Thanks to a reader who brought this to my attention. It seems that 8th Street LLC is applying for a tavern license for the 8th Street Bar and Grill, which will replace Capitol Hill Sporting Goods at 727 8th Street SE.
According to the application, this will be a, “new tavern with American cuisine, dancing and five piece bands playing Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll. Seating capacity is 66. Total occupancy load is 66. Sidewalk Café with seating for 6.” Hours of operation and sale/service & consumption of alcoholic beverages (inside and out) will be, “Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 2 am and Friday & Saturday 11 am – 3 am,” and hours of entertainment will be, “Wednesday through Thursday 8 pm – 12:30 am and Friday & Saturday 8 pm – 1:30 am.”
I can’t imagine ANC 6B not protesting the hell out of this application to the extent that they’re able. Bands? Dancing? A full-on tavern license? I wish these guys a lot of luck, but will be shocked if this comes to fruition as described in the application. I mean, they might as well be trying to open a pool hall in River City!