ANC Preview: Getting Drunk Later Edition

Next week the ANC meets for its April session (and it’ll actually be in the respective month for once!). Here are some potentially interesting topics:

Senator Charles Percy Plaza

As described the other day, the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park are requesting that the intersection of M and Wisconsin be named after Senator Charles Percy, who was instrumental in the creation of the waterfront park. Jack Evans has legislation authorizing the change and the ANC is scheduled to discuss the proposal. It will likely pass.

It is interesting to consider that following the likely name adoption, the only politician formally recognized on the streets of deeply Democratic Georgetown would be a Republican. A Republican of the nearly extinct breed of liberal Republicans, but a Republican no less. Maybe in a small way it’ll help destroy the old cliche about the Georgetown dinner party-set.


As means to “enhance revenues”, the city is proposing to allow bars to serve liquor until to 3 AM on the weekdays and 4 AM on the weekends. This is not likely to be too popular in Georgetown. The reality is that it actually would not make that big of an impact because most bars are restricted by their voluntary agreements from serving after a certain hour, regardless of the legal maximum. This issue came up during the Obama inauguration when a lot of bars were restricted from taking advantage of the later last call that weekend.

But rather than rely on a hodgepodge of voluntary agreements, the ANC is likely going to object to the new hours. One other change that the city is proposing to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. That would be great, if you ask GM.


As previously reported here, the Barnes and Noble is going to be replaced by a (goddamn) Nike Store. They’re coming for approvals of signage, among other things. GM fears that they will turn the large windows into a giant billboard, a la the tacky front of Sportszone. As long as the signs are set back from the windows, there’s not much that the city can do to prevent this, so hopefully GM’s fears are not justified.

Here’s the rest of the agenda:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E
3265 S Street, NW • Washington, DC  20007
(202) 724-7098  • •
ANC 2E Public Meeting
Monday, April 2, 2012
at 6:30 p.m.

We will be meeting this month at the Georgetown Visitation School, 35th and Volta Place, Heritage Room, first building on left by gatehouse, 2nd floor

Approval of the Agenda

•       Approval of April 2, 2012, ANC 2E Public Meeting Agenda


•       Approval of  February 27, 2012 Meeting Minutes
•       Public Safety and Police Report
•       Financial Report
•       Transportation Report
•       DPW Report

Community Comment

•       Mayor’s budget meeting for Ward 2 – Thursday, April 19 at Sumner School
•       Introduction of the new president of the GU Student Association

New Business

•       GU Campus Plan update – Additional filings due April 12 and April 19, 2012
•       Request by the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park to support proposed legislation naming the intersection of K Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW “Sen. Charles Percy Plaza”
•       Marine Corps Marathon, October 28, 2012
•       Funding for expanded Circulator service affecting Georgetown
•       Bike DC, Sunday, May 13, 2012
•       Proposed legislation that would extend ABC hours to 3 a.m. weekdays and 4 a.m. weekends


•       3700 O Street, NW, ZC No.  07-23B, Georgetown University Athletic Training Facility, Application for approval of modifications of previously approved plans

DDOT – Public Space Committee

•       3029 Q Street, NW, Application No. 65604, Application for curb cut


•       1206 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, License No. ABRA-01758, Best Wing, Inc. operating as Blue Gin, Voluntary Agreement

