Covid-19 VACCINE INFORMATION (1/16/21)
4,309 vaccination appointments are now available (as of 9am Saturday Jan. 16)) for District residents who are 65 years of age and older and/or health care workers and who live in Wards 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8. You can register for an appointment at vaccinate.dc.gov or by calling the District’s hotline at 855-363-0333, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7pm and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. On Monday, January 18, at 9am, an additional 1,436 appointments will become available to any DC resident who is 65 and older or any individual who works in a health care setting in DC. The first round of vaccines given to residents 65 or older breaks down as follows: Ward 8 residents - 94, Ward 7 - 97, Ward 5 - 364, Ward 1 - 452, Ward 4 - 892, Ward 6 - 1,018, Ward 2 - 1,274, Ward 3 - 2,465.
NEW! DC's SMART STREET LIGHTING PROJECT (1/15/21)
At a special ANC3/4G meeting on Thursday Jan. 14th DC's Smart Street Lighting project was addressed. The ANC discussed concerns that DDOT's Request for Proposal (RFP) in its current stage does not pursue intended goals adequately, the resolution, asks that the RFP be revised to address concerns in the following areas: overlighting, light pollution, light trespass, glare, color, energy consumption, testing before installation, and accountability. The full detailed resolution can be found here. The discussion can be found on the ANC YouTube Channel.
NEW! FUTURE OF LAFAYETTE PRE-K4 (1/12/21)
ANC 3/4G devoted most of its 7-11:20pm, January 11 Zoom meeting to hearing from parents, elected officials, and DCPS representatives on the DC Public School’s proposal to relocate all of the Lafayette Pre-K4 program to 1375 Missouri Avenue, 2.5 miles from the Lafayette campus. There are several reference items on this subject on the ANC website:
The ANC passed a resolution which urged DCPS to (1) find an alternative place for Lafayette’s Pre-K4 within the school’s boundaries, (2) retain the Pre-K4 program on the Lafayette campus to the extent that it can be accommodated in whatever space can be made available, and (3) establish a city-wide, standalone early learning center on Missouri Avenue that adds additional Pre-K capacity and will be open to all with a possible preference for Lafayette and Brightwood students depending on input from the Brightwood community.
NEW! LAFAYETTE E.S.RE-OPENING NOW SET FOR FEBRUARY 1 (1/12/21)
Lafayette re-opening is now scheduled for February 1st. This is a decision made by the Mayor and DCPS and Lafayette is bound by the decision made by the Mayor/DCPS. Regardless of the re-opening students may always remain virtual. A full FAQ has been prepared for the Lafayette community. Two meetings are scheduled to help inform the community. They will be held: Thursday, 1/14 at 6:30pm - Parent Huddle for ReOpen Model Questions, and Thursday, 1/21 at 6:30pm - Parent Huddle for Safety Protocols and Drop off/Pick Up
NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
The Chevy Chase neighborhood has several social media platforms that people use to convey information and to generate discussion. One of these platforms is Chevy Chase Chatter, a Facebook group that started in August, 2018 and already has over 1,300 subscribers. It is a very active online forum that provides Chevy Chase residents an opportunity to communicate with their neighbors in "real time." Posts are immediate, there is no lag time or editing of submissions. Individuals can set notifications so they can learn about things as soon as they are posted. Only members can see who's in the group and what they post and as the fastest growing neighborhood social media platform Chevy Chase Chatter provides a great public service.
Presidential Inauguration - Stay on top of official DC Inagural alerts. The District will be providing emergency alerts in the run-up to and during the inauguration. To get updates and alerts text INAUG2021 to 888-777 for public safety and transportation alerts.
Zoom Event January 21 @ 7pm co-sponsored by Historic Chevy Chase DC & the Chevy Chase Citizens Association with Sarah Shoenfeld on "DC's Racialized Housing Landscape" Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7pm via this zoom link: Https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86001490914 Shoenfeld, an independent scholar and public historian, co-directs the project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC with Mara Cherkasky.
January, 2021 Newsletter, Chevy Chase News & Notes - Highlights from this month's issue: The future of the Pre-K4 program at Lafayette is being debated and ANC3/4G has developed a survey to obtain much needed data to aid this process; Meet the new slate of ANC Commissioners for 2021-22; How will DPW handle holiday tree pickups?; Local restaurants still cooking and serving; DCPL much used resource during pandemic: What people read; ANC passes initial resolution on Task Force on Racism recommendations, and much more.
