When we put up our Google map featuring ABRA’s original list of 213 restaurants, bars and clubs that will be keeping additional hours starting tomorrow, we mentioned that there were 73 additional establishments whose okays were pending.
Pending what? Approval from their local Advisory Neighborhood Committees (ANCs) and Citizens’ Associations, with whom they have voluntary agreements limiting their hours of operation. In most cases, the neighborhood groups were willing to play ball – this map includes more than 55 new listings.
As Jule Banfield mentioned over at the Washington City Paper’s City Desk blog, more than 30 of the additions are located along the 18th Street corridor in Adams Morgan. The rest are scattered throughout the city, with two on the H Street Corridor (Sticky Rice and Palace of Wonders), one right near the Capitol (Good Stuff Eatery) and many more in Northwest.
But not every establishment that was on the ‘pending’ list we saw last week was approved. The fifteen who didn’t make it – and what that might mean for a certain ping pong and pizza place’s inaugural party – after the jump.
Applicants appearing on the “attempted” lists, but not on the final list of approved establishments:
Café Nema / Momo’s – 1334 U Street, NW
Green Island Café / Heaven & Hell – 2327 18th Street, NW
Queen Makeda – 1917 9th Street, NW
Café Milano – 3251 Prospect St., NW
Equinox – 818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Leopold’s Kafe – 3315 Cady’s Alley NW
Mate – 3101 K St., NW
McFadden’s – 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Paolo’s – 1303 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Saloun – 3239 M St., NW
Breadsoda – 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Comet Pizza – 5037 Connecticut Ave., NW
Cardinal’s Nest – 3748 10th St., NE
Majestic By Gwen – 1368 H Street, NE
Pacific Café & Grill – 1129 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Almost half of these are in Ward 1, and most of those (Cafe Milano, Leopold’s Kafe, Mate, Paolo’s, Saloun) are in ANC 2E . But one name on this list is particularly interesting – Comet Pizza. Is it a simple omission, or did Comet somehow miss out on getting their ANC to sign off on their application? The question has significant ramifications, as Comet is scheduled to host an inauguration party until 4 AM with Federico Aubele.
Without approval for extended hours, will the show go on? We’re following up with ABRA to find out what’s what.
But now you’ve got a complete map – so get out there and enjoy yourselves this weekend!