Washington, DC

4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to Andrew for passing on the glorious news from Calvert Woodley:

“Beginning next Monday, July 6th, our hours will be extended to 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. We will continue to offer curbside pickup and delivery.

We plan to follow some new guidelines in an effort to maintain the safety of our customers and staff. Customers will be allowed into the store in smaller groups so as not to exceed 15 customers in the store at one time. We will require customers to wear masks, we will be stepping up our sanitizing efforts, and we will ask everyone to maintain safe distances.”


4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

It’s been a very long month. But with the recent news of Greek Deli and Great Wall (and Brookland’s Finest soon) reopening for take out and now this, well I’ll take it!! Thanks again to Judi for passing on the good word from Calvert Woodley:


We hope you are safe and healthy and doing well. We have missed you!

As a thank you for your support we are having a 20% OFF SALE ON ALL WINE through May 9th. Online ordering is available now.

To keep our employees, customers, and community safer, here are the adjustments we’ve made, or are continuing to make, to our normal business operations:

• CW will be open Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 pm.

• No customers inside Calvert Woodley, just employees. To ensure physical distancing, we will have less than half the staff we normally have at any given time. Read More


4400 Connecticut Ave, NW

Brittany asks:

“any idea why there are ambulances and firetrucks (no sirens) outside of the Days Inn in Van Ness literally all hours of day and night? This is the third time today they’ve been there and most days this week have been there multiple times. Is this COVID-19 related?”

Another reader writes: “The Days Inn on Connecticut Ave is apparently housing overflow from homeless shelters in DC. Also, ambulances arrive there maybe once an hour.”


4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to Judith for passing on from my beloved Calvert Woodley:

“I am sending out this email to inform you that Calvert Woodley will temporarily close for all business starting this Saturday, April 4th, at 5:00pm.

That means no online orders, no phone calls, no customers in the store, no employees in the store. It also means online ordering has been disabled, effective immediately. I know this will anger some, and I apologize for that, but there’s no way to handle the many orders we currently have and take more new orders, and still close by Saturday at 5:00pm.

The point of this notice is also to let you know you can pick up your pre-existing orders from the last few days. To handle the rush we will be available the next two days from 10:00am – 5:00pm. If you can’t make it in before Saturday night, or don’t want to, we will hold all orders as we normally do, for as long as you’d like.

How long will CW be closed? Read More


4339 Connecticut Ave, NW courtesy Calvert Woodley

Ed. Note: Thank God.

From the very fine folks at Calvert Woodley:

“Calvert Woodley is changing hands. But, not to worry; the venerable destination for wine and cheese is staying in the family. Ed Sands, owner and operator since 1966, is passing the torch to his son, Michael Sands, who has worked in the business since 1998.

In one iteration or another, Calvert Woodley’s storied history began in 1946. One of the keys to the store’s success is the longevity of the staff, several of whom have been with the store for over 25 years, with a few at 40 years and still going! Read More


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