In recent weeks, the Commission has been faced with news of Wal-Mart's arrival at the Capitol Gateway site at East Capitol and Southern Ave. With the Commission facing this and other high profile community and economic development plans, we felt it was critically important for residents, developers, and stakeholders to meet in a social and informal environment.
The development community certainly came out in full force with refreshment donations from Beulah Community Improvement Association and its partner UrbanMatter's Ray Nix and 4800 Burroughs Avenue. New deli owner Eun Sun Kim profiled her eatery's new menu with a spread of three types of salad--chicken, seafood, and tuna, chicken wings, sandwiches, and potato wedges.
Mark your 2011 calendars for the 7C meetings on the second Thursday, 7p, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE basement!
|Commission Chair Khaliq Elhillali welcomes attendees to the holiday meet and greet.|
|Neighbors partake in the spread donated by Uncle Lee's Seafood deli owner Eun Sun Kim. The deli is located at the starburst at Eastern Ave-Division Ave-Sheriff Rd.|
|Chair Elhillali and 7C Office Manager Ginger Jevne share a laugh.|
|Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander chats with neighbors and stakeholders about prospects for Wal-Mart and other community happenings. 7C Commissioner Mary Gaffney is pictured to the right.|
|Neighbors in 7C07 SMD engage Chair Elhillali about the Commission's operations and how to get involved.|
|Rev. Turner, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church and head of its community development organization, talks with development partner Ray Nix.|