Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com January 3, 2011 at 5:55 am 2,693 9 Comments

Area Bars Ring In New Year’s With Ringing Cash Registers — Initial reports from the field suggest Arlington bars and restaurants did big business on New Year’s Eve. In particular, two Irish bars brought in plenty of green. Ireland’s Four Courts in Courthouse was crowded, he hear. Another tipster tells us that the cavernous Columbia Pike watering hole P. Brennan’s — which charged a $5 cover for an evening that included a champagne toast and live music — was so busy that it apparently ran out of glasses. Said our Pike partier: “Congrats to them… higher cover next year?”

HGTV Couple Moves to South Arlington — A recent episode of HGTV’s House Hunters featured a couple who ended up moving from a condo in the District to a house in the Shirlington Crest development, reports Shirlington Village Blog.

Arlington Man Arrested in N.C. Over Hair Gel Purchase — A 23-year-old Arlington man has been arrested in Burlington, N.C. and accused of trying to buy goods with counterfeit $100 bills. The man bought hair gel and conditioner at one store and was attempting to buy hand lotion at another store when he was arrested, police said. A local newspaper that reported the arrest listed an Arlington address for the man that, as far as we can tell, does not exist. More from the Greensboro News-Record.

Flickr pool photo by Mark C. White

  • Ali

    Hopefully the people on House Hunters weren’t as dreadful as the couple who ended up in Shirlington on “My First Place” a few months ago. Those people made me ashamed I live anywhere near them.

    • mehoo

      A friend of mine knew someone on one of those shows. She said they had already bought the place, and just pretended to be looking again as a re-enactment for the show.

      How did we end up watching such ridiculous things as other people house-hunting? Are we that bored?

      • charlie

        and because it is “educational” it is on HGTV.

    • SoCo Resident

      The HGTV couple, especially “Nadia”, made this the most hysterical episode ever. At the beginning, she rejected South Arlington because of all the warehouses, which is exactly where they ended up. But, everyone comtemplating moving to Arlington-Alexandria should watch this episode and the one about buying in Del Ray.

  • Arlwhenever

    Ah yes, luxury townhomes replacing affordable garden apartments, that’s the way of the world in “Progressive” Arlington. Let’s press forwad to get the Weenie Beenie shut down in favor of a $5.00 a slice, organic pizza outlet.

  • Hair gel, conditioner and hand lotion.

    Lock that metrosexual up

    • CMG

      He probably wanted to buy small items so that he could get the most cash out of it in change.

  • DT

    After seeing the man’s name, Walter Tejada has confirmed that the address given does indeed exist. Apparently racists and xenophobes cannot see it though. Thank you Mr. Tejada.

  • CrystalMikey

    Love the photo…can’t believe I’ve never thought about taking a picture at that angle before!


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