Local Business Protest of Renewal of ABC Licenses in SMD 5CO1 -- An Update
On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, I appeared at a roll call hearing before the Chairman and members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in connection with the decision of ANC 5C to protest the renewal of the licenses of Moon Liquors, 322 Florida Avenue, N.W.; Sunset Liquors, 1627 First Street, N.W.; and Walter Johnson's Liquor Store, 1542 North Capitol Street, N.W., respectively. As you may know, ANC 5C has a pre-existing voluntary agreement with each of these stores and I believe it is fair to say that in all instances these stores have performed unsatisfactorily in meeting the terms of their respective agreement. To my surprise, each of these stores is now operated by a different person than the one with whom ANC 5C negotiated the voluntary agreement approximately three years ago. Interestingly, in my preliminary discussion with each of them, they didn't seem to have a clue about the frustration and disapproval that a large segment of the community has with their operations.
Jul 22, 2006, 08:11