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Neighbors Report: “proposed beer garden on 9th Street had withdrawn their request for a liquor license and were walking away from the project”

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm 149 Comments

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1322 9th Street, NW

In other beer garden news the spot that was planned from the owners of Garden District and Etto is no longer coming to 9th Street/Naylor Court. Thanks to a reader for passing on a note making rounds in the neighborhood:

We received a note this morning announcing that the applicants for the proposed beer garden on 9th Street had withdrawn their request for a liquor license and were walking away from the project. The protest hearing before ABRA scheduled for tomorrow has therefore been cancelled.

As I’ve noted in my prior emails, those of us who protested the application have been, and continue to be, supportive of the redevelopment of 9th Street as a commercial and restaurant destination for a diverse clientele. Throughout the conversation, and again after the notice, we made it clear to the applicants that our opposition was about this site and this use – not them – and that we’d welcome their opening the right operation in the right building in our part of Shaw. I personally will continue to support them at Etto and hope that we see them here in Shaw in the future.

Many people supported us in this effort, we can’t thank them enough!”

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