This fall, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A’s Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee will conduct a series of meetings to explore the possibility of imposing a cap on the number of alcohol licenses available on the H Street, NE, corridor. ANC 6B explored this possibility for Barracks Row starting last December but voted in March not to pursue a cap.
Committee chair, Commissioner Adam Healy (6A-01), has announced that there will be three meetings, each with a different focus. The first meeting, scheduled for September 20th, will be informational where the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) director and ANCs from other parts of the city with caps will talk about the process and the pros and cons of a cap. The following two meetings will be focused on receiving community input on whether or not a cap should be put in place and what restrictions would be included in any cap.
The full schedule is below and all meetings will be held at the Sherwood Recreation Center at the corner of 10th & G Streets, NE. Any changes to the schedule will be posted to the ANC 6A website and the listserv for official ANC 6A announcements.
•Tuesday, Sept 20; 7pm; Sherwood Rec Center—Informational meeting on how caps work and pros/cons
•Tuesday, Oct 18; 7pm; Sherwood Rec Center—Community reaction to the informational session and discussion about a possible H St cap
•Tuesday, Nov 15; 7pm; Sherwood Rec Center—Consideration of any cap proposal and recommendation to the full ANC6A
The committee and commission look forward to community input. We are sure you will not disappoint.
Sharee Lawler is Commissioner for ANC 6A-05.