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, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The neighboring Friendship Heights storefronts that once housed Tynan Coffee and Tea and clothing boutique Adolfo Dominguez are both vacant.
Friendship Heights is down another business: Tynan Coffee and Tea, which anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. 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. The Tynan storefront is not the only Wisconsin Place plaza storefront to close recently. Next door is the former storefront for Adolfo Dominguez, a clothing boutique that has closed its doors. Patch has made inquires with Tynan about what prompted …
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, December 7, 2011
Children got a chance to participate in a construction site for Habitat for Humanity last Saturday—but with gingerbread for drywall and candy roof tiles.
Sometimes, drywall is just a little too heavy. That's when walls of gingerbread come in handy. Children (of all ages) were invited last Saturday to make and decorate gingerbread houses at Bloomingdale's (at the Shops at Wisconsin Place, in Chevy Chase) as part of a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD. During the afternoon, Bloomingdale's shoppers could take their receipts to the Habitat for Humanity desk set up in the store, and have the store donate 10 percent of the value of their purchases to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD. And while they were at it, they could decorate a gingerbread house donated for the event by Whole Foods Market. Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia in 1976 as a …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Chevy Chase Patch's weekly cartoon says "goodbye" to summer.
With the weather feeling more autumnal these days (post-hurricane, anyway), it's time to say "goodbye' to summer.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Washington Humane Society brought out three lovable, adoptable dogs for a pet adoption event at Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights on Saturday.
Edith, Elton and Miles were on their best behavior Saturday afternoon at a pet adoption event on the Wisconsin Place plaza in Friendship Heights. The dogs are from the Washington Humane Society, the only open-access animal shelter in the region. The organization cares for nearly 30,000 animals a year. "All are really great dogs" in good health, said Bethany Meissner, adoption outreach coordinator for the Washington Humane Society. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Place shopping center, the Washington Kastles (a professional tennis team) and Georgetown Cupcake, which provided treats for the humans. The dogs had special canine-appropriate treats as well. To learn more about adopting shelter pets, visit the website for the Washington …