Monday, September 17, 2007
My weekend was pretty Shaw-centric again. Highlights include participating in the Shaw monthly cleanup (the new plantings in the treeboxes on 9th look awesome! As a resident of 9th, a heartfelt thanks from my neighbors and me to all who participated!), attending the opening at Long View on Saturday night (Stacie Albano’s paintings are stunning; pop-in the gallery soon to check them out!); eating breakfast with the Queen (they have incredibly good coffee and enormous homemade pancakes); and checking out the new VIP room at be bar (it’s a really cool space featuring bottle service in private “cabanas” one can rent that hold up to 8 people and a club area for mingling). Notable Shaw area happenings of the weekend include several seemingly unrelated fires, one occuring at the entrance to Breakwell’s Coffee (apparently the interior was not really damaged, so the business should be up and running soon); a movement on the yahoo list serve to come up with a new moniker for the Shaw area (“Mid-City” was the first working title, although I think that’s been quashed due to its use to our west); and apparently One DC held an “anti-Gentrification” march through the neighborhood on Saturday afternoon (anyone have any reports on that?).
Posted by Shaw Rez at 10:37 AM