Two liquor store licenses (class A retailer licenses) will be available for application at the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) beginning at 8:30 am on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
A business owner that wants to apply for one of the licenses can submit an application in person at ABRA's office, which is located at:
- 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.
Previously, ABRA could not accept applications for new liquor store licenses since the number of pending and issued class A retailer licenses had reached 250, which by law is the cap for stores permitted to sell spirits, beer and wine. The number has now fallen to 248.
Applicants that have questions can contact ABRA by emailing or calling (202) 442-4423.