As Amazon develops stores in the Washington D.C. area, it seems that alcohol purchases will be a feature. Amazon has filed an application for a D.C. alcoholic beverage license at its grocery store coming to 14th Street NW. The company is requesting a tasting permit and a Class B retailer’s license for a “full-service grocery store,” according to the public hearing notice issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. The placard was posted Friday. The ABRA hearing is scheduled for Aug. 3.
As the Washington Business Journal first reported, Amazon was issued a permit in January to build out an 8,041-square-foot store at the Liz, the new mixed-use project at 1701 14th St. NW from Fivesquares Development. Amazon has consistently declined to comment on its store there, as it did again on Friday, but the permit documents were signed by an Amazon executive.
The Amazon grocery store at the Liz will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, with planned alcohol sales of 8 a.m. to midnight, according to the ABRA notice.
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