The Girls Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
Author: Dana Bate
Setting Decade: 2010s
Main Themes: Gentrification, Women's LivesExcerpt: Adam unlocks the door to our fifth floor, loft-style apartment, which is located in the heart of Logan Circle. When I interned in Washington as a college student, Logan Circle was still considered “up-and-coming,” and I heard stories about the prostitutes who would loiter up and down Fourteenth Street. But over the past few years, dozens of shops and restaurants and galleries have moved into the area—everything from Whole Foods to the hip Cork Wine Bar and low-key Logan Tavern—and now the Fourteenth Street corridor bustles with young professionals, who have moved into the area in droves. Our building sits on a lot where a run-down auto repair shop once stood, but now the decaying warehouse of beat-up cars has been replaced by eighty-four luxury rental apartments—none of which I could afford without Adam’s monthly financial contribution.
Excerpt Page Number: 15
Address: Logan Circle 20005