Streetcar Semifinals: Four North-South Options Remain

Back in November, when the District Department of Transportation presented the potential routes for the north-south streetcar line from Buzzard Point to Takoma or Silver Spring, just about everything was in contention. Fourteenth Street, 13th Street, 11th Street, 9th Street/Sherman Avenue, and 7th Street/Georgia Avenue were all mapped out as options for the line.  Now, as it kicks off its third round of public meetings on the line, DDOT has narrowed the list of routes down to four finalists. And a few things have become clear.

Are we ready for upscale shopping in downtown D.C.?

A lawyer leaves a deposition and pops into Tumi for new carry-on luggage ($680). A tourist ducks out of the rain and treats herself to a classic trench coat from Burberry ($1,695). Two conventioneers skip the plenary session for a couple hours of power shopping: a flirty dress at Kate Spade ($448), a cashmere sweater from Zadig & Voltaire ($535), maybe a leather Le Pliage tote from Longchamp ($555).

Queen’s hits take the stage in musical form at D.C. theater (Video)

Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor gave their blessings to the show, which pays homage to lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. “I think a lot about what Freddie would think and say,” Lewis says. “He really marched to the beat of his own drum. He did what he did because he loved it; he never put anything on — and for that reason I think he would love the show.” The high-energy musical is meant to feel like a concert, Lewis says.