Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

New Retailers Open - Solidcore and Eye Street Cellars

MVT rolled out the welcome mat recently for Solidcore and Eye Street Cellars --two new retailers to the neighborhood. Workout studio Solidcore brought their MegaFormer machines and array of fitness classes to 433 Massachusetts Avenue. Eye Street Cellars has opened at 425 Eye Street, featuring select (and customer requested) wines and spirits from around the world, tastings, Craft and IPA beers, artisanal cheeses, pastas, and other gourmet foods...

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop in the Triangle

BicycleSpace, Busboys & Poets, and Mount Vernon Triangle CID hosted this year’s Bike to Work Day Mount Vernon Triangle pit stop at 5th & K at City Vista. More than 330 bike commuters registered to join in the festivities at 5th & K Streets. Many participants braved the rain and rode the red carpet, enjoyed coffee and breakfast, picked-up a free t-shirt and got a bike tune-up.

Boston Properties at 501 K

Boston Properties has announced that they are joining with longtime MVT owner and developer Steuart Investments to develop 501 K Street. From the company’s press release: “The joint venture has hired Shalom Baranes Associates to design a state-of-the-art, 11-story, office and retail building for the site totaling approximately 520,000 rentable square feet. The building will be designed to encourage the establishment of high...

MVT CID Speaks at Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association

Last Wednesday, MVT CID President Claire Oleksiak gave a detailed update on our neighborhood to a full room of Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association members at the Washington City Club. Penn Quarter and MVT are particularly entwined submarkets. Residents and tenants from both neighborhoods enjoy the amenities and walkable access between these two vibrant communities.

5th & I Development Site Awarded to Peebles, Walker

The DC government has announced the selection of Peebles Corp. and the Walker Group to redevelop the parcel at 5th and I Streets, NW into a 189 room hotel, 59 market-rate residences, and 5,200 sf of retail, as well as 100 affordable housing units to be built in Anacostia. The proposal  projects the creation of 385 permanent jobs, 650 construction jobs and more than $8 million in new annual tax revenue. As part of the proposal,...

Annual Meeting on May 29th

You are invited to the MVT CID’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the rooftop community room of the Lyric Apartments at 440 K Street, NW. Celebrate the Mount Vernon Triangle with recognition of the Clean Team, release of the Annual Report, presentation of MVT accomplishments and development initiatives, election of FY 15 board members and announcement of the Public Service Award winner. Coffee and breakfast...

Drink the District Invites You to Derby Day on May 3rd

Drink the District is back on May 3rd to celebrate the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". Sign up now for one of two sessions: 1 – 4 pm or 6 – 9 pm at 500 New York Ave for unlimited tastings of more than 75+ beers and wines and every ticket includes two mint juleps. We're told a nationally recognized dueling piano show is flying in! Food will be available at an additional cost at several DC Food Trucks and you can enjoy set ups for bocce, corn hole & giant jenga. There will be prizes for best hats and attire. Click...

Clean Team Springs Into Action

As spring crept into the MVT, the Clean Team took to the streets, cleaning and caring for the tree boxes and preparing the neighborhood for the warm weather. The tree boxes have been weeded, plants cut back for spring growth and mulched. Also, as part of the spring cleaning, the team held a competition to remove cigarette butts from tree boxes. Please help us keep the neighborhood clean this season and for our many dog lovers, please remember to pick up after your pets.

Silo Welcomes New Chef and Fresh Menus Abound

Delicious news from Silo this month. New Chef, Michael Walters, has joined the kitchen, consulting with Chef de Cuisine Calvin Di Giovanni, to create a new Modern American Bistro menu. View the new menu here. On Wed. April 9th, Silo invited the community to sample the new food and cocktail menu. Chef Walters and Chef Di Giovanni handed out free appetizer samples. Residents and visitors packed the restaurant for a lively evening complete with live jazz from Stolen Moment Jazz Duo.

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5th Street Ace Hardware Hosts Dog Adoption Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th from 12-2 pm, when the MVT CID, Wagtime and Karmalades will support 5th Street Ace Hardware's dog adoption event in front of the store at 1055 5th Street. Dogs and puppies from the Washington Animal Rescue League will be available for adoption. Ace will also offer 20% off all pet supplies during the event AND will give a $15 gift card to Ace Hardware to anyone who adopts.