After enjoying the Cherry Blossom Festival today, I found L’Enfant Plaza, whose retail mall I thought had officially died years ago. People still use it though. The old mall has signs up for a forgotten theatre, Reese’s Shoe-shine (a shoe-shine stand that’s activeâ€“cool and funny poster too!), Hallmark, McDonald’s, a bunch of closed-to-be revitalized storesâ€“all that. Hmm, still kickingâ€¦barely. It is a Sunday I should point out. So I imagine my criticism is a bit off: A promising though ugly (white and red diagonals?) revitalization of the same yogurtâ€“cafeâ€“fast foodâ€“so so shops will come along. Butâ€¦for a huge metro hub. That’s Five Guys, Mama Illardo’s, R’ti Mediterrean Grill, etc. Ummâ€¦uglyâ€¦still. Seeking a new moderne. Time seems to be confused here.
It’s easy to criticize though when it’s not a finished product, my boyfriend, Oni, points out. A lady just came off the metro and said â€œWOW this is cool.â€ Kudos to the developers for giving something to the community that other people can love. Well,time will tell. Should be done in two and a half. A new mall for a new decade.