Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Meridian Apartments Welcomes SXSW Winners, WDCEP and TechBreakfast

This summer, Meridian Apartments donated living accommodations to Quorum, an online legislative strategy platform, as the winners of the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) “Live Free in DC” contest at the 2015 South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Applicants to “Live Free in DC” were reviewed by a panel of select board members of Accelerate DC, a mentor-venture program created and managed by the WDCEP. The judges considered the benefits a company would receive from a Washington, D.C.-based location including potential customers, partnerships and...

Turning the Seasonal Corner with our FRESHFARM Market

This is one of the best times for our FRESHFARM Market as August turns to September. Jarrah Cernas, of our sole-source, organic supplier, Chicano Sol Farm, tells us it’s the time of year to take advantage of summer veggies and fruits, especially tomatoes. She notes that “melons and cantaloupes might even be finished by the end of this week’s market. Peppers and summer squashes will hang on all the way up through the first frost.” What's coming into season? Jarrah says highlights like butternut and acorn squashes will soon be in, along with more apple varieties like the...

MVT CID Named Finalist in CREW DC Awards

The MVT CID has been named a finalist by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC for the organization's annual “Most Creative Local Marketing Campaign” award. The award is given to an organization, company or individual who has developed the most creative and effective advertising or marketing program that promotes or features a commercial real estate project, transaction or initiative. The award winner will be announced at CREW’s annual awards event on October 15th, which attracts hundreds of leaders from throughout the Washington, DC...

Zoo Babies in the MVT

On July 25th, the MVT CID hosted a Petting Zoo at the Farmers Market. Dozens of families turned out to pet the baby bunnies, ducks, chickens and a goat courtesy of the Leesburg Animal Park. The Petting Zoo was just one of many events held this spring and summer with the FRESHFARM Market at the 5th & K Street plaza. From Sticks + Bars to Dog Agility Day and Spring Fest, the MVT has been a bustling spot every Saturday morning. Follow us on Facebook and twitter for event updates for this fall....

Hotel & Apt. Plans Unveiled for 5th & I Street Peebles Development

The Peebles Corporation recently submitted their updated plans to develop a combination hotel & apartment building at 5th & I Streets, NW. According to the zoning application, the project will include a 153-room hotel on the first eight floors and 52 apartments on floors nine through 12. There will be 5,500 square feet of meeting and function space, 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 86 parking spaces. In addition to the new building, Peebles will invest in Seaton and Milian parks on Mass Ave and build 61 units of affordable housing off-site. To read...

Summer Concerts and a Petting Zoo

From Summer Concerts to a Petting Zoo, the Mount Vernon Triangle is celebrating summer with the community. Tunes in the Triangle returned on Thursday July 23rd with Andrea Pais (soul/pop) at lunchtime at 5th & K and Alison Carney (soul/R&B) in the evening (6-8 pm) at Milian Park at 5th & Mass Ave. Then, on Saturday, July 25th we hosted a petting zoo from the Leesburg Animal Park. Residents and visitors played with bunnies, baby chicks and ducks and a baby goat or sheep at the MVT FRESHFARM Market from 10 till noon at 5th & K Streets, NW

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BicycleSPACE Opens at Lyric 440K

Locally owned bicycle shop, BicycleSPACE, opened this month at Quadrangle/Wilkes’ Lyric440K apartments. The new location, adjacent to A Baked Joint bakery, is 4,104 square feet, twice the size of their previous 7th Street store. In addition to selling a hand-picked selection of bikes for all types of bike lovers, from serious competitors to weekend adventurers, BicycleSPACE hosts weekly ride events, yoga classes, art rides and more.  BicycleSPACE founder Erik Kugler expressed his enthusiasm for the new location this spring, saying, “No matter how big our company...

455 Eye Street Residential Project Underway

Construction for Equity Residential’s mixed-use, multifamily residential building located at 455 Eye Street is underway. The unique project will bring 174 apartments and 2,008 SF of ground floor retail to the site. Hickok Cole Architects designed the project which includes the  preservation  of the existing historic warehouse, auto-works building and two townhouses. Mount Vernon Triangle is excited for this collaboration of the modern and historic and the opportunities it will provide for the community. The building is projected to be completed in 2017. For...

Texas de Brazil Now Open and DCBIA Walking Tour

Texas de Brazil is now open at 455 Mass Ave., bringing an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria”, or steakhouse, to the MVT. Enjoy a 50-60 item seasonal salad bar and then turn your place card to green for various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. On June 25th, the MVT CID partnered with the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) to host a Mount Vernon Triangle Development Walking Tour and Networking Event. Presenters, including...

Orangetheory Fitness Signed to 425 I Street

Orangetheory Fitness has signed their lease for a new studio opening this fall at 425 I Street, NW. Orangetheory Fitness is a high intensity interval fitness concept that offers 60-minute professionally coached group workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Orangetheory uses proprietary heart rate monitors to track intensity and maximize metabolic burn, keeping your heart rate in the “orange” zone. The company believes that working out with a group is more effective and fun, plus it can build camaraderie and community. Challenge...

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