NEW! Northwest Neighbors Village Releases Survey to Help Inform Small Area Plan (posted 5/14)
Northwest Neighbors Village has released a survey intended for those who live in Chevy Chase DC and are over 60 years old. This short 9 question survey is soliciting views and suggestions to help inform their participation on the Community Advisory Committee for Chevy Chase's Small Area Plan.
NEW! Petition Circulating for Permanent Closure of Portions of Rock Creek Park to Cars and a Petition for Keeping it Open (posted 5/14)
In April 2020, the National Park Service set aside three sections of upper Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park for the use of bicyclists and pedestrians during the Covid pandemic. Reserving these sections temporarily for recreation has proven to be popular. One circulating petition, and associated maps, created by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and endorsed by The DC Chapter of the Sierra Club has requested that the Park Service make it permanent. The petition asks for the restricting of automobile traffic between the Maryland line and Broad Branch Road.
In contrast, there is a grass roots petition started by neighbors to "Keep Beach Drive open to auto users and work to ensure safe use by all." This petition enumerates reasons to keep Beach Drive open to cars.
If closed Beach Drive would not preclude automobile access to the Horse Center, Nature Center, Golf Course, Peirce Mill, National Zoo, Zoo Tunnel, Rock Creek Parkway, Georgetown, Downtown, the Kennedy Center or the Mall. It would also retain automobile access to all but five of approximately 130 picnic tables in the park, including all the reservable group sites along Rock Creek.
NEW! DDOT to Launch New Digital Parking Permit System (posted 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: National Zoo Timed Entry Passes (5/13)
This Friday on May 14th, visitors may begin to reserve their free timed entry passes to gain admission to the Zoo. Enhanced protocols (including timed entry/parking reservations, mask requirements for all visitors ages 2 and older, social distancing markers, and hand sanitizer stations throughout the park) will be in place. Reservations open Friday morning, May 14th at 12:01 am through this link: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/entry-passes-tickets. A separate pass is required for viewing the Pandas. That one is:
that link is: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/asia-trail-panda-passes.
NEW! May 15th Office of Planning at Chevy Chase Farmer's Market (5/11)
On Saturday, May 15, from 9am-1pm, representatives from DC's Office of Planning will be at the Chevy Chase Farmer's Market to chat with folks about planning and to discuss their upcoming online survey and neighborhood visioning workshops for Chevy Chase's Small Area Plan. This is an opportunity to learn more about the process, progress and goals of this activity.
NEW! DC Getting Ready To Re-Open (posted 5/11)
On Monday, 5/10, , Mayor Bowser announced (pages 12-14) that restrictions on restaurants, retailers, and other businesses will be lifted as of May 21. This includes capacity limits, types of activities, and time restrictions. Restaurants, libraries, museums, schools, places of worship, and most other businesses will be able to open at full capacity, and DC will also end its capacity limit on private gatherings. Bars, nightclubs, and large sports and entertainment venues will continue to operate at 50% capacity until June 11, when they will also be allowed to reopen fully.
NEW! DC Vaccination Results (5/10)
As of May 10, 558,319 total vaccine doses have been administered in DC of which 417,604 have gone to DC residents. 23.9% of DC residents are fully vaccinated. Based on designated DC Health Planning Neighborhoods this includes: 38% of residents in Barnaby Woods (includes Hawthorne) including 78% of residents 65 and older, 32% in Tenleytown (includes Friendship Heights) including 71% of residents 65 and older, 30% in Chevy Chase including 68% of residents 65 and older, 30% in Forest Hills including 62% of residents 65 and older, and 22% in Brightwood, including 59% of residents 65 and older. An additional 13.9% of DC residents have been partially vaccinated meaning 37.8% of DC residents are either fully or partially vaccinated.
NEW! At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available and At Home and Walk-Up Vaccinations (posted 4/22)
Between April 19-30, Covid testing kits locations will be open for pickups Monday-Friday between 10am and 6pm. Starting the week of May 3, the locations will be open for pickups Monday-Saturday between 10am and 6pm. Kits can be dropped off no later than 8pm seven days a week. Approximately 8,000 Test Yourself DC kits will be available weekly, and each site is limited to 100-200 test kits per day. Locations in this program for Wards 3 and 4 are:
Ward 3 - Chevy Chase Library - 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW; Cleveland Park Library - 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW; Tenley-Friendship Library - 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW, and Ward 4 - Petworth Library - 4200 Kansas Avenue NW; Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library - 7420 Georgia Avenue NW
This week, DC Health also announced that residents who are unable to leave home to get vaccinated should call 1-855-363-0333 to make an appointment for an at-home vaccination. Also, DC residents who are 65 and older are able to get vaccinated without an appointment at 10 walk-up sites across DC.
NEW! DC Parking Regulation Enforcement Beginning June 1 (posted 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.
May, 2021 Issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes - Highlights from this month's issue: Welcome a new restaurant, La Siesta, to the neighborhood; ANC passes resolution to end reversible lanes and to install bike lanes to Connecticut Avenue; Get ready to start feeding parking meters again as various driving and parking enforcement returns June 1; Registration no longer needed for vaccines as walk-ups now available; the Comprehensive Plan has reached the DC City Council for a vote; "Let's Get to Know" Tim Walsh, managing partner of The Avenue & Capital Crab; and many more items of interest.
Restaurants (Updated 5/11)
Beginning May 21 restaurants will be able to open at full capacity. Live music is allowed for gardens and other outdoor dining spaces. Below is the 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 with indoor and outoor seating Please call 202-362-2583 or 202-362-2591 or 202-230-9348 for orders.
La Siesta (Opening Soon) - 5534 Connecticut Ave NW https://www.lasiestadc.com/
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Hours of operation (winter hours), 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. 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 5/6) Check with establishments for recent updates (See directory for contact information).
Avalon Movie Theatre - Offering new movies via streaming services. Procedures on how to order the films to watch at home and which movies are available are presented on their website. They will also be publicizing this information through their weekly email list.
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 - Moving location within the Chevy Chase Arcade. Currently open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am - 3pm.
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. Weekly 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. Look for some in-person classes returning to the studio in late June. 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 10am-4pm 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 - Using telehealth to provide treatment plans, evaluate ergonomics for home offices, develop at-home exercise plans, guide individuals on active isolated stretching protocols and at-home personal training, and more. Also taking appropriate office precautions, including temperature and oxygen saturation checks, and supercharged office cleaning.
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 only at 202-966-6555. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm. Employees and customers are required to wear face coverings.
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.
Recent Chevy Chase Business Corridor Closings (as of 5/1/21)
Permanently closed: Capital One Bank, CatchCan, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, Chevy Chase Personal Training, Periwinkle and RNF.