Owner Of D.B.A. Struck By Car, In Critical Condition

by Afrodet Zuri · June 30, 2011

Ray Deter, 53, owner of d.b.a., a bar at 41 First Ave. with another outpost in Williamsburg, was taken to Bellevue Hospital after being hit on Monday afternoon by a Jaguar driven by 24 year old Anthony Guan. Deter was biking on Canal and is now in critical condition.

The Daily News reported Deter's wife saying her husband would bike everywhere, adding:

"He doesn't wear a helmet. He always said his head was too big—but that's rubbish."

Deter has been invaluable in promoting a group he helped to found, The Good Beer Seal, in the New York Community. The Good Bear Seal endeavors to identify bars that serve quality craft beer and demonstrate a commitment to the community in which they do business. The group is also very active in promoting New York City as a destination for lovers of good beer.

The community has been showing their support for Deter's speedy recovery through postings on d.b.a.'s Facebook.