DC alleys and stables were the pulse of the city reflecting the ecology of urban change. Their stories reflect many lives and are living artifacts of 200 years of human experience in Washington. Reconstruction cannot possibly replace preservation. In 1990, all of the properties in Blagden Alley and Naylor Court were recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
EFN Bar Responsive to Cleanup Efforts Behind Stable
The owners of the EFN Lounge and Motley Bar have responded promptly to community questions about trash management in the alley behind the stable.
Due to the increase in traffic to the 1318 business there has been an extreme amount of waste generated. After carefully assessing this issue and how to keep our staff and neighbors safe and in a clean environment, we have increased our waste removal to 3 days a week including Saturday. In an attempt to maintain cleanliness, I have instructed all staff to store waste inside the building until it can be disposed of properly. I read the blog and saw the images; I agree that it is unacceptable.
I do my best to respond positively to any concerns regarding 1318. I am open to discussion as to how waste can be disposed of in a way that eliminates a dumpster as the venue does not have an area that is away from customers on premise. Storing waste in the building near customers would be in violation of health codes. My solution was to keep the waste in the building after the business day and I would personally load it into the dumpster for removal the following morning. This way waste is not every visible to customers or neighbors.
I do apologize for this hurdle in making our community more visible for positive growth.