The DC Examiner has a piece today entitled “Gallery Place residents fed up with rowdy weekend crowds“.
The area around the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station has seen such an overwhelming swarm of rowdy teenagers on recent Saturday nights that station employees have dubbed it “7th and Hell” and local residents are asking for help.
“On Friday and Saturday nights in particular we’ve seen a pretty drastic increase in crowds in the couple of months, particularly of juveniles,” Metro Transit Police Deputy Chief Jeff Delinski said of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station entrance at 7th and H streets.
“We attribute it to the movie theaters and the nightlife in the area,” Delinski said. “There are under-21 clubs opening up.”
This reminds me of our “If you build it who will come” posting last week.