Washington, DC

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 4500 block Western Avenue NW. Lookout for Black, Male wearing all black, 20’3-30’s. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the 5200 block of Western Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 7:39 pm, members of the Second District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Additionally, a second adult male victim was located in Montgomery County, MD, Read More


5255 Western Ave, NW

Thanks to Scott for sending: “Lord & Taylor in Friendship Heights closing. Announced to staff yesterday. Staff say they have not been told the final closing date yet.”

Ethan notes: “The whole chain is closing, so that means curtains for the big location on Western Ave.”

Ed. Note: This follows the news of Mazza Gallerie’s foreclosure sale.


5310 Western Ave, NW

Thanks to Emily for sending: “Le Pain Quotidien in Friendship Heights hasn’t been open since the pandemic started, and I guess that’s it for good…”

And thanks to Renee for passing on more bleak news in Friendship Heights from the Washington Business Journal, “Mazza Gallerie mall in Northwest D.C. faces a foreclosure sale”

Mazza Gallerie’s (5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) website says: “Since 1978 Mazza Gallerie has served as DC’s choice for upscale retail and entertainment. Boasting 3 levels of shops and eateries and a full level movie theatre, Mazza Gallerie is a premiere destination for fun and shopping.”

Updates when we learn what happens with the foreclosure.


Photo by DC Fire & EMS

Thanks to all who messaged us about this insanity. DC Fire & EMS reported:

“Update vehicle into building 4900 block Wisconsin Ave NW. Vehicle went into dining area of restaurant. Driver was evaluated & declined transport to hospital. No other injuries. Damage to structure is primarily cosmetic. DCRA building inspector requested.” Read More


New Driver Or Not…

“Dear PoPville,

Not a great parking job, but it’s okay. Because if you look closely at the rear window, there is a homemade sign that reads “NEW DRIVER.” We were thinking that there should probably also be one that states “NEW PARKER.”

Picture taken in Friendship Village.”


inside 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW courtesy Civil

From Civil Cigar Lounge:

“We hate to have to write this, but we need to let the Civil Lounge family know, that this Thursday, September 26, 2019 will be the final night of service at Civil Cigar Lounge. Over the last 7 years we have had the pleasure of creating one of the best cigar lounges for our guests. We have had some exceptional staff, that provided good, comfortable service to a growing clientele both new-comers and regulars. We will truly miss that interaction.

The Chevy Chase Pavilion had chosen to go in a different direction after losing other service and retail tenants over the last two years. We fought to stay as long as we could, using all legal means at our disposal, but our final hearing didn’t go our way. So we are at the end of this particular road.

We are exploring new opportunities to bring Civil back within the District of Columbia. Read More


2319 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From Tennis Zone Plus:

“New Location: 4839 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., 20016 – Tennis Zone Plus will be moving from its current location of 2319 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., 20007. It will now be just a couple blocks from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station.

D.C.’s premier tennis store is moving to a larger space to provide its customers with more options than ever before.

Since opening in 2009, Tennis Zone Plus has been a fixture in the D.C. community, becoming a one-stop shop for tennis players of all skill levels. Tennis Zone Plus not only provides the tennis community with the latest gear, it also has a wide variety of items to suit the needs of the squash, racquetball, pickleball, and badminton communities. Read More


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