This directory has moved. Here’s where we’re now keeping track (and trying hard to keep things up to date).
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.
Under Phase Two (which started June 22): Nail salons can reopen, by appointment. Restaurants can serve customers indoors at 50 percent capacity. Museums, libraries and gyms can also reopen with capacity limits and social distancing measures.
Acacia Food & Wine is open for dinner, inside and on the patio, Tuesdays through Sundays from 3 to 10 p.m. Also, brunch is served on Sundays starting at 11 a.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 Wednesday through Sunday for delivery via Caviar and for takeout orders. Call 202-364-0777.
Comet Ping Pong has opened its patio to diners and is continuing carry-out and delivery. To order, 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.
Ernesto’s Hairstyling is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-686-0580.
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. Call 202-223-4943.
Headliner Hair Salon is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-966-9662.
Hillwood Museum and its gardens are open under Phase 2 guidance, which includes mandatory advance reservations.
I’m Eddie Cano‘s dining room and patio are open. Carryout, delivery by Doordash and delivery by Starship Deliveries robots also continue. (Download the Starship app to see if you’re in the robots’ delivery area and to order.)
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 is open for its usual Tuesday and Saturday hours.
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 is accepting 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.
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 open for takeout and delivery.
Tesoro Trattoria and Pizzeria is seating customers indoors and out. Call 202-363-6100 to make a reservation. Tesoro will also deliver orders free to customers who live within a one-mile radius as well as through Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats.
Thai Pad is open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.
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 is open for dinner inside and on the patio Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cafe is also open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends for coffee, donuts and breakfast items. Hours on the market side are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Uptown is still accepting online orders for groceries, prepared meals and even toilet paper. Orders can be picked up at the store or delivered.
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.