Park View Liquor Businesses Among Those Applying for Sunday Alcohol Sales

The renovated Lion's at 3614 Georgia Avenue

Lion’s at 3614 Georgia Avenue has applied to sell alcohol on Sundays

If you follow DCist, you will have noticed that a few days ago they published the list of liquor establishments that have applied to sell alcohol on Sundays. Of the fifty-nine applications filed so far, two locations are in Park View — Lion’s Fine Wines & Spirits at 3614 Georgia and King’s Deli & Grocery at 3651 Georgia (though DCist has the address as 2561 Georgia). So far, these are the only two applications in all of ANC 1A. Other nearby locations outside ANC 1A include Irving Liquor at  3100 Mount Pleasant Street, JB Liquors at 3914 14th Street, and M & S Market at 213 Upshur Street.

According to DCist:

“The board will be evaluating these applications on a case-by-case basis,” said [ABRA’s Bill] Hager. “The basic standard at this point is that a license must not have a Voluntary/Settlement Agreement; or if one does exist, that the terms do not preclude Sunday hours of operation.”

While you can read the full January 16th ABRA Press Release, the following is what will be of most interest to readers:

Of significance, the Bill allows Sunday alcoholic beverage sales by liquor stores. The District of Columbia now joins 37 other states that permit liquor stores to be open on Sundays. Liquor stores are currently permitted to remain open on Sundays in Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. ABRA Director Fred Moosally stated, “ABRA will begin accepting applications from liquor stores to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages on Sundays starting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.”

Growlers, which are reusable containers holding up to 64 fluid ounces of beer, may now be sold for off-premise consumption at brew pubs, liquor stores, and full service grocery stores. The sale of growlers of beer for off-premise consumption was previously limited to the District’s three licensed breweries.

UPDATE: I’ve since learned that D’Vines at 3103 14th Street has also applied to sell on Sunday.


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3 Comments on “Park View Liquor Businesses Among Those Applying for Sunday Alcohol Sales”

  1. Jeremy Says:

    Kent do either of these have a VA? I thought Lings Deli did.

    • Kent Says:

      ANC 1A protested the application for King’s. It resulted in a Board Order rather than a VA. I’m waiting for ABRA to clarify how that may impact King’s appliation.

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