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Further updates on Saloon 45 / Swann Dive matter

There are several updates on the Saloon 45 matter: Letter of Support from Jack Evans:  Our Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans has submitted a letter supporting the protest and asking the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to full-out deny the new license application.  The letter is here.  This is highly unusual, because normally Council Members … Continue reading

Plum Blossom / Mimosa (Updated!)

Mr. Ha’s Plum Blossom has now changed name to be “Mimosa.”  The switch seems to have taken place over the weekend of July 12-13.  [Update:  The name has changed back to Plum Blossom.] Several questions have arisen regarding changes to the business: Why wasn’t there public notice of the change?  A liquor license may be … Continue reading

Further update on Vida Fitness / Penthouse Pool

This is an update to two prior posts on the Vida Fitness / Penthouse Pool application (here and here). The ANC did indeed pass a resolution of protest (available here), in order to facilitate a discussion among all the parties and neighbors that worked together on the original 2011 Voluntary Agreement. Parties to the existing … Continue reading

Update on Vida Fitness / Penthouse Pool

In anticipation of the ANC meeting later this week, owner David von Storch from Vida Fitness shared some materials with the ANC and neighbors related to Vida’s new request for “substantial change” to the existing liquor license to the “Penthouse Pool” on the roof.  More details about the new request are available in my prior post … Continue reading

New request from Vida Fitness / Penthouse Pool

Vida Fitness’ “Penthouse Pool” on U Street has a new request (for “substantial change”) for its existing liquor license for the outdoor rooftop pool space.  The request is to (1) add the fourth floor interior space to the designated premises for alcohol service/consumption and (2) add an entertainment endorsement for live music and/or DJ during … Continue reading

ANC’s protest resolution on Saloon 45 matter

Enclosed here is the final protest resolution as passed by ANC 2B last night on the application by Saloon 45 for a liquor license at the former Sandy’s Flowers  location.  You can find prior posts and information about this application here and here and here.

5/13/14: Neighborhood Meeting on Saloon 45 (confirmed)

Commissioner Mike Feldstein (2B01) and I have set up a neighborhood meeting to have an open discussion with neighbors and Saloon 45 representatives (including David Stephens, proprietor).  This meeting is now confirmed. When?  This Tuesday evening 6:45pm-7:45pm Where?  International Student House (18th and R Streets NW) Why?  The purpose of the open discussion will be … Continue reading