Thanks to a reader for sending word that The Avenue is coming to the former Tian Tian Fang space in Chevy Chase. Since the design is by Swatchroom, I’m anticipating a beautiful buildout. Now coming this Fall but I dig the vision:
“The popular neighborhood coffeehouse at Politics and Prose will re-open officially on April 14, following a ten-week closure for renovations. Renamed The Den, the coffeehouse will be operated by Matt Carr, who founded the excellent nearby market and eatery Little Red Fox with his wife Jena. The Den will feature expanded seating, improved furnishings and lighting, and a new menu created by Carr that includes dinner items as well as wine and craft beer.
5035 Connecticut Ave, NW
The changes mark the first major renovation of the coffeehouse since its start in 1993. P&P’s owners—Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine—worked with local architect Mark McInturff to ensure that the renovated space would retain the casual atmosphere and cozy feel that many in the neighborhood have enjoyed over the years. Visitors to The Den also will find the same superb coffee they’ve come to expect from the coffeehouse, along with a new and varied selection of made-to-order menu items. Food choices will include daily fresh baked pastries, tartines, soups, and cheese and charcuterie boards, and a much-anticipated new dessert, Pie Fries. Locally sourced, farm-to-table produce will be featured whenever possible.
The Den will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.(more…)
This house is located at 5529 Nebraska Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“OPEN HOUSE SAT JAN 23, 12-2PM AND SUN JAN 24TH, 1-3PM. Amazing Chevy Chase location and price! Detached 4 level home, much larger inside than appears from outside. Hardwood floors, separate dining room, powder room on main level, living room w/fireplace,detached 1 car garage, front porch, large attic, tremendous potential. Close to everything including shops, metro, bus, restaurants and more.”
American City Diner bravely put up this sign. This is one of many examples of those who are standing with American-Muslims, in the face of an unprecedented, vicious and dangerous wave of Islamophobia. Light always breaks out of darkness!”
“The coffeehouse at Politics & Prose has long been a signature attraction of the store, a neighborhood gathering spot for book lovers seeking a great cup of coffee, light fare, and a feeling of community. And now the place is about to get a facelift. In January, we’ll begin a renovation to add more seating, improve the flow, and generally brighten the space.
We’ll have more details in the weeks ahead about some other exciting plans underway for the coffeehouse when it re-opens. But in the meantime we wanted to let customers know that it will be closed beginning January 1 for up to three months. During that period the outdoor entrance into the coffeehouse will not be accessible, so customers coming into the store from the parking lot will need to enter through the back of the Children and Teens Department or through the store’s front door on Connecticut Avenue NW. (more…)