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Afternoon Notes: Woe In Savannah, Sushi Rock Opening

New County Manager Will Be Missed in Savannah — “A sad day for the city of Savannah.” A “loss for the city.” In an uncommonly heartfelt display of sadness and regret over the departure of an unelected public official, media outlets and politicians in Savannah, Ga. are weighing in on the loss of Savannah city manager Michael Brown. A native Virginian, Brown will become Arlington’s new county manager in May.

Sushi Rock Set to Open — A rock-themed sushi bar is set to open in Courthouse today. “The place feels like the remnants of a 1980s Japanese tour by AC/DC, if only they kidnapped a chef and raided half the Tokyo fish market before they left,” writes UrbanDaddy. Sushi Rock is located in the space at 1900 Clarendon Blvd formerly occupied by Yaku.

Arlington Green Party Leader Quits — Josh Ruebner is leaving his position as head of the Arlington Green Party. The departure is a result of “internal conflict and name-calling,” reports Scott McCaffrey in the Sun Gazette.

Arlingtonian Arne Duncan Profiled — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s two children attend Arlington Public Schools. Parenting Magazine profiled Duncan and wife Karen, who live in Arlington and send kids Claire, 8, and Ryan, 5, to a county elementary school.

iPad Fans Camp Outside Clarendon Apple Store — Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday, its first day on sale. Some of those iPads were sold at the Clarendon Apple store, where the Washington Post has video of the ensuing iPad hysteria.

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