Friday, December 18, 2009

what's up the pike: this sign is now out of date

Fenton Street Market Sign
- You've probably already heard that Fenton Street Market will be coming back next spring, and every Saturday, no less. The parking lot-turned-flea market/future site of condos, started by East Silver Spring resident/writer for Architect magazine Hannah McCann, returns April 17, 2010, so mark your calendars, already.

- Today at 1pm, County Executive Ike Leggett cuts the ribbon on Bottleworks Lane, the last segment of the South Silver Spring Pedestrian Linkages project (warning! PDF file.), which aims to break up the neighborhood's big blocks to improve circulation. Bottleworks Lane, which will also carry one-way auto traffic, is located between East-West Highway and Kennett Street adjacent to the Gramax Apartments.

- After that, head up to Local First Wheaton's Holiday Fiesta. From 6 to 8pm, enjoy live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and gifts from your local Wheaton businesses. The party's at 2405 Price Avenue, one block from Georgia and the Wheaton Metro station. For more info or to RSVP, check out Local First Wheaton's website.

- Next week, the First Baptist Church of Silver Spring will present its plans to build housing and retail on their property, located at Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. The cash-strapped congregation says profits from the development - modeled after a similar project at a church in Clarendon - would help them stay in the neighborhood, but the neighbors themselves say it's too dense. The meeting's at 7:30pm Tuesday in the church.

- SoCo Eats reports that a restaurant could open up in the building under renovation at Georgia and Ripley. The 1920's-era edifice is being transformed into the headquarters of translation company ALC, who will occupy the upper floors.

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