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Moments from Mosaic: Date Night at TRIO Grill

October 17, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Trio Grill near Mosaic DistrictTrio Grill near Mosaic District

Living in Mosaic District, you don’t have to venture far to have a romantic night out. TRIO Grill, a modern American restaurant from the folks behind the CIRCA restaurants, embraces the art of the date night with excellent ambiance, an unbelievable menu ranging from the finest steaks to the freshest seafood, and an extensive beverage program run by a master mixologist. TRIO is located at 8100 Lee Highway, just moments from Mosaic District.

To prime you for your next special night out, we asked Aaron Rentfrew, General Manager and Sommelier at TRIO, to offer some standout menu items and wines:

  • Starting this fall, TRIO’s menu will play up its light items, debuting exciting entrees like marinated and grilled jumbo gulf Shrimp with Georgia stoneground grits, as well as a Fresh Seasonal Fig Salad. These newcomers join the likes of TRIO’s legendary Branzino.
  • Lighter items aside, TRIO is known as a place for steaks and chops. Try a New York Strip with the Pio Cesare l’Altro Chardonnay (Piedmont, Italy 2010), which is approachable and drinkable throughout dinner and pairs well with all kinds of meats, or the Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA 2011), whose medium-high tannins and medium-full body suits red meats well.
  • Additionally, our ribeye and lamb both pair excellently with the Honig Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA 2011). This vintage features estate-grown fruit with full body and full expression of the grape and solid tannins for nice fruit and oak flavors.

Think of TRIO Grill when you plan your next date (or any special night out with friends and loved ones). Stop by the Mosaic District sales center for a special voucher to use on your first visit to TRIO. See you there!

Upping the Food Factor at Mosaic

October 8, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
True Food Kitchen, photo by Samson Loo via Flickr.True Food Kitchen, photo by Samson Loo via Flickr.

If there was any doubt that Mosaic has become Northern Virginia’s foodie hot spot, the Washington Post presents three more reasons to discover Mosaic.

In their Express article, writer Holley Simmons provides some “don’t miss” advice when visiting the community, which is just a 16-minute walk from Dunn Loring Metro station. Don’t want to make the walk? Fret not. Mosaic offers a Metro shuttle which runs every 12 minutes during rush hour.

If you’re thinking of making Mosaic “home”, hurry in. We have less than 20 townhomes remaining. Visit our model home and onsite sales center today, we’re open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM.

 

Event: Wine & Cheese with Grape + Bean

October 6, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.Online retailer Swirl and Sip takes the guesswork out of finding great wine. Coming to Mosaic District.

Join us for a taste of Old Town this Saturday, October 11th, from Noon – 3 PM. Enjoy wine & cheese courtesy of Alexandria’s favorite Grape + Bean as you tour our model home. Don’t miss this final opportunity to call Old Town Commons “home”. Kindly RSVP to oldtowncommons@eya.com or 571-312-8910. Located at 735 N. Alfred Street in Alexandria.

EYA Receives Gold National Housing Quality Award®

September 23, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Bethesda, MD, Sept.  22, 2014 – EYA, a leading developer and builder of more than 4,000 Washington, D.C.-area homes in distinct urban-lifestyle neighborhoods, has received a Gold Award in the 2014 National Housing Quality (NHQ) Award® program. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the NHQ Award represents the housing industry’s highest recognition for achievements in total quality management.  This award adds to the list of national recognition received by the local company, who has also won America’s Best Builder twice and the ULI Award of Excellence.

NHQ Awards

EYA is one of only two Gold Award winners in the entire country.  The company was judged on eight business categories: leadership, strategic planning, process management, customer satisfaction, human resources, construction quality, trade relationship and business results.  Judges for the 2014 NHQ Award, including housing industry executives, management consultants, and marketing experts, evaluated a 150-question application from each entrant. In addition, on-site interviews were conducted with EYA employees and trade customers and customer feedback was assessed.

“This is quite a feat, and I’m extremely proud that our team has achieved this distinct honor in the first year that we were evaluated for the NHQ Award,” said Bob Youngentob, EYA president. “The clarity and focus of our mission, the strength of our core values, the high degree of accountability and the openness of our communication have allowed EYA to continuously exceed our goals and customers’ expectations.”

