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Friday Question of the Day – Removing Bullet Proof Glass From Our Retail Shops?

by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm 94 Comments

Back in July ’11 we learned that a 7-11 was coming to the retail space in the Shell Gas Station at Georgia and Shepherd St, NW. At the time not everyone was thrilled but after seeing it open, I think it’s a great improvement. Of course I would’ve preferred a Fast Gourmet Sandwich Shop but since that didn’t happen, the 7-11 is actually a huge improvement over the previous store. And I’m not talking about the access to Big Gulps and Slurpees – they took down the bullet proof glass partition. I can’t quite express how much more of a pleasant experience it is to enter a store without bullet proof glass. So it leads me to today’s Friday Question of the Day – when will some of our neighborhoods (mostly) east of the park start seeing their bullet proof glass removed?

I know the answer can be simple – when the neighborhoods get safer, the bullet proof glass will come down. Though we often debate this topic – I think many of these neighborhoods are way safer now than they were when the bullet proof partitions first went up. So let’s just speculate – when do you think our neighborhoods will be bullet proof/glass partition free? For example, I’m always surprised to still a glass partition up at the corner store at 11th and T St, NW. Or do you think partitions are here to stay for the foreseeable future?


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