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Summer Fun in Downtown Silver Spring

June 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Enjoy a Summer day in Silver Spring's FRESHFARM Market.Enjoy a Summer day in Silver Spring's FRESHFARM Market.

Summer is almost here and downtown Silver Spring offers lots of great outdoor activities for the entire family. From live music to farmer’s markets to playing in the fountains, here are a few ideas to kick off your Summer fun.

Downtown Date Night

Grab your special someone and head over to the Fountain Plaza Stage for some live music. Fridays at 6:30 PM, Downtown Live features a variety of music including reggae, new swing, funk, rock and more. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of the many acclaimed Silver Spring restaurants. Voted one of the Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, 8407 Kitchen Bar has a sophisticated menu with mussels, crispy confit pork belly, seared sea scallops and more. If your special someone has a playful side, stop by Throwback Thursday Game Night on the plaza featuring a DJ, Trivia, Name that Tune and dancing!

Shopping in Style

Stroll through the shops of Silver Spring to find the perfect Summer outfit. Pick up some sandals at DSW to pair with the hottest new shorts or sundress from H&M. On Saturdays, head over to the FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market between 9 AM – 1 PM for some locally grown produce. They also offer lots of other tasty treats such as pies, salsas, pastries and more.

Fun in the Sun

Bring the kids by to play in the interactive fountain! Open from 10 AM to 8 PM, the kids will love splashing around on the hot Summer days. On Mondays, grab your co-workers and enjoy lunch and live music with Lunchtime Lounge at the Fountain Plaza. Or get your groove on with Washington Sports Club on Tuesday nights from 7:15 – 8:15 PM for Zumba on the Plaza!

EYA’s newest Silver Spring community, Chelsea Heights, is located in a beautiful, tranquil setting just steps from downtown Silver Spring’s countless shops and restaurants. Chelsea Heights will feature 63 craftsman style townhomes with expansive rooftop terraces, 2-car garage parking and contemporary finish options such as linear fireplaces, decorative steel stair rails, exposed brick walls, and more. Home prices range from the $700s to $900s.

More Brookland Shops Ready to Open

April 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
The group running the Arlington Courthouse farmer's market is coming to Brookland this May. Photo by Flickr's Cliff1066TM.The group running the Arlington Courthouse farmer's market is coming to Brookland this May. Photo by Flickr's Cliff1066TM.

Brookland’s booming Monroe Street Market is quickly becoming one of DC’s most coveted neighborhood destinations.

Just announced: Locally-renowned Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will be partnering with owners of The Bike Rack to bring a bike shop/coffee house concept to a large retail space along the Arts Walk. Their spot is expected to open this Fall.

A farmer’s market will also open at Monroe Street Market this May, offering goods from up to 20 vendors on Saturdays from 9 AM – 1 PM. The market will be operated by Lydia’s Fields, the same group who organizes the Arlington Courthouse Farmer’s Market (pictured).

Learn more about the variety of shops opening in Brookland here or visit the Monroe Street Market site. Monroe Street Market is just three blocks from EYA’s Chancellor’s Row townhomes. Now selling our final phase, with homes priced from the upper $600s to the low $800s, all ready for summer move-in.

Valentine’s Day Like a Local

February 10, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
EYA Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, shop local in your EYA neighborhood. Everything you need to surprise your sweetie is just moments away, including gourmet restaurants, unique gifts and delectable treats.

Bethesda, MD

Pamper the special someone in your life with a day at the Aveda Salon and Spa. Give the gift of a massage or choose from one of their salon and spa packages. After a day of relaxation, indulge in a delicious dinner at one of Bethesda’s many acclaimed restaurants. The Mussel Bar & Grille is offering a special 4-course “aphrodisiac” prix fixe menu for $60 ($80 with wine pairings) and live music beginning at 10 PM. Cesco Osteria will be serving an elegant 4-course dinner starting at $75. Visit Open Table for reservations for these and other Bethesda restaurants.

