“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 https://www.facebook.com/chickfilatenleytown/.
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 (http://www.chick-fil-afoundation.org/). 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.
“According to his site, Wescott “felt God call him to walk across America,” a lonely task that takes months. Though perhaps a human companion would be the obvious choice, Wescott instead chose to make his way with the aid of a companion animal. His first thought was a dog, but the dog he’d picked out sustained an injury at a dog park and Wescott was advised to look elsewhere. So he looked to the goat.”
Things are moving along in preparation for the coming summer. Here is hoping that we are getting all the rain out of the way now!
Many of you have written about playing this year. I have done my best to keep track of the emails but Gmail sometimes has a mind of its own so feel free to get back in touch. Submissions can be mailed or dropped off between now and May 31. If you have any difficulty with getting in a physical demo package, let me know.
Fort Reno Concerts
c/o Amanda MacKaye
2215 N. Culepeper St.
Arlington, VA 22207
Shows will be happening in July once again this year and as always on Mondays and Thursdays. Music is 7 to 9:30 PM but the park is open for folks to be present for the pre-show festivities which will include cleaning the park and loading gear; the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.(more…)
“After hearing complaints from the community, the restaurant has canceled plans to move and will remain in its existing location at 4515 Wisconsin Ave, NW…Meanwhile the former home of the now defunct Firelake Grill remains vacant.”