Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan has heard via email that The Park at 14th nightclub (920 14th Street NW) intends to request a termination of their settlement agreement. No one from The Park at 14th appeared at the September 19 meeting of ANC2F's the liquor-licensing affairs committee to explain why. However, an attorney representing the owners of 1400 K Street, an abutting property which is also a signatory to the agreement, did appear at the meeting and urged ANC2F to keep the agreement in place.
It is still not clear why the nightclub wishes to terminate its settlement agreement.
Settlement agreements are entered into by liquor licensees, ANCs, and other interested parties to govern certain aspects of commercial activity that effects the wider community, like operating hours, parking, sidewalk cafes, and vermin control. Decision concerning the termination of settlement agreements are handled by DC's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.
The liquor-licensing affairs committee voted unanimously to recommend the full ANC oppose The Park at 14th's petition to end the agreement. The matter may be next taken up at the next meeting of the full ANC, scheduled to take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 2 at the Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle).
The Park at 14th is a multi-story nightclub of 14,000 square feet with a
capacity of 615. It has both disc jockeys and live entertainment, and
In 2011, The Park at 14th was in the news when Brandon Banks, then a kick-returner for the Washington Redskins, was injured in a stabbing outside the club. The club was also in the news in August 2013 when singer/actor Tyrese reportedly passed out at the club.