If the lady in your life craves chocolate, then a visit to Max Brenner is a must! Dip strawberries in chocolate fondue, experience their iconic chocolate pizza or feast on Belgian waffles with vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit, milk chocolate ganache and choco-pops.

Silver Spring, MD

For a classic evening of dinner and movie, grab an early bite at Jackie’s or 8407 Kitchen Bar. Jackie’s will be offering a romantic 3-course menu for $49.95 and 8407 Kitchen Bar will be serving Chef Justin Bittner’s 4-course Tasting Menu for $65. Early reservations are still available on Open Table. After a delicious dinner, head over to the AFI Silver Theatre to enjoy the classic black and white film, The Philadelphia Story featuring James Stewart and Katharine Hepburn.

If you prefer to spend the evening at home, pick up the perfect bottle of wine at Adega Wine Cellars & Café. You can also pre-order flowers and tasty treats such as chocolate covered strawberries, French macaroons and chocolate samplers at Whole Foods.

Old Town Alexandria

Whether you are shopping for him or her, your best friend or your four-legged friend, the Old Town Boutiques have got it all! Stop by the Shoe Hive for some great accessories including the hottest new bags and iPhone cases. For the guy in your life, give the “Guy’s Valentine’s Box” from Lou Lou featuring a chic water bottle, men’s soap and energy pack. And don’t forget Valentine’s Day treats and toys for your four-legged friends at The Dog Park.

What woman could resist a man with cupcakes and flowers? Pick up a stunning bouquet of hot pink and red roses or orchids from Helen Olivia. Then swing by Alexandria Cupcake for scrumptious cupcakes including dark chocolate, strawberry or decadent red velvet.

Whole Foods to Open within One Mile of Arts District Hyattsville

January 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

What began nearly 10 years ago as EYA’s vision for Hyattsville’s Route 1 corridor has now blossomed to include another exciting mixed-use development for local residents.

The Whole Foods coming to Riverdale Park is part of a $250 million redevelopment project.

The Whole Foods coming to Riverdale Park is part of a $250 million redevelopment project.

Developers are breaking ground on the County’s first Whole Foods market at the Cafritz property in Riverdale Park, just one mile north of EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville community.

The Whole Foods is slated to open in 2015, along with the remaining yet-to-be-named retail shops on the site, for a total of 168,000 s.f. of retail shopping.

Arts District Hyattsville led the way for the redevelopment of the Route 1 corridor, and includes over 500 new homes, Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Elevation Burger, Yes! Organic Market and other shops. An onsite community Metro shuttle brings residents to Prince George’s Plaza station for easy access to downtown DC.

A limited number of new construction townhomes remain in the community, priced from the mid $300s. EYA’s onsite sales center and model home is open daily at 4541 Longfellow Street in Hyattsville or call (301) 699-1900.

Thanksgiving Dinners: Take Out or Go Out

November 5, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you love Thanksgiving, but not the cooking, there are many restaurants and markets near your EYA neighborhood that offer fully prepared take home meals or dine-in Thanksgiving Day feasts. From southern-style fried turkeys to organic Thanksgiving meals, there’s plenty to tempt your taste buds this holiday season.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Celebrate Thanksgiving southern-style with a fully prepared take home meal from Georgia Brown’s in the District. Choose between a slow roasted or deep fried turkey hand rubbed with creole seasoning. There are plenty of tasty sides from which to choose, including collard greens, cornbread stuffing and homemade buttermilk biscuits! Orders must be placed by November 25th and picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 8 AM and 11:15 AM.

Whole Foods also prepares take home Thanksgiving dinners, including fully organic and vegan meals. A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner serves 6-8 people and costs $119.99. The turkey comes ready to cook and sides include sage stuffing, homestyle mashed potatoes, organic cranberry orange relish, turkey gravy and choice of veggies or casserole.

