See this comment from a long-time resident of 1st Street NW, following the announcement from Bloomingdale resident Paul Vivari regarding the plans for the Showtime bar/coffeeshop at 113 Rhode Island Avenue NW, in the location of the former Showtime Salon:
Just read the current Bloomingdale listserv newsletter and am concerned about potential concentration of bars as startups along Rhode Island and First NW.
Although residents are encouraged at the prospect of business revitalizing Bloomingdale, perhaps residents would like to offer suggestions about the kinds of businesses we need--and perhaps the last thing some residents might want is a bar on each corner and the traffic it would bring to First Street NW.
Certainly Rustik and Boundary Stone are welcome additions, but residents may oppose becoming the new ``U Street.``
Would you please open an online discussion re this topic?