Who Didn’t Get the Memo?

Someone down at the DDOT didn’t get the memo. It’s no longer the MCI Center. It’s now the Chinatown Killer. Woops, I mean the suburban Verizon Center.

Wait; doesn’t this sign give you a little hope? Hope that maybe the conglomerate that just bought rights to assault you with an ad every time a place is mentioned might be wasting its money?

That and old-skol street cred. Anyone still remember what was there before it was a basketball stadium?

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 10:47 am

    Is there a particular reason you’re in love with old beat-up DC, Wayan?

  2. Dan (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    yes, but will the whore and crackheads get the memo? That place just wouldn’t be the same without ’em.

  3. robin (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    I was wondering about those signs too … Yet another reason not to name things after corporate sponsors. And who has to pay to change them?

    I don’t have a real big problem with the center-formerly-known-as-MCI, but I *do* have a major problem with the infomercials blaring at me on the sidewalk outside it. Has anyone else seen or heard these? I don’t know if they’re always on, but they’re on every time I’ve been there, and they’re obnoxiously loud. I avoid 7th St. now, if I have to be in that part of town.

  4. Be_stress-free (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

    It’s Disneyland DC!

  5. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 3:06 am

    Just do like we do here in Chicago; COMPLETELY IGNORE THE NAME CHANGE. We go to see the Sox at Comiskey Park, not some other transitory-named field.

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