Hill Country Barbecue Market, also in the District, offers both pre-ordered meals and dine-in options. Enjoy their Thanksgiving Day Feast including pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, Texas toast stuffing, sweet potato bourbon mash, skillet cornbread and many other tasty options. Dine-in prices are $39.95 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under.

For Thanksgiving with a French-twist, head to La Ferme restaurant in Chevy Chase. The three-course prix-fixe menu costs $47 and includes a number of delectable choices including pumpkin soup, seafood pot pie, roasted turkey, pan seared sea scallops, apple and cinnamon crème brulee and pumpkin and spice roulade cake.

Where better to celebrate Thanksgiving than in charming Old Town Alexandria? Historical Gadsby’s Tavern will be serving Thanksgiving meals that include turkey with savory giblet gravy and candied yams. Price is $49 per person (half price for children under 12). Or pre-order your meal from Old Town’s favorite, The Butcher Block. There are a variety of turkey and side options such as sweet potato puree, mac and cheese and fennel sausage stuffing. Orders must be placed by November 20th.

Click these links for lists of additional DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia restaurants serving up scrumptious Thanksgiving Day feasts. Be sure to make reservations early as many restaurants fill up quickly! No matter what your flavor, finding a tasty Thanksgiving meal steps from your EYA home is easy!

Upscale Shopping and Dining at Chevy Chase Pavilion

November 5, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you haven’t been to Chevy Chase Pavilion recently, you are in for a treat. Earlier this year, the shopping center re-opened after extensive renovation featuring new high-end retail shops and restaurants and a dramatic multi-story atrium.

Chevy Chase Pavilion

Chevy Chase Pavilion

Located just above the Friendship Heights Metro station on the border of Washington, DC and Maryland, this small yet upscale shopping center now includes World Market, J.Crew, Richey & Co. Shoes and DJBENNETT on its list of retailers.

With sweeping views over the atrium, the shopping center’s showcase tenant is RANGE restaurant by Bryan Voltaggio. RANGE features an open kitchen design, allowing guests to view the chefs in their state-of-the-art kitchen stations. Enjoy clams and mussels from the Raw Bar, pizza from the Wood Fired Hearth, biscuits and corn bread from the Bakery and a variety of meats, poultry and game.

Adjacent to RANGE is Civil Cigar Lounge, a premier cigar lounge and small plate eatery. The Lounge offers patrons a carefully curated selection of cigars, premium spirits, wines and beer and a small plate menu created by RANGE.

Chevy Chase Pavilion, Mazza Gallerie and many other luxury retail shops are just moment’s from EYA’s newest Bethesda neighborhood, Little Falls Place. Perfectly situated in a park-like setting, the townhomes feature private elevators and rooftop terraces with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Stop by our new onsite sales center to discover Bethesda luxury living like nowhere else.

Halloween Happenings in Old Town

October 25, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This Halloween, head to Old Town Alexandria to learn about its haunted history and indulge in some tasty treats. From graveyard tours to trick-or-treat shopping, there’s something for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages, including your four-legged friends – all steps from EYA’s new home communities in Alexandria!

More than two dozen member stores in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats – and maybe some tricks – on October 26 from 11 am to 6 pm.

More than two dozen member stores in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats – and maybe some tricks – on October 26 from 11 am to 6 pm.

Trick or Treat with the Boutiques

Grab your “ghoulfriends” and stop by the Old Town Boutique District on Saturday, October 26th for Trick or Treat with the Boutiques. More than two dozen Old Town boutiques will be handing out special treats from 11 AM – 6 PM. Participating stores include Red Barn Mercantile, Bellacara, The Shoe Hive and Apple Seed.

Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour

For a frightfully good time, join Alexandria Colonial Tours for their special Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour. Follow an 18th Century costumed guide through the charming streets of historic Old Town as you hear tales of angry ghosts looking for revenge, legends, folklore and unsolved mysteries. The one-hour tour ends with the guide abandoning you in a local graveyard!

