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by ARLnow.com | November 24, 2010 at 7:27 am | 496 views | 4 Comments

Passenger Protests, Midwest Weather Could Cause Airport Delays — Flying out of Dulles or Reagan National Airport today could be a challenge. On the busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of passengers are planning a nationwide, grassroots revolt against the TSA’s use of full-body scanners. Instead of going through the machines, they will protest by insisting on a time-consuming pat-down. That, combined with a storm system in the upper Midwest could cause delays. So far, however, flights at DCA and IAD are on time. More from the Washington Post.

Crystal City Renaissance Hotel To Open in March — A new LEED-certified Renaissance Hotel is coming to the quickly-developing area south of Crystal City and north of Potomac Yard. The hotel, located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, is expected to open in March 2011. Rooms will initially start at $299 per night, according to HotelChatter.com.

Wilson’s on Whitlow’s is “Coming Soon” TBD has photos of Wilson’s on Whitlow’s, the new Tiki bar above Whitlow’s on Wilson. Owner Greg Cahill says the bar’s opening is “coming soon,” pending county permits. Place your bets in the comments section on what will come first: the area’s first snowfall or the opening of Whitlow’s rooftop bar. More from TBD.

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

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  • Blueloom

    “Opt-Out Day” seems backwards to me. I don’t mind the idea of the full-body scanners (never been thru one, tho). But the idea of some complete stranger groping me totally freaks me out. I don’t care if it’s a same-sex groper or if it’s conducted in public or in a private room. I just don’t want some stranger’s hands on my crotch.

  • Jim

    Anyone know whether Whitlow’s roof terrace will be accessible by elevator or lift for wheelchair users?

  • NorthAdams

    New Year’s Eve. doesn’t make sense until Spring, but they’ll make it happen for that night. Then closed til st. Patrick’s Day. Then closed to April Fools.

    • http://twitter.com/ClarendonBlvd ClarendonBlvd

      +1, user comment above spot-on.

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