The Night Note: 8/23/10

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    TK

    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    SHOULD BOOZE ADS APPEAR IN VA COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS?
    The ACLU of Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review a federal appeals court ruling that upholds a ban on alcohol advertising in Virginia's college newspapers.

    In a 2-1 ruling in April, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ban is a minimally restrictive approach to combat problem drinking. (WTOP)

    ANOTHER DC SAFEWAY UP FOR RENOVATION?
    Back in May I wrote a post titled, Battle of the Safeways: Haves vs. Have Nots which generated a huge discussion. I’m happy to relay the news that Petworth’s Safeway may become a ‘Have’ from Jonathan O’Connell in today’s Post:

    “The developer behind of one of the District’s more successful recent condominium projects [ City Vista in Mt. Vernon Sq.] is nearing a deal with Safeway to bring a 210-unit housing and grocery store development to Georgia Avenue, in the Petworth neighborhood.” (Prince Of Petworth)

    SO THAT'S WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN DON RUMSFELD'S NEIGHBORHOOD
    When I read Nevin Martell’s recent article on District-based photographer Jon Gossage’s documentation of Kalorama’s oddly creepy streets during the paranoid years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it instantly dredged up my own memories of carefully observing the well-heeled neighborhood during the most depressing days of sectarian warfare in Iraq.

    What makes the streets of the District’s diplomatic quarter so nefarious? As Gossage, who lives in Kalorama, told Martell, it had a lot to do with then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. (Washington City Paper)

    SHAKE SHACK SHOULD CONSIDER A PARK LOCATION
    Shake Shack recently made the news when they announced they'd be opening a location in Dupont Circle, at the corner of 18th St & Jefferson Pl NW.

    Shake Shack has received many accolades for its food. But what makes Shake Shack's original location in New York City so iconic is not its hamburgers and milk shakes, but its relationship with the park in which it's located. (Greater Greater Washington)