1. The Board issued its Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order, dated September 3, 2003, revoking the license held by Samuel I. Mills, t/a Sams Newsstand, Class B. The licensee was charged with: (1) failing to superintend either in person or through a manager approved by the Board; (2) knowingly permitting inside of the establishment the illegal sale, or negotiation for sale, or the use of a controlled substance; and (3) knowingly permitting inside of the establishment the possession or sale, or negotiation for sale, of drug paraphernalia.
2. The Board accepted an Offer In Compromise and Settlement between the licensee and the Office of the Corporation Counsel in the matter of B & H Enterprises, Inc. t/a Skylark Sports Bar, 33 New York Avenue, N.E., Class CT, under the following terms: (1) the license is suspended for five days, with all days stayed for one year, and (2) the licensee is required to pay a $2000 fine. The establishment was charged with allowing nude performers without Board approval.
3. The Board approved the issuance of a sidewalk café permit and also approved a submitted Voluntary Agreement, dated August 29, 2003, for Magic Meals, Inc., t/a Oodles Noodles, Class CR. The Voluntary Agreement is between the licensee and Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B. In the Voluntary Agreement, the licensee agreed: (1) to assist in the maintenance of the space in front of the establishment to at least 18 inches outward from the curb; (2) to hose down areas daily to remove food debris, except in below freezing weather; and (3) that the dimensions of the sidewalk café will allow twelve (12) feet of unobstructed passage by pedestrians.
4. The Board approved the Voluntary Agreement, dated August 8, 2003, for Morris Miller Liquors, 7804 Alaska Avenue, N.W., Class A. The Voluntary Agreement is between the licensee and ANC 4A. In the Voluntary Agreement, the licensee agreed: (1) not to sell single containers or multiple singles of beer, domestic ales, domestic fortified wines, malt liquors, and wine coolers of less than seventy (70) ounces unless they are packaged as four (4) or six (6) units; (2) to take all reasonable measures to discourage loitering, including posting a No Loitering sign; (3) not to post signs/posters on more than 25% of its front window; and (4) not to stack merchandise in front of the windows.
5. The Board issued its Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order, dated September 3, 2003, in the matter of Dennis S. Hodge, t/a Family Liquors, 710 H Street, N.E., Class A, granting the renewal of the license with conditions. Specifically, the licensee must: (1) post and maintain a No Loitering sign on the front of the establishment; (2) maintain a logbook regarding the time and date of calls to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD); (3) post and maintain a sign on the exterior entry point of the establishment, which reads: No person under 18 years of age may enter the premises between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on any day in which the public schools of the District of Columbia are in session during the regular school year; (4) place a trash receptacle outside of the licensed premises; (5) pick up trash outside of the premises on a daily basis; (6) use translucent bags to deliver single containers of beer or malt beverages to customers; (7) have employees complete an alcoholic beverage awareness and training program within 90 days of the order; and (8) post a notice visible from the point of entry into the establishment, which states: (a) the minimum age requirement for purchasing alcoholic beverages, and (b) the requirement that customers must produce a valid identification document before the transaction is consummated.
6. The Board approved the request of the Spirit of Washington, t/a Spirit of Washington, 6th & Water Street, S.W., Class CX, to replace an existing motor vessel with a new motor vessel.
7. The Board issued its Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order, dated September 3, 2003, in the matter of Twins Lounge, Inc., t/a Twins Lounge, Class CR, granting the new license application subject to the following conditions. The licensee shall: (1) adhere to an occupancy of fifty patrons; (2) cease the sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by 12:00 a.m. on business days beginning on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and by 1:00 a.m. on business days that begin on Friday and Saturday; (3) not provide live music performances after 12:00 a.m. on business days beginning on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and after 1:00 a.m. on business days that begin on Friday and Saturday; (4) close its establishment by 12:30 a.m. on business days beginning on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and by 1:30 a.m. on business days that begin on Friday and Saturday; (5) post a sign, within thirty days of the order, in a conspicuous place on the premises that states Please be courteous to the area residents and keep your volume down upon exiting the establishment; (6) keep the exterior doors of the establishment closed at all times during business hours, except to provide for the ingress and egress of patrons of the establishment into and out of the premises; and (7) not produce any sound, noise, or music that may be heard in any premises other than the licensed premises.
8. The Board approved the issuance of a stipulated license to Rice Restaurant, LLC, 1608 14th Street, N.W., Class CR. The issuance of a stipulated license was supported by Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F.