Last night a PoPville twitter follower wrote:
“New burger joint at intersection of 14&U wants a 40-seat sidewalk cafe??? Umm… No.”
I asked @AdamLDC what he thought was a reasonable number and he replied:
“Zero would be a reasonable at one of the most crowded intersections in the city.”
A liquor license application posted out front of Black and Orange coming to 14th and U St, NW [1931 14th St, NW] says:
“New restaurant specializing in hamburgers & Latin food. Occupancy load is 79. Sidewalk café has 40 seats.”
Do you guys agree that 40 seats is not reasonable for a sidewalk cafe at this location? Perhaps they could negotiate a way to use the parking lot next door? If they are only talking about the sidewalk itself – do you think any number of cafe seating would be appropriate?