3419 Connecticut Ave, NW
From the Cleveland Park Listserv:
“I just wanted to let folks know that Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese Food will be coming to the Nam-Viet space. They do not yet have an opening date, but I’m looking forward to welcoming a new business to our community!”
Ed. Note: I asked the ANC Rep, Beau Finley, if they were closing their Woodley Park location and he said that was unclear at this time. Will update as more is known.
You can see their Woodley Park menu here.
current home at 2604 Connecticut Ave, NW
3319 Connecticut Ave, NW
“Join us and our friends at Sierra Nevada on Friday night August 4th for a tap takeover benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance of DC. Starting at 6pm we will be serving 7 beers from Sierra with a portion of the beer sales going directly to the great folks at HRA. The tap list will include: West Coast DIPA (Boneyard collaboration), Dry-Hopped Barley wine (Avery collaboration), Ginger Lager (Surly collaboration), Thai-Style Ice Tea Ale (Mikkeller collaboration), Tropical Torpedo IPA, Otra Vez Gose and the legendary Pale Ale. Representatives from both Sierra and HRA will be on hand to answer any questions, hand out swag and talk adoption days. Come beat the heat and contribute to a great cause with us and our friends!”
3426 Connecticut Ave, NW
UPDATE from the Cleveland Park listserv:
“I’m delighted to share that AMC’s Director of Corporate Communications, Ryan Noonan, has announced the following:
In response to community feedback, AMC will maintain the Uptown signage, with an upgrade to LED lighting for better energy efficiency and to ensure the sign remains in good working order. We continue to evaluate additional exterior signage plans, including the addition of the AMC brand on the theatre. We appreciate the passion and feedback from the community, and look forward to serving moviegoers at AMC Uptown 1 for years to come.
I will share any additional information as it becomes available.
“Corner of Connecticut and Sedgwick. 3 cars pulled over and, as you can see, one crunched into the column at Sedgwich Garden apartments. Don’t think anyone was hurt.”
3426 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Sweet. From Conte’s website:
“We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new Conte’s Bike Shop location in partnership with Giant Bicycles on Wisconsin Ave in Washington DC later this year. For years, we have proudly carried the Giant product line in all of our stores making this partnership a wonderful opportunity for our company and Giant. We invite you to visit our new store later this year.”
They’ll be located right next door to The Silver Brasserie opening this August.
Check out this cool video Eric Fidler posted to Twitter:
It took 26 years, but the Klingle Valley Trail has reopened. pic.twitter.com/nF7ZsEEPsN
— Eric Fidler (@EricFidler) June 25, 2017
From a press release:
“Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on the new Klingle Valley Trail and celebrated by leading the trail’s inaugural community walk/ride. The event showcased the new trail that stretches from Woodley Park through Cleveland Park and Mount Pleasant and connects to Rock Creek Park. The Mayor was joined by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo, the Klingle Valley Trail project team, Washington Area Bicyclist Association representatives, and community members.
“Back in 2015, we started this project with two goals in mind: turn a washed-out roadway into a beautiful, new trail, and protect Klingle Valley from traffic and pollution,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today, the Klingle Valley Trail, our first road-to-trail project, offers a safe route for bikers and walkers to connect through our Northwest neighborhoods and into Rock Creek Park, and its updated, sustainable infrastructure means we will be able to enjoy this new trail for years to come.” (more…)
This rental is located at Connecticut Ave NW at Ordway. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1700 / 450ft2 – PARIS IN CLEVELAND PARK – FULLY FURNISHED AND READY TO GO
This totally renovated euro style studio comes completely furnished (SORRY, IT ONLY COMES FULLY FURNISHED) and ready to go. New everything in a vintage era building located immediately across the street from the Red Line Metro. Restaurants abound, grocery and convenience stores are outside your front door along with one of DC’s finest movie theatres, the Uptown. (more…)
As you and others have pointed out, Cleveland Park has been losing businesses and struggling to attract new ones. Cleveland Park faces tough competition from other neighborhoods, both established and newly-resurgent. But the neighborhood and surrounding community now have an unique opportunity to protect Cleveland Park’s historic character while preparing it for the future.
We’re looking for feedback on our proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map and we are using this survey to begin needed community engagement on how to ensure our little neighborhood’s long-term health. With Ripple and Nam Viet both closing their doors this month, it’s clear something needs to change.
The Comprehensive Plan contemplates what the District will look like over the next 10-20 years. We think these proposals can help start the process of increasing density in Cleveland Park to take advantage of our Metro station, to provide more affordable housing units, and to help ensure the necessary foot traffic to support vibrant and diverse businesses in Cleveland Park. We know these proposals are not some sort of magic bullet – but we think they are a necessary first step. (more…)
3419 Connecticut Ave, NW
I hope your precious service lane was worth it. Even the flower thief is gonna leave Cleveland Park in disgust. And I don’t blame him. The Nam Viet news follows word of Ripple closing June 24th and 7-E opening.
From Beau Finley:
Another Cleveland Park institution is closing its doors this month: Nam Viet is closing.
Please see attached.”
Full farewell letter from Nam Viet after the jump. (more…)