Top 10 Stories From Around The Web: Mount Vernon Triangle
1. Douglas Development is assessing demand for a 190-room hotel at 601 K St. NW after submitting plans to the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
2. Restaurateur Michael Schlow opened the pop-up restaurant Calle Cinco at 465 K St. NW last month, serving traditional Spanish tapas and modern interpretations.
3. Equity Residential delivered the 174-unit, highly amenitized 455 Eye in June, restoring and combining historical properties.
4. Boston Properties is considering amending its development plans for a trophy office at K and Sixth streets, instead potentially installing a mixed-use building.
5. Mount Vernon Triangle residents attempted to halt local strip club Cloakroom’s rooftop lounge expansion plans while it prepared to reopen.
6. Several ambitious, large-scale projects are pushing Mount Vernon Triangle’s development eastward.
7. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will open a 20-seat restaurant at 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in addition to its planned 175-seat Union Square Cafe, both to become part of the under-construction Capitol Crossing complex.
8. The 104-unit, affordable Capitol Vista, arriving at 888 New Jersey Ave. NW, will be reminiscent of Manhattan’s iconic Flatiron Building.
9. Former JLL Senior Vice President Kenyattah Robinson became CEO and president of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District in March 2016, and will leverage his 17 years of real estate experience to guide the area’s rapid development.
10. Global artisanal French boulangerie Maison Kayser will open one of its two planned D.C. locations at 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW.