* I've had a couple people write in to note that construction fences have been put up in the past few days around both the closed Exxons at South Capitol and I
and 11th and M
. I haven't heard anything about what might be happening at these sites--as of mid-September, neither lot had been sold, and with the public space and building permits data feeds still offline, there's no hint available from that end of things. (The underground storage tanks were removed from both locations right when they closed.) If anyone's heard anything, drop me a line
* The mayor's schedule today
has a "Diamond Teague
Press Conference" scheduled for 3:15 pm at First and Potomac, on the grand staircase at Nationals Park
. Alas, I can't be there, but perhaps it's some sort of status update on the construction of the park, which is supposed to get underway this fall.
* A little off-topic, but on Tuesday night (Oct. 7) there is a debate between the city's seven candidates for the two at-large council seats, at Tyler Elementary at 10th and G streets, SE. Then, after the forum, there's a Second Presidential Debate Watch Party
being held at Finn Maccool's on Eighth Street.
* And, today (Oct. 6) is the last day to register to vote in DC for the general election. The DC Board of Elections
office will be open until midnight. No excuses!