Washington, DC

3331 Connecticut Ave, NW

On the heels of the Burgundy and Gold likely changing their name after mounting pressure…

Thanks to Maddox for sending the update on Tobacco Palace DC‘s opening in Cleveland Park:

“I was indifferent to the business but now they’ve unveiled an ACTUAL CIGAR STORE INDIAN in the front window. Can we NOT?”

This is the former Artisan lamp space that closed after 35 years back in 2017.


3420 Connecticut Ave, NW via Tino’s Pizzeria

Thanks to Hayley for passing on from Tino’s Pizzeria in Cleveland Park:

“Who’s been missing the Movies??? We’ve got exciting news! We will be hosting our first ever MOVIE NIGHT ON THE PATIO this week on Wednesday and on Friday! The featured movie will be “What About Bob” — a summer classic! Movie starts at 8:30-get there early to grab the best spot!” Read More


3715 Macomb Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave

From an email:

“2Amys has come to a difficult decision: barring some kind of miracle, we plan to remain open for carry-out only for the rest of 2020.

We have spent much time trying to figure out how to stay safe in our kitchen while also being able to cook for our customers. After attending numerous Zoom conferences and reading up on various best practices, we have decided this is the safest and best way forward for us. Read More


From the DC Public Library:

“Library customers will soon be able to borrow and return physical items from the DC Public Library. On May 29, take-out service will be offered at the Anacostia and Cleveland Park libraries as part of Mayor Bowser’s plan to reopen the District.

Because the District’s Public Health Emergency remains in effect, Library service will be restored in phases. This approach allows the Library to ensure the safety of customers and staff and to begin replenishing its physical collection. Read More


3529 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to Jeff for sending the new window signage at old Palena space in Cleveland Park. Back in January we reported that School of Rock would be coming here:

“For over a decade, School of Rock has taught guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys through an innovative performance-based method. Students are put through a series of private lessons and group rehearsals and then get to show off what they learn on real rock stages to real rock audiences.”


Photos by Cristiam Rodriguez

Thanks to Cristiam for sending from the Cleveland Park Service Lane, yes THAT service lane.

DDOT shares other locations: “The first round of sidewalk extensions are being installed by the end of the week at the following locations to allow pedestrians enough space to practice social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

North side of Irving St NW between Hiatt Pl and 15th St NW

West side of Georgia Ave NW between Quincy St and Randolph St

East side of 25th St NW between Pennsylvania Ave NW and Trader Joe’s driveway

North side of H St NE between 3rd St NE and 4th St NE

Full closure of the Connecticut Ave NW service lane between Macomb St NW and Ordway St NW Read More


3426 Connecticut Ave, NW

Update from their website:

A reader reported yesterday afternoon: “I heard a rumor that the famous uptown theatre is closing down. Is this true?? That theatre is famous to anyone who has lived and grew up in Washington DC. From Superman to Star Wars this theatre has been a showplace to many people both in the city and all over the DMV.” Read More


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