Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

5th Street Ace Hardware Hosts Dog Adoption Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th from 12-2 pm, when the MVT CID, Wagtime and Karmalades will support 5th Street Ace Hardware's dog adoption event in front of the store at 1055 5th Street. Dogs and puppies from the Washington Animal Rescue League will be available for adoption. Ace will also offer 20% off all pet supplies during the event AND will give a $15 gift card to Ace Hardware to anyone who adopts.

MVT Blossoms

Glorious daffodils have bloomed along our streets. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of many of you last fall, more than 1,700 planted bulbs rewarded us with a big show this month. Also, in celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Lift Off sculpture at 5th & K Streets sprouted blossoms, lending an original and festive look to the MVT.

Capitol Crossing Update

Capitol Crossing is a 2.2 million square foot, multi-phase development located adjacent to Mount Vernon Triangle on the south side of Massachusetts Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Streets, NW. The project has begun development with the relocation of utility work followed by infill of a platform within the air rights space above the Center Leg Freeway. The project will return the city’s grid back to the original L'Enfant plan and creates a stronger connection between Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon Triangle and the Downtown East End. Additional information on Capitol...

MVT Spotlight: Chef de Cuisine Amy Brandwein of Alba Osteria

The Mount Vernon Triangle CID is pleased to continue its Spotlight series with an interview of Alba Osteria Chef de Cuisine, Amy Brandwein. Alba Osteria opened just before New Year’s 2014 to rave reviews. Guests can anticipate cuisine from the region of Piemonte, Italy with a focus on the town of Alba. Alba Osteria made it a priority to welcome the neighborhood into its beautiful space with a neighborhood night full of extended happy hour specials and complimentary tastings. They have continued on that tradition with regular neighborhood nights every first Thursday of...

NCBF in the MVT - Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival

MVT celebrates the NCBF with the lighting of City Vista in pink, Cherry Picks restaurant participation from Alba Osteria, and Drink the District’s Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival on Saturday, April 5th at the 5th & K St parking lot. There will be two sessions: 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The festival has extended a discount to friends of the MVT -- click...

Q-West Nails 2 Now Open at 468 K Street, NW

The MVT CID welcomes Q-West to the neighborhood. Q-West is a professional nail salon for women and men. Their experienced technicians specialize in world-class manicures and pedicures that pamper your hands and feet. Manicures start at $15 and pedicures start at $30. Q-West also offers waxing. The store is open every day: Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. For more information or an appointment, visit their ...

Friday 3/28 Jazz Concert at Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Come enjoy the music of trumpeter Michael Fitzhugh and The Lionel Lyles Quintet next Friday, March 28 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The Jazz Cafe Concert is hosted in the downstairs Marsh Fellowship Hall at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 901 3rd St NW. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There is a $20 suggested donation. More event info here.

Register Now for Bike to Work Day Pit Stop in MVT – Friday, May 16th 7 AM to 9 AM

BicycleSpace, Busboys & Poets, and the MVT CID are proud to bring you Bike to Work Day on the City Vista plaza at 5th & K Streets, NW. Whether you’re biking in from the Maryland trails, wandering through the local streets, or starting out your trip from one of the MVT residences, come down to the sidewalk in front of Busboys for some snacks and drinks, as well as great prizes and good company. Register by May 9th for a free t-shirt and bike raffle prizes here...

Farmers Market Survey

The MVT CID is currently working to bring a farmers market to the neighborhood. Respondents to the the Fall 2013 Perception Survey listed a farmers market as the requested community event. Below is a short 9 question survey asking for your input about when is the best day for a market and what you would like to buy from a market. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and sharing your opinion. Complete...

DCBIA Program Highlights Growth of MVT and Strong Mixed-Use Market

On March 13th, the DC Building Industry Association hosted a morning panel discussion at the National Press Club about the Mount Vernon Triangle development dynamic. The presentations discussed the evolution of the MVT into one of the city’s most vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods, the architectural design and concept of several buildings and Boston Properties’ and Steuart Investment’s real estate decisions in planning and developing projects in the MVT. 

Panelists included Claire Schaefer Oleksiak,...

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