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in downtown Bethesda, EYA has built more than 35 walkable neighborhoods in the D.C. metro area, predominantly located inside the Beltway in Montgomery County, the City of Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington DC.  The company is actively selling new townhomes in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Washington D.C., and Old Town Alexandria, along with one condominium in Old Town Alexandria.

Frank Connors, EYA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer says quality management for EYA includes building neighborhoods that promote convenient, comfortable and responsible living for residents and the community at-large.

“While homebuilding is the primary thing we do, building sustainable neighborhoods is what we love; and that means more than welcoming new homeowners,” said Connors.  “It means emphasizing social responsibility and giving back in the communities where we build.”

The National Housing Quality Award®, established in 1993, is sponsored by Professional Builder Magazine. EYA executives will receive their Gold Award at the Housing Giant Leadership Conference in Dana Point, California in October.

About EYA

Founded in 1992, EYA is an urban infill developer specializing in the creation of distinct neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way.  Since its inception, EYA has built more than 4,000 homes across the Washington Metropolitan area, tackling some of the region’s most challenging sites along the way.

Take the Pledge: Go Car Free on September 22nd

September 12, 2014 | by | 1 Comment
Pledge to go car free on September 22nd and use alternative transit such as Metro, bikeshare or walking.Pledge to go car free on September 22nd and use alternative transit such as Metro, bikeshare or walking.

On Monday, September 22nd, Washington area drivers will take part in a worldwide movement to support sustainable transportation by pledging to go car free or car-lite. Car Free Day is an international event that takes place in 1,500 cities across 40 countries to celebrate alternative forms of transportation.

To participate, fill out the pledge to go car free or car-lite and use alternative transport such as a bicycle, public transit, carpool or walking. Plus, by simply submitting your pledge, you are entered to win great prizes including a Kindle Fire, Sole Custom Bicycle, memberships to Capital Bikeshare and ZipCar, Metro passes and more!

EYA recognizes the benefits of going car free and is committed to creating distinctly special neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way. Visit our website to learn more about our walkable neighborhoods and start living your car free lifestyle today!

Phase 2 Townhomes Grand Opening at Mosaic District

September 9, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes. Stop by the Grand Opening on September 20th to learn more!Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes. Stop by the Grand Opening on September 20th to learn more!

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Phase 2 Townhomes at Mosaic District on Saturday, September 20th! Phase 2 features only 25 new townhomes just steps from all the exciting new Mosaic District retail shops and restaurants. Stop by to discover why so many people are calling Mosaic District home!

Phase 2 Townhomes Grand Opening
Saturday, September 20th
11 AM – 6 PM
3002 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

Priced from the mid $700s, the townhomes feature 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans, lofts with rooftop terraces and private garage parking. Dozens of Washington’s iconic new retail shops and restaurants are now open onsite at Mosaic District, including Gypsy Soul, Matchbox, Swirl & Sip, Taylor Gourmet, Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen, the Angelika Film Center and much more. The community also offers great amenities including a free shuttle to the Dunn Loring Metro station, less than 1 mile away.

Come by the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 20th to learn more about this exciting new urban neighborhood!

12th Annual King Street Art Festival

September 5, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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On Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th, Old Town’s acclaimed King Street will be transformed into a world-class outdoor art gallery. The 12th Annual King Street Art Festival will showcase over 200 artists from the U.S. and abroad featuring more than $15 million worth of handcrafted art and one-of-a-kind wares!

From Washington Street to the waterfront, artist booths will line the street offering festival patrons fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. The weekend will also be full of hands-on activities, live music and the return of the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser! For a $15 donation, you will receive a hand-made ice cream bowl full of delicious ice cream from Artfully Chocolate. Proceeds will benefit the Art League’s ceramic department. The event is free and open to the public.

King Street in Old Town offers festivals year round. EYA is now selling townhomes and condominiums within walking distance of King Street and the Alexandria waterfront. Old Town Commons features townhomes with garage parking and rooftop terraces. The Oronoco offers expansive one-level luxury condominiums on the banks of the Potomac River with unparalleled amenities such as heated pool, outdoor kitchen, concierge services, dog washing station and more.

