It was reported yesterday by the Washington Business Journal that one of the city’s most prominent alcohol and beverage licensing attorneys, Dimitri Mallios, died yesterday, according to his law firm Mallios & O’Brien. He was a young at heart, 77. Mallios was very well known in the restaurant community. As a partner of Mallios & O’Brien, he worked with everyone from the city’s major restaurant players, like Cafe Milano and the Prime Rib, to neighborhood delis and gentlemen’s clubs. He grew up in the restaurant business – his family owned Trio downtown. He was very well known for being very helpful yet agressive in his pursuits.
His contributions to the hospitality industry were considered so significant that the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington awarded him with the Duke Ziebert Capital Achievement Award at the Rammys in June.
Lynne Breaux, RAMW president, says that honor goes to “an individual whose dedication and leadership have helped transform Washington’s restaurant scene into today’s vibrant and thriving industry.”
Mallios is a District native and completed his undergraduate studies at The George Washington University. After service in the U. S. Army, Mr. Mallios attended law school at The George Washington University.
** I send my love to my old friend Peter Mallios who is mourning the loss of his Uncle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that he will be missed by all.