Columbia Height’s “The Coupe” Applies for Outdoor Seating

The Coupe
At last night’s ANC 1A meeting we learned that The Coupe, located at 3415 11th Street, NW (southeast corner of Monroe) has applied for a public space permit for outdoor seating. ANC 1A considered the matter and voted to support the application by a vote of 5 in favor, 4 against, and 3 absentions.

According to the presentation, here are the basics:

They plan on putting two rows of 2-top seating directly in front of all the bays except for the one by the bar which has pepco grates. The total count  will be  25 tables and 50 seats. Around the perimeter, low profile (18″ high) decorative rails will be used define the space. They will not be affixed to the pavement. As planned, the railing will be placed so that it preserves 6 feet of sidewalk clearance between the railing and the grassy curb area. This clearance is in keeping with the other businesses along 11th Street.

The proposed hours of operation are:

  • 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Monday through Thursday
  • 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. — Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Saturday
  • 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Sunday

That said, The Coupe still needs to go before the public space committee for their determination and go through the ABRA process for approval to serve alcohol outdoors so this issue isn’t completely settled yet … nor should anyone expect to see tables outside in the coming weeks.

Below are the sidewalk plan and elevation of the Coupe’s proposed sidewalk cafe.

Sidewalk plan showing proposed locations of tables and chairs.

Sidewalk plan showing proposed locations of tables and chairs.

Elevation illustrating style of fencing and associated height.

Elevation illustrating style of fencing and associated height.

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4 Comments on “Columbia Height’s “The Coupe” Applies for Outdoor Seating”

  1. JS Says:

    Every other restaurant on that block has outdoor seating – why did 4 commissioners vote against it?


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