Monday, January 22, 2007

Silver Spring News 'N Notes, Part Deux

- Could the "Future Home of the Birchmere" banner currently hanging from the old J.C. Penney prove to be as premature as a "Mission Accomplished" banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln? According to a letter posted on Silver Spring Scene, that could very well be the case.

- The "Bridge to Nowhere" has turned out to be a "Bridge to Mugging Victimization", according to a story in today's Washington Post. After convincing the county to spend nearly $8 million to construct the bridge,

Residents have said they try to avoid the bridge, turning it into an expensive but little-used monument. It is often empty except during rush hour, police and residents said.

- While they haven't adopted my "Taste of Silver Spring" idea, it looks like Silver Spring will be hosting its own restaurant week, which I suppose is just as good. Maybe some people from DC and Virginia will attend and I won't have to keep explaining to them that restaurants exist outside a single block of Ellsworth and not all Silver Spring dining establishments are chains.