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.

5109 45th Street Northwest

This house is located at 5109 45th Street Northwest:

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.