French Market by M.V. Jantzen.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- Apparently its the policy of DDOT now to allow you to reserve hundreds of feet of on-street parking for private events. At least that sure seemed to be the case at the old Graham house, where Mark Ein lent his unused mansion out for a WHCD brunch on Saturday. Signs reserved street parking on 30th from Dent all the way up to R, and on R all the way to 29th. Then a coach bus simply parked on the north side of R, basically blocking one lane of traffic. This was a huge cluster$#%^ and GM is going to get to the bottom of it. (GM noticed similar signs on Q St. in front of the Bowie-Sevier mansion). It’s perfectly reasonable for street parking to be reserved for moving trucks or city work, etc., but it absolutely shouldn’t be set aside for a party simply because the requester is rich. For what it’s worth, Katharine Graham never pulled that crap. She used her lawn or the cemetery.
- But hey, GM hopes that didn’t ruin your weekend. How incredibly lively the neighborhood was on Saturday? GM only wished more people left their cars at home.