4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
In November I shared some scuttlebutt about the space saying “The strongest rumor that I continue to hear is that a full size Target may take over the space.” The Washington Business Journal confirms the news this morning:
“Target to fill big Tenleytown retail vacancy.”
Best Buy closed November 3rd leaving a big hole to fill. Some folks doubted that a Target would fill that hole due to the fact that Cleveland Park was getting one of the “small-format” urban stores (opening April 7th by the by.) Stay tuned for updates as this one gets closer to opening, probably this fall.
Albemarle and 40th Street, NW
Making progress at the future Wawa in Tenleytown. It’s been a long time coming but they’ve made some good process over the past two weeks! This location used to be an old Sears appliance store.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil
From an email:
“Time to Consider Changing the Name of Woodrow Wilson High School:
Forum and Community Conversation on President Wilson’s Impact on D.C.
February 12, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The D.C. History and Justice Collective and the Wilson High School Diversity Task Force invite Wilson students, teachers, staff, alumni and neighbors, and residents of all eight wards to join a forum and community conversation on President Woodrow Wilson’s segregationist legacy in Washington. Is it time to change the school’s name?
President Wilson brought Jim Crow practices to the federal government, firing and demoting black employees who had found a road to advancement in the federal civil service. His racist employment practices decimated the black middle class in Washington in the early 20th century and fired up the segregation in housing and education that has kept many in the black community separate and unequal to this day. (more…)
3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“DC Developer Renowned for Adaptive Reuse Will Transform Historic 10-acre Site Into The City’s Most Innovative and Walkable Neighborhood
Roadside Development and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC(NASH), joint venture partners of the $640 million mixed-use transformation of the 10-acre Fannie Mae Headquarters in the heart of DC, revealed the development’s new name will be City Ridge. In addition to the new name, Roadside Development announced the groundbreaking will be [was] held on December 1, 2018 following Fannie Mae’s November move to its new headquarters.
Rendering by Shalom Baranes Associates, Architects
“In a city full of architectural history, we are building City Ridge at one of the district’s most storied sites,” said Richard Lake, principal of Roadside Development. “The name City Ridge not only reflects the site’s geographical location at one of the highest points in the city, but brings to mind the aesthetic that makes this area of DC so special: It’s where the city meets nature. City Ridge will be a neighborhood that looks to the future while respecting its key architectural elements.”
The name originates from the site’s location on Wisconsin Avenue, a geological ridgeline that separates the two stream valleys of Rock Creek Park to the east and Foundry Branch to the west. (more…)
4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street
From American University:
“I am pleased to share with you some new developments regarding the AU-owned property at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The university has signed leases with both Surfside restaurant and the Broadcasters Child Development Center, local businesses that will help strengthen AU’s ties to the D.C. community.
As was announced previously, Surfside restaurant will open their third D.C. location this spring in the space formerly occupied by Firelake Grill. The Broadcasters Child Development Center (BCDC) will also move in during the coming months. (more…)
4433 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Ellen for sending “Jimmy Johns is gone in Tenleytown! Was only a matter of time.” Jimmy John’s opened in Tenleytown back in December 2015 but never really looked busy. In September Jimmy John’s also closed in Glover Park and in January they closed in Columbia Heights.
4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
The scuttlebutt that Best Buy was closing in Tenleytown, turned out to be true. On the listserv I had seen some rumors from folks hearing that the ACE Hardware on the lower level would also be closing. I’m happy to say that is not the case – I hear that ACE is safe and sound in this space, which is a relief.
As for the Best Buy space I continue to hear two things. 1. That somehow the space may have been leased by Amazon. 2. The strongest rumor (more…)