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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?


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