25-Jan-2012 (Wed)
Wherein there are photos, and maybe someday a food court.

A bunch of new photo galleries have surfaced! Ignite the Raid; Mortified; Blow Up: Le Castle Vania; Bootie: DJ Lobsterdust; Hubba Hubba Revue: Edwardian Ball Opening Party; and Jakalope + Left Spine Down.

I'm told that at a recent Battle of the Bands we had a wedding proposal go down on stage. You'd think there'd be photos of that, but I haven't seen any!

It looks like a little progress has been made on the plan to park a bunch of food carts and picnic tables in the parking lot of the burned-out shell of the Veterans' Cab warehouse. I wrote about how that plan seemed to be falling apart back in August, but apparently they're breaking ground this week.

If all goes well, this could be a great thing. If it ends up bringing more business into the neighborhood at lunch-time, and makes this end of the neighborhood actually be a food destination, that will only help us and the other local businesses.

I worry, however, that all their talk of lunch-time business is just a smoke-screen, and the actual plan is for these food carts to only be here on Friday and Saturday nights when the clubs are jumping. That's not really going to hurt us, but it's certainly not going to do much to help, either. Weekend night-time business? We've pretty much got that covered. It's the mornings and afternoons where our neighborhood could use a little livening up.

2 Responses:

  1. Slothrops_Tumescence says:

    I worry, however, that all their talk of lunch-time business is just a smoke-screen, and the actual plan is for these food carts to only be here on Friday and Saturday nights when the clubs are jumping.

    Better get Jane Kim on the line: I bet she knows about some sections of the environmental impact statement that they haven't properly filled out and will need another 6 months to amend.

    They don't serve alcohol. You do. Surely there is some way you can turn this (hypothetical) situation to your advantage.

  2. Arlo Kirschner says:

    In retrospect I should have gone for a photo, but in the moment I must admit I was too overcome. In fact, I do not recall having seen a single flash go off.

    I gotta tell you, if I ever pull a stunt like that, I'm tipping off at least one friend with a decent camera. Also, I won't be wearing a stained white undershirt, no matter how in-theme it is for my band. Also I won't be in a band where wearing a stained white undershirt counts as in theme. But I digress.