Canine Costume Contest

Don’t leave your four-legged friends behind this Halloween. Stop by Jackson 20 on Halloween night for their annual Howl-o-ween canine costume contest! Local pets and their humans will model their finest Halloween attire in this popular pet costume contest.

View the full list of Old Town Halloween happenings here. And while you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by EYA’s newest Old Town communities, Old Town Commons and The Oronoco, just moments from King Street’s acclaimed boutiques and restaurants. Happy Haunting!

Only 4 Homes Remain at Mosaic District!

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you’ve been waiting to make your move to Mosaic District, now is the time! Only 4 homes remain in Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood, all planned for Spring delivery.

At Mosaic District, dozens of Washington’s favorite iconic new retail shops and restaurants are now open onsite. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and theater at the highly acclaimed Angelika Film Cinema or stretch your legs and stroll through the aisles of Anthropologie or Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus. There’s never a shortage of things to do at Mosaic District, with weekly events such as yoga in the park, outdoor films and storytelling for the kids.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d'oeuvres.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d’oeuvres.

This Saturday, hop over to Mosaic District for the annual Merrifield Fall Festival, complete with live music, a beer garden, local artists, children’s activities, local store and restaurant vendors and much more, from 11 AM – 6 PM.

The townhomes at Mosaic District feature spacious 3 or 4 bedroom floorplans, gourmet kitchens, lofts with stunning rooftop terraces and private garage parking. Stop by the sales center today to tour our decorated model homes. We’re open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM. But don’t delay – these final homes will go quickly!

Mosaic District Fashion Week

September 23, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Although New York’s Fashion Week may have come and gone, local fashionistas still have something to celebrate! From September 25th to 29th, Mosaic District will be hosting its annual Fashion Week with trunk shows, film premieres and special dining experiences. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.

 

Shoppers will be delighted to view the newest fall collections during Mosaic District’s Fashion Week.

Shoppers will be delighted to view the newest fall collections during Mosaic District’s Fashion Week.

Wednesday, September 25th: Retailers will be featuring new fall collections and shoppers can vote on their favorite fall fashion window display.

Thursday, September 26th: Award-winning Chef RJ Cooper, who will be opening Gypsy Soul at Mosaic District early next year, will host Urban Table, an exclusive pop-up dining experience in Strawberry Park.  Cocktails will begin at 7 PM followed by a three-course, family-style dinner ($159). This is a special treat you won’t want to miss! Be sure to purchase tickets early as it is sure to sell out quickly!

Friday, September 27th:  Enjoy a red carpet premiere of Mademoiselle C at the Angelika Film Center. This fashion documentary chronicles the launch of Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Saturday, September 28th: The best shows from New York Fashion Week will be rebroadcast in Strawberry Park from 4 – 7 PM and retailers will be featuring their fall collections throughout the day.

Sunday, September 29th: Wrap up the week with brunch specials and an apparel trunk show.

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all the brand new retail shops and restaurants. Stop by our sales center to tour our decorated model homes. But don’t delay – only 7 homes remain!

Barnes & Noble and Starbucks Head to Brookland

September 4, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
Barnes & Noble, along with a Starbucks Cafe, is opening just four blocks from Chancellor's Row. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons @sagejp.Barnes & Noble, along with a Starbucks Cafe, is opening just four blocks from Chancellor's Row. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons @sagejp.

We’re happy to announce that Barnes & Noble, along with Starbucks, will be anchoring the retail town center at Monroe Street Market, just four blocks from Chancellor’s Row!

This retail announcement follows the developer’s earlier announcement that &Pizza will be serving up their delicious pizza creations onsite.

We heard early on that Barnes & Noble was moving the CUA bookstore to the all-new $200 million redevelopment across from campus at Monroe Street Market. The bookstore and coffee shop are expected to open in Spring 2014.