May 05, 2010

Coffeehouse Coming to Florida Avenue

At tomorrow’s monthly meeting of ANC1B, representatives for a fledgling coffeehouse/lounge, The Independent (715 Florida Avenue NW), will petition for a Class C liquor license.  The Independent seeks to serve beer, wine, and liquor to a maximum of 235 people (199 seats) on the first floor and a maximum of 90 people (75 seats) in the summer garden.  They propose these hours:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Open 7am
alc. served 10am 8am
last call & close 2am 3am

Entertainment will run 6pm – 2am (Sun. – Thurs.) and 6pm – 3 am (Fri. and Sat.).

Up at 2632 Georgia Avenue, GII Restaurant & Lounge plans to host acoustic jazz bands, karaoke, open mike nights, and DJs to a maximum of 102 people (86 seats). They propose the following business hours: 6 am-2:30 am (Mon. – Wed.) and 6 am-3 am (Thurs. – Sun.). The propose serving alcohol 10 am-2 am (Sun.), 8 am-2 am (Mon. – Thurs.) and 8 am-3 am (Fri. and Sat.). Entertainment will be 6 pm-2:30 am (Mon. – Wed.) and 6 pm – 3 am (Thur. – Sun.).

Here in LeDroit Park, the Elks Lodge at 1844 Third St seeks to renew its license but not without controversy.  In April 2008 the lodge was the site of a triple-stabbing and just a few months ago, the lodge was delinquent in paying license fines.

In addition to the lodge, the following restaurants seek to renew their licenses:

As usual, the ANC meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 pm on the second floor of the Reeves Building at Fourteenth and U Streets.

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5 Replies

  1. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the ANC meeting last night. Can anyone give a quick synopsis of what was said about the two restaurants (The Independent and GII Restaurant)?

    AP - May 7, 2010 @ 11:38 am
  2. Here are the minutes. Looks like ANC voted to protest liquor license

    Berin Szoka - June 5, 2010 @ 10:43 pm
  3. The ANC voted to protest at the May meeting. At the June meeting, the commission said they had reached a voluntary agreement with the Independent meaning they will get a liquor license with a few restrictions.

    Eric Fidler - June 6, 2010 @ 6:17 am
  4. Good news! I look forward to seeing this place open!

    Berin Szoka - June 6, 2010 @ 9:47 am
  5. G II Restaurant is certainly a place where people of all of ages of the surrounding community migrate for the hosting of a miriad of venues. it especially caters very well to the students of Howard University. It is a wonderful addition to the community and abroad. More businesses similiar to G !! would be idea along the corridor so that people within the community can have some place to attend to relax and be entertained as well. The environment is healthy and safe for all patrons from all walks of life. Currently it is the only venue of its kind and it is unique in many ways. G II is a place that is also a family friendly environment as well that can host gatherings for small reunions and the like. G II is a staple within the LeDroit Community. Welcome G II!

    Michael Thompson - August 29, 2010 @ 8:43 am

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