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Reopen Washington DC Alcohol Act Information Session

The Reopen Washington DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Amendment Act of 2022 (Reopen DC Act) represents a bold and innovative approach to boosting DC's economic recovery, removing hurdles to launching and growing businesses, addressing food deserts, and creating opportunities to engage and attract residents and visitors. The information session highlighted key provisions in the legislation.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Attracting new full-service grocery stores
  • Extending the streatery program
  • Creating new alcohol licenses, including a commercial lifestyle license and third-party delivery license
  • Increasing the cap for taverns in the Georgetown historic district
  • Permitting doggie bags of spirits at restaurants and hotels
  • Eliminating select application requirements such as notariziation


  • Sarah Fashbaugh, Community Resource Officer, Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration

A recording of this presentation can be found here.