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by ARLnow.com October 14, 2010 at 7:44 am 1,173 4 Comments

Westover Market Appeals Zoning Decision — In spite of efforts by the county’s zoning enforcement office to limit its occupancy and its entertainment options, Westover Market’s Beer Garden is still a place where neighbors can gather to watch football and baseball games on a crisp fall day. The market has bought itself some time by appealing the zoning decision. In the meantime, the market’s mom and pop owners are trying to round up the $25,000-50,000 that will be needed to install new, code-compliant bathrooms. More from TBD.

Conservative Writer Says Murray Has a Chance — Conservative writer Jim Geraghty is impressed that incumbent congressman Jim Moran is “only” up 13 percent against challenger Patrick Murray. Blogging for the National Review Online, Geraghty said that in light of the numbers from the internal Murray poll, he’s picking the retired Army colonel as his “special crazy insane upset pick” in the upcoming mid-term elections. More from NRO.

Last Ballston Farmers Market of the Year — Today from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. the last Ballston Farmers Market of the year will be held in Welburn Square. (That is, if it’s not canceled due to rainy weather. “Rain or shine,” organizers now say.) More on the market from the Arlington Kids blog.

District Taco Has a Secret Admirer — The Arlington-based food cart District Taco was the subject of an ad in Craigslist’s missed connections section. DT’s secret admirer, it seems, is a movie star who’s in town working on a big Hollywood film. More from DCist.

Flickr pool photo by Chaita_1

  • charlie

    Re Westover — why does everyone think the rules apply only to others?

    • Burger

      Thats why you seek a variance. Many people do it for a variety of reasons.

      I live nearby and prior to the beer garden market being opened this year, there were a number of rumors going around that the Westover Market was going to close. That would have likely resulted in an empty retail shop given the poor economy and rumored outrageous rent being asked for the market (12,000/month). So I guess I’d rather the market remain with a variance that no one complained about until the county stepped in after an anonymous complaint…cough…cough…owners of Lost Dog were rumored to make that call.

  • terri

    regarding: moran and murray
    if you give a care about the environment, clean water, clean air and care about the use and abuse of animals then vote for moran. he gets it

  • Dale

    I’m hoping that Moran squeaks by, but at a close enough margin to actually attract viable opposition in the 2012 primary.

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