Chevy Chase /
IDENTIFIED AS A REGIONAL SHOPPING HUB in the District’s Comprehensive Plan, Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights is undergoing a metamorphosis. Development opportunities small and large surround the community’s focal point at Wisconsin and Western Avenues. With average household incomes of $180,000 to $220,000, Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights offers a stunning, and probably brief, opportunity to capitalize on one of DC’s oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods.
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New Retail + Restaurants
- Mamma Lucia (Italian restaurant)—2021
- Muchas Gracias (Mexican restaurant/market)—2020
- Park Story (women’s apparel)—2020
- Real Nutritious Food (health food restaurant)—2020
- Rodman’s Café (addition to existing market)—2020
Local Business Anchors
- The neighborhood is home to two co-working facilities: Hera Hub DC, the ﬁrst international female-focused co-working space & business accelerator, and AdvantEdge Workspaces, located at Chevy Chase Pavilion.
- Child’s Play Toys & Books and Write for You offer unique shopping experiences.
New Retail + Residential in the Pipeline
Tishman Speyer purchased Mazza Gallerie for $52 million in 2021 and plans to redevelop the building into residential and retail uses.
Top Local Industries
14,476 Total Area Employment
- Health Care &
- Social Assistance: 18%
- Professional Services: 14%
- Retail Trade: 13%
Established in 2020 and administered by District Bridges, the Chevy Chase Main Street program manages community-based economic development initiatives for the area’s commercial corridors. As part of the program, businesses may also apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs.