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BIG CHAIR COFFEE: RIVER EAST GETS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL COFFEEHOUSE!

Barely dug out of the ice of the Nation's Capital's first big snowstorm, the ghostly lavender morning skies of January 8, 2009 were quickly blotted out by falling white, and D.C. area commuters were filled with winter's dread. Then, around six thirty that same morning, all of the nasty, awful, seemingly inevitable things we expect to slow us down during a snowstorm...

Didn't happen.

I want to and WILL be writing something to commend the truly spectacular job D.C. Department of Public Works did proofing Penn Branch's labrythine streets against the ravages of (January 8, 2009) Friday's lackluster snowstorm. I will also be writing something to commend the timely leadership and attention Mayor Adrian Fenty commited to making that enterprise so succesful, between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. I hope you'll join me for that ..and indulge the following:

Now,.. BIG CHAIR COFFEE, after three or so months of delays upon delays, ..OPENS MONDAY, JANUARY 11th, ON MARTIN LUTHER KING AVENUE, IN ANACOSTIA!!! YES--ON MONDAY, RIVER EAST GETS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL COFFEEHOUSE!

There. Just had to see what it felt like, after waiting since early September of 2009, to type that news with my own hands. Felt pretty okay, too.

See you in Anacostia, Branglers.

Mel Dyer

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