Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

2015 is a Banner Year!

Colorful new banners have been installed on all of the Triangle’s streets, highlighting with bold graphics the vibrant nature of our neighborhood. Pedestrians and drivers will find their travels brightened by the colorful light post-mounted images, which reinforce the branding of the Triangle as a family-friendly, walkable (and runnable!) live-work-play neighborhood with a lively restaurant and retail presence.

MVT CID Seeks Summer Marketing Intern

The MVT CID seeks a summer intern responsible for supporting its marketing and communications initiatives as well as assisting with event planning, coordination and logistics. The position will be part time, 20-25 hours per week. Qualifications include at least one year of college with coursework in Communications and/or Public Relations, strong writing skills and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Click here for the full job description and application instructions....

It's Ladies Night!

On Tuesday, February 3rd, join the fun as 5th Street Ace Hardware hosts its annual Ladies Night. This iconic event attracts women (and men!) from around the community for 20% full store discounts and numerous DIY demonstrations, raffles, free drinks and nibbles.

MVT CID at the DC Economic Partnership Annual Meeting

On December 9th, MVT CID staff (including Real Estate and Planning Manager, Jerome Raymond, shown right) attended the Washington DC Economic Partnership Annual Meeting and Expo, and provided MVT development and business opportunity information to businesspeople, government officials and real estate leaders. The event attracts hundreds of professionals from the DC area to share ideas, work on new business and hear from top DC leaders on the state of doing business in our city. WDCEP also released its...

Welcome the Holiday Season with our Santa Celebration on Thursday, December 11th

Enjoy pictures with Santa, delicious hot chocolate with a fun fixings bar, fresh popcorn and holiday cookies as the MVT CID hosts its annual Santa Celebration with support from sponsors Le Pain Quotidien, 5th Street Ace Hardware, Alba Osteria and Safeway. Stop by with your family, friends and dogs on Thursday, December 11th on the star-adorned plaza at 5th & K Streets from 4:30 to 6:30 PM as we welcome the holiday season with good cheer and delicious treats – we will even have the popular house-made dog treats from Alba Osteria! This year, Le Pain Quotidien is...

News & Notes from Around the MVT

The news has been coming fast this fall and we are excited to share the following:

  • Ogden CAP Properties, LLC has acquired 450K Street (left, previously known as m.flats) from Kettler, as the 233-unit, 13-story apartment development reaches completion. Kettler has been retained to lease and manage the new property and reports strong early interest in the studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Check out this new addition to the community at
  • Paradigm Companies reports that Meridian II has started phased...
Results from the 2014 MVT Perception Survey

Thank you to the 436 residents, office workers and visitors who participated in the 2014 MVT Perception Survey, a 36% increase in participation from 2013. The survey included questions on every aspect of life in Mount Vernon Triangle and we received great feedback and numerous written suggestions that will assist us with our planning and budgeting in 2015. Check out the full results here.

Fall Fun Day Recap - Fun Costumes, Colorful Activities, FRESHFARM Market, Strong Retail Participation on Sparkling October Day

The plaza at 5th & K Street came alive with princesses, witches, superheroes and more in a colorful display of costumes on a picture perfect October 25th for the annual MVT Fall Fun Day. Kids of all ages lined up for trick-or-treating at stores and restaurants, including Mandu, World Class Cuts, VIDA Fitness, 5th Street Ace Hardware, Sweetgreen, Taylor Gourmet, FRESHFARM Market, Capital One and Safeway. Tables full of activities, along with chalk artists, face painters and our final FRESHFARM Market of the season kept everyone busy all morning with activities...

MVT Spotlight: Erika Elko, [solidcore]

Erika Elko (pictured with the [solidcore] team - left to right: Alex Perrin, Meg Bradshaw, Sarah Adams, Anne Mahlum and Erika) is a personal fitness coach and VP of business development for [solidcore] as well as a yoga teacher and an avid proponent of healthy living. In this spotlight interview with the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, she gives us some insight on [solidcore], which opened at 433 Massachusetts Avenue this past year.

MVT CID: We are very excited to have [solidcore] in the Triangle; can you tell us a bit about your fitness model?


L’Hommage Bistro Francais Signed at 450K

Alba Osteria owner, Hakan Ilhan, recently announced the signing of a lease at 450K for a new Mount Vernon Triangle French bistro, L’Hommage Bistro Francais. The 220-seat, 6,000 square foot restaurant will feature a menu similar to Mr. Ilhan’s Northern Virginia...