Friday Updates: Eastern Branch, Res. 13, Liquor License Renewals, 311 App

  • The DC Department of General Services is opening up the Eastern Branch Building (261 17th Street SE) for community tours tomorrow morning  (Sat., April 28) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Be sure to stop by, check out the building and share your thoughts on future uses.
  • On April 25, I attended Mayor Gray’s Ward 6 Budget Town Hall meeting at Eastern High and asked the Mayor for an update on development plans for Reservation 13. Specifically, I asked whether Victor Hoskins, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, had issued the request for best and final offers to develop the two parcels of land closest to the Stadium-Armory Metro. Deputy Mayor Hoskins said that the office planned to meet with ANC 6B and ANC 7A (the Ward 7 ANC that will include the site next year) sometime in mid-May to get feedback on what should be included in the request. ANC 6B is currently looking to schedule a special call meeting with the Deputy Mayor in Hill East the week of May 14. We hope to have this confirmed shortly.
  • ANC 6B will considering a number of liquor license renewal cases at next week’s May 3 ABC committee meeting and at the full commission meeting on May 8. Here is the list of stores up for renewal:
    • Albert’s Liquors, ABRA-077335, 328 Kentucky Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • Capitol Hill Wine & Spirits, ABRA-081749, 323 Pennsylvania Avenue SE —Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • Chat’s Liquors, ABRA-000200, 503 8th Street SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • Gandel’s Liquors, ABRA-071312, 211 Pennsylvania Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • Hayden’s, Inc., ABRA-000437, 700 North Carolina Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • JJ Mutt Wine & Spirits, ABRA-025523, 643 Pennsylvania Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • S&J Liquors, ABRA-009122, 1500 Massachusetts Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • Safeway, ABRA-002195, 415 14th Street SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license
    • World Liquors, ABRA-000076, 1453 Pennsylvania Avenue SE—Renewal of Class A Retail-Liquor Store license

    If you have any issues or complaints about any of these establishments, please contact me. Also note that ANC 6B will be considering an application for a medical marijuana dispensary on Barracks Row during our May meeting.

  • I’m a huge fan of DC’s new 311 smartphone app. If you haven’t already done so, I urge you to download the app, which allows you to report issues with photos to relevant DC agencies. You can download the 311 app on the DC Government’s website.

Have a great weekend (and see you tomorrow morning)!

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