Friday, September 13, 2013

Lots of news from ANC1A: Opposition to TGI Friday's liquor license, Looking Glass serve lunch, former Blue Banana adding patio, The Coupe's patio, more


Wow, a lot was going on in the recent ANC 1A meeting, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission that covers northern Columbia Heights and Park View.

Kent over at the great Park View DC blog (and ANC 1A chair) reported on the Thursday meeting, and a lot was of note.

For one, locals living in the Samuel Kelsey senior apartments above the incoming TGI Friday's at 14th and Monroe were opposed to the restaurant's liquor license application, and the ANC voted to protest it. This is actually not unusual, but will give the ANC more standing in the future to set hours and rules for the place.

And if you visit the Georgia Avenue bar and restaurant strip, there's some good news for you! The Looking Glass Lounge at 3464 Georgia Avenue NW is going to start serving lunch, and the currently-closed Blue Banana a few doors down has applied for a back patio. 

The lunch sounds like a great option if you work from home or are around during they day, and LGL's food is pretty solid! I'm a fan of the sandwiches especially. 

And if you recall, Blue Banana was a sports bar (which I liked, nice, laid-back place) but closed a few months ago with the idea to reopen as something else. They weren't using their back space at all, so this sounds like a great addition to the patio places there, like DC Reynolds' big patio and Looking Glass's cozy one.

And as for The Coupe, the ANC voted to support their application for a sidewalk cafe where they can serve booze. There was some opposition to this before at a previous ANC meeting (from a person who was in my opinion, totally unreasonable) but it sounds like common sense prevails. The Coupe isn't a place where people go to get wasted, and I don't think people getting coffee in the morning or pie (which is delicious) in the evening are going to do that on the patio, either. Here are the hours, from Kent's blog:
HOURS OF OPERATIONSSunday 8 am – 11 pm Monday through Thursday 7 am – 11 pm Friday 7 am – 1 am and Saturday 8 am – 1 amSALES /SERVICE AND CONSUMPTION FOR THE SIDEWALK CAFÉSunday through Thursday 10 am – 11 pm Friday and Saturday 10 am -1 am
What do you think about all these developments?

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