by Borderstan.com March 4, 2011 at 5:15 am 0

Garden District, Logan Circle, 14th Street NW

Garden District at 14th and S Streets NW will not reopen this spring. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Garden District Won’t Reopen This Spring

A hat tip to 14th & You for reporting that Garden District won’t reopen for business this spring after owner Joe Carmack posted the news on the store’s website. The business was in bankruptcy in November 2009, but Carmack reorganized and moved the store across the street to the current location last year. The original location was the site of the soon-to-be Standard hamburger place on the northeast corner of 14th and S Streets. (Garden District also briefly had an indoor plant store where Estadio is now located, at 14th and Church.) A certain member of the Borderstan team reports that he will sorely miss being able to walk over to 14th and pick up plants for his garden. Garden District was open for 10 years.

Worst Week in Washington, Solved? Mayor Gray Decides Background Checks Needed

By all accounts, the Gray Administration has had a tough week or two between vehicles, terminations and police in tiny buildings. We applaud his move, reported by the Post, to now require background checks for political hires. Or, in their words, “it is clear that the approach was not thorough enough to address all relevant issues and questions for Excepted Service appointments.”

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