May 19, 2016
mvt cid annual meeting announced

The MVT CID will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at L’Hommage Bistro Francais at 450 K Street, NW. Breakfast and networking begin at 9 AM with the formal program starting at 9:30 AM. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for CID business owners and residents to network with one another and with MVT CID Board Members, leaders and staff, and to learn about the year's initiatives and programs. Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Brian T. Kenner, will keynote the meeting, with remarks from MVT CID President and CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, and Clean Team award presentation by Councilmember Charles Allen. We invite the Mount Vernon Triangle community to join us as we celebrate our FY 2015 accomplishments, recognize the Clean Team Ambassadors, release the FY 2015 Annual Report, elect the FY 2017 slate of board members and announce the Public Service Award winner. Please RSVP here.


congresswoman norton hosts small business fair on june 7
On Tuesday, June 7, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a Small Business Fair for DC residents and small businesses from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The fair will address matters that businesses raise most often including insufficient access to capital, complicated procurement processes and technology infrastructure challenges, among many others. The fair will allow District small businesses to foster relationships with lenders, insurers, consultants, accountants, attorneys, government agencies and contractors. Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending as a small business seeking information and resources.
ottoman taverna opens in the triangle to rave reviews

Fans of food from throughout the Mediterranean have a great new option in the MVT. Ottoman Taverna, on the 4th Street side of 425 I Street, is the third MVT restaurant to open under the skillful ownership of Hakan Ilhan. The establishment opened its doors in May with a colorful, sunlit interior and a diverse, approachable menu. Ottoman Taverna pays tribute to the many Eurasian cuisines and flavors that contributed to the culture of the Ottoman Empire. Visit for more info.
bike to work day on friday, may 20
On Friday, May 20, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite residents from around the DC metropolitan area to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to commute. In celebration of Bike to Work Day 2016, MVT has teamed with sponsor BicycleSPACE—which is hosting one of the 83 DC-area pit stops outside their store at 440 K Street from 7 AM to 9 AM—to help promote this popular annual event that has grown from a few hundred riders in 2001 to more than 17,000 participants District-wide in 2015. For more information on participation, visit
shouk opens at aamc building, thrilling fans of healthy, fresh food

Shouk, at the foot of the AAMC building at 655 K Street, brings an exciting new take on comfort food through a modern eatery and market. Owner Ran Nussbacher has wowed the local food scene with Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches, dips, salads and snacks in a fast casual format. Visit for more on Shouk’s menu.

spring cleaning? put your giveaways to use at central union mission's ready2recycle program
You may not know that our MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors come to us from Central Union Mission’s “Ready to Work” job training program, which has helped to stabilize and transform the lives of many of our formerly homeless neighbors. Our friends at Central Union Mission have a new program called “Ready2Recycle” and would welcome donations from the community. Better yet, they will be happy to pick up donations directly from you! Ready2Recycle is a new service opportunity that benefits you or your group or club as well as Central Union Mission residents. The Ready2Recycle work development program employs graduates from the organization’s spiritual transformation program to pick up, sort and manage donations, which are distributed at their Food PLUS Center or used to help provide products and services for the vulnerable people they serve. Needs include small appliances and household items, exercise and outdoor equipment, home textiles, kids’ toys and stuffed animals, kitchen goods, books, magazines and other media and clothing. For more on how to support all of the important Central Union Mission programs and donate to Ready2Recycle, click here.
mvt freshfarm farmstand kicks off with spring fest
MVT residents and visitors chased away a week of rain as we celebrated the successful start of the 2016 MVT FRESHFARM Farmstand with “Spring Fest in the Triangle.” Opening day sales were higher than any previous MVT Farmstand May weekend. And more than two-thirds of opening day customers (68%) were first-time visitors, foretelling a promising 2016 season! Our friends from Chicano Sol farm kicked off the season with an array of delicious certified ‎organic produce and fruits, homemade breakfast muffins and pastries, jams, jellies, eggs and much more. Kids of all ages snacked on cookies, lemonade and popcorn from 5th Street Ace Hardware and Brazilian cheese bread courtesy of Texas de Brazil, and checked out the latest spring editions from BicycleSPACE. Our youngest residents got to make a potted ‪‎Mother’s Day flower and enjoy our fabulous face painter. Stay tuned for more events this summer!

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