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Policy Celebrates End of “Voluntary Agreement” Negotiates New Settlement Agreement with Later Hours at 14th and T St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm 23 Comments

1904 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Rapid development over the past several years, on 14th street NW, has caused various changes to the once not so favorable neighborhood. Policy being one of the first restaurants on 14th street has operated under one of the strictest Settlement Agreements, once called Voluntary Agreement. Among other things, this agreement forced them to close one hour earlier then surrounding establishments with the same type of license.

The Settlement Agreement is the agreement that the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) requires each liquor license establishment to negotiate with numerous groups including citizens. It has been debated that these agreements can cause unfair competition among establishments.

After four years of patiently waiting the expiration of the agreement, and a clear record to stake their claim, Policy has received permission from ABRA to operate with full operating hours. Through the diligent work of attorney Andrew Klein and ANC Commissioner Noah Smith, Policy was able to successfully renegotiate a new Settlement Agreement which now puts them on the same playing field as the surrounding restaurants. With the new agreement, Policy has the option to operate until 2am during the week and 3am on the weekends. In addition, they were also granted the ABRA extended holiday hours.”


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