From Tom Hay
About Those Changes on the Landing Page
Yes, you’ll notice some changes on the Borderstan landing page. We simplified things and made the layout a bit cleaner while opening up some real estate for ads. The Poll of the Week is gone from the landing page, but we plan to replace with a weekly poll in a separate post (they way we used to do it).
Be sure to check out the revamped and updated Local Resources Page — it includes links for DC Government and Schools, DC Police and Crime Information, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, Community Listservs and Organizations. And, the “Popular” Button in the upper right navigation bar will show the most popular stories (according to you) over the previous five days.
Station 9 on U Street Sold to Developer
Citybiz Real Estate is reporting that 1438 U Street NW was purchased by Rock Creek Property Group for $2.75 million. The building is a U Street landmark and most recently had been Station 9 restaurant. The property had also been home to Cada Vez, a restaurant that ANC 2B claimed was operating a nightclub when they started hosting a gay Latino event, Fuego. The new owners plan to renovate and develop the property as retail, office or mixed-use. DCMud also has a story on the property.
Just Moxie at Flashpoint This Weekend
Local theater group Just Moxie will be starting off the new year with their first improv show this Friday, January 7 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW. Many members of Just Moxie live in the Borderstan area, so come out and support the troupe!
“A Fire in My Belly” To Become A Thorn In Their Side
The City Paper has a story on a demonstration planned by protesters Michael Blasenstein and Michael Iacovone. The two were ejected from the National Portrait Gallery after they displayed the video “A Fire in My Belly” on an iPad while inside the museum. The video was part of the “Hide/Seek” exhibit at the gallery and was removed after protest from conservative activists. Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW had also organized a protest and displayed the video in their front window.
Biddle and Orange Front Runners For Interim At-Large Seat
The effort to pick an interim at-large member of the DC Council is heating up. A Washington Post story has details on the two apparent front runners, school board member Sekou Biddle and former DC Councilmember Vincent Orange. The vacancy was created when Kwame Brown became Council Chairman; a special election to permanently fill the seat will be held April 26.