august 27, 2015
hotel & apt. plans unveiled for 5th & i street peebles development

The Peebles Corporation recently submitted their updated plans to develop a combination hotel & apartment building at 5th & I Streets, NW. According to the zoning application, the project will include a 153-room hotel on the first eight floors and 52 apartments on floors nine through 12. There will be 5,500 square feet of meeting and function space, 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 86 parking spaces. In addition to the new building, Peebles will invest in Seaton and Milian parks on Mass Ave and build 61 units of affordable housing off-site. To read more, click here for the recent Washington Business Journal article on the project.


tunes in the triangle finishes season with thursday, sept. 10th concert
Join the MVT CID on Thursday, September 10th from 6 PM to 8 PM for an evening of Bluegrass/Roots with Justin Trawick in Milian Park located at 5th, Mass Ave & I Street. Tunes in the Triangle concerts are free and guests are encouraged to pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chair, and spend an evening with your friends, family, kids and pets. In addition to great music, enjoy corn hole, hula hoops, games and bubbles. We will have free lemonade courtesy 450K Apartments, brownies and treats courtesy of Le Pain Quotidien and dinner available for purchase from a popular food truck. The September 10th concert is a rain date make-up from June 25th. Click here to view our Tunes in the Triangle video from our earlier concerts.
video spotlight:
silo welcomes
chef kerry brian tate

Silo has welcomed a new chef to its popular kitchen. Prior to Silo, Chef Kerry was with EatWell DC, directing the kitchen at Grillfish and The Heights. Under Chef Kerry, who describes his style as “Southern cuisine with Asian influences,” Silo intends to continue to bring rustic, delicious, seasonal dishes along with its famous craft beers and creative cocktails to its growing and loyal fans. The MVT CID recently spent a morning with Chef Kerry – click here to our Youtube channel to view the video spotlight.
meridian apartments welcomes sxsw winners, wdcep and techbreakfast
This summer, Meridian Apartments donated living accommodations to Quorum, an online legislative strategy platform, as the winners of the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) “Live Free in DC” contest at the 2015 South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Applicants to “Live Free in DC” were reviewed by a panel of select board members of Accelerate DC, a mentor-venture program created and managed by the WDCEP. The judges considered the benefits a company would receive from a Washington, D.C.-based location including potential customers, partnerships and resources. On July 28th, TechBreakfast, WDCEP and Voyage Control hosted a summer celebration at Meridian for the DC tech community to meet Quorum and connect with some of the region's top tech startups, mentors, advisers, investors and innovators. MVT restaurant, Texas de Brazil, catered the event, which attracted more than 300 guests.
turning the seasonal corner with our freshfarm market

This is one of the best times for our FRESHFARM Market as August turns to September. Jarrah Cernas, of our sole-source, organic supplier, Chicano Sol Farm, tells us it’s the time of year to take advantage of summer veggies and fruits, especially tomatoes. She notes that “melons and cantaloupes might even be finished by the end of this week’s market. Peppers and summer squashes will hang on all the way up through the first frost.” What's coming into season? Jarrah says highlights like butternut and acorn squashes will soon be in, along with more apple varieties like the beloved Honeycrisp. Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower as well as the “bunching greens” and lettuces will come back in full swing and another round of celery is coming from the garden shortly.  FRESHFARM shared this delicious Blue Duck Tavern summer watermelon and tomato gazpacho recipe this month – perfect for a hot afternoon.

mvt cid named as finalist in crew awards
The MVT CID has been named a finalist by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC for the organization's annual “Most Creative Local Marketing Campaign” award. The award is given to an organization, company or individual who has developed the most creative and effective advertising or marketing program that promotes or features a commercial real estate project, transaction or initiative. The award winner will be announced at CREW’s annual awards event on October 15th, which attracts hundreds of leaders from throughout the Washington, DC commercial real estate industry.
zoo babies in the mvt
On July 25th, the MVT CID hosted a Petting Zoo at the Farmers Market. Dozens of families turned out to pet the baby bunnies, ducks, chickens and a goat courtesy of the Leesburg Animal Park. The Petting Zoo was just one of many events held this spring and summer with the FRESHFARM Market at the 5th & K Street plaza. From Sticks + Bars to Dog Agility Day and Spring Fest, the MVT has been a bustling spot every Saturday morning. Follow us on Facebook and twitter @mvtcid for event updates for this fall. Click here for photos. We also just released a new video celebrating the market and its events available on our Youtube channel.

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