The following resolution is being proposed for our February public meeting. Your comments and feedback are welcome.
Resolution to Allow Growler Sales at Liquor Stores with A Single-Sales Exemption
Whereas, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (the Bill) took effect on January 15, 2013; and
Whereas, the Bill allows for the sale of Growlers, reusable containers holding up to 64 fluid ounces of beer, for off-premise consumption at brew pubs, liquor stores, and full service grocery stores; and
Whereas, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B (ANC2B) has the authority to grant certain Class A and Class B establishments exemptions to the Ward 2 Single-Sales ban; and
Whereas, ANC2B reviews prior compliance with Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory Administration (ABRA) regulations, and neighborhood input prior to awarding Single-Sales Exemptions;
Whereas ABRA has stated that Growler sales will require specific exemptions from the Ward 2 Single-Sales ban for Class A and Class B establishments but not for brew pubs;
Be it resolved that ANC2B grants permission to sell Growlers to all establishments that have previously been granted a Single-Sales Exemption and does not consider Growler sales at these establishments a substantial change;
Be it further resolved that ANC2B would consider an application by any establishment that has not previously been granted a Single-Sales Exemption a substantial change and would request standard notification and placarding.