They had us at breakdancers

Popping hasn’t made the same comeback that breakdancing has.
RonTopofIt will change that.

Following up on CoolDMZ’s post, Cars on K Street?, it appears cars will return to K Street tomorrow (Saturday, November 12) for the first time in 42 years.

Mayor Kevin Johnson believes allowing vehicles back on K Street will help businesses that have fallen on hard times. Johnson will be kicking off the celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 12th and K streets. There will be breakdancers, performers, live music, and a classic car parade led by the mayor.

I was always more of a Beat Street guy.

Many business owners and general managers are eagerly anticipating vehicles coming back to K Street. Trisha Flynn, co-owner of Chops Steakhouse, says it’s been long overdue. “It gives them more of a comfortable view to come through, if they like,” she says. “And just makes it more of a city street, there is still plenty of room for folks to walk and stroll, and the trains will share the street.”

Let us analyze, “It gives them more of a comfortable view to come through,” shall we? Turty Squip, you’ve been quiet lately, you get us started.

Author: RonTopofIt

RonTopofIt is a complex personality, as are most of the small breed of modern day renaissance millionaires. He wishes more people were like him and yet believes that it takes all kinds. You've met RonTopofIt many times, you just don't remember him.

One thought on “They had us at breakdancers”

  1. This might help a few of the downtown K Street businesses, but I wonder if it might hurt others. In fact, I’ve talked to a few of those businesses between 8th and 12th, and they’re not happy about K Street opening- It increases vehicular traffic but it’s going to cripple pedestrian traffic.

    Maybe I’m biased because this is the one thing my inner libertarian and outer ‘walkable communities’ fascist can agree on, but as a citizen, I’m not very thrilled with it either. I work downtown and I like the freedom of walking across K if I want to buy coffee or lunch. Now 10th & K will be just another pedestrian signal I have to wait for, standing at the street corner and watching the light for my permission to walk, like a lemming.

    Oh well. If this many people are “celebrating” traffic on K, there must be something I’m missing.


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