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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Friendship Heights construction update: Collection at Chevy Chase (Photos)
Today, I continue to document the transformation of the Collection at Chevy Chase shopping center in Friendship Heights. Once referred to as "the Rodeo Drive of Montgomery County," a moribund County economy and the flight of the ultra-wealthy to lower tax jurisdictions in the region have left it a barren row of vacant storefronts. Now a major makeover is designed to make the center a more attractive place to hang out with more-inviting public space.