Time is of the essence to show your support for Queen of Sheba in its seemingly unjust struggle to get a liquor license. Please consider writing a letter to the ABCB and faxing it in ASAP (the hearing is next Wednesday!) so that the ABCB knows that the Shaw community supports this new business’s success.
Below is a sample letter:
April __, 2007
Charles A. Burger, Chairman
Alcohol Beverage Control Board
941 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 7200
Washington, DC 20002
Facsimile: (202) 727-4052
Re: Support for Queen of Sheba’s Liquor License #73644 - URGENT
Dear Chairman Burger,
I own and live in the house located at __ __ Street, NW. I write to state my full support for the ABCB’s approval of the liquor license application submitted by Queen of Sheba (1503 9th Street, NW, License # 73644).
Queen of Sheba is the type of sit down restaurant that my neighborhood desperately desires, and the ABCB’s approval of its liquor license is imperative for Queen of Sheba’s survival. Queen of Sheba offers my neighborhood a fine dining alternative to the carry out restaurants nearby. In addition to its unique and delicious food, Queen of Sheba has provided my neighborhood with much needed foot traffic, thus making my street a lot safer. The portion of the block on which Queen of Sheba sits is commercial in nature, so it is very appropriate that Queen of Sheba be allowed to serve alcohol. The ABCB’s denial of Queen of Sheba’s liquor license again would surely quash any hope of additional restaurants and retail filling the vacant structures along 9th Street anytime soon.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime regarding anything discussed herein, and please approve Queen of Sheba’s liquor license.
cc: Vera M. Abbott
Peter B. Feather
Judy A. Moy
Audrey E. Thompson