Sorry I haven't written in a while. Sometimes the blogging well goes dry. Here's a few bits:
SUNDAY - LAST CHANCE TO BUY BREAD AT GREAT HARVEST
As previously reported .. Rodd Hall, the owner of Great Harvest, closed up his retail shop in early October. However, he is keeping his annual commitment to let the kids of Richards hold a fund raiser for the Hunger Task Force.
The bakery will open from 9am - 2pm, with kids helping out, staffing the cash register, the works. A musical tribute for Hall will be going on from 11am to noon.
This is a great event. Get down there, support your local merchants, buy some bread, raise some dough for Hunger Task Force. Seriously. I mean it.
The iPic movie theater at Bayshore is going down the tubes. It never paid rent to Bayshore, and the lease was terminated last month. Looks like Bayshore is allowing them to continue operations under some other agreement.
But .. iPic has bigger problems, as they owe $3m to the company that constructed the movie/bowling complex.
This does not surprise me. Previously, I'd written about the preposterous $15/ticket price, which gets you unnecessary valet parking, assigned seating, and some popcorn. Anyone surprised that formula didn't work? Shocking.
This is a reminder: GO TO THE FOX-BAY. It's GREAT. Support WFB businesses. They will need every ticket sold in this economy.
School Referendum Postponed
News came out of the school board that because the economy is down, they will not go ahead with a $14-41M referendum on the April 2009 ballot, and perhaps move it to November 2009.
One could guess that if the economy isn't much better in 6 months (probable) that the referendum would be moved back again.
I find this to send mixed signals .. if you need capital improvements, you need capital improvements. Looks like we can put them off for 6 months. Probably 12 months. I'm not saying I support or don't support the idea of the referendum .. it's just that moving it back undercuts the argument that they are actually needed.
Berkeley's has a grand opening ribbon cutting this Thursday. That's great news for Silver Spring.