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Dixie Liquors Keeps Singles Ban Exemption Despite Strongly Worded ANC Resolution

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As discussed here, last month the ANC held a special session to address Dixie Liquors’s request for an exemption to the single sales ban. The emergency meeting was necessary because ABRA already had granted Dixie’s request for an exemption and so the ANC was asking for ABRA to reconsider its decision.

The original decision by ABRA to grant the exemption was based, in part, on the fact that the ANC failed to weigh in against Dixie’s original application for waiver. The ANC didn’t pass a resolution against the application on the mistaken belief that no exemption would be granted without an affirmative resolution by the ANC.

Given this miscommunication, it’s somewhat understandable that the ANC would adopt a strongly worded resolution objecting to the issuance of the waiver without a positive resolution (as well as the lack of effective notice from ABRA that it was about to grant the waiver). But the actual resolution goes way overboard: Continue reading



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The Morning Metropolitan

Frenchy by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Great shots of the French Market this weekend.
  • The ANC voted against giving Dixie Liquors an exemption from the Single Sales Ban. ABRA is supposed to give that vote “great weight” but they already gave the waiver. We’ll see whether they’ll revoke it.


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Special ANC Meeting Tomorrow to Discuss Single Sales

Dixie Liquors by Busdriver420.

There will be a special meeting of ANC2E tomorrow at 8:40 AM at the Georgetown BID office (1055 Thomas Jefferson St.). There is only one item on the agenda: Dixie Liquors application to sell singles.

A little background: In 2008, the Council voted to ban the sale of “singles” in Ward 2. Specifically, DC Code Section 25-345 states, in part, that no liquor store in Ward 2 shall:

Sell, give, offer, expose for sale, or deliver an individual container of beer, malt liquor, or ale with a capacity of 70 ounces or less, as well as spirits (liquor) sold in half-pints or smaller volumes.

Similar singles bans exist in other sections of town, including Wards 4, 6, and 8. These bans are aimed at reducing petty crimes associated with public drunkenness. Generally speaking, they have been popular. Continue reading


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ANC Roundup: Marathon Edition

As “prequeled” yesterday, GM attended a brutal marathon-like ANC meeting Monday night. After a long warm-down run and a good night’s sleep, GM is now ready to give an account of the race.

Along the way, we’ll pass sewage pipes, cupcakes, and yet another rejected curb cut. Make sure to carbo load and stretch and GM will see you at the starting line after the jump: Continue reading


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ANC Round-Up – The Prequel

GM attended an absolutely brutal marathon of an ANC meeting last night. The final gavel didn’t fall until about 10:30. As a result, GM didn’t have time for a finely crafted luxurious write up for today. But just to get the slighly more significant news out there, here are the highlights:

  • Q St. construction will begin in two weeks. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout construction.
  • No ANC-wide single-sales-ban waiver will be adopted anytime soon.
  • Johnny Rockets will likely get approved to serve beer and wine, but mostly stay the same.

There’s more, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

In the meantime, get a sneak preview of the new Georgetown Cupcake storefront after the jump: Continue reading

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ANC Round Up: Apple Redux, Reuse, Recycle

If last month’s ANC seemed quick and efficient, this month was pretty much the exact opposite: slow and tortuous. In the end, not much happened, but any ANC agenda with the Apple Store on the agenda is significant in some way. Plus GM got a resolution passed! Find out more after the jump:

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