Category: Alcohol

Street Liquor Economics

What does one of the country’s best selling beers have in common with a label of vodka so obscure it barely registers two dozens mentions in Google? Turns out, judging by the large number of empty containers on the street, they’re both top sellers in my neighborhood. After its launch in 1997, Steel Reserve High […]

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The New Puritainism: The Politics of Alcohol in DC

Since 2001, the regulation of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in the District has been controlled by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, a seven-member regulatory body of city government. ABRA issues licenses to all types of sellers of alcohol in the city, monitors compliance with city law, and has the power to issue […]

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Shaw Restaurant Update

Long story short: two new, locally-owned restaurants in my neighborhood (Vegetate and Queen of Sheba) have been unable to get a liquor license due to the activism of a neighborhood church with a mostly suburban congregation. Now at urging of Vegetate owners Dominic and Jennifer Redd, a city council member has introduced a bill which […]

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Help Town Hall Open in Glover Park

Town Hall, a new restaurant to open in Glover Park, needs the ANC 3B to approve a ‚ÄúStipulated License‚Ä? to allow them to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. The city gave them the liquor license from the restaurant formerly in the space, but they need the ANC‚Äôs blessing […]

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