Wednesday, February 24, 2016

County Board Threw Food Star Under the Millenial Bus


Hey Yupette,

Thanks for your blog. I agree with many others that the County Board threw Food Star under the Millenial bus at the last County Board meeting. Part of their strategy to 'Clarendon' everything  And the next neighborhood to go Millennial will be family-friendly Westover. Thanks again for your blog.

Pam....22205


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Food Star in 2016 = Westover Market in 2020

Anonymous said...

Christian Dorsey aand Katie Cristol want Latinos out of the Pike corridor, where they both live, in the worst way. More than C.Z. ever did.

Anonymous said...

Future of Westover Market and that entire block of retail? Check out Sekraft in vibrant Clarendon.

Anonymous said...

What happenmed to their wonderful LEED, their dedicated affordable housing, their diverse multi-ethnic tapestry? They're competing with Tysons now and their primary concern has to be maximizing corporate welfare for the out-of-state REITs.

Anonymous said...

They forgot to put a curb cut for the Trolley Pub route in the plans.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog. I checked out ArlNow the other day and it's mostly ads for vibrant this or that. Scott Brodbeck has banned so many who dissed the status quo that there are maybe a third of the comments that there once were.

Anonymous said...

Message County Board is sending to the successful small businesses they heavily tax (including the transportation surcharge tax) to fund their vanity projects - time to sell to the REITs, we're not going to do anything for you.

Anonymous said...

County Board doesn't care. They've been working for months on a mega-deal for a Convention Center in Potomac Yards.

Anonymous said...

No renewable energy on-site except what's allowed by Daddy Dominion. Geothermal. Except Geothermal isn't renewable energy, it's circulating 55 degree water through a heat exchanger.

Anonymous said...

The developer of the Food Star site made no promises whatsoever as to anything.

Anonymous said...

Biggest problem on the Pike -- too much owned by heirs of long-dead founders of Pike businesses who are just milking the family business without spending anything for renovation, let alone expansion.

Anonymous said...

What does CPRO actually do for existing Pike businesses?

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between the Pike and Clarendon? There are no vibrant used car lots on the Pike.

Anonymous said...

Wait till you see how much traffic this latest Millennial zoo generates.

Anonymous said...

So, AED told the Latinos who live in Barcroft Apartments across the street from Foodstar that they will have to shop at ethnic convenience stores for the two years between the time the Foodstar closes and the Harris Teeter opens. No promises about what ethnic products Harris Teeter will offer. No real effort made to relocate the Foodstar. Can't have it competing with the Harris Teeter.

Anonymous said...

Or the Wegmans they are trying to get if they don't build a convention center.

Anonymous said...

Many of the same people in County Government who made a huge effort to persuade Trader Joes to locate a store in Clarendon.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else noticed that there has been no criticism of Daddy Dominion by anyone in County Government or the local media, excepting the Post, for the 13,000 gallon oil spill, some of which found its way into the Potomac?

Anonymous said...

Media are shills for the status quo. County Government has become a bunch of chamber of commerce boosters.

Anonymous said...

See any Latinos or Latinas at the C.B meeting? Where was Walter Tejada?

Anonymous said...

County Board Smart Growth agenda --- Last small business out of Arlington County, turn out the lights.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think he was known as Nada Tejada?

Anonymous said...

CB is holding secret meetings to make a big land swap deal with a real estate trust.

Anonymous said...

Remind me again. When was the voter referendum on expanding the County's resident population by 75,000 over the next 25 years?

Anonymous said...

I figured out who posts on this blog. People who Scott Brodbeck banned from ArlNow for criticizing the Plutocracy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I was banned from ArlNow for criticising Arlington County's cosy relationship with Dominion.

Anonymous said...

I just received an e-mail from APAH to complete an on-line survey asking how I feel about the plans to Clarendon Lee Highway. But I can't access the Web site where the on-line survey is located.

Anonymous said...

Typical behavior by the Smart Growth con artists. Check out the video from Tuesday's evening recessed County Board Meeting about the $800,000 the County will be paying for $100,000 of improvements to Nellie Cusis Park, which the neighbors didn't want.

Anonymous said...

Activity on the Foodstar site is currently pure profit to the County - revenue from numerous taxes and fees. Redeveloped site will cost the County at least $500,000 per year (and most likely a lot more than that) to educate at least 28 pre-k through 12 students.

I have also been banned from ArlNow for posting comments like the one above. About half the people who post comments on ArlNow are developers or work on redevelopment projects at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

Anonymous said...

I have to ask why none of the thousands of Latinas / Latinas who live in this neighborhood spoke at the County Board meeting about Foodstar?

Anonymous said...

The County Board only listens to itself, its pet developers, and its pet people who shill for its pet developers, that's why.

Anonymous said...

What has CPRO ever done for anyone on the Pike? Besides the farmer's market and jazz festival?

Anonymous said...

County Government hates small businesses, especially those that are thriving and where the owner also owns the building where the business is located and won't sell out for mixed-use Smart Growth.

Anonymous said...

The impetus for increasing the County's population by 75,000 over the next 25 years comes from the bloated economic development and planning bureaucracies who don't live in Arlington and wouldn't move to Arlington now matter how much they were paid.

Anonymous said...

When does my crumbling street get paved?

Anonymous said...

Your street will be repaved after they finish plans for their Convention Center in Potomac Yards, sometime next year. Which they told the 'local media' not to reveal or no more read-to-print press releases written by County Staff.

2100 too said...

Local media keep their secret deals secret.

Anonymous said...

Hey y'all. I'm voting for Bernie. The Clintons have had 40 years and all 'government service' means to them is opportunites to make money.

Never mind decalssifying her secret State Department e-mail, she won't make the speeches full of promises she made to the Wall Street fat cats public either.

retired from ACDC said...

Hillary will do well in Arlington. She started out bisexual but for years has been a closeted upscale lesbian like so many female pols her age in and around Arlington. Widely known by the local LGBT community, but almost never reported.

Anonymous said...

I'm also voting for Bernie.

Anonymous said...

Want to know how pathetic they are? Check out AED's latest economic development success, a vibrant new used car lot across Glebe Road from AED's luxury office suite. Oh, AED just poached an IT firm from DC. Yuppie.

Anonymous said...

We'll never know the truth about Bill and Hill until they've been dead for 10 years.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm 55 year old guy long time married to a wife who died of cancer a couple years ago and the number of closeted formerly-married-with-children lesbians who live inside-the-beltway is large. Having to commute 60-100 miles to date heterosexual women about my age is not a lot of fun with all the traffic.

Anonymous said...

Happy to have voted for Bernie. At least I had a choice