Touted as the “best suburb of the National Capital” by the Washington Post, Chevy Chase DC is exemplary of an early-twentieth-century residential suburb built along the electric streetcar route in Washington, D.C. Now collectively known as Chevy Chase DC, the numerous planned residential subdivisions bifurcating a commercial corridor on Connecticut Avenue south of the Maryland …
Joan Janshego writes about the the men’s shelter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and her experience volunteering there.
There is the maxim that says “Be careful what you wish. You may get it.” Rare in this way as so many others, the Avalon Theatre Project, which mid-wifed the rebirth, can boast: we have wished the theatre reborn, and it was reborn. Astonishingly, this rebirth has proved to be even as good — really, really good — as it was in our dream.
There’s an old retail maxim, “location, location, location,” and Carla Cohen, a former urban planner with HUD, got location exactly right when she selected a vacant storefront in a what had been for years the most dreary retail grouping of stores on both sides of one block of Connecticut Avenue.