ANC 4C's Tuesday, June 9th public meeting agenda includes consideration of the ABRA permit application allowing Yes Organic Market in Petworth to sell beer and wine.
ANC 4C and Gary Cha, Yes owner, would like to hear from you. Gary Cha's email is here. The Yes contact person for this is Kathy Rachel at 703-927-9506.
Share your emails to Mr. Cha with ANC 4C. My email address is here. I will share your emails with the entire ANC 4C Commission. You need not show up at the ANC meeting to voice your opinion. You may also email your own Commissioner directly http://www.anc4c.org/cms.html.
The Alcoholic Beverages and Regulatory Administration (ABRA) hearing on this application is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:00am at (ABRA) 941 N. Capitol Street NE, Suite 7200.
Petitions or requests to appear before the ABRA Board must be filed before June 29, 2009, the official "petition date," from the ABRA notice mailed to the ANC.
The Petworth community and ANC 4C have voiced vigorous, extensive support for Yes from the beginning as has Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser. Councilmember Bowser changed the law last year to allow for this permit application. Previously, new supermarkets in Ward 4 were not allowed to apply for beer-and-wine licenses.
The permit application mentioned above is the last step of the process to allow for a full service grocery store in Commissioner Shanel Anthony's single-member district, SMD 4C07. The community's voice is always crucial. Please share your voice (and emails) again.
There is considerable history on the Yes-Petworth issue for information junkies (like me) on the Petworth News, the Northwest Current and the Prince of Petworth - if anyone wants to read the archives.