WHAT'S UP THE PIKE: Downtown needs to go on a diet; Takoma Park spurns Valerie Ervin.
While Fillmore fallout has dominated local news over the past two weeks, the Purple Line stands to burst back into dinner-table discussion with a couple of events taking place in the week to come.
On Monday, the MTA will be holding a focus group for potential Purple Line routes in Downtown Silver Spring. That'll be at the Silver Spring Library at 7.
On Wednesday, Purple Line Now!, formerly the Coalition to Build the Inner Purple Line, is holding a fundraiser at Montgomery College. Attractions include jazz from Marcus Johnson, an array of alcoholic beverages, and a formal announcement that Purple Line Now! has changed its name. It'll start at 6 in the MC Student Center.
Will the threat of Unfamiliar People flooding Silver Spring by train get more people talking than the threat of Unfamiliar People flooding Silver Spring after a rock show? We'll find out next week.