3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

About a month ago we learned that the Fannie Mae HQ building and property had sold to Roadside Development and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC.

“The acquisition includes a 228,000 square foot building and approximately 10 acres of land.”


The original report called for a shopping mall as well as luxury condos but now Roadside Development has set up a website to engage neighbors:

“In anticipation of Fannie Mae’s departure, our team is excited to work with the community early on in planning the future uses of the site.”


3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on this big development news from Nikkei Asian Review:

“The Japanese developer likely will pay 10 billion yen to 20 billion yen ($88 million to $176 million) for the building and roughly 40,000-sq.-meter property located 10 minutes or so from the White House by car. Sekisui House plans to remodel the 60-year-old brick structure into a shopping center while maintaining its stately facade, as well as build luxury condominiums on vacant land.”

Update Full press release:

“Roadside Development, a privately held commercial real estate firm and its joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), are pleased to announce the purchase of the iconic Fannie Mae Headquarters located at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC. The acquisition includes a 228,000 square foot building and approximately 10 acres of land. (more…)

4235 Wisconsin Ave, NW at Veazey Street

On a personal note, thank you God. This is the long vacant dry cleaners that was once planned to be a Pie Five Pizza Co. in between Cava Grill and Nando’s Peri Peri. And now fantastic news (for those who live/work nearby) from Jessica Sidman:

“Sushi burritos are coming to Tenleytown. Buredo is opening at 4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW.”

You can see their menu here.

Update: Whoa! Thanks to a commenter for noting more coming soon Buredos:

Atlas District
625 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

111 K Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016″

4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Brandywine courtesy District Taco

From a press release:

“District Taco is opening its eighth restaurant on Monday, October 17th, 2016. The restaurant is located at 4600 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.

Regular business hours start at 11 am. District Taco expects a positive turnout so it is best to arrive prior to the opening time. The first 50 customers in line will receive a District Taco goodie bag of swag.

As a company that encourages philanthropic outreach, District Taco actively partners up with non-profits located near the restaurant sites. For the Tenleytown grand opening, District Taco is hosting a fundraiser for the Friendship Place Community Center. (more…)


Update from Ashley Lipps:

“view of the Tenleytown grenade watch”

From MPD:

UPDATE: Suspicious item in Ft Reno Park has been cleared. No hazards, PD clearing scene

chick fil a
4505 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Local franchise owner Kristen Johnson will open the District of Columbia’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant on Aug. 11, bringing 65 new jobs and the chain’s signature menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and award-winning customer service to the Tenleytown neighborhood.

The new restaurant is located at 4505 Wisconsin Ave. NW, near the Tenleytown-AU Metro Red Line stop. Anyone 13 years and older is invited to stop by any time between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 to participate in a special “Surprise & Delight” grand opening celebration. The special grand opening event takes the place of the First 100 campout typically associated with a Chick-fil-A grand opening. Those interested in participating can find more details as the opening nears on the restaurant’s Facebook page at

Children’s Book Drive

Reflecting her desire to have a positive impact on the surrounding community, Johnson is inviting the community to celebrate the restaurant opening by participating in a children’s book drive. Johnson is collecting new and gently used children’s books from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House to serve as a free library exchange and will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. The Book House, built from reclaimed wood, is donated by the Chick-fil-A Foundation ( Since 2014, Chick-fil-A has collected more than 21,500 books which were donated to 132 local organizations in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

Restaurant Details (more…)