June 16, 2015

Baked&Wired yesterday opened its new sister store - temporarily named "A Baked Joint" - on the ground floor of the Lyric440K apartments. Fans of the shop can expect the same quality baked goods and espresso, but will now be able to enjoy fresh bread, drinks (alcoholic and non), and lots more space to hang out. The organic, naturally leavened bread program will be small batch baked right in their open kitchen. Breads will be paired with fresh ingredients to make homey sandwiches we all grew up on, but with a little something extra. Check out the owner’s favorite: a meatloaf glazed with homemade barbeque sauce and caramelized onion aioli, topped with crispy onions and spinach, on buttered and toasted white Pullman bread. On the weekends, treat yourself to a crème brulee challah French toast served with applewood bacon. Wash it down with a pisco, basil, watermelon juice pitcher style cocktail and chase that with a slice of Texas sheet cake. From the Baked&Wired team, “Invite your friends, your coworkers, your great-aunt, and your ex-boyfriend. Let’s all hang out, and get baked all day!” Be sure to check for updates on the opening here.


city fields
Herds of deer and swooping hawks have come into the heart of Washington, DC as City Fields by Rachel Schmidt was installed on May 18th along 5th & K Streets, NW. Commissioned and sponsored by the MVT CID, Boston Properties, Steuart Investment and MarcParc, this 160 foot-long collage uses photographs from five major cities around the world (including the MVT neighborhood) to represent the changing nature of cities and a futuristic vision of how urban cityscapes might interact with local wildlife species. The community is invited to meet the artist at the MVT FRESHFARM Farm Stand on Saturday, June 27th and September 26th from 10 am to 1 pm.  More photos of City Fields are available on our Flickr page and media coverage can be read at the Washington Business Journal and East City Art.
tunes in the triangle

Free, live music filled the air and transformed the lunchtime and early evenings in the MVT CID with the launch of a new concert series, “Tunes in the Triangle”, on May 28th. The series, which features local artists of genres ranging from pop to jazz, is scheduled for the fourth Thursdays of each month  – (May 28th), June 25th and July 23rd. The concerts are scheduled at two venues: lunchtime concerts are held at the 5th & K Street Plaza, NW (City Vista) from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM and evening concerts are held at Milian Park at Mass Ave. & 5th Street, NW from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The concerts are free and open to the public. Tunes in the Triangle is sponsored by the MVT CID and produced by OnTap Productions. Click here for photos from the event.

mvt annual report released; annual meeting featured mayor bowser, aamc ceo dr. kirch
The MVT CID released its Annual Report and hosted its Annual Board and Membership Meeting on May 21st. The MVT CID is proud of its 2014 economic growth including the delivery of 1,230 residential units and the signing of 70,000 SF of retail and three new office leases. In addition, the MVT CID led the way in improving our public spaces and enhancing the pedestrian experience with hanging bright street banners, providing public outdoor seating with colorful tables and chairs at the 5th & K Plaza, sponsoring a temporary art mural along K Street and winning a Playable Art Grant from the DC Office of Planning. Congratulations to the Clean Team Ambassadors award winners – Bobbie Truesdale, Parnell Hawkins and Jimmie Carter. The MVT CID also recognized the important contributions of MPD Officers David Leaty and Joel Charles and gave the annual Public Service Award to Kids in the Triangle (KITT) parents group founder and leader, Michelle Martin (top photo courtesy Khalid Naji-Allah).
aamc cares

AAMC held its second MVT area AAMC Cares Day on Wednesday, May 13th, sending more than 150 volunteers to a number of local non-profits to paint, cook, clean and landscape (including at Central Union Mission, right). AAMC Cares Day is the association's annual day of community service and reflects the organization’s strong commitment to being an integral part of the community in which they work. Since the AAMC has moved into the MVT, they have become an enthusiastic participant in, and partner with, the MVT. If you are interested in volunteering in the MVT, be sure to check for updates and links on our Community Action web page.

farmers market kicks off summer with festive events and launches loyalty program
Scores of residents and visitors celebrated the first FRESHFARM Market of the year as the MVT CID hosted Spring Fest in the Triangle on May 15th. In the weeks since, we have been treated to music from Sticks+Bars (seen bottom left), enjoyed free cookies from Baked&Wired, fitness demos from Orange Theory Fitness and new treats at market every week. Last week, FRESHFARM launchied a loyalty card program for frequent farm market customers. With the loyalty program, customers will get a hole punched in their card every time they shop and after four visits will receive $5 off their next purchase. Special thanks to this year's FRESHFARM Market sponsors: The Mount Vernon Triangle Blog (Thais Austin of Long & Foster Real Estate), 450K Apartments, Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments and Lyric 440K Apartments. The market will be open every Saturday morning from 10 AM – 1 PM until the end of October. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @mvtcid for news of special events at the market.
spotlight: dawn wooten
Dawn Wooten is a resident of Mount Vernon Triangle and last year started volunteering with the MVT CID. She has helped us spread the word about events to the MVT CID community, staff the information table at the Fall Fun Day and other events and brings a positive, creative energy to our marketing and event planning work. We asked Dawn to take a few minutes to share her story with the neighborhood and invite you to click here to see the full interview.
clean team plants flowers

The MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors have been busy this summer maintaining our neighborhood landscaping. In early June, they planted colorful flowers in the four circular planter boxes at 5th and K Streets. They will continue to care and water the flowers throughout the summer. The Ambassadors have been doing a great job of keeping the neighborhood free of trash and graffiti and the landscaping healthy for everyone to enjoy.
welcome chelsie

The MVT CID is pleased to welcome Chelsie Pennello as its summer marketing intern. Chelsie is currently enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in Television, Radio, and Film and a minor in Chinese. Chelsie has a passion for the arts, specifically photography and filmmaking. She brings a fresh perspective and creative eye as she supports our work with imagery of Mount Vernon Triangle’s vibrant and diverse community. In addition to photography and film, Chelsie also has a passion for running -- she is a runner for Syracuse’s Division I cross country and track team – and for comedy, as a member of Syracuse’s student run satirical news source “The Kumquat”. We look forward to working with Chelsie this summer and invite you to say “hello” when you see her in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Map
unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences