Calvert Woodley opened its doors in July 1982 after the merger of two competitors, Calvert Liquors and Woodley Wine & Liquor, and is still owned and operated by one of the original owners. We pride ourselves on personal, knowledgeable customer service, fantastic selection and hard to beat prices. When the opportunity arose for Aaron Bernstein of Calvert to join forces with Ed Sands of Woodley, the two jumped at the chance and moved to our current location in the Van Ness/UDC neighborhood at the corner of Connecticut Ave and Windom. Each store brought its strengths, including a few employees still around today, to help Calvert Woodley thrive. 

To help serve you as best we can we have almost 50 employees. In addition to owner Ed Sands, we're proud of the fact that four original employees from the opening in 1982 are still with us at CW today. They are Berris Harris, Tom McKnew, Jim Rossi, and Ibrahim Ahmed. Another four people have 25+ years under their belt. One is Carlos Estrada, who runs our La Cheeserie and is surely one of the most outstanding cheese merchants in the United States. With so many other hard-working employees, Calvert Woodley is poised to excel for years to come.

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