Category Archives: Alcohol

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!


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

ANC 2B to Host Community Meeting Regarding Safeway’s Alcohol License Application

ANC 2B will host an upcoming community meeting regarding Safeway’s application for a Retailer’s Class “B” Grocery Store license at 1701 Corcoran Street NW. The meeting will include a discussion regarding issues that neighbors would like to see addressed in a possible settlement agreement with the establishment.

The meeting will be on Monday, August 14th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the ballroom of the Chastleton, 1701 16th Street NW.

Please reach out to Commissioner Stephanie Maltz if you have any questions regarding this meeting.

Update Regarding ANC 2B’s Protest of Dacha Beer Garden’s Liquor License Application

Hello neighbors,

ANC 2B would like to provide an update regarding the status of the ANC’s protest of the liquor license application for Dacha Beer Garden at 1740 14th Street NW. At the ANC’s regular June meeting on June 14th, the ANC voted to protest Dacha Beer Garden’s license application based on the negative impact that the establishment would have on nearby residences. While the establishment is located in ANC 2F, along the ANC’s border with ANC 2B, our ANC was able to protest the application because the establishment would be located within 600 feet of our ANC.

Unfortunately, due to an administrative error on the ANC’s part, the ANC was unable to submit the protest resolution by the filing deadline for the application, which was Monday, June 19th. Thus, the ANC will not be able to be recognized by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board as a protestant for the application.

The ANC would like to assure neighbors that the ANC will continue to be involved in the protest process as the application continues to be considered by the ABC Board. Based on representations from the applicant’s legal counsel, the ANC will work alongside our colleagues on ANCs 1B and 2F, which have both filed protests of Dacha Beer Garden’s application, to represent the interests of our constituents throughout the protest process, including in a potential mediation process. Additionally, the ANC has submitted a resolution to the ABC Board in support of ANC 2F’s protest, a copy of which can be found here.

We sincerely apologize for this error. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please reach out to Commissioner Scott Davies, who will continue to represent ANC 2B throughout the protest process for Dacha Beer Garden’s application.


Peter Sacco
Executive Director
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B