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Four ABC Restaurant Licenses Becoming Available in Georgetown

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Applications can be submitted beginning Thursday, June 25

(Washington, DC)  Four alcoholic beverage licenses will be open for application this summer for restaurants in Georgetown. Applications can be submitted to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) beginning at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 25.

Restaurant licenses in Georgetown are limited due to a cap that exists on the number that can be issued in the neighborhood. Under the Georgetown Moratorium Zone regulations, a maximum of 68 restaurants are permitted to be licensed in the area. The soon-to-be-available licenses are the result of four license cancellations in Georgetown.

Applications for the licenses are available online but must be submitted in person. Any applicant must be the actual owner of the business. Businesses interested in applying can do so beginning at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 25 at ABRA's office:

  • Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Completed license applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to the consideration of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Members of the public that have questions can contact ABRA by emailing or calling (202) 442-4423.

 

CONTACT: Jessie Cornelius (ABRA) (202) 442-6954; email