One Gazette letter-writer says it's time for Wheaton Plaza (a.k.a. Westfield Wheaton) to bite the dust in lieu of something a little more pedestrian-friendly. "Imagine if Westfields was removed and in its place something similar to Reston or Rockville Town Center was constructed. Maybe Reston is a bit ambitious, but anything is better than what we have," she says, finally concluding that "pretty much everything not built within the last decade in Wheaton should go."
Yes, I'm still writing columns for the Diamondback, the University of Maryland's student newspaper, until school starts up again (and I am officially no longer a student) later this month. Check out my latest column here. Meanwhile, Ledo Restaurant, the pizzeria whose branches can be found all over the country, is moving from their original location in Adelphi to the ground floor of a new parking garage in Downtown College Park.
Finish the Trail, a blog created by Woodside resident Wayne Phyillaier, has a new home. You can now read his writing about local trail issues, notably the Capital Crescent and its relationship to the Purple Line, at silverspringtrails.org.
East County's received high marks for breakfast and Kosher food, but hasn't fared so well in a WTOP survey of local Chinese food. The closest we get to making the list is Hunan Delight, located in the Olney Village Mart on Route 108.
The D.C. blogs covered this a couple of days ago, but it looks like streetcars are a little closer to becoming a reality in the District, beginning with a line in Anacostia. One of the several lines that could eventually criss-cross the city will go up Georgia Avenue to Downtown Silver Spring, re-creating a route that served the area decades ago. Still waiting to see trains continuing up Route 29, but this is a good start.