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Bethesda Art Walk

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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What better way to spend a nice Spring evening than strolling through the streets of Bethesda and enjoying some fantastic art! The Bethesda Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month from 6 PM – 9 PM.

The galleries feature local, national and international works of painting, photography, sculpture and more. Participating galleries include Bethesda Fine Art, Gallery B and Waverly Street Gallery. The free Bethesda Circulator bus stops near to each of the Art Walk participants as well.

After visiting the galleries, enjoy a fine meal at one of Bethesda’s acclaimed restaurants, including Redwood, Raku, Jaleo and Lebanese Taverna, and wander through the many retail shops and boutiques. All just minutes from our townhomes at Little Falls Place and Grosvenor Heights, now selling!

Spring Events in Historic Old Town

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Spring is around the corner and Old Town Alexandria is getting ready to bloom! Spring is a great time to wander through the historic streets, visit gardens and enjoy some of Old Town’s fantastic Springtime events.

Fun for your four-legged friends, Doggy Happy Hour is back at Jackson 20! Beginning April 7th, canines will take over the courtyard every Tuesday from 5 PM – 8 PM. Treats for the dogs and drink specials for their companions will be available.

Celebrate Spring with a Historic Garden Tour on Saturday, April 18th. The walking tour will visit five row houses with courtyard gardens and stop for refreshments at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The tour also provides access to the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Mount Vernon Estate and Garden and more. Tickets are $40 per person.

Saturday, April 22nd is Spring2ACTion Business Give Back day in the Old Town Boutique District.  Shop at a participating boutique and they will give a percentage of your purchase to their selected charity or your charity of choice! Participating boutiques include Red Barn Mercantile, Pink & Brown, The Sugar Cube and more.

EYA’s townhomes at Old Town Commons and luxury condominiums at The Oronoco are moments from King Street and all these great events. Both communities are now selling their final homes, so stop by our sales centers before it’s too late!

Happy Spring!

Mosaic Green Commute: Your Personal Transportation Guide

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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If you are tired of traffic and the daily commute has you down, learn more about the many easy transportation options at Mosaic District! Mosaic Green Commute is your personal transportation guide to help you get around Mosaic District and the surrounding area.

Check out this list of transportation options, including the free Mosaic District metro shuttle to the Dunn Loring Metro station, bus routes, carpooling through Commuter Connections and more. A great amenity for Mosaic District residents, Mosaic Green Commute can even help you find the best way to and from work and provide alternative routes to avoid traffic!

Plus, the townhomes at Mosaic District truly offers life within walking distance with dozens of new retail shops and restaurants just steps away. Visit our sales center at 3002 District Avenue to learn more. But don’t delay, only 2 homes remain!

EYA Adds Partners to “House of Fame”

March 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA gathered Thursday March 26th in a celebratory luncheon with some of its most long-standing business partners in Bethesda.

We are eternally grateful to the teams of Grafik Marketing & Communications; Lerch, Early & Brewer (Bob Harris); Grant Morgan Associates (Mark Pugrant); McGuire Woods (Jonathan Rak); and Linowes and Blocher (Barbara Sears).

These fine individuals and companies have been added to EYA’s “House of Fame”, a permanent recognition of outstanding contribution to the work we’ve been doing for over 20 years in the areas of improving communities, building neighborhoods and positively impacting the lives of our residents.

Spring Fling at Mosaic District

March 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Spring is in the air at Mosaic District! Stop by this Saturday, March 21st for a not-to-be-missed Spring Fling Shopping Event. Check out the hottest new totes, wedges, bangles and more and welcome in Spring with the latest fashion and accessories!

Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus is having a Spring Open House Party from 1 PM – 5 PM with live music, tasty treats and “inspiring Spring fashion.” South Moon Under is offering 15% off $150 or more all day. Plus, enter to win a Refresh and Renew Package featuring a $300 shopping spree at Last Call studio, dinner at Matchbox and more!

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all the exciting retail shops and restaurants. Come by our sales center this weekend to learn more about starting your new walkable lifestyle in Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood. But don’t delay, only 3 homes remain!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Grab your green and get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in your EYA neighborhood. From date night Irish take-out meals and bon bons to live music and plenty of Guinness, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this fun holiday.

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For a casual day, stop by The Irish Walk on King Street and pick up some Irish attire and accessories. This unique gift shop has Celtic jewelry, Guinness accessories and special St. Patty’s Day items such as shamrock glasses, necklaces and more. Then head over to Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper for a bite of fish and chips and a Guinness.

If you are in the mood for date night, Society Fair is offering a special Irish Date Night Bag. $49 for two people, this special take home meal includes corned beef and parsley sauce, boiled potatoes, and more. Pick-ups are available on March 16th and 17th, but be sure to place your order now!

Or, for something more lively head over to Murphy’s Pub for a pint of Guinness and some live music. Doors open at 9AM with live music beginning at 10AM. There is no cover charge and it’s sure to be a fun time!

