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Wingos Coming to former Mad Fox Taproom in Glover Park

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


2218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Ed. Note: Wingos is also still planning on opening, including, (another!?!?) sports bar in Adams Morgan.

You can see Wingos Georgetown menu here.

From Jackie Blumenthal, Commissioner ANC3B-02 via the Glover Park listserv:

“I learned yesterday that a Wingos has received a Certificate of Occupancy for a restaurant seating a maximum of 127-135 people for the location formerly held by Mad Fox Tap Room. Wingos did not apply as a fast-food operation, which would have triggered a need for a zoning exception. However, if it acts like one — for example, by using plastic utensils and paper goods instead of silverware and real plates — we can complain to the zoning administrator. For what that’s worth.

I did pick up a menu from the Wingos in Georgetown, which is most definitely a fast-food operation, and discovered that it offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks etc. at all times of day (and into the wee hours). Everything looks greasy and obesity-related but I guess we will see how it goes. This will likely become a trash-management and delivery truck enforcement nightmare.

However, I also learned that Wingos has applied to take over the liquor license held by Mad Fox and has been approved by ABRA pending receipt of further paperwork. The ANC has a settlement agreement for that location which is part of the license which restricts deliveries to the hours between 8 a.m.. and 8 p.m.; requires rat-proof trash management; and sets hours of operation as Sun-Thurs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The license is scheduled for a three-year renewal in March 2019 which affords us an opportunity to modify it as needed for the current circumstances.

Be aware that all this change and transfer can happen without any neighborhood involvement or approvals. It is all matter-of-right under the zoning laws and the regulations of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). As much as we are hoping to shape changes in our commercial area, we often have very little control over them.”

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