Dacha Revamps 14th Street Beer Garden Plans After Blowback From Neighbors

Nearly two-thirds of the seating will now be enclosed.
Written by Jessica Sidman

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Neighbors of the planned Dacha beer garden on 14th Street have lined their yards with “NO DACHA” signs and raised concerns at community meetings about noise, traffic, trash, rats, and public urination.
In response to the push back, Dacha owners Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin are revamping the beer garden design to enclose nearly two-thirds of the seating, including the side of the property facing S Street. They say they’re tripling their budget for the buildout to $3 million. They’ve also hired a sound-engineering firm, and won’t seek to have live music or DJs—”only low-volume background music typical of other nearby venues.”