All of these great local establishments are just moments from EYA’s Old Town Commons Neighborhood and The Oronoco Condos, both almost sold out!

Fairfax, VA

O’Malley’s Irish Pub at Tyson’s Corner is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all week long. From March 16th to 22nd, they will be offering food and drink specials and live music. Their brunch menu includes steak and eggs, corned beef hash and a Build Your Own “Bloody Mary” Bar. Their dinner menu features corned beef brisket, beef and Guinness pie, fish and chips, chocolate Guinness cake and more!

Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party beginning at 3 PM. They will be serving some great craft beers and food specials, with live music beginning at 4 PM.

At Mosaic District, Artisan Confections is preparing a special treat this St. Patty’s Day. Pick up their St. Peppermint “Paddy” and Irish Coffee bon bons, available now through next week. Artisan Confections and all the other exciting Mosaic District retail shops and restaurants are just steps from EYA’s townhomes, now over 95% sold out!

Bethesda, MD

The establishments in Bethesda are starting the celebrations early! Stop by Redwood Restaurant and Bar this Saturday, March 14th for St. Patrick’s Day specials including mini Shepherd’s pies, Star Hill IPA cheddar and potato soup, corned beef and cabbage and $4 Guinness.

The folks at Georgetown Cupcake are creating some fantastic holiday cupcakes, as usual! Their St. Patrick’s Day dozen includes Irish Crème, Chocolate Mint Crunch, Peanut Butter Fudge and more.

For some good bar fun, head over to Union Jack’s on Saturday beginning at 4 PM for St. “Practice” Day drinks. The real party begins on the 17th at 8 AM with a free breakfast being served until 10 AM! Drink specials and Irish menus continue throughout the day. Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle will also be having festivities all day long with live music, Irish dancers and bag pipes!

All this fun is just moments from EYA’s Little Falls Place and our newest Bethesda neighborhood, Grosvenor Heights, now selling!

Silver Spring, MD

Stop by The Fillmore on St. Patrick’s Day for happy hour from 4 PM – 8 PM. Entry is free as they will be having DJs and drink specials at this great venue in downtown Silver Spring. For an evening in a Classic Irish Public House, head over to McGinty’s for some food and drink.

EYA’s Chelsea Heights townhomes are within walking distance of all the great downtown Silver Spring shopping, dining and nightlife. Immediate move-ins are available.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

 

Foodie Dining at Mosaic District

March 7, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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You don’t have to travel far to have a total foodie experience in Fairfax these days. In fact, you don’t have to travel at all!

Just steps from your front door at Mosaic District, countless eateries are open onsite and they’re earning the attention of foodies and media professionals alike. Explore the creative menus of restaurants such as Matchbox, Ted’s Bulletin, B Side, True Food Kitchen and more.

Check out this recent article on upscale dining in Northern Virginia and hurry in to Mosaic District. Only three homes remain!

Embrace Green Living in Silver Spring

March 7, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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On Saturday March 28th, discover all things green at Montgomery County’s inaugural Green Fest!
Enjoy exhibitions, job fair, demonstrations, live entertainment, children’s entertainment, green eats and more.
The event is sponsored by 13 different government, non-profit and university partners. Volunteer positions are still available.
Green Fest will be located at 7995 Georgia Avenue, just a short 1-mile walk from EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights, a LEED for Homes certified neighborhood.

Nest 301 Redefines Interior Design

March 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Designers and homeowners rejoice! Nest 301 is a fresh, boutique alternative to interior design in the Bethesda area.

Step in their 14,000 square foot showroom and be delighted with their floor-to-ceiling vignettes of gorgeous living spaces. As you make your way around the showroom, be inspired by unique combinations of one-of-a-kind art, lighting, floor coverings and furnishings.

The best part? Their staff is made up of interior designers with years of experience to help you furnish the home you always wanted.

Nest 301, located at 11416 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda Market, is a one-stop shop for all things interiors. Tour their showroom and let yourself wander into a new look for your home!

New: Nest 301 is currently offering a floor sample sale with savings of 50-70% off. You can also join their team Thursdays from 4 PM – 8 PM for wine & cheese.

Located near EYA’s elevator townhomes at Grosvenor Heights and Little Falls Place.

Old Town Commons Selected as ULI Jack Kemp Award Finalist

March 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center selected Old Town Commons as a Finalist in their annual Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards.

The award is designed to honor neighborhoods that ensure housing affordability for a range of incomes.  Awardees were selected based on criteria including sustainability, proximity to transit, community impact, innovation, public/private partnerships and more. Old Town Commons truly represents these qualities of a sustainable, innovative and successful mixed income community.

Watch ULI’s video featuring all of the 2014 finalists.

Old Town Commons is located within walking distance of the Braddock Metro station and all the King Street shops and restaurants. Only 4 homes remain and they are going quickly! Contact our sales center at 571-312-8910 to learn more.