NEW! DC Parking Enforcement Ramps Up with Huge Ticketing Increases (posted 6/18)
On June 1 DC started to fully enforce moving and parking violations. The week before they ramped up (5/24-5/31) 7,135 tickets were issued. Over the next 6 days (6/1-6/6) there were 26,440 tickets issued. This is close to a 4-fold (3.7) increase (reported by Mark Segraves of NBC4)
NEW! Section of Beach Dr. to Stay Closed While NPS Studies (6/14)
NPS plans on keeping the section of Beach Drive closed from Broad Branch Road to the Maryland line. It will remain closed into the fall while getting public feedback. The Park Service will host an online public meeting on Thursday July 8th 6 to 7:30pm. The public can submit comments from July 8 through Aug. 22. Click here for more information. Additionally, on Tuesday, June 29th beginning at 7pm Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will hold a Community Meeting on whether to keep Beach Drive closed to vehicle traffic. To participate constituents should RSVP by emailing NortonEvents@mail.house.gov.
NEW! DC to Extend Deadline for License Renewal Until Sept. 9 (6/10)
DC is extending its July 1 deadline for residents to renew expired driver licenses and ID cards until September 9. DC's DMV website states that residents with a REAL ID can renew online. Residents without a REAL ID, or residents 70 and older and people converting out-of-state licenses must make an online appointment to renew their credentials in-person. DMV releases new appointments daily.
NEW! Office of Planning Releases Visioning Survey and Conducting Visioning Workshops to Inform Chevy Chase Small Area Plan (5/15)
DC's Office of Planning has released a 10 minute Visioning Survey to help shape the vision for urban design, housing and economic recovery for Connecticut Avenue for Chevy Chase's Small Area Plan. The survey will remain open through June 24th.
NEW! DDOT to Launch New Digital Parking Permit System (5/13)
DDOT is intending to launch city-wide a new digital parking permit system to manage visitor, temporary, home health aide, and contractor parking permits via a single online portal. At this time, the system is scheduled to open up to residents District-wide on July 1. The new digital portal can be accessed via the ParkDC Permits website, the ParkDC Permits mobile app (available in the Apple and Google Play stores), at DDOT kiosks, or by calling the 24/7 call center at 202-671-2631. Parking permits must be printed and displayed prominently in the windshield of vehicles. The 2020 Annual Visitor Parking Passes will remain valid District-wide until September 30, 2021.
NEW! DC Parking Regulation Enforcement Beginning June 1 (4/20)
The District will resume all parking enforcement and associated fines beginning June 1. This includes all expired parking meters, residential parking permits, vehicle tags, and other violations. It will also start ticketing and towing vehicles that are in no-parking zones and abandoned vehicles with flat tires. Vehicles must display valid D.C. registration and inspection stickers. Also included are street sweeping rules and a new tiered residential parking permit fee system will be put into place. There will be an increase from $35 to $50 for the first vehicle after June 1, a second vehicle will be $75, a third $100. Driver's license that have expired must be renewed by July 1. Also, on July 1 booting cars will start up for any vehicles with 2 or more tickets more than 60 days old.
NEW! June, 2021 Issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes - Included in this month's edition: Chevy Chase's future up for discussion via OP survey and visioning workshops; DC lost about $72 million in parking fines during the pandemic, starting June 1 it's time to start collecting again; Beach Drive - to re-open or stay closed?; New visitor parking pass procedures on the way; "Let's Get to Know" Tracy Stannard, owner Broad Branch Market; Mayor Bowser to cut ribbon for newly named Lafayette-Pointer Park/Recreation Center on June 12, and many more items of interest. Please subscribe to get this newsletter emailed directly to you when published. Your information is never shared or used for any other purpose.
Restaurants (Updated 6/18)
Beginning May 21 restaurants have been able to open at 100% capacity with no social distancing restrictions. This includes allowing patrons to sit at staffed bars. Below is up-to-date information for our local Chevy Chase restaurants. Please confirm with individual businesses for specifics and updates.
Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583
Menu - http://www.blue44dc.com/menu/curbside-delivery/ Hours of operation, Mon. 5-8pm, Tues.- Sun. 5-9pm. Beginning Tuesday June 22 lunch will be served from 11:30am-2pm Tues-Sat. Indoor and outoor seating available. Please call 202-362-2583 or 202-362-2591 or 202-230-9348 for orders.
La Siesta - 5534 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-481-1528 https://www.lasiestadc.com/
Menu - https://f9fbb80b-efe6-4909-bc8b-668149fc5c9e.filesusr.com/ugd/8ce663_335889f1cd9b418b820fe728a507a81e.pdf Hours of operation, 4pm - 11pm, 7 days a week.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Hours of operation Mon.- Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat.&Sun. 10am-9pm for curbside or delivery service and outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating. They also provide Contact-Free Delivery daily from 4:30-8:30pm to guests within 2 miles.
Macon Bistro - 5520 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-248-7807, Text: 240-205-3279
http://maconbistro.com/ - Hours of operation, Tues. - Fri. 11am-3pm lunch, Tues.- Sat. 5pm - close dinner, Sat. & Sun. 10am-3pm with brunch only on Sunday. With expanded outdoor seating as well as indoor seating.
Mamma Lucia Pizzeria & Cafe - 5504 Connecticut Ave., 202-599-6151
https://mammaluciarestaurants.com/ - Hours of operation, Sun.-Thur. 11am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm. Order online or by phone for pick-up and delivery. Outdoor tables available.
Parthenon - 5510 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7600
http://parthenon-restaurant.com/ Hours of operation, Sun. - Sat. 11am-11pm for online ordering for curbside and delivery service and outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating.
The Avenue & Capital Crab - 5540 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-4567
Menu - https://www.theavenuedc.com/menus Hours of operation, Sunday - Thursday 12-9pm, Friday and Saturday 12-10pm with outdoor patio seating and indoor seating. Curbside pick-up is also available. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
http://breadandchocolate.net/retail_locations. Hours of operation, Sun. - Sat. 7am-5pm. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Carry-out and curbside service available.
Jetties - 5632 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-2465
Menu - https://jettiesdc.com/menu/ Open Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Indoor and outdoor patio seats available or pick-up from storefront and delivery via Doordash.
Starbucks - 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-9705
From 6am - 7:30pm daily place your order via the Starbucks mobile app, https://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps, at the window station, or inside and pick it up at their walk-up window. Outdoor seating available.
Subway - 5616 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-0402
https://order.subway.com/ Open Monday-Sunday 10am - 8pm. Indoor seating and pick-up and delivery (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash) only.
Modifications To Normal Business Operations (Alphabetical, as of 6/17) Check with establishments for recent updates (See directory for contact information).
Avalon Movie Theatre - Is now open for in-person viewing of movies as well as offering new movies via streaming services. All information is available on their website.
Balanced Fitness Studios - They are now open with some inside studio classes as well as outdoor (outdoor classes are being held at 8325 Grubb Rd 20910 on the turf) and virtual classes. Their full schedule can be found online.
Bert's Jewelers - Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (Wed. until 6pm).
Broad Branch Market - In-store shopping is now available daily from 10am-7pm. For coffee, ice cream, candy and express grocery or deli orders, the express window is open daily 9am - 6pm. Order instructions can be found here. Orders can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
C & C Custom Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm.
Chase Bank - Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm.
Chevy Chase Farmers' Market - Located at Lafayette Elementary School they are open on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. There is one entry and one exit point to the market; no pets allowed; hand sanitizers will be available; and no on-site food preparation. Pre-order forms for Saturday pickup from their various vendors are available on their website.
Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits - Open Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm. Order online for delivery, shipping, or curbside pickup. They do not accept walk-ups for curb-side pick-up.
Child's Play - In-store appointments can be made and walk-ins are also allowed if space permits Monday - Friday 12- 5:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11:30am-5pm. You may also visit their Virtual Shopping Concierge for shopping information. Offering "grab-and-go" services or curbside pickup. Free home delivery for orders over $50 to many local zip codes in DC, MD and VA.
