5109 45th Street Northwest

This house is located at 5109 45th Street Northwest:

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 3.28.25 PM

The listing says:

“Light-filled, semi-detached 4BR 2BA house in AU Park. Living Room features double exposure. The Dining Room has room for large family gatherings and opens to a sunny den. The kitchen is in good condition. Upstairs are 3 bright BRs & 1BA. Wood Floors throughout. LL w/ in-law suite/rec rm. Outdoor space! The location is superb offering a quick walk to the Friendship Heights Metro & Shopping!”

You can see more photos here and a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $689,000.

07/15/13 11:30am

Filenes_closing_dc_friendship_heights
Former Filene’s space on Connecticut Avenue

“Dear PoPville,

Was in Mazza Gallerie over the weekend and all of the window space at the old Filene’s space is now covered with heavy paper. It appears that interior demolition in the space is underway. Checked the DC PIV system and see that a demo permit has been issued for Mazza Galllerie and a building permit is pending. No signs on the space regarding a tenant.”

Filene’s Basement closed their DC stores back in Nov. 2011. They had three DC stores located at 5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW in Friendship Heights; 529 14th Street NW in the National Press Building and 1133 Connecticut Ave, NW (pictured above) near Farragut North. Updates when the new tenant(s) is known.

IMG_0874
5471 Wisconsin Avenue

A few weeks ago we learned:

The new neighborhood restaurant will serve Tex-Mex favorites and Mi Cocina classics like the Tacos “De Brisket”, Sunset Fajitas, and Rico Salad. Mi Cocina honors long time employees, family members and personalities that have been a part of the restaurant’s unique history by naming menu items after them, sharing their culture with generations of Texans that have dined there since the first location opened in 1991.

At The Collection, a stylish and relaxed interior will accommodate 155 in an open dining room.

You can see their menu here. Hours will be Sun – Thu 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm.

IMG_0876

IMG_0879

IMG_0888

8691206390_2c8a59551c
5310 Western Ave. NW (Wisconsin and Western Ave, NW.)

Back in Feb. we learned Tynan coffee had closed in Friendship Heights and would be replaced by a Le Pain Quotidien.

From an email:

Our brand new store is the 13th one in the DC area, and is located at the Shops of Wisconsin Place, an urbane lifestyle center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. We occupy a part of the open plaza next to Bloomingdale’s, with large outdoor patio seating. Guests can enjoy our boulangeire fare with handmade organic bread, pastries, tartines, soups and salads. We stay true to our sustainable roots by incorporating eco-friendly features like LED lighting, recycled cast-iron arched windows and refurbished church pew seating.

8691206408_fc6c575c9c

mi_cocina_friendship_heights
5471 Wisconsin Avenue

Back in Dec. 2012 we learned that Mi Cocina Tex-Mex restaurant was coming to Friendship Heights. You can see their menu here. Lots more details and an opening date from a press release:

Mi Cocina, considered a local Tex-Mex favorite by residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, plans to open in early May at The Collection (5471 Wisconsin Avenue; 301-652-1195). The modern restaurant brims with delicious, time-honored recipes, all the while embracing a comfortable and family-friendly attitude that has been celebrated by all ages for more than 20 years. Mi Cocina prepares its diverse menu fresh daily with authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the finest ingredients.

The new neighborhood restaurant will serve Tex-Mex favorites and Mi Cocina classics like the Tacos “De Brisket”, Sunset Fajitas, and Rico Salad. Mi Cocina honors long time employees, family members and personalities that have been a part of the restaurant’s unique history by naming menu items after them, sharing their culture with generations of Texans that have dined there since the first location opened in 1991.

At The Collection, a stylish and relaxed interior will accommodate 155 in an open dining room. Adorned with custom chandeliers and a showpiece mural from Mexican-born artist Luis Sottil, the dining room embraces both the old and the new. Sottil’s bright and vibrant works are crafted with natural pigments, depicting creatures and plants found locally alongside wildlife found in abundance in his native Tampico, an exuberant port in the Gulf of Mexico. The restaurant also offers a comfortable, glass-enclosed private dining room for up to 25 guests, perfect for parties or office meetings with a sweeping view of the colorful interior. Seasonally, the front of the restaurant opens up to Wisconsin Avenue allowing guests to enjoy al fresco dining in addition to the spacious, shaded courtyard patio located in the breezeway.

 

5310 42nd Street Northwest

This rental is located at 5310 42nd Street, NW:


View Larger Map

The listing says:

“Charming colonial in heart of Friendship Heights! Shopping, resturants and Metro steps away. Freshly painted and ready to go. Sunfilled LR, sep DR and Kit with newer appliances. 3 BR’s and 1 FB up. Finished LL w/ FR, full bath and laundry / storage room. Pull down attic stairs w/ extra storage. Beautiful archways! Great yard and delightful covered front porch!”

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $2,800/Mo.

02/25/13 12:00pm

Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above from the Chevy Chase Pavilion in Friendship Heights (5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.) Washingtonian reports:

The original Frederick location of the sandwich shop boasts a menu that’s both moderately priced and family-friendly—think a $4.50 grilled cheese sandwich and fruit cups alongside more grown-up options like a wedge salad with barbecue chicharrones and a slow-cooked pork shoulder sandwich with pickled cabbage and cilantro.

You can see their full menu here. Chef Voltaggio opened RANGE in the Chevy Chase Pavilion back in Dec. 2012.

01/11/13 4:30pm


5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Located next door to Bryan Voltaggio’s recently opened RANGE comes – Civil Cigar Lounge in the Chevy Chase Pavilion.

Their website says:

CIVIL CIGAR LOUNGE — brought to you by John Anderson and Matt Krimm of W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist — is a premium cigar lounge and small plate eatery concept located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, DC. A carefully curated selection of premium cigars from Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic will be paired with premium and small batch spirits, wines, beers and specialty cocktails.

The small plates menu will be developed exclusively by Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s RANGE, located adjacent to CIVIL in the Chevy Chase Pavilion.

CIVIL features a 500 square foot retail section and 5,000 square foot lounge. Our state of the art air handling system replaces 100% of the air in the facility every two minutes. In addition, 125 humidified cigar lockers are available for lease.

You can see their menus here. More photos after the jump. (more…)