Artists are often on the frontlines of gentrification, moving into lower-income neighborhoods, making those neighborhoods more appealing to outsiders, and soon enough, being priced out themselves.
Montgomery County’s liquor laws date back to Prohibition, when the region was largely rural and its few residents were mostly conservative. Now, almost a century after the U.S. repealed the nationwide ban on alcohol, the county still has a lock on selling booze –– a sore point for many residents and business owners. After plenty of debate on legislative reform last year, little has changed. Kojo gets an update on the county’s hangup with a writer who has studied the issue and several key players in the conversation.
- Greta Weber Writer, Washingtonian Magazine
- Jackie Greenbaum Owner, The Quarry House (Silver Spring, Md.)
- Hans Riemer Member, Montgomery County Council (D-At Large)
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