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I am a little horrified that the moaning and groaning from the neighbors is a deterent for doing business in Cleveland Park, I’d just assumed that rent was prohibitively high. Now I’m annoyed. People should keep in mind that there are a lot of non-drivers in Cleveland Park and when you behave in a way that discourages business owners from setting up shop in the neighborhood, you may be working a real hardship on your neighbors. NIMBY is easy to shout from the rooftops when you’re mobile. So for the love of Mike, the next time you’re in the car, heading to an establishment that isn’t in your backyard, remember, I’m headed there too, ON FOOT. And if you’re tempted to shrug your shoulders and say, “there’s always Metro,” you haven’t been riding it enough lately.