Daily Archives: July 17, 2015
Hearing on Bodega Market’s Class A Liquor License Request Postponed to September
The Bodega Market on Florida Avenue has applied to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for a substantial change to its license, from a Class B to a Class A. That means it would expand to sell spirits as well as the beer and wine already offered in the store. The Bodega has reportedly purchased the liquor license from Brothers Liquor, which earlier this year closed their store located next to the Bodega. A previously scheduled public hearing has been rescinded by ABRA and a new hearing schedule posted.
We anticipate this coming before the ANC with a community meeting in Single Member District 5D06 before the petition date. TNA will post notice of the meeting as soon as we have details.The ANC can vote to support or protest the application. ABRA also enables residents to protest a liquor license application: How To File a Protest.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posting Date: July 10, 2015
Petition Date: August 24, 2015
Hearing Date: September 8, 2015
License No.: ABRA-094621
Licensee: Bodega Market, LLC
Trade Name: Bodega Market
License Class: Retailer’s B
Address: 1136 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Contact Information: Yared Demissie: 202-494-6237
WARD 5 ANC 5D SMD 5D06
Notice is hereby given that this licensee who has applied for a substantial change to his license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. A petition or request to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date.
NATURE OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE:
Class Change from a Retailer B to a Retailer A.
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES/SERVICE/CONSUMPTION
Sunday through Saturday 7am-12am
Synthetic Drug Crackdown Hits Bladensburg Road, Starburst Plaza
The Bladensburg Market Dollar Plus at 1109 Bladensburg Road NE (on the Carver-Langston side of the street) is the first store to be temporarily shut down under DC’s new synthetic drug law. MPD also arrested two people charged with selling the synthetic drugs just down the road at the Starburst Plaza.
Earlier this month Mayor Bowser signed emergency legislation to prohibit the sale of synthetic drugs, marketed under names such as Scooby Snax and Bizzaro, and giving MPD power to shutter any offending business for four days and impose a $10,000 fine. Subsequent offenses may lead to loss of the establishment’s business license. Use of the drug leads to overdose and violent behavior, according to District officials.
Fox 5 reports: DC shuts down store for synthetic drugs; arrests made nearby