Coming and What’s Coming?


Coming to 1309 F Street, NW is FunXion, a new tavern to be serving “burgers, pizza, chicken and salads”. There could also be dancing, DJs and live bands:


And at 2608 Georgia Ave., the former home of ShowOff Apparel, the storefront has been fixed up:


There were a bunch of cards for MonaVie a company that:

“Introduced in January 2005, MonaVie develops and markets scientifically formulated, premium quality nutritional products, specifically for person-to-person distribution.”

What is “person-to-person distribution”? Is that like door to door sales? Anyone ever hear of MonaVie?

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  • MonaVie is a direct marketing product. The more people you get to buy it, the more money comes up the chain, etc. Borderline Ponzi scheme. MovaVie is juice made from the acai berry. They sell what costs $3 to produce for $40/bottle. It’s a fantastic scam. It’s popular in Florida and the in the western US. They never come out and say it’ll cure cancer, but they sure do imply it. I got into a heated debate with someone once, and I got him to admit that blueberry juice has similar properties.

    Anyway, I’ve never heard of a MonaVie store. The cards were inside the store? If it is a MonaVie store, I can’t wait to start a campaign to expose it as a fraud….

  • It’s essentially a pyramid scheme. Like the other anon said – a scam. I had a friend ask me to go with to a MonaVie presentation and I was cracking up the whole time. It’s very obvious that it’s a pyramind scheme but it sure is amazing how people’s eyes glaze over when they think they can get rich quick!

  • Holy Cow! Dancing, DJs and live bands? Count me in!

  • Anecdotes are not proof of anything, but I have an aunt in Florida who pushes MonaVie on anyone who comes within earshot of her. Direct marketing; I’ve never seen it in stores, so I’d be interested to see how they change their messaging if this turns out to be a MV retail location.

  • Nice Miami hat!

  • Isn’t crack specifically designed for person-to-person distribution.

    Pyramid schemes are not just a scam, but rather cult-like, as well. See Amway/Quixtar or Excel phone service. They blow motivational speeches up your butt about how success is just sitting there, waiting for you to reach out and grab it. All you have to do is be like my “rich dad.” If you don’t make boatloads of money (and therefore don’t feed the ponzi scheme) they ridicule you for being a failure and for being like all the common folk who don’t realize they can achieve mind-blowing success just by getting successively deeper into the scheme. It’s your duty to not be like my “poor dad,” and instead to twist the arms of all your friends and family members until theyo buy into the cult. If they don’t participate, maybe you have overestimated their importance in your life.

    I wonder if MonaVie make acai-flavored Kool-Aid.

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