Friday, September 26, 2008

Wait, I still function!!!



Well, it's been three weeks since my last post. One might speculate that I've simply become lackadaisical, but the truth is that I suspended my blogging in order to rush to Washington to single-handedly fix the financial crisis. No, really. I just reared my head and went into the airspace of Washington, D.C. I'm an expert on the crisis because you actually can see D.C. from land here in Silver Spring. It is from Silver Spring that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful city, Washington, because they are right there. They are right next to, to our city. Our next-door neighbors are other states and districts, they're in the state that I am a blogger of.

But hey, what has actually changed in the past three weeks? The Fillmore project hasn't progressed one bit, people are still endlessly discussing the new library, and the Purple Line... well, whatever.

Anyhow, I just wanted to use this as an excuse to make an obscure Transformers: The Movie reference (again) and assure you I will try to get back to my normal routine in the upcoming week. I hope to have full details on the zombie walk soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Welcome Harris Teeter!

Despite the best efforts of some to preserve the "historic" apartments located in the northern section of Falkland Chase, the county planning board has OK'd the planned construction of new housing and retail in that space. The majority of the Falkland Chase complex will remain as-is and retain its historical designation, which I think is a perfectly reasonable outcome.

The best part of this, of course, is that new development will include a Harris Teeter supermarket. No more dumpy Giants or Safeways for me.

Now the plan goes to the county council for a vote on final approval before it can move ahead. Unlike certain other developers, I imagine that Home Properties is anxious to get started after finally getting over the thousand hurdles that the Montgomery County government and "The Community" always throw up in front of any potential growth.

Also...

- While many Steve & Barry's around the country are closing, the City Place store will remain open. For now.

- Wow, Georgetown University really hearts Silver Spring. A week after the Georgetown Voice named Silver Spring one of "D.C.'s Best Hoods", The Hoya lauds the AFI Silver Theatre. The best part is that the author (presumably an out-of-town student) describes Silver Spring as "an affluent suburb". Can't say I've heard that adjective used before when referring to Silver Spring.

- The final plans for the Inaugural Silver Spring Zombie Walk are still in the works, but expect an announcement soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to join the Facebook group if you haven't already.

UPDATE @ 4:55:

So Matthew Lesko is presently outside the New York & Co. on The Promenade unloading giant bags of ice. WTF?? Are these free bags of government ice?

Also, the Halloween costume shop that displaced the short-lived Pyramid Atlantic store on Ellsworth opens tomorrow. That would be a convenient spot for zombie costume shopping, should you be inclined to purchase something of that nature.