Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Park(ing) Day 2017 Attracts Visitors to MVT CID and Ace Hardware Park(let)

On Friday, September 15, the MVT CID and 5th Street Ace Hardware welcomed dozens of visitors to their shared park(let) as part of 2017 PARK(ing) Day. In one parking space, the hardware store held complimentary workshops and in the second space, the MVT CID welcomed guests to a free game area, including oversized wooden “jenga”...

MVT CID Hosts Fitness Fair at Milian Park

On Saturday, October 14, the MVT CID hosted neighborhood fitness providers Bhakti Yoga, Orangetheory Fitness, [solidcore] and VIDA Fitness for free classes, demos, raffles and coupons. The event was free...

MVT CID Pres. & CEO Speaks at JLL Mid-Atlantic Leadership Panel

This month, MVT CID President & CEO Kenyattah Robinson (shown left speaking at an MVT CID Annual Meeting) joined fellow panelists Anitra Androh of Miles Stockbridge, Phyllis Liebman Brill...

Fun and Games and Workshops for PARK(ing) Day 2017

On Friday, September 15th the MVT CID will join with 5th Street Ace Hardware to transform two parking spaces on 5th Street, NW – just north of K Street, NW and in front of the hardware store – into a 40-foot contiguous pop-up park or park(let) as part of 2017 PARK(ing) Day. In one parking space, the hardware store will fabricate a...

Sometimes in Life...and Community, It's the Small Things That Matter

When a resident along New York Avenue took the time to email us about a trouble spot, we jumped into action, as we have many times when there is a problem to deal with outside our technical boundaries but important to our community. The MVT Clean Team made short work out of a big job, transforming this small but highly visible...

Final Tunes in the Triangle Concert on September 20

The MVT CID invites you to say farewell to summer with a fun acoustic performance from Pebble to Pearl at our final Tunes in the Triangle concert at the 5th & K Plaza on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Tunes in the Triangle concerts, sponsored by the MVT CID, showcase local artists of a wide range of genres in free concerts throughout the summer. Guests are encouraged...

FRESHFARM Market Rolls Out Fall Produce, Fruits and Much More

We’ve turned the corner from summer to fall but the FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Market still has seven weeks of amazing fall produce, fruits, eggs, grass-fed meats, fresh cut flowers, pastries and breads and more for your Saturday shopping enjoyment. Our farmers from...

Michael Schlow Opens New Tapas Bar at City Vista

Restaurateur Michael Schlow has opened a traditional tapas bar named Calle Cinco in the space we’ve known as Conosci at 465 K Street, NW. As detailed in an article in the Washington City Paper, the new concept will continue until at least October 15;...

MVT Spotlight: Talal Orfaly of Philos Mezze + Wine Bar

Talal Orfaly opened Philos Mezze + Wine Bar in April of 2015 after working for years in the local restaurant industry. His vision for a neighborhood restaurant has yielded results, with a strong return customer base, a fun and diverse menu and bar program and a superb brunch business. We recently asked Talal to tell us more about Philos. 

MVT CID: Talal, tell us about your decision to locate your very first owned restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle.

Talal Orfaly: Mount Vernon Triangle is an...

Mark Your Calendar (and get those costumes ready!) for Fall Fun Day!

The MVT CID is making plans for the best Fall Fun Day yet, with all of the free favorites — the mini-monster parade, dog costume parade, face painting, games and treats — along with a few new activities, on Saturday, October 28 at Milian Park. Fall Fun Day will be from 10:00 AM to noon and will run alongside the final FRESHFARM Market of the season. Plan now to dress up...

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