Thursday, November 04, 2010

ABRA: Dupont Circle bar allowed to operate *without* voluntary agreement

This post is from the Borderstan blog.

Note that ABRA issued a ruling to allow a Dupont Circle bar to operate without a voluntary agreement (V.A.) whatsoever.

ABC Board Approves Termination of Hank’s Voluntary Agreement
Posted on03 November 2010. Tags: ABC Board, ABRA, Hank's Oyster Bar, Jamie Leeds
From Tom Hay

http://www.borderstan.com/11/abc-board-approves-termination-of-hanks-v-a/

The DC Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has issued a ruling that allows Hank’s Oyster Bar to operate without a voluntary agreement (V.A.). The 4 to 2 vote follows a six-hour hearing on Oct. 13. (See 6-Hour Hearing But No Decision for Hank’s Oyster Bar.)

Borderstan learned of the ABC Board’s ruling today at a Board hearing on another matter related to Hank’s — its request to expand into an adjoining space. You can read the ABC Board ruling (PDF).

The ABRA transcript from the ABC Board hearing on Oct. 13 hearing is available (PDF).
Owner and chef Jamie Leeds signed the V.A. before opening in 2005, with a group of neighbors and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA). Leeds asked to be released from the V.A., which she could do after five years.

The protesting residents argued that a bad precedent would result if Hank’s were allowed to operate without a V.A. A number of other liquor-serving establishments on 17th St. already operate without one.

...want to read the rest of this Borderstan post? Then click on the link: http://www.borderstan.com/11/abc-board-approves-termination-of-hanks-v-a

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