Thursday, September 6, 2012
This year's District Sample Sale takes place at the Mazza Gallerie—in the former Filene's Basement location.
Hot off the tail of Fashion's Night Out is the District Sample Sale—the Washington, DC, region's premiere high-end bargain shopping event. This year the District Sample Sale will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Chevy Chase—in the former Filene's Basement location at the Mazza Gallerie, in Friendship Heights (5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC). The one-night-only sale features more than 20 "top designer clothing and shoe boutiques selling their end-of-season wares at liquidation-level prices, with many previewing their upcoming season looks at DSS-exclusive pricing," according to the event's website. "The District Sample Sale also features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres from our participating restaurants, a fashion-focused silent auction, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Last week, news outlets reported that debris was found in the popcorn machine of the AMC Theatre at the Mazza Gallerie.
A routine food safety inspection at Mazza Gallerie's AMC Theatre earlier this month revealed "unclean food-contact surfaces" and "single-service items unprotected at counter," according to a food inspection report on Washington, DC's city website, Chevy Chase Patch reported last week. Those violations, coupled with the theater's failure to post the "Certified Food Protection Manager" certificate (issued by the city's health department) next to the establishment's business license, all had to be corrected within five days, the report—dated Aug. 2—continued. "Inspectors also cited mold on the ice machine and debris in the movie theater's popcorn drawer," 9 News Now reported. Then, an Aug. 22 inspection of the entertainment center found there…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The food service area of the AMC Theatre at the Mazza Gallerie had some trouble passing routine inspection this summer.
A routine food safety inspection at Mazza Gallerie's AMC Theatre earlier this month revealed "unclean food-contact surfaces" and "single-service items unprotected at counter," according to a food inspection report on Washington, DC's city website. Those violations, coupled with the theater's failure to post the "Certified Food Protection Manager" certificate (issued by the city's health department) next to the establishment's business license, all had to be corrected within five days, the report—dated Aug. 2—continued. "Inspectors also cited mold on the ice machine and debris in the movie theater's popcorn drawer," 9 News Now reported. Then, an Aug. 22 inspection of the entertainment center found there was no food safety manager on duty, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The legendary Friendship Heights wedding dress boutique will close in October.
It's the end of an era in Friendship Heights: Chevy Chase Bridal—the only remnant of the legendary Harriet Kassman high-fashion boutique that closed in 2009 after more than 30 years of dressing Washington's socialistas—is holding its going-out-of-business sale. The liquidation sale starts on Friday, Aug. 17, and doors will close in October, Barbara Martin, a store spokesperson, told Patch. Closing sale discounts will start at 30 to 50 percent, and will get bigger as the closing date approaches. The entire inventory—bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, veils and eveningwear—will be sold, according to a store statement. Wedding dress prices start at $199. Designers include: Anne Bowen, Badgley Mischka, Douglas …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bargain-hunting shoppers pack Filene's Basement in Friendship Heights, as the store prepares to close for good in just a few short weeks.
As the days dwindle down toward the end of the year, the discounts are getting considerably steeper at Filene’s Basement in Friendship Heights. And, bargain-hunting shoppers are packing the Mazza Gallerie store, which likely will close down completely sometime in early January in the aftermath of Filene's Basement’s bankruptcy filing last month. The store at 5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW was packed last Sunday afternoon as shoppers sought to take advantage of prices slashed by as much as 60 percent. Around 3 p.m., more than 20 people were waiting in a long line to check out at the cash registers at the front of the store. Many items at the store carried 60-percent-off discounts. The prices of all home items, housewares and the like were …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The firm is being challenged in a federal bankruptcy court over its 'augmentation' practices.
Is there something a bit strange about the going-out-business sale being held these days at Filene’s Basement, the popular Mazza Gallerie store? We wondered that ourselves during a recent visit, when we noticed that all of the clothing racks and display shelves remained full after nearly two weeks of the company-wide sale triggered by its filing for protection under bankruptcy laws. Sure enough, something unusual does appear to be taking place. That’s why sales staffers were walking around with shopping baskets full of new designer merchandise and promptly replacing the stuff that’s been sold. There are different types of liquidations and going-out-business sales in retailing. What seems to be happening at Filene’s Basement is what’s known…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A huge going-out-of-business sale Is already underway at Filene's Basement, in advance of the store's closing in early January.
Bargain shoppers can get a head start on Black Friday shopping by visiting Filene’s Basement at the Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights all week—and for several more weeks to come. The popular Friendship Heights store—as well as nearly 40 other Filene’s Basement chain and Syms stores nationwide—has already started a massive going-of-business sale following the company's filing for protection under the nation’s bankruptcy laws last month. Designer apparel worth about $100 million—including sportswear, outwear and children’s clothing—will be sold at steep discounts of up to 30 percent, the company disclosed several days ago. Eventually everything will go, including furniture and fixtures in the store, which is scheduled to close in early …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Models paraded down the runway in fall fashion trends—neutrals, lace and fur.
Fashion's Night Out—a world-wide celebration of fashion—came to Neiman Marcus in the Mazza Gallerie of Chevy Chase last night, as models strutted fall fashions on the runway and elegantly dressed guests sipped cocktails, had makeovers and took note of fall fashion trends, which include neutral colors, fur and lace.