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Free Webinar: How To Terminate Your ABC Settlement Agreement

In Hospitality, Other by Richard Bianco

Many DC bars have settlement agreements with their ANC, so-called citizens’ associations, or gangs of local NIMBYers. They may restrict hours or other operations. Owners are forced to accept these conditions when starting their business under duress, because they can’t afford a 6-9 month fight without being open for business.

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Taking Back Your Bar: Settlement Agreement Termination

In Hospitality by Richard BiancoLeave a Comment

Many DC bars have settlement agreements with their ANC, so-called citizens’ associations, or
gangs of local NIMBYers. These agreements can restrict hours, operations and create onerous
standards as a condition of liquor licenses. What many owners don’t know, is that SA’s don’t
have to be forever. After four (4) years, if you follow the procedure, you can petition the Board
to terminate or modify your SA.

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Can DC Bars Refuse To Accept Cash?

In Hospitality, Legislation by Richard Bianco

This is a confusing issue for bars and restaurant owners, that I have received a number of questions on. That is due in no small part to the extensive, but incomplete coverage of the Cashless Retailer’s Prohibition Act of 2020. The short answer is YES, owner’s can refuse to accept cash, for now.