Old Georgetown Board


1.      SMD 03, 1316 34th Street, NW, OG 12-163   (HPA 12-273) Residence, Front and rear parking pads, Permit
2.      SMD 03, 3417 P Street, NW, OG 12-182  (HPA 12-293) Residence, Rooftop mechanical equipment, Permit
3.      SMD 03, 3417 P Street, NW, OG 12-184,  (HPA 12-295) Residence, Alterations to fireplaces, replacement window, Permit
4.      SMD 05, 3040 M Street, NW, OG 12-154  (HPA 12-254) Commercial, Alterations to storefront, sign scheme for “Nike,” Permit
5.      SMD 05, 3299 M Street, NW, OG 12-164  (HPA 12-274) Commercial, Sign scheme for “Redfire Grill Kabob,” Permit
6.      SMD 05, 3333 M Street, NW, OG 12-173  (HPA 12-284) Commercial, Addition of pre-fabricated structure to Sweet Greens, Permit
7.      SMD 05, 3212 (3240) Grace Street, NW, OG 12-146   (HPA 12-243) Residential, New building, Concept – revised design
8.      SMD 05, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, OG 12-132  (HPA 12-229) Retail, Sign scheme and temporary construction sign scheme for Suitsupply, Concept
9.      SMD 05, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, OG 12-187  (HPA 12-298) Retail, Sign scheme and temporary construction sign scheme for Suitsupply, Concept – revised design
10.     SMD 05, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, OG 12-174  (HPA 12-285) Hotel, Awnings, green screen for ivy on clock and stair towers, Concept
11.     SMD 06, 1510 31st Street, NW, OG 12-066  (HPA 12-116) Commercial, Roof deck – existing, Permit / Concept
12.     SMD 06, 2805 M Street, NW, OG 12-166  (HPA 12-276) Commercial, New storefront, rear addition, sign scheme for “Shophouse,” Permit
13.     SMD 06, 2802 P Street, NW, OG 12-121  (HPA 12-204) Residence, One-story rear addition, garage off rear alley, Concept – revised design
14.     SMD 06, 3138 P Street, NW, OG 12-180  (HPA 12-291)  Residence, Two-story rear addition, Concept
15.     SMD 06, 2812 Dumbarton Street, NW, OG 12-147  (HPA 12-244) Residence, Reconstruct front wall and replace siding – in progress, Permit
16.     SMD 06, 1533 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-185  (HPA 12-296) Commercial, Rear addition, Concept
17.     SMD 07, 3210 R Street, NW, OG 12-160  (HPA 12-269) Residence, Rear porch, alterations, solar panels and HVAC on roof, Permit – revised design
18.     SMD 07, 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-104  (HPA 12-179) Commercial, Roof top addition and deck, sign scheme for “Noodles & Company,” Concept – revised design
19.     SMD 02, 1669 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-155  (HPA 12-255) Commercial, Awning and blade sign for “Macaron Bee,” Permit – revised design
20.     SMD 02, 1600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-165  (HPA 12-275) Commercial, Sign scheme for “Edible Arrangements,” Permit


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4 responses to “ANC Preview: Getting Drunk Later Edition

  1. Denis James

    As best that I can determine, extending liquor store (A licenses) operations to Sunday is not part of the Mayor’s 2013 budget proposal. This was brought up by CM Graham a year ago for the 2012 budget discussions as a possible way to increase sales tax revenues from alcohol. At that time, the Mayor’s 2012 budget proposal proposed extending the hours of operations for off-premise license-holders (both A & B) to midnight. Also, raising the tax for off-premise alcohol sales from 9 to 10 percent to match that of on-premise sales. Those two items became law, as part of the 2012 Budget Support Act.

    This is what is proposed for the 2013 budget cycle:

    “Expansion of hours to sell alcoholic beverages will generate $5.3 million in sales tax. The proposal is to expand weekday hours to 3:00 am and weekend hours to 4:00 am for bars, expand hours to allow liquor stores to open at 7:00 am, and establish a Presidential Inauguration week in January of 2013 and 2017, during which bars could remain open until 4:00 am every night and restaurants could serve 24 hours a day.”

  2. Joan Kennan

    Nike – so depressing! It’s the last thing Georgetown needs. 😦

  3. asuka

    Good news on Nike! I don’t need to go to a store to buy a book (who even buys physical books anymore?), but I do need to go to a store to try on and purchase shoes. Having a Nike store in the neighborhood will be very convenient.

  4. girlvelocity

    Maybe with Nike joining the throng, the competition between Nike, Athleta, Lululemon, Patagonia, City Sports, and I-know-I’m-missing-at-least-one-or-two-others will finally force one out of business. A girl can dream, right?

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