Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- Watching skaters on Ellsworth is entertaining... at least edited in Koyaanisqatsi-style it is.



I do wish they'd not cut away when the kid is about to eat shit at about 0:45.

Also entertaining - So You Think You Can Dance... in Borders:



How did we ever survive before everyone packed small, lo-res video cameras? The "Make it Rain" video, of course, is and will always be the best footage ever shot on Ellsworth.

- Auntie Ann's Pretzels is coming to City Place. Not that would make anyone actually venture into that mall. I wonder what the ratio of revenue would be for a store facing outward on Ellsworth and one inside City Place. 50:1? 100:1? And I mean the exact same store. Speaking of doughy, fatty goodness, I'm still waiting for our new donut shop to open... doesn't look like much has been done in that space so far, though.

- The rehabilitation of the building on Colesville across from Discovery is coming along nicely. (Five years later...) I hope they get some interesting tenants. And by interesting places, I mean NOT more hair and nail places. What is the over/under on hair places leasing space in that building once it's fully occupied? 2 or 3 I'd say.

- Has anyone filled out the Regal Cinemas feedback form and received a response?

- Alliance Comics on Fenton Street is in the process of converting their basement into a "hip new lounge area, with WiFi, couches, snacks, table space and more". Alliance will also be hosting a cosplay party on Saturday, July 12th. That I need to see. From a distance.

I should mention that my #1 "I'm miraculously somehow financially secure for life" dream job is working at a comic book store. Just hanging out all day arguing with customers over who would win hypothetical battles between different superheroes. Best. Job. Ever.



12 comments:

Dan Reed said...

There are skater kids who like to do jumps in the alley behind my store in Rockville. I keep having recurring fantasies of running them off with a broom, or placing banana peels (we have many where I work) in strategic places. They slip as I watch through a crack in the back door, and I laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

Or not. I figure you'd probably get sued into oblivion for that.

Sligo said...

Dan, It sounds like you need a Bumbot.

Thayer Avenue said...

That's really swinging for the fences, getting pretzels in City Place. What about anchor stores??

Springvale Roader said...

Thayer, compared to the rest of the businesss in City Place, Annie's Pretzels IS an anchor store.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing me to cosplay. How have I missed this? hahahahaa

Anonymous said...

There was a rumor on one of the blogs, not sure which, that the building across from Discovery was going to have a Dunkin Donuts. Has anyone else heard this? If so that would be awesome...

Sligo said...

Screw Dunkin Donuts. They are a spineless company.

Vagrarian said...

Screw them indeed. That was a farce. Back home in Hagerstown, we always called the one DD there "Drunken Donuts" based on the scum-of-the-earth who hung out there late at night.

Interestingly, I remember a trip to Philly where I found that in the downtown, there were about 3-4 DD's to every Starbucks.

Anonymous said...

I work around the corner from the renovated building on Colesville across from Discovery. At least three times I've asked the supervisors working on the project if they know what tenant(s) are signed up for the building and they always say they don't know.

They are doing a very nice job with the outside, though. A vast improvement over the burnt shell of it's previous life.

Thayer Ave., too said...

So is there any overlap between cosplay and Furries? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiFur)
Or maybe they're mortal enemies?

Sligo said...

I think there may some Furry/Cosplay crossover if there are anthropomorphic animal characters in anime/comics, but I think Furries are just into dressing up as animals in general.

Dr. F. said...

Re: Donuts in Silver Spring: I used to enjoy getting donuts from MoDo's (Montgomery Donuts) on Wayne back in the 80's when Silver Spring was more dump than destination. In the meantime, try Starbucks. They've ditched all their good pastries in favor of donuts (in an effort to bring in the littles)and yes I am bitter about it.