DCist had an interesting debate about a Gap moving into the Barracks Row neighborhood of Capitol Hill. I imagine we'll be having this debate in about three years so we might as well start it now. So, would we be equally outraged if a Gap set up shop in Columbia Heights?
Speaking of Barracks Row I don't know how I missed this story from CBS News in July:
"Barracks Row is a neighborhood right around the corner from the U.S. Capitol.
With trendy art shops and sidewalk cafes, "business is booming." But this successful commercial district is about to get an infusion of your tax dollars, CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports. Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., has earmarked $500,000 tax dollars for unspecific upgrades — possibly a giant decorative arch, kiosks for merchants and concrete stools."