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Annual Rhode Island Ave Procrastinators Holiday Market Coming This Weekend

The Annual Rhode Island Ave Procrastinators Holiday Market, a free event organized by the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street, is coming up this weekend, December 16-18, 2016. The event will feature local gift and food vendors, live entertainment, activities, and a winter-themed drink bar. The market will be held at the Rhode Island Avenue Center, 680 Rhode Island Avenue NE (the former CVS, directly to the left of the Mall Entrance (at the other end of the shopping center from Forman Mills). For more information, check out the event page and the flyer in the tweet below.

Movie Theater, Gym, Grocery, Planned For RIA NE Development

Rendering courtesy of MRP Realty
Rendering courtesy of MRP Realty

Back in July we wrote about a massive 13-acre new development in nearby Edgewood that will span a 6 block area currently occupied by the Rhode Island Center (the shopping center with Big Lots and Forman Mills). We recently learned from this story in the Washington Business Journal  that the development may include a multiplex movie theater. According to the story:

MRP, according to its latest filings with the D.C. Zoning Commission, is negotiating with a theater chain to bring in a nine-screen multiplex with table service during screenings. The theater will be accessible only to those 18 and older unless accompanied by an adult. MRP declined to provide the name of the theater operator.

The development will be built in seven phases, and theater is planned for the second phase. Within the nine buildings planned, there will be 1,500 residential units, a central pedestrian plaza and full service gym and grocery store. We will let you know when we hear anything new.