In partnership with Van Ness Main Street, we are continually updating this directory of local stores, restaurants and institutions as they update their operational plans.
Got news? Please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support the businesses directly with a tax-deductible donation to the VNMS Growth Fund. VNMS gave $25,000 in grants to its businesses during the week of March 16-20.
All barbershops and hair and nail salons are closed, by order of the mayor, through April 24th.
Acacia Food & Wine has temporarily closed. “The safety of our employees and customers comes first and foremost,” it said.
Bread Furst is open for carry-out orders from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is accepting credit card payments only, to reduce exposure and protect the staff and customers. Bread Furst is also delivering now, through Uber Eats. And it is selling more grocery items, such as fresh produce.
Buck’s Fishing and Camping is open for delivery via Caviar and for takeout orders. Call 202-364-0777. Also:
If you'd like to support the staff of Comet + Buck's who are currently unable to work, please consider donating to this GoFundMe! This is 100% for and by the staff to make sure it gets to the hands most in need for both restaurants. Thank you! 💚💛❤️https://t.co/XF3XhrKdvM
— Comet Ping Pong (@cometpingpong) March 30, 2020
Calvert Woodley is closing temporarily after Saturday, April 4th. Owner Michael Sands plans to reopen the store on the 20th, but it could be later. Why? Safety, he writes. “In many ways, this is a very difficult decision. In terms of safety, both for now and down the road, it’s not difficult at all. The projected peak for COVID-19 cases in our area, from what I’ve read, is sometime in the next few weeks.”
Comet Ping Pong is open for carry-out and delivery. Call 202-364-0404 (Comet prefers this) or order online through Caviar.
Diplomat Cleaners remains open, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Flagship Car Wash is open but is washing vehicle exteriors only.
Hillwood Museum is closed through at least March 31st and programs are cancelled through April 7th. The gardens closed to visitors on March 20th.
I’m Eddie Cano offers carry-out and curbside pickup, and delivery through DoorDash. Gift cards are 25 percent off (purchase in person or by phone at 202-890-4995). The restaurant has also started a GoFundMe in an effort to keep its 25 employees working.
Laliguras Van Ness closed Sunday, March 29th with plans to reopen after a week. “All my valuable customers, stay home for your safety,” it said on Instagram.
Levine Music campuses are closed to the public. Individual lessons are moving online, and events are cancelled through the month of April.
Little Red Fox reopened for curbside pickup on April 1st. You can order by phone or online and pick up your items in the front or the back of the store. For the safety of staff and customers, read Little Red Fox’s has detailed ordering and pickup instructions here.
The New Morning Farm market at Sheridan School is closed for the next two months for its usual spring hiatus. However, it is planning a pilot “pop up” food delivery for Saturday, April 4th, and if successful, they will do it again on the 18th. Visit newmorningfarm.net or call 814-599-2777 to order a box of farm-fresh produce, eggs, and baked goods, which you can then pick up at Sheridan School. And, New Morning Farm says, “You can finish the whole transaction without having to get closer than ten feet from our delivery person! Hope you’ll try it!”
Nice Tailor and Cleaners is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Peirce Mill is closed.
Pho 14 is open for takeout and delivery from noon to 8:30 p.m. Call 202-986-2326.
Politics and Prose is closed to the public, but will ship online and phone orders for free until April 15th. The store continues to host live author talks via webcast and it is taking its classes online. Read more here about ways we can shop and support the store and its employees.
Sfoglina Van Ness and like other Fabio Trabocchi restaurants suspended service before Mayor Bowser ordered restaurants to halt dining service. It launched a curbside pickup service on Friday, March 27th. Open Tuesday through Sunday, Sfoglina says, “We are now offering a select menu of Sfoglina favorites as well as wine and kitchen and household supplies for home cooks.”
Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe is opening Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Sugar Fox storefront is closed until further notice but is accepting limited cake and cupcake orders online. These will be available for pick up at Little Red Fox pickup stations. Pints of Sugar Fox ice cream will be available at Little Red Fox.
Susan Gage Caterers, co-owned by Forest Hills neighbors, is pivoting to prepared meal and meal kit deliveries. “We are selling prepared meals for pre-order, kind of a mix between delivery and Hello Fresh, a little bit of cooking and prep, but a high-quality meal for anyone interested.” Find the menu at susangage.com.
Sushi Para is closed through April 1st.
Tesoro Trattoria and Pizzeria delivers through Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. It is also offering free delivery to customers who live within a one-mile radius.
Thai Pad is open for takeout and delivery.
Uptown Market’s grocery and market stalls remain open. Call 202-363-2200 to arrange curbside or no-contact pickup. The hours have been reduced and are subject to change, so call or check here for updates. “We’ll miss you dining with us, but rest assured our dining room will be open again as soon we have the all clear. These are difficult times and we’re here to support our community and we deeply appreciate your patronage.”
Van Ness Wines and Liquors is open noon to midnight daily with free delivery for orders $20 and over, within a two-mile radius. Call 202-363-7000.
More about Van Ness Main Street’s efforts: Gloria Garcia, the executive director, told us on March 16th:
VNMS along with the other 23 main streets in DC are providing emergency operating subgrants in lieu of our normal subgrants for improvements that we do each year. We have been empowered by [the Department of Small and Local Business Development] to look at our budgets and beef up our subgrant funding. A large category is our events line items where we aren’t moving forward with these so those funds are available for subgrants. I would ask all business owners to email at email@example.com. Subgrants start at $1,000 and capped at $5,000. We are evaluating case-by-case, first come, first serve and our board is approving on a rolling basis. We did a first round of disbursements totaling more than $17,000 [Monday] morning.
On fundraising, people can support the businesses directly but if they want a tax deduction, we are a 501(c)3 so can take donations for the VNMS Growth Fund.