Category Archives: Alcohol

Reminder About ANC 2B’s Public Space Survey

ANC 2B would like to hear your input regarding public space management in Dupont Circle via a survey available here. The survey, in concert with an upcoming community meeting on this subject, will assist the ANC in drafting proposed changes to the ANC’s Public Space Guidelines. Details on the community meeting will be available shortly. Subsequently, ANC 2B will be considering changes to the Public Space Guidelines during the ANC’s regular November meeting on Wednesday, November 14th.

The deadline for completing the Public Space Survey is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 26th.

Please let your single member district commissioner know if you have any questions about the Public Space Survey. We look forward to receiving your input.

Alcohol License Renewals Being Considering During ANC 2B’s November 2017 Meeting

Hello neighbors,

The list of alcohol license renewal applications that ANC 2B will consider during the commission’s regular November meeting tomorrow evening can be found at the link below:

ANC 2B License Renewals for November 2017 Meeting

As a reminder, the ANC’s regular November meeting will be this Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here.

Additionally, more information on the 2017 alcohol license renewal process can be found here.

Please let your single member district commissioner or I know if you have any questions about this matter. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!

Sincerely,

Peter Sacco
Executive Director
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B

Information on ANC 2B Hearings for Fall 2017 Alcohol License Renewals

Hello neighbors,

As you might have seen from ANC 2B’s regular October meeting agenda that was sent out last week, the ANC will begin considering a series of alcohol license renewals during this Wednesday’s meeting. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) required all grocery stores and markets that have licenses to sell only beer and wine to apply for renewal by October 2nd, 2017. Due to the fact that ANC 2B contains several grocery store and market licenses, ANC will set aside time during several upcoming regular meetings in order to consider the renewal of licenses.

The alcohol license renewal process is a critical time for the ANC to ensure that establishments are following the rules and being good neighbors. The process allows for the ANC to work with individual establishments to address any concerns from their neighbors. Community members are thus encouraged to attend the ANC’s meetings where renewals are being considered and to voice concerns about any individual establishments that are up for renewal.

I have created a list of the establishments whose license renewals will be considered during the ANC’s regular October meeting this Wednesday. The list can be found below:

ANC 2B License Renewals for October 2017 Meeting

Please note that the list was created based on the renewal notices that the ANC has received on a rolling basis thus far. There will be time set aside for community members to raise any concerns regarding the establishments included in the above list during this Wednesday’s meeting.

As a reminder, the ANC’s regular October meeting will be this Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here.

Additionally, more information on the 2017 alcohol license renewal process can be found here.

Please let your single member district commissioner or I know if you have any questions about this matter. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Peter Sacco
Executive Director
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B

ANC 2B Enters Into Settlement Agreement With Safeway

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B has joined three other protestants to enter into a settlement agreement with the Safeway at 1701 Corcoran Street NW regarding their application to sell beer and wine on premises.

Once signed by the parties, the settlement agreement was sent to to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board’s approval. As settlement agreements become part of an establishment’s license and are enforced by ABRA, the agency reviews all agreements to ensure compliance with all District laws and regulations and that they are clear and enforceable.

As the agreement now stands, it contains provisions that limit the linear footage to be dedicated to beer and wine and the hours of sale of beer and wine, as well as restricts single-sales and manages the arrangement of checkout lines within the store.

Once the details of the document are approved by the ABC Board, the settlement agreement will be published, like all agreements signed by the ANC, on the ANC 2B website.

Documents related to Safeway Class B License Application

Based on neighborhood feedback from our community meeting with Safeway, please see below for documents and information related to their proposed license and settlement agreements with grocery stores in the District.

Proposed Plans

ANC 2B Model Settlement Agreement

Current Safeway Settlement Agreements

Other Settlement Agreements with Grocery Stores in DC

1979 Agreement with Safeway

8/25/17 Update: Notes from Community Meeting