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Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday Tidbits

I had a great weekend, which included a great dinner at PS 7's, and drinks with friends at The Space , Vegetate and Nellie's Sports Bar (all of which were pleasantly crowded--it's so exciting to see these local gems thriving!). I also got a glimpse of Kiefer Sutherland shooting scenes for 24 while I was running errands Saturday in Georgetown.

Tonight is officially the grand opening of Vinoteca. They will have a live band and champagne toasts. Doors will be open from 4pm - 2am, so make sure to come in and be the first to experience the newest wine spot in D.C.

The reconstruction of Q Street from 14th to 11th Street is looking really good. Grass sod went in this past week between the new brick sidewalks and the curb on the north side of the road.

The number of vagrants hanging out on the stoops of Shiloh's vacant properties and on the stoops of the National Park Service's vacant Carter Woodson site increased over the weekend.

Hope you had a great weekend, and Happy Monday!


Kevin said...

We must have just missed each other. I was in Georgetown Saturday also and saw Kiefer Sutherland shooting a scene for 24. That's one of my all time favorite shows. I hope the writer's strike will not delay its premere epiosode this season.

Shawn said...

How exactly does "the space" work?

Can you go if you are not a member? What is the point of being a member?

Mr. Ray said...

I love the cultural schizophrenia. A faaabulous life spent in whiling away the time in tony restaurants and bars and, oh, by the way, those tacky, nastly little vagrants on Shiloh's/National Park Service properties. Can you say Kulturkampf?

Shaw Rez said...

Shawn - I am not sure what the status of membership entails, but I think anyone can go to the space as a guest presently. You just have to show your i.d. to the door guy and sign the guest book.

Ray - By no means did I mean to cast merely as an inconvenience the homeless of Shaw. That said, there are, undeniably, juxtapositions in our neighborhood.

I have been putting a lot of thought lately into how to address humanely--or begin to address--the homeless who find refuge near our homes. Any ideas or input is appreciated.