ANC Preview: Gypsy Sally’s Edition

Next week, the ANC will meet for it’s November session. And one item jumps way out from the rest: a new music venue called Gypsy Sally’s.

According to the liquor license application, the venue will be on the second floor of 3401 K St. That’s the address of the future Malmaison (and once Hibiscus Cafe). It will be a “restaurant with a seating capacity of 224 seats, [with a] total occupancy load of 284. Requesting an entertainment endorsement featuring live acoustic music with cover charge. No nude performances.”

(GM doesn’t know for sure, but the somewhat un-PC name probably comes the song Tecumseh Valley by Townes Van Zandt)

If any new live music venues has any chance of getting through the approval process, picking a location like this is probably the best first step. There’s no immediate residential neighbor. However, there is a condo building a couple doors down. And during the approval process of Malmaison there were concerns expressed over the noise of people coming and going from the new restaurant. Additionally, another point of contention was the number of reimbursable detail MPD cops the restaurant would hire.

If approved, this of course would not be the first music venue along K St. From 1953 to 1998, the Bayou stood at 31st and K. Will Gypsy Sally’s live up to that reputation? We’ll see.

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, October 29, 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 October 29, 2012, ANC 2E Public Meeting Agenda


•       Approval of October 1, 2012, Meeting Minutes
•       Public Safety and Police Report
•       Financial Report
•       Transportation Report
•       DPW Report
•       2013 ANC2E Public Meeting Dates

Community Comment

•       Introduction and comments by first-time ANC 2E candidate Peter Prindiville (District 08)

New Business

•       Nomination by CAG of the District Department of Transportation’s O and P Streets restoration project for an award for excellence in historic preservation
•       Capital Bikeshare Station relocation on Wisconsin Avenue, NW
•       Comcast boxes on sidewalks in Georgetown


•       3401 K Street, NW, Gypsy Sally’s Acoustic Tavern, LLC, License No. ABRA-090582, Application for license (Petition Date Nov. 19, Hearing Date Dec. 3, 2012)
•       3299 M Street, NW, Grill Kabob of Georgetown, Inc. t/a Red Fire Grill Kabob & Lounge, License No. ABRA-090419, Application for liquor license (Petition Date Nov. 26, Hearing Date Dec. 10, 2012)
•       Effective community involvement in Voluntary Agreements

Old Georgetown Board


1.      SMD 05, 1227 34th Street, NW, OG 13-014  (HPA 13-017)  Commercial, Sign scheme for H.L. Poling & Sons, replace doors, light fixtures, Concept
2.      SMD 05, 3251 M Street, NW, OG 12-354  (HPA 12-589)  Commercial, Replace front windows, Permit
3.      SMD 05, 3320 M Street, NW, OG 13-006  (HPA 13-009)  Commercial, Sign scheme for “Maxalto” and “Boffi,” Permit
4.      SMD 06, 1510 31st Street, NW, OG 13-013   (HPA 13-016)  Residence, Addition of second floor, Concept
5.      SMD 07, 1645 31st Street, NW, OG 12-356  (HPA 12-591)  Residence, Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate, Underground parking garage, Concept
6.      SMD 03, 3321 N Street, NW, OG 12-358  (HPA 12-593)  Residence, One- and two-story rear additions, new window well on front façade, Concept
7.      SMD 03, 1424 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-292  (HPA 12-480)  Commercial, Reconstruction of collapsed building, rooftop addition, Concept
8.      SMD 03, 1424 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-340  (HPA 12-557)  Commercial, Reconstruction of collapsed building, addition of third floor, Concept

No Review At This Time by ANC 2E: The following additional projects, which are on the upcoming November 1 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board, have not been added to the ANC meeting agenda for OGB-related design review and we do not propose to adopt a resolution on them at this time.  If there are concerns about any of these projects, please contact the ANC office by Friday, October 26, 2012.

1.      SMD 01, 1700 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 13-009  (HPA 13-012)  Residential (Dumbarton Oaks), Rear addition and alterations, Permit
2.      SMD 02, 1661 35th Street, NW, OG 12-171   (HPA 12-282)  Residence, Three-story rear addition, in-fill areaway, one-story side addition, alterations, Concept – revised design
3.      SMD 02, 1671 35th Street, NW, OG 13-012   (HPA 13-015)  Residence, Alterations, replace siding, Permit
4.      SMD 04, 1401, 1403, 1411, 1413, 1415 and 1417 37th Street, NW, OG 13-011  (HPA 13-014)  Solar panels, Permit
5.      SMD 03, 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 13-004  (HPA 13-004), Hotel, Alterations to windows for new HVAC system, Concept
6.      SMD 05, 2914 M Street, NW, OG 12-203  (HPA 12-327)  Commercial, Alterations to storefront and sign for “Market Street Diamonds” – existing, Permit – revised design
7.      SMD 05, 3000 M Street, NW, OG 13-010    (HPA 13-013)  Hotel, Repave asphalt driveway, brick stairs; waterproofing, Permit
8.      SMD 05, 3222 M Street, NW, OG 13-007  (HPA 13-010)  Georgetown Park, Sign scheme for “J Crew”, awnings, alterations to storefront, Permit
9.      SMD 05, 1232 Potomac Street, NW, OG 12-370  (HPA 12-627)  Residence, Reface brick stoop (south and east face), replace front door, Permit
10.     SMD 06, 1215 31st Street, NW, OG 13-008  (HPA 13-011)  Georgetown Post Office, Demolish and re-build rear wall, Concept – revised design
11.     SMD 06, 1518 31st Street, NW, OG 12-320   (HPA 12-537)  Residence, 1-story rear addition, Concept – revised design
12.     SMD 06, 1524 32nd Street, NW, OG 12-368  (HPA 12-606)  Residence, Replacement fence, Permit
13.     SMD 06, 3001-3007 M Street, NW, OG 13-005  (HPA 13-008)  Mixed-use: retail / residential, Exterior exhaust duct, Concept – revised design
14.     SMD 06, 3101 M Street, NW, OG 12-308    (HPA 12-522)  Commercial / office, Replacement windows, Permit
15.     SMD 06, 1533 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 13-001  (HPA 13-005)  Commercial, Rear addition, front alterations, Permit
16.     SMD 07, 2913 Q Street, NW, OG 12-304    (HPA 12-508)  Residence, Solar panels on roof, Permit
17.     SMD 07, 3052 R Street, NW, OG 12-369  (HPA 12-617)  Residential, Revisions to permit – replace roof, Permit
18.     SMD 07, 3247 R Street, NW, OG 12-357  (HPA 12-592)  Residence, Raze existing structure at rear, new building at rear, Concept
19.     SMD 07, 2516 Mill Road, NW, OG 12-314    (HPA 12-530)  Residence, Rear addition and alterations, Concept – revised design
20.     SMD 07, 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 13-002  (HPA 13-006)  Retail, Sign scheme for “Noodles & Company,” Permit
21.     SMD 07, 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 13-003  (HPA 13-007)  Retail, Roof top mechanical equipment, Permit


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2 responses to “ANC Preview: Gypsy Sally’s Edition

  1. Grammar police: “for ITS November session” No apostrophe, please!

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