Real History, Real Life: MVT CID Launches Historical Coaster Project

Saturday June 18, 2016

The MVT CID has launched an interactive campaign to tie the neighborhood’s exciting future to its rich past. Themed “Real History, Real Life”, the series of brightly designed coasters shares 10 stories from the Triangle, with one side of each coaster portraying a historical moment from the past and the flip side of the coaster depicting the vision for today and tomorrow. Thousands of Real History, Real Life coasters have been distributed throughout Mount Vernon Triangle’s many restaurants and cafes, including A Baked Joint, Alba Osteria, Alta Strada, Busboys & Poets, Le Pain Quotidien, L’Hommage Bistro Francais, Mandu, Ottoman Taverna, Philos, Shouk, Silo, Sixth Engine and Texas de Brazil. The coasters have a removable triangular center. The MVT CID invites users to open it, take a photo, and share their view on social media, putting their own perspective on history in the Triangle neighborhood. Residents, office workers and visitors are invited to participate in the social media campaign, posting their pictures to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LifeinMVT. Each week, the staff at the MVT CID will award a $25 restaurant gift card from one of our MVT CID restaurants to the best photo. Click here to view activity on our Tagboard.