Drybar Closed for Lack of Business License

The salon did not file appropriate paperwork to operate a business in the District.

Drybar in Georgetown is closed until proper permits and licenses are secured.
Drybar in Georgetown is closed until proper permits and licenses are secured.
Drybar, the blowdry bar in Georgetown, has been closed since Friday and will remain closed until the business secures a certificate of occupancy and business license. 

Apparently, Drybar never applied for a certificate of occupancy or a business license, according to Helder Gil, a spokesman for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

Drybar opened at 1825 Wisconsin Ave., NW in Georgetown last October without a license to do so and now nearly a year later, has been shut down until that oversight is remedied. 

"They came in to get their certificate of occupancy last week and are working to obtain the necessary salon business license," Gil told Patch in an email. 

In an email sent to customers Wednesday, Drybar owner Alli Webb writes "Well, this is embarrassing." 

Webb called the permit issue a "technicality."

"We truly and sincerely apologize and are working as quickly as possible to untangle this mess," she added.

Jacques Arsenault August 21, 2013 at 09:49 AM
"Untangle this mess" -- hahaha!
Shaun Courtney August 21, 2013 at 09:57 AM
I appreciate the wit, it adds some grace to a less-than-graceful situation. -S


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