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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…)

chads
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…)

Michael's Arts and Crafts map
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.

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. “