City Paper is not for tourists
Bloomingdale (for now) reports on the rumors that the Rhode Island Avenue NE Safeway is getting skipped over for renovations in favor of Northwest stores.
“I feel safer living here than in Columbia Heights. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I know too many people who have been robbed in Columbia Heights. And when I say robbed, I mean pistol whipped, punched, or hit in the head with a brick. None of these people were resisting. By contrast, I only know (personally) one guy who was ever violently attacked during a robbery in this area. That was when he resisted (rightly, because the bastards tried to force him into an alley, and you should resist at that point)….”
JDLand has a review (with photos) of the new beer garden (called I believe the “Bullpen”). She is very kind. That place feels like walking through something Clear Channel barfed: bad cover band, dudes, and the smell of stale beer all in a fenced-in slab of asphalt. On second thought, it’s not something that Clear Channel barfed. It feels like a prison yard sponsored by Clear Channel. Awesome redevelopment!
Anyway, JDLand writes: “When I arrived around 6 pm, there was a healthy crowd, and the spirits (emotional and liquid) seemed to be flowing well.” How….polite.
And Now, Anacostia profiles a historic piece of Good Hope Road property that’s set to be auctioned off on Wednesday.
Penn Quarter Living wonders if work has been completed at 901 E Street NW.