Grand Opening: Decorated Model Home at Little Falls Place

September 2, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Stop by the Model Home Grand Opening on September 13th and be the first to preview our spectacular rooftop terrace!Stop by the Model Home Grand Opening on September 13th and be the first to preview our spectacular rooftop terrace!

Join us for our Model Home Grand Opening at Little Falls Place on Saturday, September 13th from 12 PM – 4 PM! Enjoy refreshments on our one-of-a-kind rooftop terrace and tour our spectacular new model home.

Model Home Grand Opening
Little Falls Place
Saturday, September 13th
12 PM – 4 PM
5113 Willet Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20816

Starting from $1.49 million, the townhomes at Little Falls Place offer European inspired Chef’s kitchens, private elevators and rooftop terraces unlike any other in the area, including outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. This boutique community of 30 luxury townhomes is surrounded by parkland and the Capital Crescent Trail and is moments from downtown Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Mazza Gallerie.

Little Falls Place is already over 75% sold out! Stop by on September 13th to learn more about this distinctive new townhome community and see why so many people are calling Little Falls Place home.

Directions: Little Falls Place is located off Little Falls Parkway between River Road and Massachusetts Avenue.

Silver Spring Jazz Festival

August 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Photo courtesy of Flickr's Jimmy Baikovicius.Photo courtesy of Flickr's Jimmy Baikovicius.

If you are a jazz fan, mark your calendar for the highly anticipated Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 6th! The annual event will take place at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring from 3:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will headline the event along with a variety of other jazz performances. Bring a chair or blanket and pick a prime spot to enjoy the festivities. Food will be available from local vendors and admission is free.

EYA’s newest Silver Spring community, Chelsea Heights, is just steps from Veterans Plaza and all the exciting downtown retail shops and restaurants. The townhomes feature timeless craftsman architecture and contemporary finish options including linear fireplaces, exposed brick walls and decorative stair rails, all in a quiet park-like setting.

Your Guide to Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week 2014

August 6, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Shop Tax-Free at stores in Bethesda and Silver Spring. Photos courtesy of Flickr's ehpien and takomabibelot.Shop Tax-Free at stores in Bethesda and Silver Spring. Photos courtesy of Flickr's ehpien and takomabibelot.

Sunday, August 10th kicks off Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week 2014! For the entire week (August 10th – August 16th) there will be tax exemptions on clothing and shoes under $100 per item (accessories do not apply). Click here for more information. Below is your guide to the shops in Silver Spring and Bethesda where you can save big.

Silver Spring:

  • DSW – DSW is the ultimate shoe store. Find the latest summer designer footwear trends at discounted prices.
  • H&M – H&M offers stylish clothing for women, men, teenagers, and children at an unbeatable value.
  • LOFT – LOFT is where women can purchase clothes to look great and feel great. The simple, neutral designs are crucial for every women’s closet.
  • City Sports – City Sports has all of the sports apparel an athlete needs to perform at his/her best level.
  • Men’s Warehouse – Men’s Warehouse is the place to go to get the most value for your buck on men’s clothing. Find suits, dress shirts, pants, sports jackets, etc. at the price you’re looking for.

Bethesda:

  • Lululemon Athetica – Lululemon sells great athletic wear with a stylish twist. Men and women can find what they need to gear up and get fit.
  • Bonobos – Bonobos focuses on finding each of their customers the perfect fit. The men’s clothing store has the simple essentials made at a great quality.
  • Francesca’s Collections – Francesca’s is known for their adorable dress and blouse collection. Buy a perfect outfit to kick off the fall season.
  • Mustard Seed – Mustard Seed has the best looks, new and used. Discover the vintage items you need to keep your style current.
  • Wear It Well – Wear It Well is the perfect store for women desiring both hip, funky styles, as well as the modern un-complicated must-haves.

EYA’s newest neighborhoods in Bethesda and Silver Spring are within walking distance of these fabulous stores and many other great retail shops. Happy shopping!