, Blue Ridge has agreed to close its second-floor deck at midnight, even for smokers; eschew live music on front and back patios; and disallow the operation of “any separate club, venue, or recurring event such as Hero Bar, which was inconsistent with Blue Ridge’s operating model.”
Meanwhile, the restaurant continues its transformation into a casual, beer-focused neighborhood diner. According to owner Eli Hengst, Blue Ridge will be closed for renovations until early spring, though it “may operate in some limited function,” as it did last fall when the main dining room was closed but the downstairs bar stayed open.