The Week Ahead….
by Larry Janezich
Tuesday, November 13
ANC6B meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center.
DCanter – 545 8th Street, SE
It looks like the license application with tasting endorsement for the new boutique wine and beer retail outlet, DCanter, will get approval by unanimous consent. The shop, owned and operated by Capitol Hill residents Michael and Michelle Warner, may be open as soon as March. In addition to small production wines and craft beers, the shop will offer accessories and a small selection of books. The tasting endorsement means that the proprietors will be able to serve up to 6 ounces of wine or beer per day per customer for tasting purposes. The establishment boasts two tasting rooms – a private room suitable for small tastings, and a larger room which can accommodate up to 12 seated patrons for tastings or wine appreciation classes.
Ambar Serbian Cuisine – 523 8th Street, SE
The proprietor and legal counsel for Ambar continue to joust with some members of ANC6B. The owner is insisting on the maximum allowed operating hours for a mostly enclosed roof garden and opponents – lead by commissioner Dave Garrison and Kirsten Oldenburg – want to cut back those hours of operation. It appeared that a voluntary agreement was in place allowing the process to move forward for approval by the full ANC6B, but a preliminary vote to advance the agreement out of the ABC committee to the full ANC failed on a 4-4 tie vote, with one abstention. Negotiations on additional voluntary restrictions on operating hours or noise abatement were to continue over the past several days in hopes that a resolution satisfying all parties could be reached by the ANC meeting on Tuesday. The owner hopes to open by Inauguration Day.