A “Temporium” Coming To Mt. Pleasant? + Any Mt. P Specific Food Banks?

Photo by PoPville flickr user ewilfong

Some folks may recall the Temporium that was on H St, NE this summer. It was very cool. I’m now hearing another may be set up in Mt. Pleasant (though the announcement will come this week).

There was an official notice in October for those seeking funding:

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the DC Office of Planning announced funding available through the Temporary Urbanism initiative to establish a Temporium. A Temporium transforms vacant storefronts or spaces into a temporary retail space for local designers to exhibit and sell their work. A Temporium helps meet several objectives established by the District of Columbia through the Creative DC Action Agenda and the Retail Action Roadmap including supporting creative entrepreneurs, activating commercial corridors and highlighting their retail potential, providing residents with unique services and activities, and promoting neighborhoods. The Temporium implemented on the H Street NE corridor in July/August 2010 attracted over 1,600 visitors to H Street NE over four weekends, and generated sales and new opportunities for seventeen participating designers.

I think adding one to Mt. Pleasant would be awesome. I hope they are selected for funding – stay tuned!

And in other Mt. Pleasant news – a reader asks:

“I’ve been reading the news stories about local food banks being short on available food and household supplies this year due to increasing need. My neighbors and I in Mt P. would like to drop off some supplies in the local neighborhood area and are trying to find the best options. The biggest food banks in DC have websites with all the info, but I’m wondering if anyone knows of any churches, shelters, community groups that are doing drives currently as well.”

Anyone know of any Mt. P specific food banks?

4 Comment

  • I like the idea of the Temporium, but when I went to the one on H Street I found the prices to be very high. I went hoping to find a gift for under $50, but the only things that qualified were a couple piece of junky jewlery. I do handicrafts myself, and understand that a lof of work goes into these items, but I was expecting the prices to be more in line with what you’d see on Etsy or at Crafty Bastards.

    • (That said, I do hope the Temporium comes to Mt. Pleasant. It’s great for the community and the local arts scene, and hopefully it will expand to have better vendors and activities as it becomes more popular).

  • bfinpetworth

    My neighbor runs a food bank at the National Baptist Memorial Church at 1501 Columbia Road and just told me the other night that they are having a terrible time getting enough food to meet demand. They buy their food from the larger food banks so what they really need is money, but I’m sure they’d take food donations as well. Here is a link to their website:

  • How about some Temporia along GA Ave?

Comments are closed.