Thursday, August 30, 2007

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

The Washington Times has an article today about the ongoing Silver Spring "boom". Nothing particularly new here, but it it certainly optimistic on the prospects for continued development.

Five years into Silver Spring's $1.2 billion commercial redevelopment, the process increasingly looks like the beginning of a downtown building boom rather than its completion.
We'll see what the community has to say about that. And when I say "community", I am of of course referring to the cabal that congregates in a (incense) smoke-filled room each week deciding what is or isn’t “appropriate” for Downtown Silver Spring. If you think they are going to take the loss of Rostas Collections lying down, you've got another thing coming.

Also...

- Is the area between Cherry Hill and Greencastle roads the Silicon Valley of MoCo methamphetamine labs? For the second time in three weeks, police busted a Meth lab in this corridor. Police described the more recent bust as "one of the larger and more sophisticated methamphetamine labs ever found in the county". Somebody's mother is certainly proud.


Silver Spring drug kingpins?

- I don't know if this makes the Live Nation/Fillmore alternative any more palatable to the nothing-but-the-Birchmere folks, but Live Nation has reportedly agreed to end their association with the evil organization that goes by the name TicketMaster. Whether that would mean ticket prices to Live Nation shows would ultimately be lowered remains to be seen.

- Today's Post picks up the story of the battle over the MNCPPC's new headquarters and surrounding development.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read the article in the Times...lots of good stuff, lots of mistakes. For example, did you know that Patriot Group has plans to build The Crescent, a 14 story condo at 930 Wayne Avenue? Uhhh...last time I looked the building was already completed.

firejimbowden said...

I'm sure the only change created by the end of LiveNation's deal with Ticketmaster is that now LiveNation will pocket your $10 per ticket "convenience charge" for themselves instead of Ticketmaster pocketing that $10.

Anonymous said...

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Sligo said...

No, it's alive, and in perfect hibernation.

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