Starbucks seeks to serve alcoholic beverages at yet another one of its locations in D.C.
The company applied for a liquor license to serve beer and wine at its location at 1600 K St. NW, according to paperwork filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration this week. The coffee chain also currently has pending applications to serve alcohol at several other locations across the city.
But not everyone is sold on the idea of drinking something harder than coffee at Starbucks. According to Washington City Paper‘s Jessica Sidman, the whole experience is well, kind of depressing.
Starbucks hopes to serve beer and wine at four more locations just one week after it began serving booze at five of its D.C.-area coffeeshops.
The company has applied for a liquor license to serve beer at its location at 801 18th St. NW and three other shops, according to paperwork filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration this week.
If the applications are approved, the following locations would be able to serve alcohol:
- 801 18th St. NW
- 625 H St. NE
- 1401 New York Ave. NW
- 550 C St. SW
The Starbucks at 1801 Columbia Rd. NW in Adams Morgan is on track to serve beer and wine by January, said employees at the store this afternoon.
Regulators with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board approved the Adams Morgan coffee shop’s liquor license application yesterday.
Filed in October, the liquor license application was part of a push to serve beer and wine at 10 Starbucks locations across the District.
(Updated at 2:35 p.m.) A man suspected of stalking someone in a Starbucks on the U Street corridor has appeared on video.
The stalking incident occurred at a business on the 1600 block U Street NW about noon on Oct. 6, police said. Authorities didn’t identify the business. But surveillance footage police released today in connection with the stalking incident focuses on a man in the Starbucks at 16th and U streets NW.
The man, wearing sunglasses and a floppy hat, walked into the store and appeared to speak to someone who was off camera. The man then alternated between sitting at a table near the door and walking around the Starbucks.
Police today also distributed a video of two men wanted in connection with a robbery in a Park View business.
The robbery happened in a store on the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, according to authorities. Police didn’t name the business. But the video centers on two men who went into the Stop & Go Market at Sherman Avenue and Columbia Road NW.
Inside the shop, one of the men went behind the store’s counter as the other man stood nearby. The man who went behind the counter eventually returned to the shop’s customer area with something in his hand.
The pair then walked out of the store.
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A recent public hearing notice for new liquor license applications shows that Starbucks seeks to serve beer and wine at five locations in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Chevy Chase and downtown. The company also applied for liquor licenses in Arlington and Reston.
If the applications are approved, the following locations would serve alcohol:
- 443 7th St. NW
- 1700 Connecticut Ave. NW
- 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW
- 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW
- 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW
A Starbucks spokesperson said via e-mail that the push for alcoholic drinks is part of the company’s new “Starbucks Evenings” service, which also includes a small plate menu.
Though the spokesperson did not say what might be on tap, a sample menu shows the coffee chain may serve red, white and sparkling wines by the bottle and glass and “craft beer.” Menus vary by region, meaning it’s possible the stores could serve local beer and wine. Small plate possibilities include truffle mac and cheese, bacon-wrapped dates, chicken skewers and truffle popcorn.
A Starbucks at the intersection of 18th and N Streets NW is currently closed due to a broken air conditioning unit, said employees at the store shortly before noon today.
“We apologize but we are currently closed,” reads a sign in the store’s window. The front and side doors of the Starbucks are currently locked.
The employees did not say when they expect the location to reopen.
Mid-morning update: As I figured, it was an employee of the Starbucks at 16th and U NW… according to News Channel 8.
Today, at approximately 4:40pm officers responded to an establishment at 16th St NW and U St NW for reports of gun shots. Investigation revealed it was an accidental self-inflicting gunshot wound to the subject’s leg. Further investigation reveals the victim was an employee of the establishment and was concealing a small caliber handgun. At this time, the victim is in stable condition. The gun shot victim will be charged with hand gun violation in the District of Columbia.
What business was it? He’s lucky he only shot his leg.