Re: [writers-499] There's also Clarendon Education Center...

From: Jonathan
Sent on: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:58 PM
In the Ballston Mall food court, nothing prevents you from copying the B&N arrangement of having chairs arranged in a circle with nothing in the middle. None of the chairs or tables in the food court are nailed down.

--- On Mon, 6/14/10, Gerald Kamens <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Gerald Kamens <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [writers-499] There's also Clarendon Education Center...
To: [address removed]
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 6:04 PM

Dear Writers,
 
One question I have re the various sites suggested is how their seating arrangements affect the ability for everyone to hear clearly what is said -- realizing as I did at the last meeting I attended (6/7) that some folks mumble or otherwise aren't very audible.  Our current B&N arrangement is fine, i.e., seating in a circle allows good visual and auditory contact.   Sitting around a number of small tables in a food court disadvantages both our eyes and ears compared to B&N.  Ditto sitting around one long table.  I realize I've been spoiled by the B&N arrangement, but suggest we all consider these factors in making a decision.
 
                                                                    Jerry
 
 
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In a message dated 6/14/2010 3:21:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
There's also Clarendon Education Center...across from the Barnes and Nobles. However, there might be a fee. The person to speak to is India at 703 228 8641. She is out of office today, but i'll give her a call tomorrow.
 
If anything, my vote is Whole Foods.
 
Best.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Jonathan <[address removed]> wrote:
someone suggested that we doublecheck with mall management to make sure we could meet there. i just spoke with leila in ballston mall management, and she said it's fine with them if we want to meet there. 

btw, other meetup groups and some religious groups have meetings in ballston's food court as well.


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the food court (basement level) of the ballston mall
-- it's metro accessible (ballston metro stop in arlington)
-- you can walk to it from the ballston metro without ever going outside by walking through alta vista towers and the NSF foundation walkways. 
-- it's free. 
-- if you want to eat and drink, you can and there's tons of options since it's a food court, but there's absolutely no obligation to buy food/drink if you don't want to. 
-- there's always plenty of room for meetings like this. 
-- no permission is required from ballston mall management.

--- On Thu, 6/10/10, Michael Klein <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Michael Klein <[address removed]>
Subject: [writers-499] It's official: we need a new home...
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 9:59 AM

We knew this day might come, but now it is official. Renovations at the Clarendon Barnes & Noble will take away all currently unused space at the store. Which means there will be no meeting space for us (or anyone else).

Our store contact tried to wrangle us some space in another area of the store, but there just won'd be any way to make it work, at least not in the short term.

So...we're looking for a new home - for the summer at least.

If you have any ideas, please post them here and we'll look into them. We're trying to find space that is Metro accessible and free. 

We could end up returning to a coffee shop environment where attendees are silently expected to buy a drink or snack, and that would be fine, but to go to a full service restaurant may be impractical.

July 7th will be our 183rd and final meeting at B&N - let's hear those creative ideas about a new home!

MK





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