Georgetown Gets Four New Liquor Licenses
Four Georgetown establishments -- Lady Camelia Tea Room, Georgetown AMC, Chaia Tacos, and an unnamed Greek restaurant to be located on Prospect Street -- have acquired new liquor licenses, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration announced June 25.
The Administration announced in late May the licenses would be open for application and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The announcement came on the heels of license cancellations at M Café, Puro Café, Zenobia Lounge and Pizzeria Uno.
Georgetown’s Moratorium Zone places a number of permit restrictions on area establishments, including a limit to 68 liquor licenses issued to restaurants to allow for sale and consumption of beer, wine and spirits. All Georgetown hotels, as well as businesses located in Georgetown Park, Prospect Place, Georgetown Court and Washington Harbour are exempt from the moratorium.
The moratorium is currently in effect in Georgetown until February 2016 and is one of five neighborhood moratorium zones in the District along with Adams Morgan, Glover Park, and both East and West Dupont Circle areas.