So long story short – I got a flat tire on my bicycle and was headed to the gas station near Politics and Prose and stumbled upon this awesome, awesome little ADU (accessory dwelling unit) which I assume was once a regular garage like the rest of the houses on the block have. Love it.
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4304 Connecticut Ave, NW
For a second it looked like this former dry cleaning space was going to become a Chipotle but that deal fell through. Perhaps a blessing in disguise – stay tuned for Viet Chopsticks opening soon. Read More
via google maps
“Members of the Second District responded to a call for sounds of gunshots at 4500 Connecticut Avenue, NW on the Sixth Floor. Caller reported hearing 2 people arguing in the hallway and what sounded like one shot from a gun being fired. Officers arrived on the scene and found one shell casing on the floor. No reports of victim or suspect on the scene. This case is currently under investigation. Report numbers 19-057048. If anyone has any information please call the Second District detective Office at 202-715-7365 or CIC at 202-727-9099.”
5027 Connecticut Ave, NW Photo by Mary Bells Wall.
From a press release:
“Husband-wife duo Jena and Matt Carr of Little Red Fox will open Sugar Fox, a neighborhood ice cream shop and bakery, this weekend, in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The shop will offer house-made and customizable treats including ice cream by the scoop, milkshakes, cakes, and cupcakes.
Ed. Note: I guess this finally settles the neighborhood name dispute.
Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm
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5027 Connecticut Ave, NW
Any news on this place? On Connecticut ave between Little Red Fox and Politics and Prose.”
4432 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Flagship Carwash Center located at 4432 Connecticut Ave NW will provide FREE Regular car washes to furloughed federal workers. Furloughed workers will receive our Regular Wash which includes vacuuming and glass cleaning on the inside at no charge. Federal ID must be presented at the time of wash. Limit one wash per week per person. Offer is only available at our DC location. We are open from 8 AM to 6 PM seven days a week. Flagship Carwash Center have been providing the DC area with the highest quality car washing and detailing experience for over thirty years.”
Thanks to Susan and ANC Commissioner 3F06 Monika Nemeth for passing on the news:
“I went to visit Jake’s (5018 Connecticut Ave.) this evening as they are in my SMD and was shocked to learn that they are closing permanently on Sunday. Apparently lease negotiations fell apart. They will be sorely missed.”
Jake’s American Grille opened here in February 2011. Before Jake’s this space was home to Uptown Cathay. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
5018 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Monika Nemeth
4304 Connecticut Ave, NW
Update: Van Ness Main Streets tells me deal fell through, updates when we learn who really does take over the space.
Thanks to Anna for sending:
“Was just searching Chipotle’s website for closest location and found that there’s one “Coming Soon” to 4304 Connecticut Ave NW where Parklane Dry Cleaners used to be.” Read More
5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW previously Banana Leaf
From an email:
About: I’m Eddie Cano (say it three times fast, and one will ultimately stumble upon the phonetic pronunciation of “Americano” in Italian) is the first independent venture from industry veterans Massimo Papetti (Assaggi Osteria, Cafe Milano) and former ThinkFoodGroup executive chef James Gee (Jaleo, China Chilcano).
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5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
OK then, looks like we got another neighborhood name battle on our hands. I LIVE FOR THIS. Thanks to Amy for getting the ball rolling by objecting to Chevy Chase (D.C.) as the neighborhood for that new Italian restaurant coming across the street from the original Politics and Prose. So let’s settle this once and for all. hahaha just kidding, but let’s do our best to get a consensus. Now I don’t consider google the arbiter of neighborhood boundaries but I will note that they consider this Chevy Chase. I asked earlier today on twitter and folks seem pretty split between Van Ness and Forest Hills. Originally I was firmly in the Chevy Chase camp but now I’m honestly undecided. What say you?