Monday, December 21, 2009
Capitol Fine Wine & Spirit had their Voluntary Agreement with ANC6C approved by the ABRA at its September 30 hearing, which cleared the way for renewal of their Class A license. Capitol Fine Wine & Spirit is to be run by Kefir Seyoum and will fill the rowhouse that once held Kelly's Liquor, which is next door to Sidamo and run by friends. According to Seyoum, he has noted the change in demographics in the neighborhood and accordingly planned to re-open as a high-end store, with an emphasis on wine and specialty liquor. Seyoum has engaged in extensive renovations to the building, which his family has owned since 1991, but which fell into disrepair when illness of the then-manager led to the prior store's closure. The prior store reportedly was a good neighbor to surrounding area residents. In addition to fine wines and spirits, the establishment aims to offers high-end cheeses, breads, and meats. Seyoum seems to be aiming to provide a more convenient option to Schneiders for local residents. Once open, Capitol Fine Wine & Spirit will pair with Sidamo and Ethiopic to provide a series of nice new additions to the south side of the 400 block of H.
Posted by H Street Great Street at 5:00 PM