Last night’s hearing at ANC 5C ended the way that we feared it might: with Big Bear Cafe getting screwed by small groups of dedicated NIMBYs. The Bloomingdale hub coffee shop, and host of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday, was denied their opportunity to proceed to ABRA with the support of their ANC. The issues are frustrating, the participants stilted cartoonish caricatures, and the end result entirely typical for the process.
Sorry you got screwed by the NIMBYs, Big Bear. Next time, be sure to bribe the right ANC reps and it’ll just sail through. Or, so I’m told.