New Chevy Chase Pavilion Shows its Colors
Just up Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase Pavilion gets a makeover.
Chevy Chase Pavilion is back in business.
The upscale shopping center—located on the Maryland-Washington, DC, border at 5355 Wisconsin Ave. NW—was under wraps (with many of its businesses closed) for much of the past year so that a $32-million renovation could take place.
For months, the building—constructed in 1990 and owned by Clarion Partners LLC—was surrounded by plywood ramps, orange construction netting and construction trucks. Inside, makeshift tunnels allowed access to only a few of the businesses during construction.
But it's open now, and looking quite refreshed. The atrium's sleek, curving white walls are enlivened by neon lighting that changes colors—reminiscent of the neon light display on the outside of the Mazza Gallerie across the street.
In the atrium, the LED wall—pink one moment and purple the next—is several levels tall. Couches and Starbucks have returned to the lowest level of the atrium, while higher up, the atrium partially is circled by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's newest restaurant, Range—set to open on Dec. 18.
The renovations were designed by Streetsense—a brokerage, design, branding and development company. Streetsense's team was led by interior architecture studio head J. C. Schaub and designer David Pilkenton, according to a news statement from Range.
What do you think of the Chevy Chase Pavilion's makeover? Will you be more likely to shop there? Tell us in the comments.