Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT CID Earns Two Merit Awards from International Downtown Association

The International Downtown Association (IDA) has recognized the MVT CID with two Downtown Merit Awards for our work and initiatives related to the K Street Streetscape, Design, Construction and Activation (Public Space Category) and for the MVT CID Marketing and Communications Implementation...

Volunteers Make a Difference at Walker-Jones on Beautification Day

Dozens of volunteers showed up at the Walker-Jones Education Campus to participate in DC Beautification Day. This annual DCPS event was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts included landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. Volunteers and supplies...

Restaurants Change It Up for Fall

Alba Osteria has announced a new Grill Grab & Go counter every Thursday and Friday at lunchtime. Designed for those who don’t have time for a sit down lunch, this new service will get you in and out with one of Alba’s famous paninis, chips and a soft drink. To kick things off, the restaurant will be giving away the first 50 paninis this Friday, September 12th.

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Walkingtown DC Comes to the Heart of the City

Walkingtown DC returns to Mount Vernon Triangle with MVT CID President, Claire Oleksiak, leading the free “Heart of the City” tour. Join us on Sunday morning, September 21st, at 10 am to explore the neighborhood and learn about its history and coming development. This tour will include descriptions of the once iconic Northern Liberties Market and other existing historic buildings, a visit to one of DC’s original commercial alleys,...

Explore MVT's Two Parklets on Friday, September 19th

Stop by Alba Osteria and 5th Street Ace Hardware between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm on Friday, September 19th, as they join businesses all around DC in creating mini-parks out of parking spaces. The tiny pop-up parklets (see DC Office of Planning 2013 parklet, left) are designed to invite people walking by to stop and relax in a creative outdoor space. At Alba, you can try your hand at bocce ball competition and then return for a...

Love Your Dog Day and Color the K Arts Celebration Coming to MVT FRESHFARM Market

The MVT CID will go dog crazy this Saturday, September 13th as we welcome Wagtime and Anytime K9 to 5th & K during the FRESHFARM Market. Enjoy dog agility training demos at 10:30 am and 11:30 am and you can bring your own dog between 10:30 am and noon to explore some of the agility equipment available to try. Handmade dog biscuits by Alba Osteria and other giveaways will also be available during the event.

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Baked & Wired Owners Sign Lease to Open New Bakery & Coffeehouse at Lyric 440K

Residents of the Lyric 440 K Apartments can add an on-site bakery and coffeehouse to their amenity list. Yesterday, owners/developers Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announced the signing of a retail lease with the owners of Baked & Wired, the iconic bakery and coffee shop  in Georgetown. The new 4,231 square foot shop will open in early 2015 and will offer handcrafted breads using slow...

MVT Spotlight: Professesional Dog Walker, Danny Kampf

Mount Vernon Triangle’s Danny Kampf is one of the most recognizable people in the neighborhood, often seen walking 6-13 dogs at any given time. His enthusiasm for his work is infectious and in this interview with the MVT CID, he tells us how he came to be a professional dog walker and why it’s so important for the dogs and their owners.

MVTCID: Danny, can you tell us about your work – how you came to have a dog walking service and your interest in dogs in general?

DANNY KAMPF: I was at GW University at...

Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Close on Key Parcels to Develop Residential Project at 801 3rd Street, NW

The Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Development Corporation have completed an 8-year process to acquire several remaining DC-owned parcels at 801 3rd Street in Square 560. The complicated transaction was the culmination of a vision shared by the companies and Mount Carmel Baptist Church to develop a residential apartment building with 20% of the units allocated for affordable housing. Mount Carmel will have equity in the...

Kettler's m.flats Apartments Intalling Unique Green Wall, Art and Amenities

If you walk by m.flats at 450 K Street, you’ll see that the landscaping has been completed along the K Street wide sidewalks, the bike racks are installed and leasing is underway for 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail. Inside the apartment building, m.flats’...

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