There’s nothing like starting your week with a thud, right?
– In the first blow to our collective souls, Creston-Kenilworth put a stop to our ever-growing conquest of Southeast kickballers. It was a crushing defeat, but the outnumbered Pirates almost eked out a comeback against a team that also consisted of players from Woodstock and Lents. But Salt and Straw. That happened after. And then the memory of loss faded.
– In other news, the Bobwhite Theatre is for sale. We don’t know what else this means, other than it’s for sale. And by sale, we don’t mean discount. The asking price? $825,000. It’s an odd move after Nick Storie handed over control of the theatre’s operation to Nick Haas a few months ago. And the fact that the current operation is actually hosting regular events and **not pissing off ** neighbors is a good thing. So why sell? More to come, I’m sure.
– And finally, just as the commercial plaza between 64th and 65th on Foster filled up (thanks to the Red Castle expansion into food and beverage), Defense Arts NW has packed up and left. While it’s good news for the martial arts studio, as they’ve grown too big for their former space (6420 SE Foster Road), it leaves yet another vacancy in the heart of Foster. The good news is that commercial space appears to be in high demand on Foster, and this just leaves the door open for some neighborhood-serving retail, perhaps. And speaking of retail space…on a related note, Cascade Organic will be at N.W.I.P.A. again on Thursday. Show them how much you want them to set up shop permanently in the ‘hood. Maybe mention any vacant storefronts you know of. Mwahahaha….