McDuffie Leads Council on Support for Nightlife Small Businesses and Mortgage Relief

McDuffie Leads Council on Support for Nightlife Small Businesses and Mortgage Relief

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McDuffie Leads Council on Support for Nightlife Small Businesses and Mortgage Relief The provisions, passed by the Council today, are an expansion and clarification of the previously passed Council legislation in response to coronavirus Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair Pro Tempore and Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, and his Council colleagues passed legislation that clarified important transparency provisions of the mortgage protections included in the previously passed, COVID-19 Response Supplemental Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 [B23-734] and allow nightclubs to sell alcoholic beverages and food for off-premise purposes. Mortgage Relief Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 [B23-735]Councilmember McDuffie, as Chair of the Council Committee on Business and Economic Development, which has oversight of the DC Department of Banking, Securities, and Banking (DISB), has…
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McDuffie introduces legislation to expand opportunities for breweries, wineries and distilleries

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5) introduced a bill today that will provide a process for artisan alcohol manufacturers to apply for outdoor seating. Currently, breweries, wineries and distilleries with either a tasting permit or a sales permit can serve samples or sell their products for consumption within their facility. Endorsements for sidewalk cafés and summer gardens have been unavailable to manufacturer licensees because the brewery, winery and distillery industries in the District are still relatively new and burgeoning. The “Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Sidewalk Café Endorsement Amendment Act of 2015” will allow breweries, wineries, and distilleries that possess a tasting license or sales permit to apply for a sidewalk café or summer garden endorsement. “The brewery, winery and distillery industries have been fantastic examples of the adaptive…
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