Ooo Ooo New Stuff for the Convention Center

Got an email update about the Blagden Alley people:

The newsletter is at
Topics of the meeting:
(Expanded from last email…)
Convention Center Update: About the restaurants and brewpubs…
Hanny Chan, owner of Old Dominion Brewhouse, Mongolian Grill and
Tokyo Sushi Bar will be there and tell us how soon, DCRA willing.
910 M Street progress…about those rumors…
John Malone, from the Developer, will be there.
Discussion of the “voluntary agreement” with the new tavern
on the 1300 block of Ninth Street. That’s a standard discussion
with sommunities prior to liquor licence approval these days.
Mike Nelson is working hard, moving things along.
(Note: “voluntary agreements” are not always adversarial.)
“That school”? Maybe something new…
Naylor Court keeps the BZA busy…
On the crime front…seems awfully quiet…
Also, see the web page at or,
(depending on your persuasion). Do hope to see you there.

In that you’ll see what’s planning on going in the bottom floors of the Center. Sushi bar. Umm sushi. But what got me…. “DCRA willing.”

Bigfoot, Loch Ness, cops walking a beat

All I want pictures of and someone in Truxton has a picture of a rare sight, I could not believe it when I was told…. there were police officers walking in the neighborhood. Walking! Not sitting in a car looking exceedingly bored, but walking around.
There are benefits of walking that one cannot get from driving or motorcycling. A slowness that comes with having to move under your own power. There are drawbacks but hear the benefits. You notice the little things. If the police walk around I believe they too will notice the little things, the behavior and patterns of those who are around. You also get to know the people. Walking around I bump into familiar faces and there is some sort of relationship ranging from the general ‘I acknowledge your presence as a human being’ to neighborly friendship. Walking cops might, just might, develop a deeper relationship with the community with this greater interaction. Maybe.
Update: LB put the picture up on the site (thanks!).

I need a mini-can

I have a large supercan. With 1 or 2 people I tend to put the trash out maybe once a month or every 3 weeks. My alley is too small for the trash truck to come through and so my side of the street has to put the cans out on the sidewalk. Several of my neighbors have just taken to leaving the cans on the sidewalk. Which is “improper trash storage”, but I’m not going there. No, I don’t need a supercan. I need a mini-can. I spotted a few minicans in other neighborhoods, in front of houses with obviously no yard space. They are the size of the blue recycle cans. My recycle can goes to the curb more often than my supercan. My yard is too small for the supercan. My backyard could do without the hulking ugly that is my supercan. But am I willing to deal with DPW to try to get a minican and be all different?