Update on Local 16 Voluntary Agreement / Settlement Agreement discussions

As mentioned in a prior post (available here), Local 16 has asked to amend their 2 existing Voluntary Agreements with the ANC into 1 new Settlement Agreement.  The ANC voted to authorize these discussions at our May 2014 meeting. Commissioner Noah Smith (representing 2B09, across New Hampshire Ave from Local 16) and I had a … 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

New liquor license application: Saloon 45

There is a new liquor license application in our Single Member District (2B08), at the site of Sandy’s Flowers (corner of 18th and Swann). The CityPaper blurb on this new application is here, and the Prince of Petworth write-up is here. Enclosed here is the official application notice and information from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory … Continue reading