In this issue: Ordering Food From Local Restaurants Amid Coronavirus, Signs of the Times, Second Annual Chevy Chase Art Walk Delayed, Use the DC 311 Mobile App, Mary Cheh Speaks at CCCA Happy Hour, Chevy Chase Community Center Renovation Put Off, Chevy Chase Circle Improvements, Lafayette and Other D.C. Schools Close

Chevy Chase Business Openings and Closings Amid Coronavirus

As many Chevy Chase, D.C., residents stay around their homes during the coronavirus outbreak as of mid-March, our local businesses are providing services in varying degrees.

Along upper Connecticut Avenue, banks, cleaners, the CVS store, Safeway and Magruders remain open. Safeway is reserving the 7 to 9 a.m. hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays for at-risk customers, defined as pregnant women, senior citizens, and those with compromised immune systems who have been advised to stay home as much as possible.

Businesses closed include Balanced Fitness Studios, Catch Can, Circle Yoga, Core 72, Harmonic Studios, Opening Heart Mindfulness, Park Story, Salon Familia and The Fishery.

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jerry Malitz, who represents the area, advises residents to check his website,, for updates. Some businesses may still be able to offer services under alternative models. Call them to check if you are interested.

The Avalon Theatre is closed, but it has made arrangements for viewers to access the film that was supposed to open this weekend, "Saint Frances", online for $10. The movie is viewable on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. You can order a link from this site. 

 The Avalon warns that the film's distributor, Oscilloscope, is filling requests manually so you may not get a link immediately. The charge will appear on your credit-card bill as SP Oscilloscope Labs.

The Chevy Chase Citizens Association will schedule activities when group meetings are deemed safe, and will notify members by email.


Interested in volunteering with the CCCA? Send us an email We are looking people that have writing, reporting, and photography  skills to prepare articles for our newsletter and website.  We also urgently need volunteers to help us with our database and technical solutions for the website.  Additionally, we are looking for people who are interested in playing leadership roles in the CCCA, the oldest non-profit serving our neighborhood.

Ch/Art 2nd Annual Art Walk Delayed

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Ordering Food from Local Restaurants Amid Coronavirus

Several Chevy Chase D.C. restaurants are offering food during the current coronavirus shutdown. Here is a rundown compiled by Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jerry Malitz.

Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599

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Open daily 9 am-9 pm. Curbside service, delivery service, as well as a station on patio for orders. Drinks delivered in closed containers.

Food delivered directly to cars that stop for a few seconds on McKinley St. All major delivery services - Caviar, Grubhub, Yelp.

The Avenue and Capital Crab & Seafood, 5540 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-4567

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Open daily 11:30 am-8:30 pm. Curbside-to-go carry out. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car. Non-contact delivery available (within 1 mile) for all orders. Drinks delivered in closed containers.

Macon Bistro - 5520 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-248-7807, Text: 240-205-3279

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Open daily 4-8 pm. Delivery through Uber-eats. No waiting inside the restaurant and avoid grouping outside the premises

Parthenon - 5510 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7600

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Open daily 11am-8:30 pm. Take-out and delivery available.

Drinks delivered in closed containers.

Jetties - 5632 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-2465

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Open Monday-Friday 11 am-8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-9pm. Pick-up from storefront and delivery through Doordash.

Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413 

Details to come; call for take-out and delivery information. 

Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583

Takeout and delivery 11:30 am - 7:00 pm with a modified menu. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers), when sold together with food.

