Community Meeting Wednesday on Liquor License Protest of 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE

THIS Wednesday we will hold a meeting for those wanting to testify and contribute to the protest of the proposed liquor license for 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE.

DATE: Wednesday, November 11
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: King Soloman Grand Lodge, 2245 Rhode Island Ave NE
WHAT: meeting of neighbors to discuss next steps in protesting the proposed ‘tavern’ for 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE

Also mark your calendars for November 30, which is the first roll call hearing. It’s good to have a strong showing at these meetings. At the November 30th hearing the board will establish the other upcoming hearings/meetings. At the eventual, actual hearing before the ABC Board, only people who signed the petition will be able to testify (or submit notarized testimony).

If you want to take part but can’t make it Wednesday email me or Kevin Mullone


Meetings and fun stuff in the neighborhood this week!

It’s a busy week for neighborhood meetings and events, come on out!

Below is a quick list of meetings, events, etc coming up that would be of interest to folks in Woodridge and Langdon (and beyond!)

ANC Cmsr Walter Deleon (5C02) Townhall with Langdon Nightclubs
Date: Tues, May 12
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Bliss Nightclub
2122 24th Place NE
Owners of the nightclubs in the area will be present to take your questions!

Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Annual Meeting
Date: Wed, May 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Rhode Island Row Community Room

(the condos & retail at Rhode Island Ave metro)

Friends of the Woodridge Library Fundraising Day
Date: Sat, May 16
Time: 10a-3p
Location: Front Lawn of Saint Francis de Sales
2015 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

*bring your bags of gently used clothing (No shoes, purses, household items. Clothes Only)


ANC 5C May Meeting
Date: Wed, May 20
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 5th District Police HQ

1805 Bladensburg Road NE

ReCreative Spaces Presents: (Up)Rising Festival 2015
Date: Saturday, May 24
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: ReCreative Spaces
(1613 Rhode Island Ave) AND All Along Rhode Island Avenue
In partnership with Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street, Menkiti Group, Plaza Art Supply, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Department of Housing and Community Development, we invite you to celebrate community engagement through a participatory arts festival taking place at ReCreative Spaces and in local businesses along Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street. Participants will engage with, or actively observe, curated art installations and multi-faceted performances. Participating artists share a revolutionary vision and engage festival-goers through heart, mind, body, and ideals.


Zeke’s Sidewalk cafe, Good Food liquor license on agenda for April 4 SMD 5C07 Community Mtg

Join us for our next Single Member District 5C07 Community Meeting:

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Saturday, April 4
Location: Langdon Rec Center, 2901 20th Street NE

We have a few things before us, so it should be a full meeting. Currently on the agenda:

  • Zeke’s Coffee at 2300 Rhode Island Ave is applying for a permit to have a sidewalk cafe.
  • Good Food Markets at 2006 Rhode Island Ave is applying for a grocery liquor license to sell beer and wine.
  • A restaurant to be called ‘Provost’ is proposed for 2129 Rhode Island Ave NE (between the Post Office and the Chinese carry-out) and they’re applying for a liquor license.

I know there is some excitement in the neighborhood with Zeke’s and Good Food Markets opening recently (myself included!). If you’ve got feedback – positive or negative, or if you just have question – on these permit applications please come to the meeting, bring a neighbor and take part in the discussion.

If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to email me. Your feedback helps me get a sense of what the concerns are of the neighbors and where the community stands.

After this meeting I’ll be looking to bring these before the entire ANC 5C Commission at our April meeting on Wed, April 15 (7pm, at the 5th District MPD HQ).