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Has the District’s densely liquor-licensed H Street corridor become too densely liquor-licensed?

Local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A will debate the issue at a series of public meetings over the next couple of months, beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Sherwood Recreation Center.

DCist has a rundown on all the various neighborhoods around town that have put caps on the number of licensees in a given area (Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Glover Park) and those that have decided against it (Barracks Row, 17th Street).

It’s not a matter to be taken lightly. The restaurant boom has obviously been a huge boon to the developing Atlas District and the recent debacle at Shaw’s Tavern clearly illustrates how important liquor licenses can be to keeping eateries in business.

Photo by Megan Arellano