The Triangle blog will award a $50 gift certificate to a MVT or Penn Quarter restaurant for the best snowman or snow sculpture constructed in Chinatown Park at 6th and Mass NW or the park at 5th and Eye NW. Just post your photo in the thread on The Triangle Facebook page and get the most likes.
Good morning neighbors – We are one day in to Snowzilla. For those adventurous to head out, I will try to keep an updated list of businesses that are open. Please send updates in the comment section.
Soul Cycle – opening at 9:30 am
Vida City Vista – open
Safeway City Vista – open
Gallery Market – open
Chinatown Walgreens – open
La Colombe – Maybe opening
Chinatown Coffee – open
L’Hommage Bistro – open
Busboys and Poets – open
Mandu – open
Silo – open
City Tap House – open
Centrolina – open
Hill Country Barbecue – open
Poste – open
Zaytinya – open
Although some condominium buildings and apartments take up collections from residents and give guidance for tipping building staff, most do not. So the annual question of what to give the people who work in your building as a tip for the holidays has come up again. With 24 hour concierge desks, cleaning staffs and other services, it can be a challenge to come up with an amount that seems fair without breaking the bank.
There are many different approaches to tipping building staff but one guideline that I’ve seen used regularly and seems fair is to tip a total amount equal to one month of condo dues or 10 percent of one month’s rent.
Most tipping guides have concierge staff receiving $25-$75 each, housekeeping receiving $20-$30 each and resident manager receiving $75-$150.
Do you plan to tip your building staff?
It looks like the barricade at 5th and Mass Ave NW has been moved allowing cars to make right turns into Massachusetts Ave off of 5th Street NW. In my view, the negatives of this barricade outweigh any positive outcomes as it leads to huge backups on Eye Street especially when impacted by the numerous other construction activities.
What do you think?
When I moved to the Mount Vernon Triangle ten years ago, the closest coffee shop was the Starbucks located at 7th and H St NW. With the opening of La Colombe at 6th and Eye St NW on Sunday, Triangle residents now have coffee options walking in all directions. With seven options for coffee, which coffee shop will you choose to frequent?
Outdoor movie screening tonight in Chinatown Park at 5th and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Tonight’s movie is “Raise the Red Lantern” and beginning at 8 pm.
This summer screening is part of the Chinatown Park Start FRESH! Project. Outdoor activities in Chinatown Park include classic Asian-themed movies and more.
Popcorn will be served gratis.
This event is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
This studio at 555 Massachusetts Avenue Condominium is the most affordable unit currently listed in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Open Sunday, September 6th from 1 to 3 p.m., this 460 square foot unit lives like a one bedroom. The studio is sunny with a view of the Washington Monument and has a low condo fee of $254 per month. The 555 Massachusetts Avenue Condominium is a full service building with 24 hour concierge, roof top pool and grills, exercise room, Elounge and more. The building is both FHA and VA approved.
If you are interested in viewing, please stop by the open or contact Thais Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are represented by an agent, please have the agent contact Thais on your behalf.
The bakery/boulangerie at L’Hommage Bistro Francais is now open! And the restaurant will begin dinners on September 10th. The bakery now brings the total bakeries in the Mount Vernon Triangle to three.
L’Hommage Bistro Francais is located at 450 K Street NW and the boulangerie will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The restaurant will begin with dinner service which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m weekdays and till midnight on weekends. According to their press release, the new restaurant will serve classic dishes that incorporate traditional cooking techniques that pay tribute to the true flavors of French cuisine.
This restaurant can seat 170 in the main dining room and has two semi-private dining rooms available as well for special events. The outdoor patio is large and will accommodate 82 guests.
The menus are below. Welcome to the neighborhood!!