The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board yesterday extended Glover Park’s liquor license moratorium for three years, as requested by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B. The extension includes two changes suggested by the ANC and endorsed by the Glover Park Citizens’ Association: that the limit on CR licenses, which allow restaurants to serve beer, wine, and spirits, be raised from 12 to 14; and that the limit on Class B licenses, which allow grocery stores to sell beer and wine, be ended. (The moratorium does not currently impose a limit on licenses to serve only beer and wine.) The moratorium, last renewed in 2008, was set to expire this month.
The ABC Board held a hearing on the matter last month. Four people testified in person, and all four supported the ANC’s request. In addition, the Board received three letters expressing support for extending the moratorium; three letters opposing the ANC’s request; and a petition against the moratorium signed online by more than 100 people.
The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration will begin taking applications for Glover Park’s two new CR licenses—and its newly unlimited Class B licenses—on April 17 at 8:30 a.m.