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.
But, SA’s don’t have to be forever. Owners can petition to terminate or modify their agreement to get rid of the conditions. It’s a legal process and not something that you can decide to do at the last minute.
I am giving a free webinar on February 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM to inform owners:
- Who is eligible to terminate/modify
- When to apply
- The steps involved
- The legal standard
Restaurants are up for renewal in March 2022 and Taverns in September, 2022, you must act when you renew. Join me and learn how.