Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Support "Small Business Saturday" in MVT on Saturday, November 26

MVT CID has once again partnered with DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to support “Small Business Saturday”—a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. According to the federal Small Business Administration, small businesses...

Celebrate the Season's Final FRESHFARM Farm Stand at Fall Fun Day: Saturday, October 29

Join your friends and neighbors at Fall Fun Day this Saturday, October 29 to celebrate the successful conclusion of our third FRESHFARM farm stand season. Located at the ghoulishly-decorated 5th & K Street plaza and with free activities planned for kids, parents, visitors and dogs, Fall Fun Day is guaranteed to provide a great time to all. Our youngest will receive free goody bags to trick or treat with many of our K Street restaurants and retailers. Neighborhood dogs will parade up 5th Street in their finest Halloween attire with each pup receiving delicious treats...

Mayor Bowser Welcomes the Aspen Apartments to MVT

On Monday, October 3, the MVT CID joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and dozens of guests at a ribbon cutting to welcome the Aspen as the newest addition to Mount Vernon Triangle’s apartment offerings. Located at 4th & L Streets, the property aims to mirror ski mecca Aspen, Colorado’s design aesthetics with exterior finishes that feature a mix of metal, stone and reclaimed wood accents. Individual apartment finishes include floor-to-ceiling windows, abundant daylight, European-inspired kitchens, hardwood floors and full-size washers and dryers. Building amenities include...

Save the Date: Ward 6 Community Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen - Happy Hour Edition!

Back by popular demand, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and his constituent services staff will return to MVT for another Community Office Hours on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-8pm at A Baked Joint. Community Office Hours are a great chance to share information, ask questions and hear from the Councilmember and his team. Following a successful inaugural Community Office Hours in MVT in July, November’s event follows through on the...

Just Released: WDCEP Guide to Doing Business in the District

Inspired by Mr. Han’s story and want to learn more about creating, expanding or relocating your business in the District? If so, check out the newly released 2016/2017 edition of the “DC Doing Business Guide,” which our partners at the Washington DC Economic Partnership have just released on its website and in hard copy. This free resource puts all of the current and relevant information that you need to support your company in one convenient place, and showcases the strides made by the District to simplify jumpstarting or growing a business in DC.  Check it out...

MVT CID Testifies at DC Council Roundtable on Importance of BIDS/CIDS

On Friday, October 14, MVT CID President & CEO Kenyattah Robinson testified before a DC Council roundtable on business improvement districts’ (BIDs) important role in supporting local business development. The MVT CID was the first BID to include residential properties in its tax structure, which is reflected in the fact that we call ourselves a “community improvement district” (CID). Kenyattah’s testimony before the newly created Subcommittee on Local Business Development and Utilities, chaired by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, detailed the assistance that the...

Support a Clean and Safe MVT at Central Union Mission's "HeART and Sole" Fundraiser on Thursday, October 27

None of the MVT CID’s Clean Team Ambassadors’ work to keep our community clean and safe would be possible without Central Union Mission’s “Ready to Work” job training program, which has helped to stabilize and transform the lives of these formerly homeless men and enables them to live productive, independent lives. A great way for you to support MVT CID’s clean and safe efforts is by attending Central Union Mission’s HeART & Sole fundraiser—a special evening of food and fun that brings life and hope to many who struggle in our city. The event will be held Thursday,...

MVT Spotlight: Sundown Cleaners

MVT Spotlight: Sundown Cleaners

(Updated 3.6.17) Sundown Cleaners is one of Mount Vernon Triangle’s legacy retailers, having operated for more than 32 years on the ground floor of Museum Square apartments at 401 K Street. Following military service in South Korea’s air force, owner Stephen Han started his civilian career as a commercial airline mechanic—first for Korean Airways in South Korea, then for Iran Airlines in Tehran—before opening his first dry cleaning business with no experience. Seven years later, he immigrated to the United States and opened...

Fitness & Health Day in the Triangle - Saturday, October 1

The MVT CID is hosting Fitness & Health Day in the Triangle at 5th and K on Saturday, October 1 from 10 AM to Noon. Join our array of fitness and health businesses, including Bhakti Yoga, Orangetheory Fitness,...

Pie360 Opens at 655 K Street

Pie360 has opened in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Building at 655 K Street, with their popular (and perfectly) baked pizzas, fresh salads and wraps. Their hours are 11 AM to 10 PM daily, with options to take out or eat there in the upstairs dining area of this beautiful historic building. Pie360 prides itself on quality food at a quick pace, with many options to “build your own” pizza and salad. According to Pie360 President, Dennis Sharoky (pictured right, with the DC team), the restaurant is particularly excited to be opening in Mount Vernon...

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