Signs of the Times

Photos by Robert Gordon

Second Annual Chevy Chase Art Walk Delayed

Ch/Art, our local community arts organization, hopes to reschedule its annual art walk for October or November. The spring event that had been scheduled in April was called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event will be free and open to the public.  Homes and studios in Chevy Chase DC and Maryland will be open to the community, showcasing the artwork of local Chevy Chase Maryland and DC artists. Ch/Art was founded  by  local artists in 2018 to build community through the visual arts. Over 100 artists are involved. To learn more about how you can support Ch/Art and participate in its activities please visit

Use the DC 311 Mobile App

The DC 311 mobile app is a quick way to submit service requests to the D.C. government. You can use the app to report missed trash collection, street light repair, pot hole repairs, illegal dumping, and to request city services such as yard waste and bulk collection.  The app includes a detailed list of services to choose from. It includes information on how long it will take to resolve the issue and provides status updates. You can check the status of current and previous requests.You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play (search for DC311). You can also submit requests on the website:

Mary Cheh Speaks at CCCA Happy Hour

Ward Three D.C. Council member spoke to about 30 attendees at our association’s Happy Hour and Meet and Greet on Feb. 25 at the Parthenon Restaurant and Chevy Chase Lounge.

Cheh talked about a number of local issues, including the city’s proposed comprehensive plan, proposed changes to the E6 and M4 bus lines, the delay in the Chevy Chase Community Center renovation (see story below), and the increase in auto break-ins in our area.

On another crime issue, Samantha Nolan, former CCCA president who now heads the Second Police District’s Citizens Advisory Council, said residents are eligible for a $200 rebate for a home security camera or up to $500 for three cameras if cameras are registered with the police. The camera placement will be inspected to make sure it is directed toward the street. You may be asked to show video recordings to the police if a crime occurs on your block. For more information, see:

Chevy Chase Community Center Renovation Put Off 

The long-planned overhaul of the Chevy Chase Community Center at Connecticut Ave. and McKinley St., N.W., faces an uncertain delay because more funds are needed from the D.C. government. Officials had estimated that construction would begin some time in 2020, but that is now uncertain. It was reported earlier that the building would be open at least through the November election because it is a major voting location.

Chevy Chase Community Center

Based on cost estimates from D.C. officials, the Mayor and City Council had  agreed on a $19 million allocation. At a meeting this month of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G, Commissioner Christopher Fromboluti said the government had increased the estimate 38 percent to about $600 per square foot, meaning that an additional $12 million is necessary. Ward Three Council member Mary Cheh said she would back an increase but it was not immediately clear how long the project might be delayed.

The community center and other D.C. recreation centers are closed during the coronavirus shutdown.

Chevy Chase Circle

Improvements Due

D.C. and Maryland traffic officials have agreed on a series of changes on and near Chevy Chase Circle to improve traffic flow and reduce the number of accidents and near-collisions. Most accidents occur when drivers in the circle’s inside lane try to leave the circle and hit vehicles in the middle lane that are not exiting.

At a meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G on March 9, D.C. Transportation Department officials described a plan to paint arrows in the circle indicating that drivers should attempt to exit only from the outside lane. Reflective paint will be used so that the markings can be seen in the rain and at night. Crosswalks at the circle also will be re-striped.

At a later meeting the same week with Friends of Chevy Chase Circle, representatives of the National Park Service, the Chevy Chase, Md., village manager and police chiefs, and D.C. and Montgomery County traffic officials discussed plans to improve signage at all entrances to the circle.

Montgomery County plans to convert a flashing light at Lenox and Connecticut to either a Hawk light or a regular stoplight to slow vehicles approaching the circle. D.C. officials told the ANC there are no plans to install signals at the circle itself.

Lafayette, Other D.C. Schools Close

Like all D.C. public schools, Lafayette Elementary School is closed at least through April. The school system wisely advanced spring break from April to March 17-20, so Lafayette parents had a week to adjust to working from home and social distancing before adding home schooling to their plates. The spring weather was a welcome relief, as many families were spotted walking, biking, and hiking around the neighborhood and in Rock Creek Park. 

The school sent out word on March 19 that a Lafayette parent had tested positive for COVID-19. It was a stark reminder to Lafayette families of the importance of staying home to avoid being exposed and to follow all safety precautions, including hand washing and not touching your face. The D.C. Health Department said Lafayette families did "not need to be tested or undergo voluntarily quarantine based on this exposure." The Home and School Association cancelled its annual fund raising auction party scheduled for March 14 and conducted the auction online.

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