New restaurants can now get liquor licenses

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- For the first time in five years, new restaurants in Adams Morgan will be able to get a liquor license.

The ABC board voted to partially lift a moratorium put in place to combat the neighborhood's rowdy reputation on Wednesday

This means that new restaurants to the neighborhood will now be allowed to get a liquor license, but new bars and nightclubs will not. It's a compromise.

The ABC board wants to keep noise and crime down while still allowing the right businesses to move in.

Just because this moratorium has been partially lifted doesn't mean everyone gets a liquor license, the ABC board says.


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