MVT Retail PROGRESS Continues with dLeña by Richard Sandoval

Thursday March 25, 2021

From endings come new beginnings, which certainly is the case for our #MVTProgress mural that has been de-installed to make way for an exciting new opening that will bring a different type of vibrancy to the intersection of 5th & K Streets NW! Targeted to open this Cinco de Mayo at 476 K Street NW, dLeña by Richard Sandoval – the prolific restaurateur behind DC hits El Centro D.F., Toro Toro and the now-closed Masa 14 – will feature a modern Mexican concept with an onsite tequila and cocktail lounge.

In support of final build-out activities at the restaurant, the blight-reducing mural covering dLeña’s temporary construction boards were removed this week. Efforts to preserve, reassemble and relocate the murals to a long-term surface in Mount Vernon Triangle are currently underway. Thank you to everyone who visited, admired and shared photos of this art installation and to the amazing team – including artists Shawn PerkinsLevi Robinson, Dez Zambrano as well as the late John Chisholm – whose talents helped make this activation possible.


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