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. VNMS is also keeping a list.
Don’t see your business below? (No storefront? No problem.) Or have an update to share? 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 is providing thousands of dollars in grants to small businesses within its boundaries.
Nail salons and gyms remain closed under Phase One of reopening in the District. Barbershops and hair salons can open if they take precautions. And restaurants can take dine-in customers as long as those customers are seated outside. Reservations are required.
Acacia Food & Wine is seating dine-in customers on its patios Monday through Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reserve a table on OpenTable or call 202-537-1040. Acacia is also accepting takeout and delivery orders from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There’s a $20 minimum and a $5 fee for delivery within a two-mile radius. Order online or call 202-537-1040.
Bread Furst is open to shoppers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also delivering via Uber Eats. And, it is accepting online orders and payments for pickup. Bread Furst says its staff is also prepared to take phone orders for curbside pickup. And, if you prefer, “we would be happy to deliver directly. Just call us here at the bakery and any of our team would be happy to help.”
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
Comet Ping Pong is open for carry-out and delivery. Call 202-364-0404 (Comet prefers this) or order online through Caviar.
Cut ‘n Edge family barbershop is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-537-1530.
Diplomat Cleaners is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flagship Car Wash is open but is washing vehicle exteriors only.
Gabrielle Czaja, PT, is seeing clients online for physical therapy and the Alexander Technique. “Telehealth is a convenient, safe, and successful strategy for helping you with sore muscles, painful joints and postural problems from the comfort of your home.” Call 202-223-4943.
Hillwood Museum and its gardens are closed.
I’m Eddie Cano offers lunch and dinner carry-out and curbside pickup, delivery through DoorDash, delivery by Starship Deliveries robots (download the app to see if you’re in the robots’ delivery area and to order). And I’m Eddie Cano’s patio open for appetizers and drinks, and the restaurant is encouraging customers to place dinner orders to go. You’ll find details and the reservation request form here.
Italian Pizza Kitchen, long open for delivery, has opened and expanded its outdoor seating.
Laliguras Van Ness is open for takeout and delivery.
Levine Music campuses are closed to the public. Individual lessons and summer camps are being offered online.
Muchas Gracias is a newcomer to the local restaurant scene at an unlikely time. The concept: “borderless” Latin American food from a partnership between a former Oyamel chef and Buck’s and Comet Ping Pong. And it is now open at 5209 Connecticut Avenue. WAMU, Washingtonian and Eater DC have more on its laudable goal: to help the immigrants so important to the restaurant industry.
The New Morning Farm market at Sheridan School reopens June 6th.
Nice Tailor and Cleaners is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nicole Crowder Upholstery continues to reupholster chairs, couches and cushions for clients, and offers contact-free furniture pickup & delivery. Email email@example.com to schedule a consultation.
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 it has resumed online and phone orders for pickup and it continues to deliver orders by mail if that’s what you prefer. The store continues to host live author talks via webcast and it is offering its classes online.
Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe is open 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. They are also selling reusable masks.
Sushi Para is closed.
Tesoro Trattoria and Pizzeria is open for patio dining in the evening. Call 202-363-6100 to make a reservation. It will also deliver orders free to customers who live within a one-mile radius.Tesoro also delivers through Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. Spend $30 and get a $10 gift card.
Thai Pad is open for takeout and delivery.
The UDC Van Ness farmers market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the UDC Student Center. Be familiar with its safety precautions before you arrive. To limit contact, most vendors are welcoming preorders.
Uptown Market opened its patio for dinner on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th. We’re on the lookout for updates on more dinner service. Uptown remains open for walk-in business on the market side from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it is still accepting online orders for groceries, prepared meals and even toilet paper. Orders can be picked up at the store or delivered. The cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for coffee, donuts and breakfast items. Six customers are allowed inside at one time and can place orders through self-serve kiosks.
Van Ness Wines and Liquors is open noon to 7:30 p.m. daily with free delivery for orders $25 and over, within a two-mile radius. Call 202-363-7000.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is selling masks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.