|Interior of Beau Thai Shaw (photo credit below)|
The normal DC requirement for urban sidewalks is a ten-foot gap for pedestrians to pass between the edge of sidewalk space and the nearest obstruction -- in this case, a sidewalk tree box. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has the discretion to reduce it to as much as six feet.
In this case, Klein said: "We'll be asking them to reduce it to nine."
Klein told the ANC they had already received the necessary separate permission from DC's liquor licensing authorities to serve alcohol outdoors.
A Commissioner brought up the possibility of installing outdoor security camera, sighting the May 2013 case of a man to robbed two people sitting at the sidewalk patio of Pizzoli's Pizzeria (1418 12th Street NW) in Logan Circle. The establishments outdoor security camera caught the robbery, which led to the arrest and convicting of the hold-up man -- see SALM blog post of September 23, 2013.
"I'm sure [the owner] will consider it," Klein said.
The Commissioner said such camera were not expensive.
"Yes, they're only like about $200 apiece," said ANC6E chair Marge Maceda (Commissioner for district 05).
Commissioner Alexander Padro (district 01) made the motion to endorse the outdoor space request with the provision that security cameras be installed. The motion was approved unanimously, with two abstentions.
Beau Thai Shaw is in Padro's ANC district.
The initial liquor license for the Shaw branch of Beau Thai was the subject of an SALM blog post of September 18, 2014.
(Photo credit: the blog BadWolfDC. Used by permission.)