Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Gray Lady & Silver Spring

In case you haven't seen it, downtown Silver Spring was featured in the real estate section of today's New York Times:

"A Dose of Art and Entertainment Revives a Suburb"

Overall, a very positive representation.



7 comments:

WashingtonGardener said...

(Silver Spring still has its somewhat shabby side, which includes auto body shops, greasy spoons, a tattoo parlor and used book and record stores, but they are now considered part of its charm.)

It sounds like they went down Ellsworth and then did a quick peak down Bonifant for this article and did not go any further to explore farther down Georgia, Fenton, or any of the surrounding area. If they did, they'd have seen more than just ONE tattoo parlor - ;-)

Seriously, "greasy spoons" - that is, I'm sure, not how the independent, older restaurants view themselves.

Anonymous said...

did this run in the print copy of the times or is it available only online?

Sligo said...

Hmmm, I assumed it was in the regular edition, but I don't have a copy. If anyone goes to Starbucks and can check, they sell it there.

nikki said...

Any word on when the brewpub is aiming to open? Also I remember awhile back there was some chatter on here about a Linens n'Things or Bed Bathy and Beyond opening up in Shitty Place. Anyone know what happened to that. On a side note...I am kind of suprised that they didn't mention the Maramikko store in the article...

Anonymous said...

If you did a "quick peek" around, beyond turf central, you'd see plenty of greasy spoons, no matter how they think of themselves. The author lives in Silver Spring and wrote a book on Maryland history and culture, by the way.
Yes, the story was in the print edition of the Times, although the photo was in black and white, not color. It was inside the Business section.

Anonymous said...

In response to Nikki,

I don't think the Hook & Ladder Brewpub will open until winter of 2008 at the earliest. I think the sale of the fire station was just completed. The new owners have to get a liquor license approval from MontCo. The approval process could take up to two-three months. Then it's going to take a few more months of construction work to reconfigure the interior of the station into a restaurant setting.

--IHateYuppies--

Sligo said...

I Hate Yuppies -

Did you see you were quoted over on the Express website?