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5252 Wisconsin Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“I was just up at Friendship Heights this morning, and noticed that I was able to take the elevator down to an unlocked but completely empty Michaels. Construction work looks just about finished, and there were signs on the doors advertising that they’re hiring. So, I’m guessing
the grand opening is relatively soon, though, as I said, the space is completely empty at present.”

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Photo sent to us Saturday night by charosb

From WMATA:

“The investigation into the cause of a Saturday evening smoke incident outside Friendship Heights Station is ongoing. While Metro has not yet identified the root cause of the incident, investigators have eliminated power cables as a contributing factor.

As a preliminary matter, the investigation is focusing on a foreign object, specifically a metal part of a railcar, becoming dislodged and making contact with the electrified third rail. The foreign contact is believed to have caused a loud noise, flash and smoke.

Investigators have conducted inspections of all power infrastructure in the tunnel, as well as all cars of the incident train, to reach this preliminary conclusion.

Preliminary Investigative Findings as of 5 p.m. Monday, April 25 (more…)

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5247 Wisconsin Ave, NW via Chads’ Facebook

A reader reports:

“Chad’s/Chadwick’s near Mazza Galleria is for sale. $1M for the name, $1 M for the assets, and of course taking over the lease.”

Updates when/if more info is known/confirmed.

Chads website says:

Since 1982, Chads Friendship Heights has been a mainstay of locals and visitors alike. Our inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious menu, and expansive drink selection have made regulars out of first time customers time and time again. Chads is not a chain or franchise; we are real people, hands-on from management, to the kitchen, to your table. Conveniently located across the street from the Jenifer St exit of the Friendship Heights Metro station, Chads Friendship Heights is a perfect place to unwind and relax for happy hour or take a break from shopping. (more…)

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via Washington Real Estate Investment Trust building flyer

A reader reports:

Michael’s Arts and Crafts has just signed a lease for the former TJ Maxx space in the Chevy Chase Metro Center building owned by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. I am sure some crafters around town will find this news exciting.”

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5252 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW

This house is located at 5342 42nd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Impeccable 4 level home with fantastic entertainment spaces in ideal Friendship Heights! Nearly 200K in upgrades * Large fenced patio with FP, lots of seating, lighting, landscaping * Open interiors * Wide plank HWs * Custom cable railing system * Sub-Zero * 4th level suite w/play room & 2 BRs * Garage & driveway * Literally too much to list * Walk to Mazza, retail, dining, Metro”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,590,000.