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The Hilltop Restaurant and Bar Looking for Neighborhood Support from those near 2737 Sherman Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm 18 Comments


Back in January 2013 we learned of plans for a new restaurant and bar called The Hilltop, coming to the corner of Girard and Sherman Avenue, NW.

From owner Sam Jahanbeen:

The Hilltop needs your help! We’re going in front of the Board of Zoning Adjustments to get a special exception – it’s the final step that’ll allow us to open our (and your) new neighborhood restaurant. It’s an easy process but its very important that we show the neighborhood has our back. With that said, if you have moment – please print, sign, and return this letter of support (below). If possible please send them no later than June 14th, 2013.

Thanks for supporting us – and we look forward to seeing you on opening day!

Letter of Support (PDF)

  • crazzz

    I’m a neighbor and would love to provide support.

    However I would like some more information about the proposed establishment before signing the letter of support.

    Hey Owner’s, could you provide some more information about the place?

  • yeah

    Seems reasonable enough, but what is the exception that the restaurant is seeking?

    • Hi there… so specifically, the ‘special exception’ has to do with zoning. Our location was grandfathered in as a commercial establishment (even though it was zoned residential) over 50 years when the city was establishing zoning standards. Since the location has been abandoned for so long, it has lost this grandfather status and reverted back to residential despite that every aspect of the building (size, look, use, and construction) is built commercially.

      • Anonymous

        This is a slam dunk, supremely good for a small business wanting to succeed, supremely good for the community. I’ll be writing a letter of support!

      • yeah

        in that case, you have my support. Good luck.

  • AngryParakeet

    Do supporters have to be from that specific ANC bounded area? If so, which is it?’

  • I’m signing as fast as I can!

  • Anonymous

    Done and done! From the letter, it sounds like there are zoning issues concerning converting the building from a grocery store to a restaurant.

  • done

  • jcm

    I mailed a letter, too. I live in 1B10. Welcome to the neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    I live right around the corner, just dropped a letter in the mail, and am looking forward to seeing this come to fruition!

  • anne

    Sam, can you include an email address so people can scan and email the letter to you?

  • E

    Aww man! just saw this post otherwise I would have sent the letter. Is it too late to sign?


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