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This community publication is best known for a surfeit of semicolons plus wall-to-wall coverage of commercial developments in the neighborhoods bordering on downtown. It brings an optimistic point of view to its reporting on entities who might be persuaded to advertise in its pages. Check this excerpt from the pub’s March issue:

Major Retail Center Finally Opens in Columbia Heights; Great Excitement Generated in Neighborhood and Citywide

By Michael K. Wilkinson

On March 4th, at 6:30 p.m., the Columbia Heights Target store threw its doors open for the first time to a range of political, government, real estate and neighborhood personalities, as well as a select few regular Target shoppers.

With that, the neighborhood officially changed forever.