Chevy Chase: Restaurant ‘Elena James’ to Join Chevy Chase Lake Neighborhood

Bozzuto and The Chevy Chase Land Company announced that restaurant ‘Elena James’ will be joining the Chevy Chase Lake neighborhood by the end of 2023. Additionally, a to-be-announced grocer will anchor the site upon opening in fall 2022.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of several new retail offerings to Chevy Chase Lake as we continue to bring exciting and unique concepts to the neighborhood for residents and guests to enjoy,” said Toby Bozzuto, President and CEO of Bozzuto. “With the upcoming opening of The Barrett and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase, we look forward to bringing to life our collective vision for this vibrant new community gathering space.”

From the founders of DC’s beloved New American restaurant Nina May, Colin McClimans and Danilo Simic, Elena James will be a new, all-day concept serving dishes with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 5,000-square-foot space is aiming to open in spring 2023.

“It has always been a dream of mine to open a restaurant in the neighborhood I was born and raised in,” said Chef/Owner Colin McClimans, chef and co-owner of Nina May and Elena James. “In every community, restaurants are vital gathering places for neighbors to come together and break bread. We hope to redefine what a neighborhood restaurant can be and are excited to support this community as it continues to develop and grow.”

Bozzuto and The Chevy Chase Land Company have also announced Baltimore-base ice cream shop The Charmery and MoCo’s fifth Playa Bowls location for the Chevy Chase Lake neighborhood.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

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