Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Shops at Wisconsin Place plaza has a lively cafe again.
The wait is over. Le Pain Quotidien opened this week in the former Tynan Coffee and Tea location on the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place. On Tuesday afternoon, the restaurant was bustling, and diners packed the patio in the pleasant spring weather. The 1,331-square-foot restaurant, which seats 34 diners inside and 38 outside on the patio, was constructed with "eco-friendly features such as LED light fixtures, recycled cast iron arched windows and a recycled church pew," according to a news release from Le Pain Quotidien. The business' name means "the daily bread," and its motto is "where friends and strangers alike come together." Founded in Belgium in 1990, the restaurant is "renowned for its pâtisserie goods—macaroons, madeleines, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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.
Friendship Heights is down another business: Tynan Coffee and Tea, which anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. 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, …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Another high-end store closes up shop in Chevy Chase.
It's true—another high-end store has closed up shop in Chevy Chase. This time it's Adolfo Dominguez, the upscale clothing boutique from Spain. Wedged between The Capital Grille Restaurant and Tynan Coffee & Tea, the store's former space is closed, and a sign says that it is for rent. What do you think should move in? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For five days, a portion of The AIDS Memorial Quilt hung in the window of Bloomingdale's, overlooking The Shops at Wisconsin Place.
For five days (July 21 through 25), a portion of The AIDS Memorial Quilt—panels of which are on display throughout the Washington, DC, area this summer—has been hanging in the window of Bloomingdale's, overlooking the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. The Aids Memorial Quilt "is now an enormous 1.3 million square feet (50 miles) and 54 tons, making it no longer possible to display in a single location all at once. In order to make all 48,000 panels available for the public to view in Washington this summer, it will take more than 60 distinct displays in a number of locations over the course of 31 days," according to The AIDS Memorial Quilt website. Facts about The AIDS Memorial Quilt (as reported by the quilt's website): "Throughout …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
After the playhouses in Friendship Heights were auctioned off last week, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County's funds had grown substantially.
After the eight little playhouses in the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights were auctioned off last week, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County's funds had grown substantially. The playhouses that have been a part of the Friendship Heights landscape for the past month were auctioned off last week to raise money for Rebuilding Together, "a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to helping elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners, and families with children through home renovation and repair," according to the organization's website. The playhouses sold for a total of $53,500. Additional funds raised at the May 31 auction brought the grand total to $114,000 for the organization. Get daily and breaking news …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The playhouses on display at The Shops at Wisconsin Place will be auctioned off on May 31 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.
A new village has cropped up in 20815—eight little playhouses are on temporary display at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. Each playhouse is different, and was designed by a local architectural or design-build firm. There's a fun fire engine, a lighthouse, a general store, a mini mansion, a cottage, a castle, a Chinese teahouse and a Mondrian-esque "Discovery Pod." On May 31 (from 7 to 9:30 p.m.), they'll all be auctioned off to support Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, "a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to helping elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners, and families with children through home renovation and repair," according to the organization's website. Purchase tickets ($75) to attend the live auction on May 31, or…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The boutique clothing store is closed for renovations, and will likely open next week.
Look in the windows of Adolfo Dominguez on the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place this week, and instead of chic dresses you'll see an empty storefront, and—if the door is open—a work crew renovating the inside of the store. The boutique clothing store has been closed since Monday, March 19, so that repairs can be made to the shop's oak floor, "which was damaged by an unexpected flood just before Christmas," according to the store's Facebook page. "Once the work has been done, we will celebrate the renovation of the floor and welcome the new season's clothes with a fabulous party," the store's Facebook page continues. The renovations are likely to take two weeks, according to a sign posted in the store's window, which reads, "Temporary …
Monday, February 13, 2012
High-fashion clothing shop holds major end-of-winter sale.
High-end clothing shop Adolfo Dominguez is holding an end-of-winter sale, with 65 percent off the price of all shoes and handbags and 75 percent off the price of off all winter clothing, The Georgetown Dish reports. "Designer women's coats, jackets, dresses, shirts, tops, pants and evening wear" and "[m]en's coats, pants, shirts and jackets" are on-sale at this Wisconsin Place shop, The Dish adds.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The International Council of Shopping Centers honored The Shops at Wisconsin Place with a Silver Design and Development award.
You don’t have to be a paying patron of Tiffany & Co. or Saks to enjoy the very best that Chevy Chase has to offer. Just walk onto the plaza of The Shops At Wisconsin Place, and you’ll be in the middle of an award-winning, internationally recognized design—and it’s all yours to enjoy. This past winter, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) honored The Shops at Wisconsin Place with a Silver Design and Development award in its annual U.S. Design and Development Awards, which recognize “outstanding projects for excellence in the creation of new retail projects, and in the expansion or redevelopment of existing projects,” according to a statement issued by the ICSC and New England Development, the Newton, MA-based real estate …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sean Martin, vice president of The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop in Chevy Chase, talks about the local wine of choice and how to use an enomatic machine.
The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop in Chevy Chase offers a cozy, intimate setting for date nights, friendly outings and private events, along with two dozen wines from the Boxwood Estate Winery in Middleburg, VA. The bar also offers a large selection of international wines hand-selected by renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt. And, to go with the wines, the bar offers small bites: cheese plates, paninis, bruschetta and hummus. Customers can use the two enomatic machines imported from Italy to sample wines—in one-, three- or five-ounce portions—from the Boxwood Estate Winery—the vision of former Redskins owner John Kent Cooke. The winery is run by Rachel Martin, sister of Sean Martin, the vice president of The Tasting Room Wine Bar…