Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Councilmember Charles Allen Hosts Another Community Office Hours in MVT

For the third time since July 2016, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and his constituent services staff returned to A Baked Joint for Community Office Hours. Dozens of area stakeholders stopped by this popular local small business on Friday, April 7 to share a few words with the Councilmember and his team in an intimate, relaxed and informal setting.  Community Office Hours have now become a neighborhood...

Exciting Events in the MVT!

Spring is just around the corner and with the good weather, numerous events are blooming in the MVT. Save the date for:

Office Hours with Councilman Charles Allen – Friday, April 7 
5th Street Ace Hardware Garden Party – Sunday, April 23

MVT In The News!

A new restaurant, mouthwatering reviews and development news — a little something for everyone as Mount Vernon Triangle grabbed multiple headlines in the past month, adding to the close to 700 media mentions in the past year:

Neighborhood Perception Survey Results

The results are in from our 2016 Perception Survey. A record number of MVT residents, office workers, businesses and patrons participated in the survey this year. Check out the recent exclusive interview about the survey with MVT CID President & CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, in this...

Community Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen on April 7

The MVT CID is pleased to welcome back Councilmember Charles Allen and his constituent services staff for a Ward 6 Community Office Hours event at A Baked Joint on Friday, April 7 from 8 – 9:30 am. Please RSVP here. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk to your Council representative and his team about the issues that are most important to you.

Pie360 Now Open for Breakfast

Pie360 began breakfast service on March 13, offering coffee, tea and delicious bagel sandwiches beginning at 7:30 am to office workers and residents looking for a quick, local option. Stay tuned for the launch of a larger breakfast menu soon! 

Ajax Opening Attracts Event Planners from Throughout City

Last month we introduced you to Ajax, a new Spacez event venue in the retail space at The Aspen Apartments. On March 2, members of the CID team joined development team members, Ajax staff and most importantly, dozens of top event planners from throughout the Washington area. While the MVT is home to a number of private event spaces within its restaurants, Ajax will be the first space fully devoted to outside events and is expected...

MVT CID Introduces Retail/Restaurant Newsletter

The MVT CID will soon be launching an additional e-newsletter — “Destination MVT” — that will provide our subscribers with quick links to specials and promotions from more than 60 local MVT restaurants and retailers. We will continue to provide monthly short articles and features through the Triangle Times and in the blog section of our website As a subscriber to the Triangle...

Sundown Cleaners to Reopen at 407 K Street

Longtime MVT dry cleaners, Sundown Cleaners, reopened on Monday, March 13 at 407 K Street as the popular family-owned store returned to its prior location. Check out our recent profile on owner Stephen Han!

MVT Spotlight: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Café, operated by franchisee Oubab Khalil, will be opening in late March 2017 at 425 Eye Street, next to Orangetheory Fitness. This café will be the first for Tropical Smoothie in Washington, DC and the MVT CID is thrilled that once again, a business franchise chose the Triangle to launch their expansion into DC. From fresh and healthy smoothies to wraps and flatbreads, Tropical Smoothie Café is committed to bringing a delicious new menu to MVT residents, office tenants and visitors. We asked Oubab to tell us more about the café and his decision to...