In June, the Current reported that the seven establishments likely to be awarded the seven new liquor licenses in Georgetown had already been determined. They were:
- Puro Cafe
- Zenobia Lounge
- Paul Bakery (a new French bakery going in just south of Banana Republic)
- Bill’s Bar and Burger (a new place moving into the old Cheesesteak Factory)
- Hu Wear
The first four were no great surprise to anybody, and now it looks like they will be the first to get the new license. All four have had their applications approved to be placard and will each have a hearing with ABRA in September. They all will likely be protested by the ANC, which will lead into the inevitable “voluntary” agreement process. Assuming that goes as it normally goes, these establishments should be boozing it up by early winter at the latest. (Paul Bakery was supposed to open by November according to GM’s sources.)
The last two applicants were mysteries in June and they still are.