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Ed. Note: In September we posted about the planned meeting of Neo Nazis featuring Tila Tequila among others. I don’t think people believed it at the time.

Thanks to all who sent links to this note posted by Maggiano’s Little Italy Chevy Chase:

“On Friday night, Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights was the inadvertent site of a protest that caused us to close our restaurant to protect the safety of our Teammates and Guests.

The protesters were upset because of a banquet we were hosting for a group called the National Policy Institute (NPI). This was a last minute booking made Friday afternoon, and the reservation was made under a different name, therefore we were not aware that NPI was dining with us or what the group represents. After the event, an attendee sent a tweet in which she made a “Sieg Heil salute” in support of Hitler and white supremacy. This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background.

We want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for inadvertently hosting this meeting, which resulted in hateful sentiment. We want you to know that at the suggestion of one of our Guests, we are donating the profits from our restaurant sales on Friday, $10,000, to the DC office of the Anti-Defamation League, which for decades has been working to bring people together in peace and understanding.”

chewbaca

“Dear PoPville,

Our beloved hound dog Chewbacca ran away from a pet sitter last night in friendship heights/upper NW near MD border. Call 215-219-6343 if seen! Reward. Very sad dog parents.

Chewbacca is a sweet 2 year old black and tan hound mix. Loves people, dogs and food. Wearing navy and white collar.

Last seen 45th Street, NW and River Road. If you see Chewy, please Do Not Chase Him, Just give us a call! 215-219-6343 $$ Reward $$.”

5408-41st-street-northwest

This house is located at 5408 41st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“This is a true masterpiece wrapped in luxury and style. No detail was overlooked. Unbeatable location, 1 block from everything Friendship Heights has to offer and the redline metro! TOP OF THE LINE Viking PRO STYLE appliances with 48″ DUAL FUEL range. IMPORTED 11′ Calacatta Marble island, CUSTOM CABINETRY AND MILL WORK, huge flagstone rear patio with OFF STREET PARKING.. DETAILED PERFECTION”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,195,000.

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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…)

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…)