Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin Avenue’

Some Glover Park Residents Wanted Strippers Not to Use Front Door of Neighborhood Club

The Glover Park Advisory Neighborhood Commission recently struck a voluntary agreement with its longtime neighborhood strip club, Good Guys Club, that contained an unusual provision: It would have forced the club to try to ensure that "entertainment personnel," i.e., the strippers, enter the establishment only through the back door before 5 p.m.
The agreement was part [...]

Neighborhood Watch: A Streetcar-Aimed Desire for Wisconsin Avenue

The Issue: The District Department of Transportation's plan to install a 37-mile streetcar system glaringly leaves Ward 3 out in the cold, without concrete plans for a streetcar to run up Wisconsin Avenue from Georgetown. “One of the reasons they didn’t proceed was lack in community support,” says Glover Park resident Ben Thielen and creator [...]

Our Morning Roundup: How Was Your Drive To Work?

WaPo thinks the real test for Mayor Adrian Fenty comes right now during your morning commute. He's already failed mine. While I haven't walked to WCP headquarters just yet, I can bet that the last bit of sidewalk on Mount Pleasant Street hasn't been cleared nor has the mucky stretch of park nor the bus [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Ding Dong the Georgetown Circulator is…NOT Dead!

Two weeks ago, City Desk reported that the Wisconsin Avenue portion of the Georgetown Circulator was to be discontinued due to budget constraints and a lack of riders. In response to the cut, Georgetown residents complained that their transportation service had been halved in two years, and also argued that the schools along the line, [...]

DDOT Confirms End of Upper Georgetown Circulator

Yesterday City Desk reported on how the upper Wisconsin Avenue portion of the D.C. Circulator's bus route was on the chopping block. The Department of Transportation has since confirmed: It will in fact be chopped.
According to DDOT spokesman John Lisle, this “difficult decision” stems from budget constraints: Although the upper leg carries 2 percent of [...]

Neighborhood Watch: How Far Should the Georgetown Circulator Circulate?

The Issue: The DC Circulator route up Wisconsin Avenue may soon be no more. The $1 red bus currently runs from Union Station through downtown to M Street, then eventually up Wisconsin. DDOT has proposed cutting the last leg of the service, leaving only two regular city buses to run to upper Georgetown. Despite a [...]

Neighborhood Watch: The Cleveland Park Giant Grocery Controversy Lives On

The Issue: The never-ending battle (read: 10 years) over construction of a new and improved Giant on Wisconsin Avenue seemed to have finally ended last summer when the Zoning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the project. Not so! There's another twist that has tied things up – potentially for a few more years.

Uscientific Poll Results: Build the Damn Giant Already

My duties have lagged in regard to keeping City Desk readers up to date on the played-out drama regarding the proposed Giant grocery complex on Wisconsin Avenue. And do you know why? Because this NIMBY crap has gone on with this project for 10 YEARS and no one gives a shit anymore.
Please, for the love [...]