Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Philos Opens at 4th & Mass

Philos opened on April 8th at 401 Massachusetts Avenue with a menu that sources locally and features mezze (small plates) from the Mediterranean basin, including Lebanon, Greece, Morocco, Italy and Spain. The menu’s core ingredients are garlic, lemon, and legumes, including chickpeas and lentils, as well as veggie favorites such as kale, tahini and Brussels sprouts. Philos’ menu includes many unique features, such...

MVT CID Welcomes Physician Assistant Education Association

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) moved in to their new space within the AAMC headquarters building in March 2015. PAEA cited many factors for their decision, including the opportunity for greater collaboration with the AAMC, proximity...

MVT Spotlight: Jarrah Cernas, Chicano Sol Farm

The Mount Vernon Triangle FRESHFARM Farm Stand is set to open on Saturday, May 16th – kicking off the 2nd year for this wonderful organic source of fresh food and produce. The MVT Farm Stand is sole sourced by Chicano Sol, a certified organic, small, family-owned farm in Blain, PA. Many of you met Jarrah Cernas last year as she worked the market. We asked her to share some insights on the farm and what we can expect in this year’s Farm Stand.

MVT CID: Jarrah, tell us a bit about how you came to own and manage Chicano Sol?

Jarrah: My husband,...

Lacaster, PA CSA Brings Fresh, Organic Foods via 5th Street Ace Hardware

Missing those farm fresh veggies you enjoyed from the Farmers Market last summer? 5th Street Ace Hardware has a wonderful option for you! They are a designated pickup point for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, a non-profit, organic co-op providing CSA options including veggies, cheese, breads, meats, eggs, yogurts and dairy/tofu products, omnivore meat and cheese items and vegan tofu. Pickup times are from 3 - 8 PM on Wednesdays and prorated winter shares are now available. Sign up by clicking on "CSA" at http://www....

Sixth & I Hosts Genius Festival

The historic Sixth & I Synagogue, just across Massachusetts Avenue, has one of our community’s most active programmatic calendars, hosting speakers, musicians, seminars and festivals open to everyone. This month, in partnership with New York’s 92nd Street YMCA’s 7 Days of Genius, Sixth & I invites the community to Genius Festival and asks the public to consider what genius is, why it matters, and how it evolves. For information on this event and others, click here.

Kids in the Triangle (KITT) Continues to Grow as Parent Resource

Kids in the Triangle (KITT) listserv is a group of parents, grandparents, caregivers and friends of children who live, work, and play in the Mount Vernon Triangle, Mount Vernon Square and Shaw neighborhoods. KITT is a place to connect with other parents to find information on the latest "kid friendly" events in the neighborhood, to ask questions about child care issues and DC schools, a resource to resell and exchange children’s items and a trusted resource to share information. To join KITT, visit the listserv or email to ...

MVT CID at ICSC

The MVT CID's Real Estate and Planning Manager, Jerome Raymond (seen left), attended the International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC) Mid-Atlantic Conference on February 17th as part of our economic development agenda to attract retail to the neighborhood. The MVT CID shared space at the DC Economic Partnership’s exhibit table and distributed information regarding retail space availability, community demographics, and the retail survey results from last spring with retail brokers, investors and developers. The MVT CID website is continually updated with new...

Clean Team Appreciation, Snow Removal and Grant News

The MVT CID would like to recognize and appreciate the hard work of the Clean Team Ambassadors to clear the snow and ice from many of the neighborhood sidewalks and crosswalks this winter. The MVT CID Clean Team proudly serves our community and has earned numerous kudos and supportive comments from our residents, particularly over these last snowy weeks. On February 20th, Director of Operations, Leon Johnson (shown at lower right), and Clean Team Lead, Jimmie Carter, testified to the DC City Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer & Regulatory Affairs in support...

Prathers Alley & 4 1/2 Street Get Deserved Recognition with New Signs

The MVT CID worked over the past year with the City to procure street signs to designate both 4 ½ Street – a popular mid-block passageway -- and Prather’s Alley, one of the most active DC alleyways in the 1800’s. Identifying and promoting the rich history of Mount Vernon Triangle is a significant part of our work. Interested in more MVT history? Check out our history brochure here.

CVS to Open 10,000 SF Store at AAMC Building

AAMC has announced that CVS has executed a lease for approximately 10,000 square feet in the first floor retail space closest to the 7th Street side of the building. Construction is expected to start this summer with occupancy estimated for the end of the year. CVS joins a number of other...

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