Tag: Old Cloverdale

Pure Barre

Pure Barre

By on 26 September, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Plenty of things go out of fashion for perfectly good reasons: congealed salads, legwarmers, Foreigner. But there are other customs that genuinely deserve reaffirmation and renewal. Chief among these, for my money, is the hand-written thank you note. A few weeks ago I found one in my mailbox. It wasn’t for receipt of a gift […]

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Cottages! A Tour

Cottages! A Tour

An exciting new fall event will cater to our Midtown fascination with house tours and seeing how our neighbors live! The Old Cloverdale Spring Tour, Capitol Heights by Candlelight, the Cottage Hill Christmas Tour and the Old House Expo have been very successful in creating interest in old house living. This year, Landmarks Foundation and […]

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Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

By on 19 June, 2012 in Bars, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 45 Comments

Last week, we broke the news that a “semi-authentic” Irish Pub run by the team behind AlleyBAR and SandBAR was rumored to be moving into the Cloverdale Five Points site now occupied by M. Bagwell. The rumored 99-seat bar came with a name (SugrueBAR) and a logo (a coat of arms thing). And that was […]

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Neighborhood Heroes

Neighborhood Heroes

One of my fellow agents on July 4th sent me a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which I had not read in a long, long time. And apparently I had never before read — really read — the final sentence: And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection […]

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Problems Are Opportunities

Problems Are Opportunities

By on 12 April, 2011 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

One of the things I most enjoyed about last Saturday’s tour of homes in Old Cloverdale was seeing how clever homeowners, faced with significant challenges, not only overcame them, but did so with style so engaging that the solutions became standout features! Take, for example, one big bungalow with a bathroom absolutely lacking in storage. […]

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Coming Cloverdale Construction

Coming Cloverdale Construction

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the federal stimulus funds. Some see them as a money-wasting intervention into the free market. Others see them as valuable attempts to save the economy and create jobs. But for most people, the conversation remains an abstraction — something to be sorted out on […]

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Twelve Things About Sinclair’s

Twelve Things About Sinclair’s

By on 27 September, 2010 in Bars, Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 2 Comments

While it’s true in some senses that it’s easier to write what you know well, it’s also true that familiarity with a place makes it tough to offer a review that reads as credible to an outsider looking for a fairly objective snapshot of a place. As such, it’s hard to write about Sinclair’s, the […]

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Lowder Property Rezoning

Lowder Property Rezoning

Regular MML readers know that we’re closely following the debates over re-zoning in Cloverdale Five Points (the part of town with Sinclair’s and The Capri). For those not as geeked out about zoning as we are, the story so far is basically that the City wants to switch over to SmartCode in this part of […]

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Montgomery Film Festival

Montgomery Film Festival

By on 26 July, 2010 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 9 Comments

You will, I hope, forgive us for being a little bit provincial when we saw that there was to be a film festival in our neighborhood. We were so very excited. A film festival? What with the moving pictures and all? In Montgomery? In our neighborhood? As we noted Friday here on MML, the Second […]

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SmartCode for Cloverdale? Community Meetings Invite Input

SmartCode for Cloverdale? Community Meetings Invite Input

Odds are that many MML readers were in receipt of an email circulated last month rallying folks to protest against what were described as immediate plans to build a big box pharmacy store on the corner of Boultier and East Fairview. Garish lighting? Impermeable cover? Parking lots? Hopefully by now most people know this was […]

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