What, with the
slow-motion implosion of the federal government's ability to effectively govern itself, much less effectively govern ongoing fiscal crises, we've been told to gird ourselves for a future of lowered expectations -- of Ford Focuses instead of BMWs, as it were. Well, apparently not everyone's gotten the message.
First of all, the fancypants-yet-allegedly-hipster-friendly apartment building now nearing completion in Reston Town Center is offering places at decidedly non-hipster-friendly prices. A studio apartment in the Avant, offering a kingly "537-644 square feet," starts at $1,977 a month. Want a three-bedroom apartment, like some kind of
Rockefeller person with children? Prices start at $4,105. Who knows, maybe you're paying for the right to have those highly-exclusive vowels in your building's name.
Then there's the awesome parking garage nearing completion at the future Wiehle Avenue Metro station on the slightly-less-than-complete Silver Line. You could battle for the last available unreserved spot (sure to be filled by 6:58am) with the rest of the peons and wage slaves for $4.75 per day, or you could pick up "gold reserved" or "platinum reserved" parking, complete with a prestigious numbered spot, for $105 to $195 per month. Lest there be any question who the target audience for this service might be, please to be enjoying the image in their own promotional advertising, as pictured above. Look familiar?
Let's just change our name to "Great Falls South" now and get it over with, the end.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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