In December 2017, Pacific Market applied for a hard liquor license for their site at 2500 P Street. As of early April we learned the City denied the finding of Public Convenience and Necessity, one of the steps needed to obtain the license. It is our understanding the Applicant has withdrawn their application as a result. We appreciate the City and Police Department recognizing the myriad issues related to this application and opting to not approve it. The WPHDA is strongly opposed based on complex policy issues in our neighborhood and a long an unpleasant history with hard alcohol sales at central city neighborhood markets. Read our attached letter to learn more about this complex issue. Pacific is a good operator and well liked in this community. Opposition is not personal and based on policy considerations. No one, no matter how well liked is entitled to intensify their use. Alcohol sales of any kind are prohibited in residential areas. They're only allowed to operate here because they are grandfathered as the store has been in continuous operation under a series of owners since the 1920's. We appreciate the City recognizing the myriad issues related to this application and opting to not approve it.