NEW! Video Now Available - Conversation With Jeff Farner, Deputy Director Planning and Zoning, Alexandria, VA on Key Aspects of the Small Area Planning Process (Posted 9/23)
On Wednesday, September 22 ANC3/4G presented the first event in a series to discuss how the Small Area Plan process can and should help shape the Chevy Chase community's future. This first event, "Small Area Plans: An Outside Expert Talks about What to Look for, Ask About, and What to Avoid” was a conversation with Jeff Farner, Deputy Director of the Office of Planning and Zoning, Alexandria, VA which was followed by a Q&A session. The event is now available to view.
NEW! DDOT Extending New Residential Parking Permit Deadline (posted 9/22)
DDOT has announced that the 2020 Annual Visitor Parking passes will remain valid through the end of 2021, providing more time for DC residents living on Residential Permit Parking (RPP) blocks and their visitors to sign up for and start managing their visitor parking permits through the new ParkDC Permits online portal. The online portal is now available. The mobile app is in both the Apple Store or Google Play.
NEW! DCPS COVID Related Data (9/21)
DCPS has reported the following numbers for COVID positive tests and associated quarantines as of Sept. 17:
Total Number of Personnel Tested Positive: 109
Total Number of Personnel Currently in Quarantine: 234
Total Number of Students Tested Positive: 313
Total Number of Students Currently in Quarantine: 1,497
NEW! Lafayette-Ponter Park Temporarily Closed (9/17)
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the DC Department of General Services have announced that Lafayette-Pointer and Friendship playgrounds will be temporarily closed due to resurfacing upgrades. Both playgrounds will be closed starting Friday, September 17 through Friday, October 1 unless delays due to weather cause an extended closure. Please direct questions about the project, to (202) 673-7647.
NEW! DC Public Libraries Starting Sunday Hours (9/13)
This week the DC Public Library System has launched Sunday hours from 1-5pm at one Library in each Ward. In Ward 3 the library is the Tenley-Friendship Library. In Ward 4 it is the Petworth Library.
NEW! Part of Rock Creek Trail Park Trail to Close for 7 Months (9/3)
Beginning around Monday, September 13 the part of Rock Creek park Trail will be closed for approximately 7 months. This is the section between the P Street NW Ramp from Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and Shoreham Drive NW. This closure is part of the Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge project.
NEW! Avalon Theatre to Begin Requiring Proof of Vaccination (9/2)
Beginning Friday, Sept. 10 the Avalon Theatre has announced that they will be joining several other local arts organizations by requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend all in-person screenings and events. Proof of vaccination may include: Your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; A legible copy of the CDC Card on your phone; or Other digital proof of the vaccine. Besides requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination you will also need a valid photo ID to attend all events at the Theatre. Both of these items must be presented in person when arriving at the theater. COVID test results will not be accepted. More info is available on the Avalon website.
DC Launches New Online Visiting Parking Portal (7/5)
DC launched its new city-wide digital parking permit system to manage visitor, temporary, home health aide, and contractor parking permits via a single online portal. The online portal is now available. The mobile app is in both the Apple Store or Google Play. The 2020 Annual Visitor Parking Passes will remain valid District-wide until September 30, 2021.
NEW! The Chevy Chase News & Notes September issue is out. Included in this month's issue: The Avalon Theatre soon to require proof of Covid vaccination for admittance; Health & Safety protocols implemented by DCPS; "Let's Get to Know" Anne Kennedy, Circle Yoga's Executive Director; two exciting music organizations in our area; Alma Thomas being celebrated all around DC this Fall; save the date for Ch/Art's Studio Art Walk Oct. 23-24; and much more. Yes, Summer's Almost Gone (The Doors) but there are still activities and events planned for our community that will help keep us in the summer mood.
Restaurants/Eateries (Updated 8/16)
Indoor dining may continue during the current mask mandate (effective 7/31) but patrons must wear masks except while eating or drinking. Regardless, restaurants are fully open with no social distancing restrictions, this includes bars (See: Yes, Chevy Chase Restaurants Are Fully Open, And Now So Too Are Its Bars). Below is current information for our local Chevy Chase restaurants. As always, please confirm with individual businesses for business hour updates.
Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583
Menu - http://www.blue44dc.com/menu/curbside-delivery/ Hours of operation, Mon. 5-8:30pm, Tues.-Sat. Lunch 11:30am-2pm and Dinner 5-9pm. Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm and Dinner 5-8:30pm. Indoor and outoor seating available.
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 Temporarily closed for renovations.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Hours of operation Mon.-Thur. 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am-9pm with outdoor patio as well as indoor seating.
Macon Bistro - 5520 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-248-7807, Text: 240-205-3279
http://maconbistro.com/ - Hours of operation Monday 4-10pm, Tues.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-3pm brunch only.
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-10pm. Outdoor patio 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.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
http://www.breadandchocolate.net/ Hours of operation, Sun.-Sat. 7am-5pm. Indoor and outdoor seating 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.
Starbucks - 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-9705
Mon. Fri. 5am-7:30pm and Sat. & Sun. 6am-7:30pm. Place your order via the Starbucks mobile app, https://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps, at the window station, or inside. Outdoor seating available.
Subway - 5616 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-0402
https://order.subway.com/ Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 9am-9pm. Indoor seating and pick-up and delivery.
Business Hours (Alphabetical, as of 7/31) Check with establishments for updates (See directory for contact information).
Avalon Movie Theatre - Open for in-person viewing of movies as well as offering movies via streaming services. Information available on their website.
Balanced Fitness Studios - 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 - Open 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 email@example.com.
C & C Custom Cleaners - Open Monday - Friday 7am-7pm, 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 Saturday from 9am-1pm. 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 - Open Monday-Friday 10- 6:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Masks required. You may also visit their Virtual Shopping Concierge for shopping information.
Circle Yoga - Conducting classes via Zoom and a limited schedule of in-studio classes for vaccinated people. Online yoga classes for every level, including kids and families, as well as Pilates, fitness, and mindfulness classes. For more information see their website
Citibank - Open Monday & Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Core 72 - Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm, or by appointment. Also fulfilling orders through their website and taking orders via phone/text - cell 202-359-2150/shop 202-686-4258.
CVS - Open daily 8am-10pm. Rx hours are 9am-8pm Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.
DC Health Coaches - Running training services through Zoom and FaceTime.
Expert Shoe & Luggage Repair - Open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday.
Fishery Seafood Market - Open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6:30pm. 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 but will be opening for in person lessons in the beginning of October 2021.
June B Sweet - Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm. Also filling orders remotely. Contact June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070 for more information. Temporarily closed for renovations.
Lee's Laundry - Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Long and Foster Realtors - Open 8:30am-3:30pm.
Magruder's - Open Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm.
M&T Bank - Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.
Monarch Paint & Design - Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm Customers are requested to wear a face mask. Hand Sanitizer and gloves are provided. Also curbside service and free home delivery (same or next day). Order 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 - Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, and by private appointment. Shopping online is also available.
PNC Bank - Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
President Valet Cleaners - Open Mon.-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm.
QuistMD - 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 Mon.-Fri. 10am-6:30pm, Sat. 9am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Safeway - Open 6am-12am daily. Rx hours Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Salon Familia - Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and by appointment at 202-966-6555.
Total Release Reflexology - Open
UPS Store - Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm.
Wells Fargo Bank - Open Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.
Write For You - Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm. Also filling orders remotely. Contact June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070. Temporarily closed for renovations.
5606 Nail Spa - Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-8pm, Sat. 9:30am-7:30pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Chevy Chase Business Corridor Closings & Relocations (as of 7/31/21)
Closed: Capital One Bank, CatchCan, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, Chevy Chase Personal Training, Periwinkle and RNF. Two business have relocated to different storefronts: Harmonic Music Studios and Bert's Jewelers. Currently there are 8 vacant street level entry storefronts in the Chevy Chase corridor: 4 on Conn. Ave and 4 inside the Chevy Chase Arcade.