Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Community Update Regarding Proposed Pepco Substation

In recent weeks, a number of stakeholders have inquired about the Pepco substation proposed for location at 1st & K Streets NW. The proposed substation is one component of Pepco's planned Capital Grid Project that, if approved:

  • upgrades three existing...
Join Us for Last Day of Market & Full Fun Day this Saturday, 10/27

Join the MVT CID under our tents at Fall Fun Day this Saturday, October 27 from 10am-2pm at the FRESHFARM MVT Market. Guests can enjoy free pumpkins and decorating kits, candy, live music, face painting, dog treats for your furry friends, and more! This event will be held rain or shine. Check out the event page on Facebook for additional details.

Fall Fun Day marks the culmination of the 2018 FRESHFARM MVT Market after another successful season at its relocated and...

Top Real Estate Experts Highlight MVT's Momentum at Yesterday's Broker Event

Following decades of thoughtful planning and careful coordination by the public and private sectors, Mount Vernon Triangle has become one of the District’s fastest-growing neighborhoods and is now considered a vibrant, inclusive and popular community that contributes to the District’s international reputation as an attractive place to live, work, do business and entertain.

Many of the area’s top commercial real estate professionals have started to notice Mount Vernon Triangle’s growing destination appeal and emergence as a diverse mixed-use community—making the...

Cleaner Streets Equal Safer Streets Thanks to MVT Clean Team

Clean streets are about more than neighborhood beautification: they are also one of the strongest investments we can make toward community safety. The MVT Clean Team recognizes this inseparable relationship, hence why it consistently reinforces this priority every day in their work to keep the neighborhood both clean and safe.

That’s why when graffiti was observed on a jersey barrier near 5th Street NW & New York Avenue NW –just outside the CID boundaries – the Clean Team acted immediately to remove this blight from our neighborhood as shown in these photos...

Tonight: Make it a Festival Evening with Bhakti Yoga!

Bhakti Yoga invites you to kickoff both your weekend and the fall season with them tonight starting with a free yoga class with studio owner Gopi Kinnicutt at 6pm (advanced registration required). Afterwards, chant the night away with master mantra musician Gaura Vani at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served so bring friends prepare to enjoy!
 
The fun continues Saturday morning when Gaura Vani joins Gopi to add live music and storytelling to her 10...

Clean Soul Kitchen Pop-Ups, Serves Up Maque Choux at FRESHFARM MVT Market

Get those taste buds ready! Nicole Aandahl of Clean Soul Kitchen (pictured, left) will appear at tomorrow's FRESHFARM MVT Market where she'll cook a tasty batch of maque choux – a Cajun or Creole (depending on who you ask) version of succotash; see menu here – featuring fresh ingredients sold by our market vendors. Meal prep and cooking will begin at approximately 9:30am with tastings to follow. This...

Fall Fun Day Closes Another Successful Market Season: Saturday, October 27

The MVT CID will once again host Fall Fun Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 AM – Noon at Milian Park at 5th & Mass. Now an annual Mount Vernon Triangle tradition, this popular kid- and pet-friendly event is free and open to the public. Read this recap for information about last year’s event, and stay tuned for further...

MVT Residential Momentum Continues with Plaza West & Capitol Vista

September was a busy month in Mount Vernon Triangle as the community continued its progress toward becoming the vibrant and welcoming new downtown neighborhood envisioned in the Mount Vernon Triangle Action Agenda.

In mid-September, Mayor...

Bonjour, Chez Lily!

We're thrilled to welcome coffee shop and quick-grab eatery Chez Lily as the newest delicious addition to MVT's line-up of restaurant retailers. Named after the dog of owners Oubab Khalil and Lama Hamoudi, the café is nestled between Tropical Smoothie Café – also owned by Oubab and Lama – and Orangetheory Fitness on the...

Support Children's Cancer Research with Texas de Brazil

Through August 31, Texas de Brazil is joining the fight to save children battling cancer and other life-threating diseases through this special promotion benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

  • For every $5 donated at the bottom of their check customers will receive a $5 certificate for later use.
  • This reward is doubled on Mondays and customers will receive $10 in certificates for every $5 donated.
  • What’s more, Texas de Brazil will match donations up to $25,000.

Visit the Texas de...

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