Friday, August 25, 2006

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- Today's Post has a good writeup of the Gallery Restaurant and Lounge. It blows my mind that they are talking about a place in Silver Spring when they write this:

At 3:30 Sunday morning, Gallery Restaurant and Lounge is the only nightspot in Silver Spring that's still going -- and it's going strong. Last call was 90 minutes ago. Every drop of alcohol had to be finished by 2:30, and the bartenders are handing out water instead of mixing up Red Bull and vodka. Still, the crowd packing the makeshift dance floor isn't ready to head home.
- Also from the Post, this article claims that the fountain in DTSS is scheduled to re-open next month. It is interesting to note that it describes the downtown area as "regentrified". I've never heard this term. Does that mean that it was gentrified before, then had to be gentrified once more? For what its worth, Dictionary.com says it isn't a word. (Nor does the Blogger spellcheck!)

- Tom Perez (D-Silver Spring) is no longer a candidate for Attorney General. So says the Maryland Supreme Court.

- A bit of advice for other Bloggers - DON'T switch to the new Blogger Beta version if you can avoid doing so. It has been nothing but a headache for me. The blog seems to have dropped off the face of the "Blogoverse" since I made the switch. It doesn't show up in Google or even Blogger's own blog search. Weak.