NEW! Former Wardman Hotel Sold to Private Developer (posted 7/21)
The former Marriott Wardman Park hotel was sold to the winning bidders, Carmel Partners, with a winning bid of $152.25 million during a closed-door auction on July 20. The sale is pending approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Court which is slated to consider the matter during a hearing scheduled for July 22. DC was among the prospective bidders that opted out of the process. Housing advocates were urging DC to acquire the property and convert it into affordable units.
NEW! Metrorail Hours To Be Extended Starting July 18 (7/16)
Beginning Sunday, July 18 Metro will extend train service to midnight, seven days a week. In addition to extending rail hours until midnight, in June Metro resumed late-night bus service to 2am on 36 routes. In September trains will begin running more frequently all day, with service on Fridays and Saturdays running until 1am.
NEW! Chevy Chase Circle Fountain Up and Running (7/8)
The Chevy Chase Circle fountain is once more up and running. Through a bit of luck in getting its old pump cranking and the end of many pandemic restrictions, the National Park Service was able to get the fountain running. Planned for next year is a rehabilitation of the fountain and because the Friends of Chevy Chase Circle, https://friendsofchevychasecircle.org/, was successful in bringing the case for lights on the fountain to the Commission of Fine Arts, along with a re-lined basin and the new pump, the fountain will be lit by night, providing both beauty and a new measure of safety to the Circle. Also look for new trees and landscaping this Fall.
NEW! 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! Temporary Closure of Beach Dr. NW Starting July 12 (7/1)
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close Beach Drive NW between the Shoreham Drive NW and Tilden Street NW between the hours of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM from July 12 through December 20, 2021, weather permitting. This temporary closure is necessary to construct the new pedestrian bridge and multi-use trail on Beach Drive over Rock Creek as part of the Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge project.
NEW! Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Proposes halting Service to NW DC (6/30)
At ANC3/4G's June 28th meeting the Chief of the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Edward ((Ned) Sherburne, presented a full analysis for why it no longer makes sense for them to serve Northwest DC. Several factors were cited, including the significant improvements in DC’s EMS capabilities and responses, the sharp decline in the number of calls BCCRS gets from DC, shorter response times from stations in DC or MD compared with BCCRS, and the advantages of using 911 (primarily providing automatic location information, which BCCRS cannot replicate). BCCRS have suspended DC fundraising and are considering terminating their Memorandum of Understanding with DC Fire and EMS.
NEW! DC to Extend Deadline for License Renewal Until Sept. 9 (6/10)
DC has extended its July 1 deadline for residents to renew expired driver licenses and ID cards until September 9. 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! July, 2021 Issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes - This month's edition includes: BCC Rescue Squad proposes halting NW DC service; NPS to hear from community regarding permanent closure of Broad Branch Road sections; Avalon Theatre back in the in-person movie business; Let's Get to Know Meghan Evans, Park Story owner; First it was our restaurants and now our bars; they are back, they're pouring, and they are as welcoming as ever; The Community Center has re-opened its doors; Big plans firming up for Chevy Chase Day; and much more. Please subscribe to get this newsletter emailed directly to you when published. Your information is never shared or used for any other purpose.
Restaurants/Eateries (Updated 7/17
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. 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. 5-8:30pm, Tues.-Sun. 5-9pm. Lunch is served from 11:30am-2pm Tues-Sat. and Brunch is served on Sunday from 11am-2pm. 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 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.-Thur. 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 10am-9pm with outdoor patio 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, Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm brunch only, Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5pm-close. Expanded outdoor 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.
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.
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. 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 (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash).
Business Hours (Alphabetical, as of 6/30) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. They also have signups for summer camps. 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.
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.
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.
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 6/30/21)
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.