Monday, August 19, 2013

Bye Bye

After five years of publishing information about our neighborhood known to some as Borderstan, the blog co-founders of have decided to end its online run.  Many of us who live in the target areas of Logan North, Dupont East, and Cardozo-Shaw have enjoyed the information sharing and cross-pollination that took place during those five years.

The neighborhoods surrounding 14th Street have certainly come into their own during that time and perhaps we don't need this kind of blog any more.  With all of the money and development that has come into our neighborhoods, the need for sharing information about "future projects" is no longer there.  We are fully developed...except for a few parcels that remain unbuilt (but there are plans on file!).  As I tell newbies who stop me on the street, they should have been here 10 years or 15 years ago to buy the properties that are now being redeveloped, including our rowhouses!

As for covering the 3 ANCs that represent the target area, I often found's coverage instigated unnecessary controversy and nasty comments, so I won't miss their coverage.  I tell residents and business owners to attend the monthly ANC meetings to see for themselves what happens and to not believe what they read on the blogs.  The information in blog write-ups is often inaccurate or misleading or designed to instigate.

BTW joins seven other local blogs that have stopped publishing online.  You are welcome to visit my website and blog for continuing coverage of  "our neck of the woods."  I always argue for more facts and verbatim quotes.  In that spirit, I have provided a link to the co-founders' parting words...good-bye Borderstan!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ted's Bulletin Restaurant NOW Open

At long last, the owners of Ted's Bulletin (pictured at left) have completed the installation of a tin ceiling, a deco-inspired interior, and a wonderful fountain-like lobby (with a marble floor) and a bakery.  I joined them last night to help open the new restaurant in the District Apartments building located at the corner of 14th and Swann Streets.

This is billed as a "Family Restaurant" according to the large print on the front windows.  I had a very good dinner last night, from soup to dessert.  Their menu features breakfast all day long.  They serve burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and a choice of items for dinner. 

They also feature "adult milkshakes" and their famous flavored "pop tarts."  The bakery promises to make fresh donuts and bagels every day.  It is twice the size of their Capital Hill enjoy!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Salvage Yard May Stop Reeves Center Swap for Stadium Plans

By now you may have heard that WAMU discovered that there is a salvage yard located right smack dab in the middle of the proposed soccer stadium.  The company has been there for decades and is owned by its employees.  There are 10-20-30 foot stacks of metal that would have to be moved...except that the owners do not want to move. 

The Council has til January 1 to review the proposal...stay tuned for more updates...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dog Days are Here!

Dog Days are here again, so please take advantage of all the promotions and sales that can be had just by walking down 14th or U Streets.  So many venues, so little time!  Bring your friends and money to purchase sale items and enjoy a drink and a meal along the way...