Nick Freshman is a native Arlingtonian who is the co-owner of Spider Kelly’s and was the co-owner of the former Eventide Restaurant in Clarendon. We talked with Nick about the current state of Arlington's restaurant business, why so many restaurants are closing, and why he's decided to start investing in and advising new restaurants.
On election night 2016, ARLnow conducted a live video broadcast from an election watch party in Clarendon. In the second half of our broadcast, we heard election night speeches from local Democratic officials and later interviewed County Board Chair Libby Garvey, County Board member Jay Fisette and state Senator Adam Ebbin. Among other things, we asked Garvey about her relationship with the Democratic party, we asked Fisette whether he'll run for reelection next year and we asked Ebbin about the possibility of marijuana decriminalization in Virginia.
On election night -- Nov. 8, 2016 -- ARLnow conducted a live video broadcast from an election watch party in Clarendon. We interviewed a number of local officials and politicos on a range of topics. Among the interviewees in Part 1 of the broadcast: Arlington Co. Democratic Committee Chair Kip Malinosky, ARLnow columnist Peter Rousselot, School Board member-elect Tannia Talento and School Board member Nancy Van Doren.
After fending off a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Erik Gutshall, Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey is now running for reelection against independent candidate Audrey Clement. In this week's podcast, we ask Garvey about a number of local issues, from development to transit along Columbia Pike to preparations for snow removal this winter.