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Chevy Chase/ Friendship Heights

August 24, 2016

Chevy Chase/ Friendship Heights

Chevy Chase/ Friendship Heights

Both high-end consumers and bargain hunters alike delight in the Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights shopping experience. Conveniently accessible by transit, this regional transportation hub directly connects visitors to numerous stores and points of interest including MazzaGallerie and Chevy Chase Pavilion. The neighborhood offers national, regional and local retailers a wealth of opportunity.Unlike many urban neighborhoods that have lost local businesses to large chains and suburban malls, the small, generally locally owned businesses along Connecticut Avenue remain, and are well patronized by the local population. These businesses include Magruder’s Supermarket, established in 1875, and the Avalon Theatre, which opened in 1923 as a silent film house and ran until the theater underwent renovations in 2003. The Avalon thereafter reopened as a non-profit movie theater.

In addition to historical commercial buildings the area has multiple parks including Rock Creek Park, Lafayette Park and Livingston Park.Since the late 1990s, development has accelerated in the neighborhood, notably the construction of Chase Tower on Willard Avenue, a new Chevy Chase Center replacing the older 1980s-era complex of the same name, and new condominiums on the site of the former Washington Women’s Clinic.

(Source: Washington DC Economic Partnership, Wikipedia)