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.
- 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.