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Make It Mount Pleasant

Artisan craft market and neighborhood celebration was a great success!

Visit the website or click here for the Facebook page.


The third edition of the bus stop posters was installed in December 2013

Check out bus stops in and around Mt. Pleasant for the new design. Make sure you see both sides!

A Special Meeting with MPD Chief Lanier

This special meeting was also attended by Councilmember Graham and was held at Dos Gringos Cafe on July 11. Business owners expressed their concerns and learned more about the new redistricting proposal which will move Mt. Pleasant to a different police disctrict (4D).


New Mount Pleasant sign installed at Columbia Heights Metro!

See picture here.


Mount Pleasant Music Fest was held Saturday June 11 at Lamont Park

Featyred local bands:
- Midnight Hike, Oxymorons, Redline Addiction, The Jones, Nunchucks

Also featured:
- Girl Band, René Moffatt, DJ Wanako, DJ A-Frame, Rock Art by Cherif

There was food and activities for kids making this a family-friendly event showcasing some of DC's finest musicians who help make Mount Pleasant a fantastic neighborhood. Neighbors and friends came out to support and enjoy local musical and then shop on Mount Pleasant Street.


12th Youth Arts Fair and Art Walk was held through May 31st

The Art Walk featured window displays on Mt. Pleasant Street!


Temporary Urbanism Project:Mt. Pleasant Temporium a huge hit! February-March, 2011


The Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) announced the launch of a promotional campaign of posters prominently located in 10 bus shelters surrounding the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

Encouraging people to “Experience*Explore*Taste Mount Pleasant,” the eye-catching posters also feature twenty-four Mount Pleasant businesses that showcase the wide range of goods and services available right here in Mount Pleasant: restaurants, cafés, sports bars, antiques, clothing, home décor, pharmacy, library, hardware, dentistry, yoga, massage, spas and more!

The poster campaign marks the first time that the Mount Pleasant business community has united with a local nonprofit and DC agencies in an effort to promote the neighborhood’s assets. “Designing the poster together and getting it in the bus shelters represents how the community is coming together. The city opened the door to enable the business community to present this group effort,” said Gabriela Mossi, MPBA Director.The initiative was supported by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and a Neighborhood Investment Fund (NIF) grant.

As small business owners, we are grateful to DDOT and NIF for giving us this opportunity. Individually we would never have been able to afford this type of technical assistance and publicity,” said Alex Kramer, owner of Dos Gringos Café.


The bus shelter poster campaign represents the first initiative in the revitalization of the Mount Pleasant business corridor and encourages the community to support local businesses. Joanie Majeed of Mt. Pleasant Pharmacy said, “It was exciting to get everyone working together, collaborating with the city, and to see the businesses really coming out to support this campaign.” Glyn Clea of Melissa Beauty Salon added, “Visually, the posters will attract residents and visitors and let them know what Mount Pleasant has to offer.”


How can you support Mount Pleasant small business? Alberto Ferrufino of Don Juan Restaurant says: “Shop local!” Especially in the spirit of the holidays, keep your money in the neighborhood and shop for gifts or buy gift certificates from the neighborhood businesses.

The Mount Pleasant Business Association sincerely thanks the Neighborhood Investment Fund for the small business technical assistance, the DC Department of Transportation for the opportunity to use the bus shelters and local nonprofit Historic Mount Pleasant for their support in this initiative.


Movies Night in the Park

Movies were throughout the summer on Lamont Park. 


The Fiesta DC Festival was held in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, September 26.

Visit for more info.


Open Mike Nights at Don Jaime's Friday nights got written up on!


FamJam 2010 Festival

An Independence Day Weekend Celebration! Hosted by Franko and Lara Agbro Family

Features included a Kids' Corner - Face-Painting, Balloons, Instrument and Craft Petting Zoo by Featured Performers. Interactive Musical Games, Young Aspiring Performers Open Mic. Featured and Scheduled Performances.


The Mount Pleasant Music Fest included five bands, DJ Wanako, family-friendly activities, food and dancing on Lamont Park last Saturday, May 1 from 2 to 7 PM. Over 200 neighbors joined in the fun!


MPBA celebrated its Spring Shop Hop! on Saturday, April 17, from 9 AM to 6 PM

with great offers at 16 locations on Mount Pleasant Street.

View the event's special poster and schedule here.


Anniversary of the Deauville Fire

The Deauville Apts. burned down two years ago. The Deauville Tenants' Association and government officials held a press conference where Mayor Fenty announced the City had purchased the property on March 12 at 3145 Mt. Pleasant Street.


Radius Pizza and Pfeiffer's Hardware got local news attention during the snow storms!


Many fun neighborhood activities were held Saturday, September 26

including a Fall Sidewalk Sale, the Farmers' Market booth and a Movie in the Park.


Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009 passed the DC Council unanimously. The Act includes a five-cent plastic bag fee to be implemented January 2010.


MPBA held a successful Mount Pleasant Spring Sidewalk Sale


Tenth Annual Youth Arts Fair Exhibit was featured in DC North(page 12) and The InTowner. Visit our "Photo Gallery" page for images.


Crime Prevention tips for small business owners from the Metropolitan Police Department.


Mt. Pleasant was featured in City Living Source magazine


MPBA and Frankojazz sponsored a mini-documentary Mt Pleasant Welcomes Obama


MPBA and Other Community Meetings

MPBA Monthly Meeting

December 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting

September 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

July 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

May 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

April 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

February 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

January 2010

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

November 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

October 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

September 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

August 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

July 2009

MPBA Monthy Meeting Notes

June 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

May 2009

Responsible Hospitality Pilot Program Meeting

May 2009

MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes


April 2009

Office of Planning/Future of Mt. Pleasant Community Meetings

February and June


DDoT Transporation Study Presentation

November 2008


Walk-Thru with DC Gov Agencies and Meeting with ABC Chair and ABRA Staff

November 2008


MPBA Monthly Meeting Notes

October 2008