Circle Yoga - Conducting classes via Zoom and beginning Monday, June 28, they will offer a limited schedule of in-studio classes each day for vaccinated people only. They are condcuting online yoga classes for every level, including kids and families, as well as Pilates, fitness, and mindfulness classes. They also have signups for summer camp plans. Their website has information on class schedules and fees.
Citibank - They have resumed their lobby regular hours: open Monday & Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Core 72 - Now open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 12-5pm, or by appointment. In store capacity limited to 5 people at a time. Also fulfilling orders through their website and taking orders via phone/text - cell 202-359-2150/shop 202-686-4258. Orders delivered locally via USPS/UPS.
CVS - Store hours are from 9am - 9pm Tuesday - Sunday and 9am - 8pm on Monday. Rx hours are from 9am - 8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sundays. Dedicated vulnerable at-risk hours are Wednesday 9am - 10am. The Connecticut Avenue pharmacy is offering free home delivery on all prescriptions + essentials for DC residents.
DC Health Coaches - Running training services through Zoom and FaceTime.
Expert Shoe & Luggage Repair - Open 9am-5pm Monday- Saturday. They also do pick-up service but you must TEXT/CALL 240-271-7485 and give details on your repair needs.
Fishery Seafood Market - Open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 6:30pm. They will be limiting store occupancy to 3 customers at a time.
Harmonic Music Studios - Has moved from the Chevy Chase Arcade to 3815 Livingston St NW. They are still only offering virtual music lessons.
June B Sweet - Open Monday - Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
Lee's Laundry - Open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Long and Foster Realtors - Open 8:30am - 3:30pm.
Magruder's - Open as usual plus available curbside and parking lot pick-up. Order online from their menu tabs wines, spirits, beer and gourmet foods (under where all food is listed) and they will try to process it within three hours. You will receive an email when your order is ready. Daily cutoff time is 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm will be ready for pick-up the next business day.
M&T Bank - ATM only. No lobby service.
Monarch Paint & Design - Open Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturdays 8am-3pm with a limit of 5 customers inside at a time. Customers are requested to wear a face mask and respect local social distancing ordinances. Hand Sanitizer and gloves are provided for safety. Also offering Curbside Service and free home delivery (same day or next day). Place orders by calling 202-686-5550 or 202-625-2600 or online.
Opening Heart Mindfulness - Offering online meditations on Monday nights, Wednesday morning, and Friday at noon.
Park Story - Now open Mon.- Sat. 11am - 5pm and Sunday 12-5pm, as well as by private appointments. Shopping online is also available. They are continuing to ship orders and offer local pickup (items will be available just inside the door for pickup) and offering private shopping appointments.
PNC Bank - Lobby service by appointment only Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.
President Valet Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm with only 2 customers allowed inside at a time.
QuistMD - Taking appropriate office precautions, including temperature and oxygen saturation checks, and supercharged office cleaning. Open 8am - 6pm Mon-Thur, 8am - 4pm on Fri. and 8am-3pm on Sat.
Ramer's Shoes - Open 9:30am-6pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm. Call (202) 244-2288 for updates and further information.
Relaxed Nails & Spa - Open 9am-7pm by appointment only and following all required restrictions.
Safeway - Open 6am - 10pm daily. Reserved from 7- 9am Tuesday and Thursday for at-risk customers. Occupancy limited to one person per 150 square feet during normal business hours, and one person per 300 square feet during the special reserved hours.
Salon Familia - Open by appointment at 202-966-6555 and for walk-ins. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm.
Total Release Reflexology - Open
Write For You - Open Monday - Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
5606 Nail Spa - Open daily 10am-7pm by appointment only. No indoor waiting and face masks must be worn.
Chevy Chase Business Corridor Closings & Relocations (as of 5/17/21)
Permanently closed: Capital One Bank, CatchCan, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, Chevy Chase Personal Training, Periwinkle and RNF. Business that have relocated to different storefronts are: Harmonic Music Studios and Bert's Jewelers