965 Florida Ave, NW
From a press release:
“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate across the Washington metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group (Ellis), today announced that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for an approximately 40,000-square-foot store at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. No target opening date has been set.
“Whole Foods Market is a best-in-class grocer that matches well with our development,” said MRP principal Matt Robinson. “Their addition will not only be an asset to the project, but to the local community.”
“For years, residents this side of U Street and Shaw have been eagerly waiting for a high-quality natural and organic grocery store,” said Chip Ellis, president of Ellis Development Group. “We look forward to working with Whole Foods Market to create the best possible space for them and their customers.”
“With so much excitement surrounding a possible location in Shaw – a fun, vibrant and culturally significant neighborhood – we’re thrilled to make it official,” said Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region president Scott Allshouse. “We look forward to offering our customers – both longtime shoppers and those new to us – access to even more of the highest quality natural and organic products available and show why we’re called ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.’”
Whole Foods Market currently has 417 stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., with 44 in its Mid-Atlantic Region. The company is a leading natural and organic grocer with a commitment to transparency and maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry. Its quality standards for food prohibit artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats.
Located at 965 Florida Avenue, 965 Florida Ave. is a District-owned parcel near Howard University. In July 2013, MRP won the District’s bid to redevelop the parcel in a joint venture with Ellis.
The 370,000-square-foot mixed-use building will feature approximately 400 residential units, 30 percent of which will be made available as affordable dwelling units. MRP and Ellis will begin processing the Planned Unit Development for the building this summer.”
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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