Last week we mentioned that the Covid-19 pandemic had delayed the opening of four new businesses in Van Ness and Forest Hills. One of the four – Viet Chopsticks – opened on June 24th. Another of the four businesses will open next week.
Van Ness Main Street’s newsletter also has news on its effort to raise $40,000 by June 30th. It succeeded. Incredibly, all but $2,000 came from individual donors.
And the Main Street has compiled a guide to shopping and eating local on July 4th. The July 1st newsletter lists what’s open and what’s not.
As if that weren’t enough, Van Ness Main Street has been helping us keep our directory of local businesses and services up to date – which is no easy task. So much has changed during the District’s Phase 2 reopening, we’ve updated nearly every item over the past two weeks.
For one thing, you can personally browse La Cheeserie’s selection starting Monday, July 6th. Calvert Woodley is opening its doors to customers on that day. Expect to wait if the store is busy. Fifteen customers will be allowed inside at one time. Here’s more on what you can expect. Calvert Woodley will also continue accepting pickup and delivery orders.
Politics and Prose is also welcoming in-person visits as of Monday.
Also new: Muchas Gracias, a pop-up takeout restaurant at 5029 Connecticut Avenue, is now offering patio dining. Reserve a “Muchas Gracias Patio Party Experience” for as many as six people. $65 per person (prepaid) covers the four to five-course meal.
And Sugar Fox, which recently started selling ice cream scoops at its door on Fridays and Saturdays, is open Sunday now, too. Its hours on all three days are 2 to 8 p.m.