Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F unanimously adopted resolutions opposing a beer and wine license application for Captain Submarine, 4311 Wisconsin Ave. NW, and seeking an end to a traffic experiment on Fessenden Street NW.
Commissioner Frank R. Hammill Jr. said neighborhood opposition prompted the vote against the liquor license application. Area residents told commissioners they feared the license could lead to an increase in litter and drunken driving and believed enough area businesses had liquor licenses, he said.
But the principal owner of Captain Submarine, George T. Smyrnios, said he doubted his business would add to drunken driving and litter problems. He said area bars may contribute to these problems, but the opponents of his license application "are taking their wrath of all the other places and dumping it on me. It's not fair, but they're welcome to their opinion, and I'll just present mine."
The four-month traffic experiment, which made Fessenden Street one-way between Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW, was undertaken by the D.C. Department of Transportation after residents of the street complained of heavy traffic, Hammill said.
But the experiment generated wide opposition among area residents, who say the one-way street is an inconvenience, and prompted a "tremendous turnout" of opponents at the ANC's Feb. 28 meeting, he said.
The ANC's next meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at 2955 Upton St. NW.