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First: R.I.P. Robert Michael Reed. Upset the Setup drops the youtube tribute. Black Plastic Bag should have more on this soon or for immediate news, condolence write-ups on the passing of this go-go legend, you may want to check out the definitive message board on the subject.
The Blog at 16th and Q analyzes the Pope‘s relationship to the Jewish community: “The relationship of the Jewish community to the Holy Father, even in the best of times, is how shall we put it, fraught with mixed emotions.” It gets more interesting from there. Promise.
The Heights Life welcomes Radio Shack to Target‘s playground. But has this to say: “Welcome to Columbia Heights, Radio Shack. Good luck staying open with Best Buy bearing down on you. Despite your street access, I’m guessing my electronics loyalties will lie elsewhere. But welcome. May you soon be replaced by a sushi place.”
From the minds behind Hank’s Oyster Bar, DC’s new “it” area, Columbia Heights will be the new home to CommonWealth, a new, “chef-driven, British inspired restaurant with a public house atmosphere.”
CommonWealth will be located at the corner of Irving St. NW and 14th St NW in the heart of Columbia Heights, and will, “create a gathering place in the neighborhood of Columbia Heights, a place to relax and nourish one’s self with farm-to-table fare.”
The menu will include such British classics as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and steak and Guinness pie, as well as a weekly “Sunday Roast” meal.
Hopefully, vegetarians—like myself—will get to chose from some cool sides!
Your morning wake-up song: Gil Scott Heron‘s “We Almost Lost Detroit.” Thank you, Soul Sides.
Bargain alert! The Giant off Alabama Avenue is selling big boxes of Apple Jacks for cheap!