The Foggy Bottom Association will convene a membership meeting on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 pm to discuss the application of the River Inn for a substantial change to its liquor license. The River Inn is requesting the liquor license change in order to open a sidewalk café at the Inn’s location in the Foggy Bottom Historic District. Representatives of the River Inn are invited to the meeting, and will present information on their plans.
Regulations of DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) require the FBA to hold a full membership meeting to vote to protest the substantial change request. By protesting the license change, the FBA secures standing in any negotiations to arrive at a settlement agreement covering the operations of any proposed café. A protest does not necessarily imply opposition to the café, but it does ensure that the FBA can participate in any negotiations regarding the café’s hours of operation, trash management, noise mitigation, and other impacts on the neighborhood.
Following the discussion on the River Inn sidewalk café, stay to hear members of the Kennedy Center staff discuss expansion plans which will increase performance, rehearsal, and administrative space at this federal monument to the late President John F. Kennedy. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.
According to the FBA Bylaws, voting is limited to members whose dues payments are current, and who live or own property within the geographic boundaries of the FBA. Members will be required to sign in at the meeting. If you have questions regarding your membership status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com as soon as possible.
Location: West End Interim Library conference room, 2522 Virginia Ave NW
(Location subject to change – any new location will be posted here)