Established restaurants, business associations, and even existing food truck depots have been lobbying the DC Council hard to limit the innovative new mobile eateries. (City Paper) (Tip: David Alpert)Twitter
Beau Thai, a new restaurant in Shaw, just won its case to become a sit-down restaurant. Converting a former fast-food carry-out to a sit down restaurant requires a costly, time-consuming zoning change, even though Beau Thai had overwhelming neighborhood support. (TBD) (Tip: Eric Fidler)Twitter
Why no bike sharing on the Mall?
It turns out that the Park Service gave away the store to its concessionaires, who have the right of first refusal for any new public amenity on NPS parkland. In contrast, GSA has welcomed CaBi. (Housing Complex) (Tip: David Alpert)Twitter
A lawsuit in Alexandria over the preserving the American Legion building casts preservation as having disproportionate racial impacts. Meanwhile, neither side knows what to do with the building. (DCmud) (Tip: Eric Fidler)Twitter
TBD’s unscientific survey found that Car-Free Day reduced traffic somewhat in DC and heavily on 395. Admittedly, more research is needed before we draw solid conclusions, but it’s at least a start. (Tip: Eric Fidler)Twitter