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Thursday, March 08, 2012

5th & H

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

What actually goes on at that funeral home. Cause it ain't funerals....

9th ne said...

I've always wondered about the funeral home at 8th & F NE, across from the Shady Mart. I've walked by there at least twice a day for four years and have NEVER seen any activity there.

What's the deal with these places?

davidj said...

They actually do appear to do funerals at 5th and H. I ride by there almost every morning, and maybe about every two months I see "No Parking: Funeral" signs along the 5th Street curb, sometimes even with a hearse parked there. I'm not sure I've ever actually seen a coffin being moved in or out or mourners coming or going, though.

Robin said...

I've certainly seen the hearse and funeral flags at the funeral home on 5th and H.

Anonymous said...

BK has a showroom and office on the second floor with gatherings held on the first floor.

I believe his place in Mt. Ranier is bigger and maybe handles most of the procedures. BK's involvement is limited due to his time spent on the mayor's security detail.

He is a neighbor in good standing. I enjoy visiting with BK each time I return to the area.

Anonymous said...

It's annoying how they put the cones out in front and the no parking things. I move the cones and just park there anyway. They don't own the street.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe just invest in your own cones and a guy to stand out front and watch them all day.

Anonymous said...

I agree completely with the cone comments. I get out and move them too. Are they there legally or do I have right to move them for a parking space. I'd like to know what to say if I ever get confronted for moving them. And I'm not talking about moving them during a funeral.

Derek said...

There was talk of the Secret Service in the area and no parking for the next few hours. Maybe someone important will be at the funeral home? Or arrive at Boundary Road? Or the Fitness place? Or Yoga?

maybe it is just the grand conspiracy of all time?

Rayful Edmond said...

What happened with the sports bar build-out in the building across from this funeral home?

inked said...

Rayful,
I'm assuming you mean the one a block down (this funeral home is across from The Big Board). I haven't seen any action over there for a very long time.

Rayful Edmond said...

My buzz. Yes, SW of corner of 6th and H.

Anonymous said...

I saw parking blocked out front and a hearse parked there a few days ago actually. Its a beautiful old house and it appears well maintained.

The cone thing does get me too, but more when neighbors do it out in front of their house like at the corner of 4th and L. Sorry folks, put in a parking pad if you want a reserved space.

needs a 6th St. sports bar said...

Rayful, find out about the sports bar for us. Thx!

Derek said...

Why do you need a sports bar at that location? Where do you live? I really do not want one there and I live right by it.

Derek said...

It looks like Obama will be at Boundary Road. The whole area is blocked off. After an uncertain period of time, the doors to The Big Board will be closed. No in an out. I believe it is the same for other places around there.

Fatty said...

Nice picture

needs a 6th St. sports bar said...

I sure hope your nimby opinion loses, friend. Obviously, I live on 6th St.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 3:27

The cones on 4th at L are put out by someone who *does* have a legal, dedicated space in front of his house (his wife is disabled). He's just trying to prevent people from parking there illegally. The city will reserve a space in front of your house if needed for medical reasons.

Dave B said...

maybe it isnt nimbyism why derek doesnt want the sports bar. i just dont like sports bars. during games they are a giant pissing contest of people trying to prove they are a better fan or know more about whatever team/sport. when there are no games on why would you go there, to watch whatever mindless crap espn is showing on mute. another type of bar would be fine, i just have no use for sports bars. and i really do like sports. you dont have to be a sports bar to to show games or have whatever tv package necessary to show games.

Anonymous said...

to save confusion and hassle, that guy with the cones should get the city to put signs marking it as a handicap spot (possibly even with a specific permit just for your car). someone on my street has one. but who knows, maybe he has tried, and the cone is less hassle

oboe said...

What actually goes on at that funeral home. Cause it ain't funerals....

I saw them carting a body out of there a few months ago, so it's still in use. Perhaps they just need a good marketing campaign to drum up business. It's the "BK Funeral Home", and I always thought it would be a clever idea to market a cremation package deal, and call it the "BK Broiler".

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:56,

I noticed that today on my walk. I saw the signs for the HC parking, so that it understandable. Sorry for being snotty.

needs a 6th St. sports bar said...

I had no idea that my street was too fragile for a sports bar. It seems so un-American, like the terrorists have already won.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I have to chime in about sports bars. I've never found them to be bastions of pissing contests, fights, downfalls of neighborhoods, etc. If anything, they are a place where the neighborhood can come together and root for common teams/causes. As far as what they do when they aren't showing sports...well, there are sports almost every night of the week. And when they aren't having sports, they are usually neighborhood bars. I'm not pushing for a sports bar, but I don't really understand what seems to be so strong an opinion against them.

Derek said...

My concern is not so much with a so-called much needed sports bar, but with the problems that will happen with that kind of establishment at that location. There will be issues with trash, parking and noise. I may have been here for about a half dozen years, but I quickly noticed and enjoy our fairly quiet family section of the street. My concerns are the same with other neighbors here that I know. Especially those that have been here for years.
Besides, Carl only mentioned briefly his interest in a sports bar, but hasn't seriously done anything with it. Which is why I suspect that he could be waiting and sell it to a major profit, or lease it and still make a great deal.
So,'needs a 6th St. sports bar' maybe when we see each other at the up coming neighborhood discussion and talk further about this and both have a better understanding or each other?
I see it difficult to call me a 'nimby' when I try ot get involved and want development to go in a positive direction. I do have an educated background in this.

needs a 6th St. sports bar said...

You literally don't want a sports bar in your back yard, so I'd venture to say "nimby" is applicable. I quickly noticed from your comments that you must live on the one way section of 6th. Those of us on the two way strip already deal with trash, noise, and parking issues, so you'll forgive our lack of empathy. We would appreciate businesses to patronize on our street and don't feel that a minor inconvenience to a few neighbors is too much to ask. That said, hopefully the Murry's redevelopment will make this a moot issue. So, no worries neighbor. I hope to speak with you at an upcoming community meeting, perhaps the one that Gallaudet is holding this Friday.

Anonymous said...

using the would "nimby" is just rude.

Anonymous said...

If you reserve private parking for your home on the street using cones, I will remove the cones.