Restaurants (Updated 1/11/21)
Mayor Bowser has extended the temporary ban on indoor dining through January 22, 2021 at 5:00am. Restaurants with outdoor dining areas, parklets, or streateries may continue to operate those areas. See the full order. All outdoor dining customers must be seated, and patrons must place orders and be served while sitting at tables. All customers and employees must wear face coverings. All tables must be at least six feet apart, and no more than six people seated at a table. During this pause, outdoor dining structures, tents, and/or canopies are permitted to have up to two side flaps or walls.
Below is the up-to-date information about all available services from our local Chevy Chase DC restaurants. Please confirm with them individually for specifics and any changes that might have occurred . PLEASE NOTE: The DC City Council passed legislation capping commission fees that food delivery services charge restaurants at 15% of the meal cost.
The Avenue - 5540 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-4567
Combined Updated Menu - https://www.theavenuedc.com/menus Hours of operation, Mon.- Fri. 4-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 12-10pm withWinterized outdoor patio seating. Curbside pick-up is also available. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583
Menu - http://www.blue44dc.com/menu/curbside-delivery/ Hours of operation, Mon. 5-8pm, Tues.- Sun. 5-9pm. Please call 202-362-2583 or 202-362-2591 or 202-230-9348 for orders. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Hours of operation, Mon.- Fri. 11:30am-9pm, Sat.&Sun. 10:30am-9pm for curbside or delivery service and winterized outdoor patio seating on the patio. They are also found on Grub Hub and Caviar. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Macon Bistro - 5520 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-248-7807, Text: 240-205-3279
http://maconbistro.com/ - Hours of operation, Tues.- Sat. 5-9pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-2pm with expanded winterized outdoor seating.
Parthenon - 5510 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7600
http://parthenon-restaurant.com/ Hours of operation, Sun. - Sat. 12:30-8:30pm for online ordering for curbside and delivery service and winterized outdoor patio seating.
RNF - 5534 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-1208
https://www.clover.com/online-ordering/real-nutritious-food-llc-northwest-washingt - Hours of operation, Mon. - Thur. 6-11pm, Fri. & Sat. 6pm-12am, Sun. 5-10pm for takeout, delivery and outdoor patio seating.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
http://breadandchocolate.net/retail_locations. Hours of operation, Sun. - Sat. 7am-5pm. Winterized outdoor seating available. Carry-out and curbside service also available.
Jetties - 5632 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-2465
Menu - https://jettiesdc.com/menu/ Open Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Indoor and outdoor patio seats available or pick-up from storefront and delivery via Doordash.
Starbucks - 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-9705
From 6am - 7:30pm daily place your order via the Starbucks mobile app, https://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps, at the window station, or inside and pick it up at their side walk-up window. No indoor seating.
Subway - 5616 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-0402
https://order.subway.com/ Open Monday-Sunday 10am - 8pm. Indoor seating and pick-up and delivery (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash) only.
Modifications To Normal Business Models (as of September 1). See directory for contact information.
Broad Branch Market - In-store shopping is now available daily from 10am-7pm and limited to 5 customers at a time and face masks are required. For coffee, ice cream, candy and express grocery or deli orders, the express
window is open daily 9am - 6pm. Order instructions can be found here. Orders can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chevy Chase Farmers' Market - Located at Lafayette Elementary School (catty-corner from Broad Branch Market) they will continue to be open on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. They received a waiver from the City to operate by meeting new safety requirements including: one entry and one exit point to the market; no pets allowed; Customers must wear face masks; hand sanitizers will be available; and no on-site food preparation. All the new procedures can be found on their website along with pre-order forms for Saturday pickup from their various vendors.
CVS - Store hours are from 9am - 9pm Tuesday - Sunday and 9am - 8pm on Monday. Rx hours are from 9am - 8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sundays. Dedicated vulnerable at-risk hours are Wednesday 9am - 10am. The Connecticut Avenue pharmacy is offering free home delivery on all prescriptions + essentials for DC residents. Customers must wear face masks.
Fishery Seafood Market - Open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 6;30pm. They will be limiting store occupancy to 2 customers at a time. Customers must wear face masks.
Magruder's - Open as usual plus available curbside and parking lot pick-up. Order online from their menu tabs wines, spirits, beer and gourmet foods (under where all food is listed) and they will try to process it within three hours. You will receive an email when your order is ready. Daily cutoff time is 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm will be ready for pick-up the next business day. Customers must wear face masks.
Safeway - Open 6am - 10pm daily. Reserved from 7- 9am Tuesday and Thursday for at-risk customers. Occupancy limited to one person per 150 square feet during normal business hours, and one person per 300 square feet during the special reserved hours. Safeway is posting employees at the doors to manage customer traffic and they have implemented one-way aisles to help aid social distancing. Customers must wear face masks.
