Tynan Closes, Leaving 2 Storefronts Vacant on Wisconsin Place Plaza
The neighboring Friendship Heights storefronts that used to house Tynan Coffee and Tea and clothing boutique Adolfo Dominguez are both vacant, leaving the south side of the Wisconsin Place plaza looking a little lifeless.
Now, that part of the plaza seems a little desolate, with all of Tynan's outdoor chairs and tables cleared away, and the tall windows of the corner storefront dark. Your Chevy Chase Patch editor enjoyed sitting at the tables behind the windows, clacking away on the computer while looking up to check on Chevy Chase (and admiring the parade of well-dressed pups passing by).
The coffee, tea and sandwich shop was closed by last Friday. A sign hung in the window thanking Tynan customers for three years of patronage, and reminding them of Tynan's two other DC-area locations: at 1400 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC (near the Columbia Heights Metro stop), and at 1275 1st St. NW, Washington, DC (near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro stop).
Unfortunately, the former Tynan storefront is not alone in its vacated darkness. Next door is the former storefront for Adolfo Dominguez, a clothing boutique. (One still may purchase Adolfo Dominguez clothing online.) Together, the two vacancies make for a very empty south side of an otherwise pleasant plaza.
Chevy Chase Patch has made inquires with Tynan about what prompted the closure.
What should replace Tynan? What about Adolfo Dominguez? What would you like to see move into the plaza?
And, will you miss Tynan? Where are some other good spots for coffee, tea and working away on a computer in Friendship Heights? Tell us in the comments.