From the May 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
After winning a costly and hard-fought campaign to serve alcohol on a future rooftop deck, the owners of Town Hall at 2218 Wisconsin seem to have abandoned their plan to actually build the deck.
In spring 2009, the restaurant overcame the noise fears of near neighbors and secured Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approval to provide table service in a rooftop garden. Town Hall submitted deck construction plans to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs last May, but according to DCRA spokeswoman Shana Kemp, “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 [departments].” Changes requested by the fire department included enclosing one stairway and relocating a door.
Would these changes have raised the project’s cost beyond what made business sense for Town Hall? Hard to say, as managing partner Paul Holder declines to comment on the matter.