From MPD Sunday:

“This morning at approximately 7:30am, a resident in the 3900 block of Ingomar St., NW, reported that while within her residence she heard the rear gate to her backyard open. Curious to see who it may be she peered out the window of the rear door. Immediately, she did not recognize the subject approaching and hastily attempted to lock the back door. However, she did not get the door secured before the suspect grabbed the door handle. A brief struggle ensued while the victim attempted to keep the door closed. The victim screamed for assistance causing the suspect to flee into a waiting vehicle in the alley making good his escape.

The suspect in this case is described as a black male, 5’4” to 5’7” in height with a slim build. The suspect had shoulder length cornrows wearing a mask. He was dressed in all dark clothing. The suspect was observed fleeing in what was described as a tan or silver, Toyota Rav 4. The vehicle was last observed in the area of Military Rd and Nevada Ave.

Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office on 202-730-1903, or our Command Information Center on 202-727-9099. Additionally, please report any suspicious activity by dialing 911.”

From the New Hill East listserv:

“I just wanted to let you all know that my house [1500 block of East Capitol St, NE] was broken into at 6:15 am this morning [Saturday]. They used a crowbar to get into the house through my back door facing the alley. When they heard I was awake, they took a couple of things from the kitchen and ran out of the house. “

Embassy Suites Exterior-Rendering copy
4300 Military Road, NW at Wisconsin Ave. Renderings courtesy Embassy Suites

Following the opening of Bryan Voltaggio’s Lunchbox comes more new for the Chevy Chase Pavilion – from a press release:

“The renowned hotel at Chevy Chase Pavilion has begun its substantial renovation build-out. The Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is embarking on a colossal $10.5 million property transformation that includes a structural conversion throughout the 170,000-square-foot, 198 two-room suite property offering an entirely new guest stay experience. Hotel officials announced today that construction has begun for the full renovation that is slated for delivery on October 20, 2014. Plans call for a newly designed open entrance, sweeping lobby, expanded restaurant and lounge, new bar concept, upgraded suites, renewed health club and enlarged public areas.

Designed by HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer & Associates of Rockville, Maryland, the new Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion will take on an elegant and contemporary design aesthetic of large field graphite tile with glass and silver accents that will resemble an independent boutique hotel property catering to weekday business travelers and weekend family sojourners.

The Embassy Suites’ dining and bar areas are also undergoing a substantial transformation and will launch an original drinking and dining concept that has been expanded beyond hotel guests and open to the public. Named after the hotel’s admired sous chef Wilfredo Benavides, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Willie’s Bar is a brand new 2,000-square-foot, 22-seat bar featuring more than 100 top-shelf spirits, wines and local draft and bottled beers and a newly crafted small-plates menu. An additional 50 seats, also featuring Willie’s signature cocktails and menu selections, will be situated in the lounge area directly off the bar. In special remembrance and honor of Chef Willie, one percent of all bar proceeds from Willie’s Bar will go to the ALS Association – an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (more…)

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

At long last Lunchbox opens in the Chevy Chase pavilion today. It’s located in the lower level near the Starbucks and World Market. Voltaggio’s RANGE is located on the third floor of the pavilion.

Lunchbox’s facebook page says:

Coming soon to the Chevy Chase Pavilion on July 14, 2014!

Lunchbox takes the fresh, seasonal ingredients used daily at VOLT and transforms them into gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts.”


A Lunchbox was originally located in Frederick, MD but has since closed:


Have a look inside the new spot after the jump. (more…)

5031 41st Street Northwest

This house is located at 5031 41st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming Ch Ch home, just off Wisc. Ave near Fort Reno Park. 3BR/2BA, offers large front porch, liv rm w fireplace, built-in bookcases, sep dining rm with custom french doors to tiered rear decks, HWF, high ceilings, SS kit, fin lower LVL w FB, REC rm, kitchenette, Laundry and ext ent. East access to 2 Red Line METRO’s, restaurants, grocery store and multiple shopping venues. OPEN SUNDAY 2-5″

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $799,000.

5035 41st Street Northwest

This rental is located at 5035 41st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Bright and light 1927 colonial / craftsman style with large front porch, swing, landscaped corner lot, garage & off-street parking, inside new kitchen w/granite, SS appliances, updated baths, 3 bedrooms up, hardwood floors through upper two levels. Lower level can be used as in-law apartment, new frnt load W/D. Radiator heat and central AC. Walk to metro 1/2 mile at Tenley or Friendship Hghts.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,100/Mo.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn at 5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW Level 2 # 222/223

From a press release:

“Mazza Gallerie is welcoming Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids as their newest tenants, set to open this Thursday, February 13th.

Special opening weekend deal – both stores will be offering 10% off the entire purchase, Thursday, February 13th – Sunday, February 16th.

Pottery Barn was built on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style and value. From the bedroom to the bath, the kitchen to the home office, the entryway to the backyard, the new Pottery Barn location on Level 2 of Mazza Gallerie has everything you need to create your dream home – and to entertain in it.

Pottery Barn Kids provides casual furnishings and textiles designed to delight and inspire the imagination. All your needs for baby and kids can be found in the new location at Mazza Gallerie on the Concourse Level, with bedding, decor, furniture, toys, gifts and gear that exude creativity.”

Previously a Pottery Barn had been located across the street in the Chevy Chase Pavilion. That space is now an H&M.

AGGIO from Clubhill Media on Vimeo.

Exciting news first spotted by Washington Business Journal:

“The chef tweeted a photo Wednesday of a sign asking customers to “Please excuse our appearance as we make some exciting changes.”

Aggio’s facebook page simply says:

Executive Chef Johnny Miele

AGGIO is located inside the Chevy Chase Pavilion, on the second floor, which is located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest in Washington, DC at the corner of Wisconsin and Military Road, NW. There is direct access into the Pavilion from the Friendship Heights metro station (red line.)”

And Aggio’s website says:

“Opening Date: February, 14, 2014″

Stay tuned for the menu when it is released.