JOINT STATEMENT: DowntownDC BID and Mount Vernon Triangle CID Support Apple Opening Carnegie Library Location

Friday, December 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. - DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) Executive Director Neil O. Albert and Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) President and CEO Kenyattah Robinson on Dec. 9 issued a joint statement in response to news that Apple Inc. has executed a letter of intent with Events DC, the District's convention and sports authority, to open a flagship store in the historic Carnegie Library:

"We welcome the announcement that Apple has executed a letter of intent to open a global flagship store in the historic Carnegie Library, located in the DowntownDC BID and adjacent to the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, restoring this iconic and historic landmark and establishing a new, global retail destination for DowntownDC and Mount Vernon Triangle.

"Apple's proposal is yet another signal of the retail growth and business opportunities that are flourishing at the center of our vibrant city. This flagship store will serve as an important anchor and retail catalyst for many of the existing 835 retailers in DowntownDC and Mount Vernon Triangle, will support the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and its over 1 million annual attendees, and will add a new destination for the growing local residential and consumer communities that exist within our districts."

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About the DowntownDC BID
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is a private non-profit organization that provides capital improvements, resources and research to help diversify the economy and enhance the Downtown experience for all. This special district, where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services, encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 buildings from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. As a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader, the DowntownDC BID promotes public/private partnerships to create a remarkable urban environment. For more information, visit www.DowntownDC.org or follow us on Twitter @downtowndcbid.

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at www.mvtcid.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram and Flickr.