According to the most recent Mount Vernon Triangle CID newsletter, Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Mass Ave NW will open Tuesday December 10th and offer complimentary coffee.
We have FRESH, ORGANIC news today that the long-awaited opening of Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Mass Ave will be Tuesday, December 10th! As an exclusive promotion for MVT, LPQ is offering a complimentary small coffee (retail only) with a print out of this eblast. The offer is valid only for December 10th, 2013 – one per guest please. LPQ will also be at our Thursday, December 12th Santa Celebration with free delicious desserts and discount vouchers.
The Walmart at 1st and H Streets NW opened this morning at 8am. I stopped in for a few minutes and did a lap through the store before work. As expected it looks like a typical generic Walmart inside but smaller. The highlight was the Dunbar High School band playing at the opening event.
The building exterior and sidewalk in front of the new Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Massachusetts Ave NW are undergoing major upgrades. The storefront signage is now in place and bricks are being laid for the patio space.
District Crossfit NW at 635 New York Ave NW will close its doors after its final WOD (workout of the day) tonight. Their landlord, Douglas Development, is intent on moving forward with redeveloping the block.
Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, November 26 for the final WOD at District CrossFit NW. As you all know DCFNW will unfortunately be closing in November, but we can’t send the ole’ girl out without a bang. Join us for a workout (and of course some refreshments) to celebrate the best damn gym this city has ever seen. ’The Final WOD’ will actually be any of the regularly scheduled Tuesday evening classes (5:30, 6:30 & 7:30), so pick the class of your liking and stick around to have a drink and trade a few stories.
District Crossfit opened in 2010 at 624 New York Ave NW. One year later they were displaced by the AAMC headquarters development and choose to relocate across the street to a much bigger space at 635 New York Ave. The membership of the gym rapidly grew and they responded by adding a second 10,000SF location at 1525 Half Street SW.
The surface lot parking operation at 300 K Street NW recently installed a fence along the northern edge of their lot. We inquired to the MVT CID which in turn contacted Berk Shervin of The Wilkes Company who replied “The fence work is intended to modestly improve the look and feel of the experience at 4th and K Street; specifically, to soften the transition from all of the terrific work DDOT completed on the streetscape to the commercial parking operation.”
New fencing in progress: corner of 4th & K Streets
According to the Washington Business Journal, Walmart is set to open its stores on Georgia Ave and nearby at 77 H Street on Wednesday December 4th at 8am. The store at 1st & H Street NW is just shy of 75,000 sqft and will have grocery and pharmacy departments in addition to the other typical Walmart offerings.
Taylor Gourmet turns 5 today! For their 5 year anniversary, they’ve selected 5 new hoagies, which they will offer for $5 bucks, for 5 days!! Today through Sunday (Nov 17th) – all locations (regular-sized hoagies)!
DDOT published their Union Station to Georgetown alternatives analysis this week. As expected the study recommends connecting the H Street NE streetcar route to Georgetown via a K Street Transitway. The extension how start on the Hopscotch bridge behind Union station and head east until traveling up New Jersey Avenue in MVT to K Street. It would then follow K Street until reaching Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown. The streetcar would have dedicated lanes from 10th Street NW to 21st Street NW.
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César Varela wants you to “drink wine, get a little drunk and learn something,” now this is a wine class I can get behind. César is the Wine Director and Sommelier at Tel’Veh Café & Wine Bar which will start hosting a once monthly wine class starting November 13th 7-9pm for $45.
César’s belief is the same as mine “Wine should be drank and enjoyed.” The 90 minute class will cover the basics of wine from guided taste tests of grape varietals, hands on experience for matching the subtle aromas found in wine, differentiation of old world and new world wines, wine label reading & ordering, cork vs. screw caps and much more.