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* City Paper reports on a lawsuit that had been brought by three street vendors "seeking to halt the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' current practice of assigning vendors to sites outside the stadium via a lottery." The judge ruled against the vendors' request for a preliminary injunction against DCRA yesterday.
I did notice yesterday for the first time four semi-permanent kiosks on the edge of USDOT's Southwest Plaza, on New Jersey Avenue at Tingey Street, where before last night's Phillies game a couple of vendors were plying their wares. I'm not sure when these kiosks were installed--I'm guessing sometime within the past few weeks? And perhaps they're used during the day, too, for non baseball-related vending? This would probably be the result of the council's emergency legislation to add more 14 more vending spots closer to the ballpark. I didn't make the walk down Half Street to see if any vendors were in place there last night--anyone have any sightings of other new vending locations?
* This is a few days old, but the NYTimes has a report on how Nationals Park's ads from ExxonMobil have raised the ire of environmentalists: "When the Washington Nationals' season opened in March, the team unveiled a stadium any environmentalist could love -- the country's first certified green major professional sports stadium, with energy-conserving lights and water-conserving plumbing. Now, the team is the focus of protests from environmentalists who say their issue is not with the stadium, but with the Nationals' advertising relationship with the oil giant ExxonMobil. The company's logo appears prominently on the left-field wall and is frequently featured on the stadium's scoreboard. Despite the stadium's recognition for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council, ExxonMobil's involvement has erased any good will, say the leaders of Strike Out Exxon, a combination of environmental, civic and religious groups. The groups want the Nationals to end their advertising arrangement with the company."
UPDATE: One more link about the ballpark: Bayer's helping to keep the cherry trees healthy!
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El Rey says: (7/31/08 10:16 AM)
What did poor Exxon Mobil ever due except provide a product for the gas guzzling SUVs, Mini Vans, and Pick Up trucks demanded by too many Americans who also feel they have a God given right to live a zillion miles away from where they work. I do admire the protesters zeal though especially when they wear their Polar bear suits in this heat.


Ray N Rockville says: (7/31/08 11:17 AM)
What's ironic is Exon/Mobil could probably spend those ad dollars subsidizing a couple gas stations in that developing area and get a lot more business than some signs at the ballpark. As for the ads, if the protestors want them gone, they need to either find a company to pony up the money to outbid Exon/Mobil or spend their own funds to advertise their cause. The Lerners paid $450M for the franchise and can't be expected to just sell hot dogs, cokes and tickets to make money.


G St says: (7/31/08 12:52 PM)
What do the (so-called) environmentalists fell about: Harris-Teeter, Miller Lite, Geico, etc. signs? Are they OK with those companies? Friends don't let friends negotiate with terrorists...


BC says: (7/31/08 4:51 PM)
I have to agree. I know that every rational person cares about the environment and that we are all "environmentalists" to some degree. However, ExxonMobile is simply providing a resource that we want to use. Even if these protesters took mass transit to their protest site, they are still choosing to comsume energy, which makes them part of the so called "problem." I am happy to see that large companies are investing their advertisement dollars in this area. It further demonstrates that this area is transforming into a vibrant and energized area.

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