02/14/14 3:15pm

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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.

02/07/14 12:00pm

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:

“Italian
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.

01/14/14 4:00pm

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5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending.

Last month USA Today reported:

“Discount retailer Loehmann’s has filed for bankruptcy protection for the third time and plans to liquidate its business.

Loehmann’s traces its roots to 1921, when Frieda Loehmann opened the retailer’s original store in Brooklyn. It is known for its “Back Room,” where bargain shoppers search for designer clothes on the cheap.”

Looks like the last day will be February 7, 2014.

11/29/13 10:30am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault which occurred in the area of the 5100 Block of 44th Street, NW.

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, around 11:00 PM, the victim was walking in the area of the 5100 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The suspect approached the victim and placed an unknown object into her back demanding money. The suspect obtained money from the victim and forced her into a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male, medium to dark complexion, 5’4” to 5’7” in height, 40-50 years of age wearing an olive green coat.

Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

11/26/13 4:30pm

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1211 Wisconsin Ave, NW

A new Tory Burch store has opened up in Georgetown. Their website says:

“Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its CEO and designer Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories and beauty.”

And I missed the October opening of TJ Maxx in the former Filene’s Basement space in Tenleytown:

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5300 Winsconsin Ave, NW

4419 Fessenden Street Northwest

This rental is located at 4419 Fessenden Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“PICTURE RESTORATION HARDWARE. GORGEOUS SUNFILLED HOME WITH 18 WINDOWS, 9FT CEILINGS, UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATH, FRESHLY PAINTED, PARTIALLY FURNISHED, COVERED OUTDOOR DECK WITH GRILL SPACE. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK, LOWER LEVEL SUITE WITH BACK ENTRANCE, 4 BLOCKS TO FRIENDSHIP METRO REDLINE. WALK TO CHEVY CHASE SHOPPING, WHOLE FOODS, MOVIES & PARKS. PETS CASE BY CASE. PARKING. SHOW ANYTIME.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,990/Mo.

08/23/13 4:24pm

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NBC Washington reports Metro Could Close Portion of Red Line for Up to Six Weeks:

“Structural and maintenance problems at the Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations may force a complete closure of a busy stretch of the Red Line for weeks, News4 has learned.

One Metro source said the repair process — and the corresponding shutdown — could take a month and a half.”

God help us if this is true…

07/31/13 11:30am

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Former Filene’s space on Connecticut Avenue

On July 15th a reader told us it looked like someone was coming to fill the Filene’s space in Friendship Heights ( 5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW). Washington Business Journal found out who’s coming:

At Mazza Gallerie, a T.J. Maxx will move from next door to fill the vacant Filene’s storefront, according to permits issued in early July.”

and they also say the Filene’s space at the National Press Building (529 14th Street, NW) will be filled by a Marshalls. Still no word on who is coming to the 1133 Connecticut Ave, NW space pictured above. Stay tuned.