An “after-hours work permit” request for the Wing, the new women-only coworking space and social club at 1056 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, was not approved by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E at its monthly meeting April 2. The proposal not only sought an after-hours permit for construction, but also a permit to stay open until 2 a.m. on weeknights and until 3 a.m. on weekends.
The negative protest vote was not unexpected, according to the Wing’s legal counsel, who attended the event. “We wanted to be able to have a permit on hand to cover maybe six or so events a year like weddings that might go so late. It’s not like we would market those late hours as regular.”
The 10,000-square-foot, high-style women’s club, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Georgetown’s C&O Canal, opened last week with crowds of interested women filling every inch. But club spokespeople told The Georgetowner that the Wing would close at 9 p.m. — at least for now.