Friday, December 13, 2013
ABL Committee Agenda for 12/17 Mtg
I've been asked by a few people to remind neighbors about the upcoming ANC 6A ABL Committee Meeting. In addition to discussion of the licenses for Sin Bin, XII, & Ben's Chili Bowl, the meeting will also address closing hours for local commercial patios, & rooftop decks. This is absolutely an issue on which both business people, and residents, should weigh in. Whatever agreements are reached, we're all going to have to live with them for a while.
I'm including three things in this post:
1. A note from the ABL Committee Chair;
2. The meeting agenda;
3. A invite to a pre-meeting happy hour organized by a concerned resident;
Attached and pasted below is the agenda for the next ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing (ABL) Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7pm at Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Avenue NE). Note that this is not the normal location.
The majority of this meeting will be devoted to discussing the ANC's stance on closing hours for public space patios and rooftop decks of restaurants and bars in ANC 6A. The ANC currently asks establishments to agree to close their public space patios and rooftop decks at 11pm on weeknights and 12am on weekends. There have been many requests for the ANC to revisit this policy, so the ABL Committee will take it up at this meeting with the goal of making a recommendation to the ANC.
If you are interested in any way in this issue, please make every effort to attend. We want to hear from all stakeholders - both neighbors and business owners, and can only get a good gauge on the issue if we have good attendance at the meeting. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
I will circulate any updates to the agenda on these listserves, and updates will also be posted to ANC6A.org.
Commissioner, ANC 6A05
Chair, ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee
Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7pm
Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE) **note different location
I. Welcome / Introductions / Approval of Agenda / Approval of Minutes
II. Community Comment
III. Old Business
A. Update on status of XII and Ben’s Chili Bowl protest hearings.
IV. New Business
A. Discussion of new license application for Sin Bin Sports Bar & Restaurant at 1336 H Street NE (License Number ABRA-076649).
B. Community discussion regarding public space patio and rooftop deck hours in ANC 6A.
(Next Meeting Date – January 21, 2014)
The following event is organized by a local resident. I think any civil discussion of the issues above is productive. One thing, if you go to the happy hour, you really should also go to the meeting.
Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM.
In this day and age of partisan bickering we can still find common ground right beneath our feet. We all want to see H Street continue to grow and develop. This neighborhood has a vibrant future and we're all a part of that. Join us for a Happy Hour that will bring together locals with the people who work and run the places on H Street. Come learn about issues affecting our neighborhood.
Did you know almost all decisions on bar and restaurant development on H St are made by a tiny group of people of people who don't go to bars? You'll be amazed at the things you will learn.
STAY until the end and we will walk over to Maury Elementary School for a 7:00 pm meeting to offer 'community comment' on closing hours for H Street roofs, patios and decks.