Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Le Pain Quotidien Opens & Complimentary Coffee

We have FRESH, ORGANIC news today that the long-awaited opening of Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Mass Ave will be Tuesday, December 10th! As an exclusive promotion for MVT, LPQ is offering a complimentary small coffee (retail only) with a print out of this eblast. The offer is valid only for December 10th, 2013 - one per guest please. LPQ will also be at our Thursday, December 12th Santa Celebration with free delicious desserts and discount vouchers.

Founded in Brussels in 1990, Le Pain Quotidien now has more than 170 locations in cities around the world and across...

Welcome to LYRIC 440K

Mount Vernon Triangle welcomes Lyric 440K, the newest apartment building to join the neighborhood. On November 20th, Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announced completion and opening of the 234-unit, 14-floor luxury residential building with 9,000 SF of retail.

Lyric 440K offers a mix of 182 one-bedroom, 26 one-bedroom with den, and 26 two-bedroom apartments. The rent for a one-bedrooms starts under $2,000 per month. Visit the leasing office Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm. Unable to tour in person? Check out the recent...

Storefront Facade Improvement

Longtime business owner, Frank Glascon, wanted to make the Subway Liquors storefront more inviting. He worked with MVT and a local architect to prepare a plan for the building improvements. With the assistance of the DC Storefront Improvement Program, work has now begun at 500 K St. Storefront improvements include: repointing and pressure washing the exterior; replacement of the front door and transoms; a new storefront and signage; and touch-up paint work.

The DC Storefront Improvement Program provides public funds and technical assistance support to help ...

Music to Celebrate Christmas with Mount Carmel Baptist Church Choir

On Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm the Music Ministry of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church presents Worship In Song, Music to Celebrate Christmas. Enjoy the Christmas holiday season with a performance by the Mount Carmel Baptist Church Mass Choir with musical director Leona Fitzhugh, pianist Lamont Flowe and drummer James Parker. Mount Carmel Baptist Church is located at 901 Third Street, N.W. in the Mount Vernon Triangle. www.themcbc.org.

MVT CID Promotes Neighborhood at the Washington DC Economic Partnership Meeting & Showcase

On Friday, November 15th, the Mount Vernon Triangle CID exhibited at the 2013 Washington DC Economic Partnership Annual Meeting & Development Showcase at the Washington Convention Center. Over 600 of DC's leading developers, architects, brokers, businesses, contractors, representatives of local government agencies, and professionals attended the event to learn about the economic development opportunities and activities happening in the District.

Check out the WDCEP #WeChooseDC video shown at the...

MVT Spotlight: Gina Schaefer, Owner of 5th Street Ace Hardware

Gina Schaefer is the owner of nine Ace Hardware stores – A Few Cool Hardware Stores - in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Takoma Park, MD, managing 175 employees in these busy urban stores. Ace Hardware is a co-operative company, with a mission to provide support and good product pricing to a growing number of independent hardware retailers such as Gina’s A Few Cool Hardware Stores group of stores. The 5th Street Ace Hardware store has been continually evolving since opening in City Vista five years ago. The 8,000 square feet on two floors offers more than 40,...

Kettler's M.FLATS 233 Unit Apt Building Topping Out Celebration

Today, Kettler celebrated the topping out of m.flats at 450 K Street NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle. The 13-story market rate apartment building with 233 units, primarily studios and junior one-bedrooms. The building was designed by R2L: Architects and reflects the neighborhoods unique mix of historical row house aesthetic and modern facades. The building also includes a 6,576 SF retail space. Pre-leasing is projected to begin in spring 2014 with the first units available for move-in around May 2014.

M.flats amenities will include socially oriented common...

NPS Maintenance at Reservation 74

Last week, the National Park Service (NPS) conducted long-needed maintenance work on Reservation 74 (located at 5th & Eye St) in response to a request from the Mount Vernon Triangle CID. NPS installed five new benches and three new trash cans in the park, as well as painted the historic wrought iron fence. NPS also has plans to repair the sidewalk.

Earlier in the fall, NPS and the MVTCID held a productive onsite meeting to discuss partnership opportunities, infrastructure repairs, enhancing the design of the park and the ability to activate the space with...

Streetcar Route to Run Along K ST in MVT

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced the completion of the Union Station to Georgetown Premium Transit Alternative Analysis (AA) Study, a comprehensive analysis of alternatives to provide high quality transit in this important east-west corridor.

Alternative 1, which consists of a streetcar system running primarily along K Street, NW, New Jersey Avenue, NW, and H Street was ultimately selected as DDOT's recommended alternative. This route will bring streetcars directly through the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Click here to access...

Volunteer at Walker-Jones Education Campus

Meet your neighbors and change the life of a child in your community. Join the Grassroots Education Project and work alongside other residents from the MVT to help students at your local neighborhood school, Walker-Jones Education Campus, achieve their full potential. Whether you want to read with a student, be a mentor, help strengthen writing skills, or support teachers, there's an opportunity for you to be part of something transformative. Sign-up withReading All Stars @ Walker-Jones here....

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