Posts Tagged ‘DCRA’

After 10 Years of Asking His Landlord to Fix a Leak, This Man’s Ceiling Collapsed

A D.C. councilmember recently introduced a bill that targets "slumlords."

Bonds Introduces Bill That Targets ‘Slumlords’

By allowing advocates to file an action in D.C. Superior Court

DCRA to Conduct Regular Inspections Against Illegal Construction on Weekends

Take note, misfit contractors.

Weeks After Major Snowstorm, Pedestrian and Disability Advocates Voice Lingering Concerns About Response

Residents and councilmembers said sidewalks could have been better cleared.

Did You Experience Price Gouging During the Blizzard?

It's illegal in D.C., both for goods and services.

D.C. Offers Local Businesses ‘Amnesty’ for Late Fees in 2016

Some businesses could save thousands of dollars by participating.

D.C.’s Noisiest Bars, According to the District Government

There's a lot of noise being made these days about, well, noise.
Last month, I followed around the D.C. Nightlife Noise Coalition, a group that formed to combat what it says are Dupont's excessively noisy bars. And in March, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration announced that its joint noise task force with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory [...]

Might Court Keep DC9 Closed?

Roger Gordon says he's going after DC9. The activist, who has been on hand throughout the controversy that emerged when 27-year-old Ali Ahmed Mohammed died outside the popular hangout, has filed an appeal with the D.C. Court of Appeals of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) decision that allows the nightclub to reopen [...]

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Howdy. Today, the D.C. Council votes on the budget. Expect a [...]

Aftermath of Partial Rowhouse Collapse: Total Demolition

Two rowhouses that partially collapsed along Morgan Street NW last Friday may be headed for demolition.
According to a Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association Listserv report: "Unfortunately now, DCRA wants to demolish both buildings and have them re-built and many of us believe that the facades of the two properties in our historic-designated neighborhood should be saved." The poster [...]

District Finally Inspects D.C. General Shelter For Mold

Just about everyone who has entered D.C. General's family shelter has complained about the peeling paint and mold in the stairwells. The complaints are perhaps second to complaints about the food, slow case management, and bizarre staff-resident interactions. What we were wondering: Has any District agency inspected the property and attempted to abate the peeling [...]

The Saga of Philly P’s Goes On: It’s Open Today!

Yesterday in this space, City Desk reported that Georgetown's Philly Pizza & Grill was closed for good. That's what an employee said, after all, when we called to check.
But it's not!
Philly P's is still relentlessly serving up slices, despite an order to close by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), reports the [...]

Ordered to Close, Georgetown’s Philly P’s Finally Does

After a night of drunken debauchery in Georgetown, nothing tastes better than a slice of pizza–something's gotta soak up the alcohol. But Philly Pizza & Grill on Potomac Street NW has finally shuttered, after losing a hard-fought battle with the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).
“Philly [...]

Georgetown’s Philly P’s Will Shut Down, But Not Just Yet

For the love of pizza, the party will go on—with reduced hours, says Mehmet Kocak, owner of Philly Pizza & Grill at 1211 Potomac St. NW. And, that is, only until the place is issued an official order to vacate.
At Kocak’s third hearing before the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), the board concluded that Philly [...]