Washington, D.C. Celebrates Monroe Street Market’s Official Grand Opening

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Community Offers Unique Mix of Residences, Arts, Dining and Shopping

“Through Monroe Street Market, we have truly created a sense of place within D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group.

Representatives from The Bozzuto Group, Abdo Development, and The Catholic University of America were joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and District of Columbia Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie yesterday evening to celebrate the official Grand Opening of Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast D.C.

During the celebration, a plaza within Monroe Street Market was officially dedicated to Bishop David M. O’Connell, previous president of Catholic University and current Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey.

“Through Monroe Street Market, we have truly created a sense of place within D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group. “It was important to honor Bishop O’Connell because he was integral part of the entire development process. O’Connell Plaza will serve as a testament to all that he did for this development, for Catholic University, and for the community as a whole.”

Located on five city blocks, adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station, and across the street from Catholic University, Monroe Street Market is a $200 million mixed-use development offering distinctive residences, vibrant ground-level retail, and 27 artists’ studios along its Arts Walk, an open air pedestrian plaza.

The Bozzuto Group, Abdo Development, and Catholic University broke ground on Monroe Street Market in November 2011. The development consists of three buildings – Brookland Works, Portland Flats and Cornerstone – encompassing approximately 720 residences, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, and a 3,000 square foot community arts center.

Cornerstone, Monroe Street Market’s vibrant hub, houses the majority of the development’s resident amenities. The community features nearly 20,000 square feet of amenity space, including indoor and outdoor lounges with fireplaces; a 24-hour fitness center with yoga/Pilates studio; lounge, community room, and billiards; E-cafe; outdoor grilling stations; spa-style pool with expansive sundeck; outdoor lounges with bars and grills; as well as lush, beautifully landscaped courtyards.

Monroe Street Market hosts a farmers market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m from May through November. Operated by Lydia’s Fields, a local farm dedicated to growing organic produce, the market features regional farmers and food producers including Chesley Farms, Upper Crust Bakery, Zeke’s Coffee, Sweet Teensy, Delish Jams & Jellies, and Bonaparte Breads, among others.

Retailers at Monroe Street Market include Barnes & Noble @ Catholic University, Brookland Pint, a 4,200 square foot restaurant owned by the team behind Meridian Pint and Smoke & Barrel, Busboys and Poets, &pizza, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, The Bike Rack, and Filter Coffeehouse. Retail leasing is being handled by H&R Retail.

The Monroe Street Market leasing office is now open at 625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017. For more information, visit http://www.monroestreetmarket.com or call (866) 339-1478.

About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 26th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for itself and its clients. The company’s skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation’s premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 26-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 38,000 homes and apartments and currently manages more than 47,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.bozzuto.com.

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