NEW! Covid-19 Vaccinations (posted 2/23)
Vaccination appointments are now able to be made on an alternating weekly schedule, with appointments becoming available at 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays one week, and at 9am on Thursdays and Fridays the following week. For the week of Feb. 22 9am will be the start time and 17,590 doses of vaccine will be available this week.
Based on data from the official DC website (click on coverage tab) the following Health Planning Neighborhoods represent the top 10 in number of residents fully vaccinated (20,451) and the percent of residents that are represented.
Kent/Palisades - 1,115 (5.8%)
Tenleytown - 1,093 (6.3%)
Cathedral Heights - 1.017 (5.4%)
Georgetown East - 925 (6.6%)
Adams Morgan - 906 (3.8%)
Logan Circle/Shaw - 785 (2.7%)
Woodley Park - 738 (5.6%)
Columbia Heights - 681 (2.6%)
Union Station -673 (3.7%)
Barnaby Woods - 653 (10.7)
NEW! Chase Main Street Grant Cycle for Businesses Open (2/19)
This grant is open only to businesses within the Chevy Chase Main Street. Up to $4,000 is available for technical assistance, exterior and storefront improvements, interior renovations, security improvements, and/or equipment. If you are a Chevy Chase business please take advantage of this opportunity and apply. The grant cycle is now open (see grant application and more information). The application deadline is March 24 with an award date of April 7. They plan on awarding 10 grants of up to $4,000 each. The grants will be evaluated by an independent review panel to determine the awards.
NEW! Connecticut Ave Reversible Lane Study Updates (2/16)
DDOT is studying the feasibility of removing the reversible lane system on Conn. Ave. (from Calvert St. north to potentially Legation/Northampton/Chevy Chase Circle) as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. They are exploring concepts for all options including the removal of on street parking and the installation of bike lanes. Some form of community engagement for this study has been underway for close to 1 year. There are several upcoming chances to learn what is being proposed and to voice your opinion. These are:
NEW! Metro Alters Hours of Operation (2/15)
Metrorail weekday intervals will now be 6 minutes along the Red Line and 12 minutes on all other lines. For multi-line stations, riders will have to wait 4-6 minutes for another train. IThey plan to have trains run at the same frequency during peak and non-peak hours through the evening rush hour. Total operating hours remain unchanged, opening at 5am on weekdays, 7am on Saturday, and 8am on Sunday, while closing at 11pm each night. According to WMATA, rail ridership remains down nearly 90% from pre-pandemic levels.
Chevy Chase Small Area Plan Public Kick-off Meeting (2/9)
The Public Kick-off Meeting for the Chevy Chase Small Area Plan (SAP) will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 6:30pm. The virtual meeting will be broadcast through the project webpage where you can also sign up for email updates on the Small Area Plan and learn more about the planning process. The March 4 Public Kick-off Meeting will include discussion on:
The SAP is intended to be a guiding vision for inclusive growth for Chevy Chase rooted in a people-centered planning and design approach that aligns with the Office of Planning's priorities of housing production, economic recovery, and equity and racial justice. See summary of the 1st Community Advisory Committee meeting (2/2/21).
Chevy Chase ANC 3/4G Racial & Social Equity Standing Committee Seeks Volunteers (2/9)
This Standing Committee will study and advise the Commission on how to most effectively:
If you would like to be a part of the Racial and Social Equity Standing Committee, please contact either Commissioner Lisa R. Gore or Commissioner Randy Speck. The recruitment period runs for 45 days from Feb. 4-March 21.
Website Feature: Hot Topics in Chevy Chase (2/3)
There are several projects that are underway that greatly impact Chevy Chase and our surrounding neighborhoods. Six of these, that are all interconnected are highlighted on a newly created webpage, Hot Topics, on this site. described with updated information (that will continue to be updated) with relevant links . The hope is that all 6 of these activities will begin to talk to one another to create much needed synergy and to reduce any potential conflicts and lack of efficiency. These 6 projects are: Chevy Chase Main Street, Chevy Chase Small Area Plan, Renovation of the Chevy Chase Community Center and Public Library, the Conn. Ave. Reversible Lane Study, the DC Comprehensive Plan, and the new Racial & Social Equity Committee.
February, 2021 Newsletter, Chevy Chase News & Notes - Highlights from this month's issue: Final decisions concerning Lafayette PreK; First meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for Chevy Chase's Small Area Plan and the initial meeting of the Neighborhood Strategy Council for our new Main Street, both taking place in early February; New food choices and specials to talk about from our establishments; ANC3/4G to vote on specific Housing, Education, and Community recommendations from Task Force on Racism; A new Chevy Chase website; February is Black History Month; and lots more.
Restaurants (Updated 2/15)
Restaurants in the District can have indoor dining at 25% capacity as well as outdoor dining areas, parklets, or streateries. All dining customers must be seated, and place orders and be served while sitting at tables. All customers and employees must wear face coverings. All tables must be at least 6 feet apart, with no more than 6 people seated per table. Outdoor dining structures, tents, and/or canopies are permitted to have up to two side flaps or walls.
Below is the up-to-date information about available services from our local Chevy Chase DC restaurants. Please confirm with them individually for specifics and any changes that might have occurred .
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 seating to 25% capacity. Please call 202-362-2583 or 202-362-2591 or 202-230-9348 for orders. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Hours of operation (winter hours), Mon.- Fri. 11:30am-9pm, Sat.&Sun. 10:30am-9pm for curbside or delivery service and winterized outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating to 25% capacity. They also provide Contact-Free Delivery daily from 4:30-8:30pm to guests within 2 miles. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
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. 4:30-8pm dinner, Sat. & Sun. 10am-2pm brunch with expanded winterized outdoor seating as well as indoor seating to 25% capacity.
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.
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 winterized outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating to 25% capacity.
RNF - 5534 Connecticut Ave NW, 307-248-7205
https://washingtondcdinein.com/ - Hours of operation, Mon. -Thur. 6-10:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 6pm-11pm, Sun. 3-7pm for takeout, delivery and outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating to 25% capacity.
The Avenue - 5540 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-4567
Combined Updated Menu - https://www.theavenuedc.com/menus Hours of operation, Mon.- Wed. 4-9pm, Thur - Sun. 12-9pm with Winterized outdoor patio seating as well as indoor seating to 25% capacity. Curbside pick-up is also available. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
http://breadandchocolate.net/retail_locations. Hours of operation, Sun. - Sat. 7am-5pm. Winterized outdoor seating available. Carry-out and curbside service also 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 side walk-up window. No indoor seating.
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 Models (Alphabetical order, as of 2/1) 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 - Open Tuesday & Saturday 11am - 3pm for curbside service.
Broad Branch Market - In-store shopping is now available daily from 10am-7pm and limited to 5 customers at a time. 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. All the new procedures can be found on their website along with pre-order forms for Saturday pickup from their various vendors.
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. 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 - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm 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. Safeway is posting employees at the doors to manage customer traffic and they have implemented one-way aisles to help aid social distancing.
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 - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm 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 1/18)
Permanently closed: Capital One Bank, CatchCan, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, Chevy Chase Personal Training, and Periwinkle.