5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

First the World Market closed inside the Bed Bath and Beyond in Chinatown and soon it’ll be farewell in Friendship Heights.

Did I need box of herring fillets, a 6 pack of Tsingtao beer, a king tut mini snow globe and zebra travel umbrella? No, no I did not*. Did I buy them because they were on sale? Yes. Yes I did. [*my children would disagree. On the snow globe and zebra umbrella anyway.] Get yours by the end of the month. Read More

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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.

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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.

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