Community Meeting on Tues, Oct 13 on new “Tavern” on Rhode Island Ave and Recent Violent Crime in the Neighborhood

Please come our next community meeting on Oct 13, Tuesday night, we’ll be breaking the meeting into two halves to address two issues:

  • 6:30-7:15 PM – New liquor license application for 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE
  • 7:15-8:00 PM – Public Safety discussion with DC Metro Police Dept

Location: Langdon Park Recreation Center, 2901 20th Street NE
Date: Tuesday, October 13

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM – New “Tavern” for 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE ?

  • Discussion of the application for a new “tavern” at 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE (most recently this building was ‘Dura Auto Sales’).
  • The application is from the same operators of the club “SIP” located a few blocks down at 1812 Hamlin St NE.
  • The application is for a “new tavern serving Caribbean food. Entertainment to include live bands, dancing, cover charge and DJ’s. Total Occupancy Load is 350. Sidewalk Café with 35 seats.”
  • Proposed operating hours would be until 2am on weeknights, 3am on weekends.
  • Representatives from the proposed establishment have been invited.

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM – Public safety and recent neighborhood violent crime

  • At 7:15 PM officers from DC Metro Police Department will join us.
  • Tragically, we have lost several members of our community due to violence this year. We have also had numerous and ongoing reports of gunfire around the neighborhood.
  • What are the police and DC government doing? What can we as neighbors and as a community do?
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