Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT Annual Report Released; Annual Meeting Featured Mayor Bowser, AAMC CEO Dr. Kirch

The MVT CID released its Annual Report and hosted its Annual Board and Membership Meeting on May 21st. The MVT CID is proud of its 2014 economic growth including the delivery of 1,230 residential units and the signing of 70,000 SF of retail and three new office leases. In addition, the MVT CID led...

AAMC Cares

AAMC held its second MVT area AAMC Cares Day on Wednesday, May 13th, sending more than 150 volunteers to a number of local non-profits to paint, cook, clean and landscape (including at Central Union Mission, right). AAMC Cares Day is the association's annual day of community service and reflects the organization’s strong commitment to being an integral part of the community in which they work. Since the AAMC has moved into the MVT, they have become an...

Farmers Market Kicks Off Summer with Festive Events and Launches Loyalty Program

Scores of residents and visitors celebrated the first FRESHFARM Market of the year as the MVT CID hosted Spring Fest in the Triangle on May 15th. In the weeks since, we have been treated to music from Sticks+Bars (seen bottom left), enjoyed free cookies from Baked&Wired, fitness demos from Orange Theory Fitness and new treats at market every week. Last week, FRESHFARM launchied a loyalty card program for frequent farm market...

Clean Team Plants Flowers

The MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors have been busy this summer maintaining our neighborhood landscaping. In early June, they planted colorful flowers in the four circular planter boxes at 5th and K Streets. They will continue to care and water the flowers throughout the summer. The Ambassadors have been doing a great job of keeping the neighborhood free of trash and graffiti and the landscaping healthy for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome Chelsie!

The MVT CID is pleased to welcome Chelsie Pennello as its summer marketing intern. Chelsie is currently enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in Television, Radio, and Film and a minor in Chinese. Chelsie has a passion for the arts, specifically photography and filmmaking. She brings a fresh perspective and creative eye as she...

MVT Spotlight: Dawn Wooten, resident of Mount Vernon Triangle and a frequent volunteer.

Dawn Wooten is a resident of Mount Vernon Triangle and last year started volunteering with the MVT CID. She has helped us spread the word about events to the MVT CID community, staff the information table at the Fall Fun Day and other events and brings a positive, creative energy to our marketing and event planning work. We asked Dawn to take a few minutes to share her story with the neighborhood.

MVTCID: Dawn, tell us a bit about how you came to live in MVT.

Dawn: My partner and I moved to DC a few years ago from south Florida to be closer to...

Return of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

5th Street Ace Hardware will once again be the pickup location for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, with a 26-week summer CSA starting in May. LFFC is a non-profit, organic farmers cooperative based in Lancaster County, PA. They focus on creating healthy, high quality foods from well-maintained and enriched soils on small scale family farms. CSA members commit to support LFFC farmers for the entire growing season by paying for...

Mandu Wins Cochon 555 DC

Congratulations to Mandu and Chef Danny Lee for their impressive win at Cochon 555 DC! Cochon 555 featured five local chefs utilizing five heritage-breed pigs to create up to six dishes using any and all parts of the pig. Included in Mandu’s winning menu were authentic and imaginative dishes including jokbal (pork trotters braised in spices and herbs), bin dee dduk (pancakes of pork loin strips and soy beans), mandu (ground pork shoulder...

Largest Building Move in DC HIstory at Douglas Development's 650 New York Ave. Project

Last week, we joined Douglas Development as they began moving two historic structures at 639 New York Avenue, making headlines as the largest building move in DC history. The site will include 15 historic buildings – only two will be moved. The first building moved weighs 800 tons and the second weighs 1,100 tons. The move places the 19th century buildings on a concrete slab, where they will remain and later be...

Texas de Brazil Prepares for May Opening

Build out is coming along well for the much-anticipated opening at 455 Massachusetts Avenue of the 9,500 square foot Texas de Brazil Churrascaria and Brazilian Steakhouse (image below right showing...

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