Judging from the lively stream of people visible on their way to and from work, at restaurants and cafes, and browsing shops, our current economic crunch is not immediately obvious. And, during tough times, DC typically enjoys some economic insulation (see my post from 10-17-08). However, there have been some long standing establishments that have recently closed, including Olson's Records and Books.
The health of our neighborhoods hinge on a ample supply of engaged residents and businesses, and I hope you will join me in supporting our businesses through this slow period. There are several organizations, that you may already know about, working to help to promote our neighborhood businesses; here are some of their websites: