From the June 2009 Glover Park Gazette:
Paul Holder, managing partner of Town Hall at 2218 Wisconsin, says he’s “cautiously hoping” to open his restaurant’s new rooftop garden by mid-July, now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has approved his request for a slight change to its order permitting drink service there. The change, dated May 13, will allow Holder to build a soundblocking wall out of composite materials, rather than cinder block, as the board had earlier specified. A near neighbor of the restaurant had objected to cinder block, Holder explains.
Holder says it “feels good” to move forward after more than a year of protests by GPCA and others concerned about noise from the deck. “It’s a weight off my chest to have it resolved,” he writes in an email, adding that he’s grateful to the many residents who supported the plan.
UPDATE 3/18/10: Construction has not started, and Holder declines to tell us why. According to a Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs spokeswoman, a permit was applied for, but “the applicant never came in to pick up the plans (which have been ready since late August) to address some concerns noted by fire and zoning.” If you know what the holdup is, tell us in the comments!