- On Monday, the Post held an online chat on the history of the 9:30 Club with owner Seth Hurwitz, who bid - and failed - to operate the Fillmore music hall that'll be built in Downtown Silver Spring. When asked if the new club could hurt the 9:30, here's how he responded.
Fillmore: Seth, how worried are you about the club that's opening in Silver Spring? Is it going to do what the Black Cat did the first time?
Seth Hurwitz: I wouldn't be worried if it was opened by a competitor using normal economics
but when it's Live Nation, which buys shows just to add cash flow to cover debt, with no regard to the net...and subsidized by the government on top of that...it's just not a level playing field
we compete every day against Black Cat, Birchmere, Wolf Trap...those people do a great job and compete under the same real world economics that we do...it's all very fair, and we're all friends
- The first signs on the Silver Spring Heritage Trail, which marks historic buildings and landmarks throughout Downtown Silver Spring, were unveiled last Saturday. Check out the Silver Spring Neighborhoods blog for photos.
- Wayne at Finish the Trail makes a short video about the Georgetown Branch Trail in Woodside, which in its unfinished state puts bikers and joggers in the same space as cars. Meanwhile, he also points out that signs marking the "Future Capital Cres[c]ent Trail" in Downtown Silver Spring are not only misspelled, but in the wrong places as well.
- The Till It's Done food blog continues with awesome (and awesomely photographed) reviews of the Parkway Deli on Grubb Road and joins the chorus of bloggers digging Jackie's Sidebar.
- And speaking of eats: check out our new "food" category, featuring all of JUTP's posts about local restaurants over the past four years. You can find a link to it at the bottom of any post about food, or click "food" in the bar at the top of your screen.