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Adams Morgan ABC license proposals to be heard on May 7, 2014

Adams Morgan ABC license proposals to be heard on May 7, 2014
Adams Morgan ABC license proposals to be heard on May 7, 2014
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The District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Board will hear public input on Adams Morgan Moratorium Proposals on Wednesday May 7, 2014, in the ABC Board Hearing Room located at 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, in the Frank D. Reeves District of Columbia Center.

The ABC Board wants to receive public input from District of Columbia residents on two proposals related to restrictions on alcoholic beverage licensing in one of the most popular drinking and dining neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Board will start the hearing at 10 a.m., to hear input from residents regarding two proposals in for the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C’s petition to renew the existing Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone for a five year period is one proposal. The other proposal relates to the Kalorama Citizen’s Association’s petition to renew the existing Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone for a five year period with no changes to the current restrictions.

The Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone extends approximately 1,400 feet in all directions from the intersection of 18th St. and Belmont Road, NW. The following alcoholic beverage license restrictions apply in the zone:

· No new licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, taverns and multipurpose facilities.

· No more than 10 licenses for taverns and multipurpose facilities.

· A licensed restaurant is prohibited from changing its license class unless there are fewer than 10 tavern and multipurpose facility licenses issued in the zone.

· A license holder outside the zone is not permitted to transfer its license to a location within the zone unless it is an off-premise retailer or hotel.

· The Board extended the existing moratorium to July 12 to allow time to evaluate both proposals.

The hearing will take place from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. All concerned District of Columbia residents are invited to attend the hearing to share their input on the proposals.

The U Street Metro Station is the closest station to the Frank D. Reeves Government Center. The telephone number is 202-724-4400.