Posts Tagged ‘Treasury’

DCRA Finalizes Rules Exempting Used and Vintage Stores From Secondhand Business License

Good news for the Adams Morgan and 14th Street NW businesses that got a rude visit earlier this year from District regulators—as well as every store in D.C. that sells used or vintage media, furniture, clothing, and other goods: The District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has published its final new regulations simplifying the [...]

Stores Selling Used Furniture, Inexpensive Jewelry Now Exempt From Secondhand Business License

When the District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs proposed new licensing rules for shops that sell used goods last month, it was good news for some of the businesses that received a rather aggressive visit from DCRA and MPD earlier in the spring: Stores selling books, magazines, vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs, VHS [...]

New Rules Coming Soon for Used Record and Book Stores (But Not Every Shop’s Happy)

The District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will propose several changes to the licensing rules that govern shops selling used goods—which might be welcome news for some of the businesses that DCRA and the Metropolitan Police Department cracked down on in April. Eric Rogers, the agency's acting business licensing administrator, announced the changes today [...]

Why Is the District Busting Record Stores and Vintage Shops?

Should stores that sell records, vintage clothes, and used books be regulated in a manner similar to pawn shops? The District code seems to say so—which is what some small-shop owners found out, rather unpleasantly, earlier this week.
On Wednesday, an inspector from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and a detective from the Metropolitan [...]

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