Before the re-zoning and build-out of the otherworldly hyped Anacostia franchise of Busboys & Poets begins, an ABRA license has been applied for by Busboys of Anacostia, LLC for an American Bistro planned to service “290 patrons and total occupancy load of 325.”
The initial hearing was last week with a protest hearing date set for May 27, 2015. Full info below …
In related news, the plywood covering the first floor facade adorned with banners announcing Busboys & Poets’ imminent landing has been gone for a number of weeks now. The wind gusts that crumbled 1909 – 1913 MLK Jr. Avenue are the reported culprit.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posting Date: January 16, 2015
Petition Date: March 2, 2015
Hearing Date: March 16, 2015
Protest Hearing Date: May 27, 2015
License No.: ABRA-097639
Licensee: Busboys of Anacostia, LLC
Trade Name: Busboys & Poets
License Class: Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant
Address: 2004-2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E.
Contact: Stephen O’Brien: 202-625-7700
WARD 8 ANC 8A SMD 8A06
Notice is hereby given that this applicant has applied for a new license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. Petitions and/or requests to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date. The Protest Hearing Date is scheduled for May 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm.
NATURE OF OPERATION
American bistro with full entree menu serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Background music and live entertainment will be provided to include, but not limited to, poetry reading, occasional showing of films, and a pianist. No nude performances. Seating for 290 patrons and total occupancy load of 325.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday and Saturday 7 am – 3 am
HOURS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES/SERVICE/CONSUMPTION AND OPERATION OF SUMMER GARDEN
Sunday through Thursday 8 am – 2 am, Friday and Saturday 8 am – 3 am
HOURS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 2 am, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 3 am