Have you caught a ride on the Van Ness Metro station’s newest escalator? Its completion means work on the next escalator will begin soon. And that means the Van Ness West entrance will close on Monday, February 29th. It’s to reopen in May. WMATA officials will provide more information at the February 23rd ANC 3F meeting.
The sidewalk on the other side of Connecticut Avenue, in front of Park Van Ness (4455 Connecticut), is now scheduled to reopen a few days later – on Friday, March 4th. Our big January snowstorm is one factor in the latest delay. Previously, bad weather and unexpected work on Pepco infrastructure on the north end of the sidewalk area delayed a predicted December 2015 opening.
Epicurean & Company (4250 Connecticut Avenue) has closed. Fannie Mae owns the building. Van Ness Main Street is following up with Fannie Mae about the retail space. Stay tuned.
For the second year running, Mark Furstenberg of Bread Furst (4434 Connecticut Avenue) is a semifinalist for a James Beard Award, in the “Outstanding Baker” category. Finalists will be announced on March 15th; the winners in May. Let’s wish Furstenberg and the Bread Furst staff the best of luck.
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