Local Leads: 3/21/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Mar 21, 2011  |  Updated 10:45 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Oysters in the Potomac

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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:


OYSTER GARDENING IN THE POTOMAC
The Independent: "Homeowners along the Potomac River now can try their hand at raising oysters legally from floats attached to their piers, thanks to a new policy by the commission that governs seafood harvesting in those waters. Because of recent interest in 'oyster gardening,' the Potomac River Fisheries Commission at its March 11 meeting reversed its previous position, which banned recreational oyster floats in the river." 

DC BRAU OPENS
The City Paper: "It's official. DC Brau is the first production brewery to operate inside the District of Columbia in more than 50 years. On Thursday, founders Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall received their Certificate of Occupancy (on St. Patrick's Day and Hancock's birthday, no less). Today, the brewing begins."

FUTURE OF TAKOMA THEATRE UNCERTAIN
Washington Post: "In the dark, dank lobby of the shuttered Takoma Theatre, Milton McGinty ambled past moldy chairs and piles of paint flecks and pigeon feathers on the carpet. 'Birds do get in here,' he said of the dilapidated D.C. building he owns near the Takoma Metro station. 'There are holes in the roof. The place is falling apart.' The Takoma is 88 years old. McGinty is 83. 'And we’re both in bad shape,' he said with a laugh."

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