Now, we're hearing The Duane's plans are even bigger than first thought. He wants the city to abandon Sherman Avenue, where it intersects with Northwest Boulevard, and direct traffic down Lakeside Avenue ... so he can build a seven-story hotel at the old intersection. He's meeting privately with downtown biz leaders this evening to ensure they're marching to the same beat -- his. I'm sure he already has Her Sandiness and the necessary votes from the obliging City Council lined up. Stay tuned.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.