Sign of the times…
1000 I St, NW
Thought this one in Friendship Heights was pretty sweet. But obviously the question that must be asked – is it considered a pop up?
would have never guessed from looking at the front:
via Washington Real Estate Investment Trust building flyer
A reader reports:
“Michael’s Arts and Crafts has just signed a lease for the former TJ Maxx space in the Chevy Chase Metro Center building owned by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. I am sure some crafters around town will find this news exciting.”
5252 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW
This house is located at 5342 42nd Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Impeccable 4 level home with fantastic entertainment spaces in ideal Friendship Heights! Nearly 200K in upgrades * Large fenced patio with FP, lots of seating, lighting, landscaping * Open interiors * Wide plank HWs * Custom cable railing system * Sub-Zero * 4th level suite w/play room & 2 BRs * Garage & driveway * Literally too much to list * Walk to Mazza, retail, dining, Metro”
You can see more photos here.
This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,590,000.
A reader spots in Friendship Heights:
“Awesome tag, but is it street legal? The front numbers matched the numbers on the back plate – it was the regular DC flag tag. Love that it’s a euro-style tag on a decidedly un-European car!”
Rosa Mexicano opened after extensive renovations at 5225 Wisconsin Ave, NW back in January 2012. Thanks to a reader for sending the closure notice. Their Penn Quarter/Chinatown location remains open.
From MPD Sunday:
“This morning at approximately 7:30am, a resident in the 3900 block of Ingomar St., NW, reported that while within her residence she heard the rear gate to her backyard open. Curious to see who it may be she peered out the window of the rear door. Immediately, she did not recognize the subject approaching and hastily attempted to lock the back door. However, she did not get the door secured before the suspect grabbed the door handle. A brief struggle ensued while the victim attempted to keep the door closed. The victim screamed for assistance causing the suspect to flee into a waiting vehicle in the alley making good his escape.
The suspect in this case is described as a black male, 5’4” to 5’7” in height with a slim build. The suspect had shoulder length cornrows wearing a mask. He was dressed in all dark clothing. The suspect was observed fleeing in what was described as a tan or silver, Toyota Rav 4. The vehicle was last observed in the area of Military Rd and Nevada Ave.
Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office on 202-730-1903, or our Command Information Center on 202-727-9099. Additionally, please report any suspicious activity by dialing 911.”
From the New Hill East listserv:
“I just wanted to let you all know that my house [1500 block of East Capitol St, NE] was broken into at 6:15 am this morning [Saturday]. They used a crowbar to get into the house through my back door facing the alley. When they heard I was awake, they took a couple of things from the kitchen and ran out of the house. “
5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Marshalls is coming to the former Loehmann’s space which closed back in February. Marshalls website says:
“Grand Opening on November 6, 2014 from 8am to 10pm!”
Thanks to a reader for sending this fantastic display from Fessenden Street, NW “just west of Wisconsin. The whole front yard is a sculpture garden.”
Couple more shots after the jump. (more…)
4300 Military Road, NW at Wisconsin Ave. Renderings courtesy Embassy Suites
Following the opening of Bryan Voltaggio’s Lunchbox comes more new for the Chevy Chase Pavilion – from a press release:
“The renowned hotel at Chevy Chase Pavilion has begun its substantial renovation build-out. The Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is embarking on a colossal $10.5 million property transformation that includes a structural conversion throughout the 170,000-square-foot, 198 two-room suite property offering an entirely new guest stay experience. Hotel officials announced today that construction has begun for the full renovation that is slated for delivery on October 20, 2014. Plans call for a newly designed open entrance, sweeping lobby, expanded restaurant and lounge, new bar concept, upgraded suites, renewed health club and enlarged public areas.
Designed by HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer & Associates of Rockville, Maryland, the new Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion will take on an elegant and contemporary design aesthetic of large field graphite tile with glass and silver accents that will resemble an independent boutique hotel property catering to weekday business travelers and weekend family sojourners.
The Embassy Suites’ dining and bar areas are also undergoing a substantial transformation and will launch an original drinking and dining concept that has been expanded beyond hotel guests and open to the public. Named after the hotel’s admired sous chef Wilfredo Benavides, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Willie’s Bar is a brand new 2,000-square-foot, 22-seat bar featuring more than 100 top-shelf spirits, wines and local draft and bottled beers and a newly crafted small-plates menu. An additional 50 seats, also featuring Willie’s signature cocktails and menu selections, will be situated in the lounge area directly off the bar. In special remembrance and honor of Chef Willie, one percent of all bar proceeds from Willie’s Bar will go to the ALS Association – an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (more…)