Other Business Changes (Updated 12/29/20)
American City Diner - Once again available for lease.
Avalon Movie Theatre - Offering new movies via streaming services. Procedures on how to order the films to watch at home and which movies are available are presented on their website. They will also be publicizing this information through their weekly email list.
Balanced Fitness Studios - They are now open with some inside studio classes as well as outdoor (outdoor classes are being held at 8325 Grubb Rd 20910 on the turf) and virtual classes. Their full schedule can be found online.
Bert's Jewelers - Open Tuesday & Saturday 11am - 3pm for curbside service.
Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits - Open Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm. Order online for delivery, shipping, or curbside pickup. They do not accept walk-ups for curb-side pick-up.
Child's Play - In-store appointments can be made and walk-ins are also allowed if space permits Monday - Saturday 10:45am - 4:30pm and Sunday 11am - 4:30pm. You may also visit their Virtual Shopping Concierge for shopping information. Offering "grab-and-go" services or curbside pickup. "Grab-and-go" services allows Child's Play to provide contactless drop-off by putting items outside the store at a safe distance for customers to retrieve. Free home delivery is also available for orders over $50 to many local zip codes in DC, MD and VA.
Chevy Chase Personal Training - Open by appointment only.
Circle Yoga - Conducting classes via Zoom. Sessions are throughout the summer from June 22 - August 23 including summer camps for children. Weekly online yoga classes for every level, including kids and families, as well as Pilates, fitness, and mindfulness classes. Their website has information on class schedules and fees.
Chase Bank - Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm.
Citibank - They have resumed their lobby regular hours: open Monday & Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Core 72 - Now open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm or by appointment. In store capacity limited to 5 people at a time. Also fulfilling orders through their website and taking orders via phone/text - cell 202-359-2150/shop 202-686-4258. Orders delivered locally via USPS/UPS.
C & C Custom Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm.
DC Health Coaches - Running training services through Zoom and FaceTime.
Expert Shoe & Luggage Repair - Open 10am-4pm Monday- Saturday. They also do pick-up service but you must TEXT/CALL 240-271-7485 and give details on your repair needs.
Harmonic Music Studios - Has moved from the Chevy Chase Arcade into the space formerly occupied by Periwinkle at 3815 Livingston St NW. Signage is going up at this time. Note: For the time being they are still only offering virtual music lessons.
June B Sweet - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
Lee's Laundry - Open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Long and Foster Realtors - Open 8:30am - 3:30pm.
M&T Bank - ATM only. No lobby service.
Monarch Paint & Design - Open Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturdays 8am-3pm with a limit of 5 customers inside at a time. Customers are requested to wear a face mask and respect local social distancing ordinances. Hand Sanitizer and gloves are provided for safety. Also offering Curbside Service and free home delivery (same day or next day). Place orders by calling 202-686-5550 or 202-625-2600 or online.
Opening Heart Mindfulness - Offering online meditations on Monday nights, Wednesday morning, and Friday at noon.
Park Story - Now open Mon.- Thur. & Sat. 11am - 5pm and Friday 12-5pm, as well as by private appointments. Shopping online is also available. They are continuing to ship orders and offer local pickup (items will be available just inside the door for pickup) and offering private shopping appointments.
PNC Bank - Lobby service by appointment only Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.
President Valet Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm with only 2 customers allowed inside at a time.
QuistMD - Using telehealth to provide treatment plans, evaluate ergonomics for home offices, develop at-home exercise plans, guide individuals on active isolated stretching protocols and at-home personal training, and much more. Additionally, they are taking appropriate office precautions, including temperature and oxygen saturation checks, and supercharged office cleaning.
Ramer's Shoes - Open 9:30am-6pm Monday-Saturday. Call (202) 244-2288 to put in an order and for further information.
Relaxed Nails & Spa - Open 9am-7pm by appointment only and following all required restrictions.
Salon Familia - Open by appointment only at 202-966-6555. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm. Employees and customers are required to wear face coverings.
Total Release Reflexology - Open
Write For You - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
5606 Nail Spa - Open daily 10am-7pm by appointment only. No indoor waiting and face masks must be worn.
Recent Chevy Chase Business Corridor Closings
These establishments have permanently closed: Capital One Bank, CatchCan, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, and Periwinkle. These establishments are currently physically closed but may be doing business remotely, please call to confirm: Allstate Insurance and State Farm Insurance.