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Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Restaurant Opening

Union Social Opens in NoMa Fall 2014

Restaurateurs Taking Notice of DC’s Fastest Growing Neighborhood


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2014 –Union Social, the latest dining experience from local restaurateur Reese Gardner, is coming to Elevation at Washington Gateway, the striking new 400-unit apartment building at New York and Florida Avenues, NE, by MRP Residential. Union Social is slated to open this fall.


Gardner, who also operates Copperwood Tavern, Irish Public House, The Mighty Pint and Wilson Tavern through his Wooden Nickel Bar Company, has created a new concept for the NoMa restaurant. Union Social will pay homage to the historic glamour of Union Station with an architectural train station theme designed by Maggie O’Neill. O’Neill previously collaborated with Gardner on Irish Public House and Copperwood Tavern. Union Social’s 5,600-square-foot space will feature marble and steel elements, subway tile and other accents.


Gardner’s kitchen will feature only items made from-scratch on site. A specialty bar will accentuate the fine dining experience.


"Restaurateurs are discovering the vibrant NoMa neighborhood, just as thousands of great new residents already have," said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Business Improvement District. "In the last year, we've added four new sit-down restaurants with bars in the neighborhood, and we're especially excited to welcome restaurateur Reese Gardner with this terrific concept."


“Elevation is a first-in-class, luxury residential building adding to the vitality of the NoMa neighborhood,” said Matthew Robinson, principal of MRP Residential, the multifamily division of MRP Realty. “Union Social will be a great benefit for Elevation’s residents, Washington, D.C., and its many visitors.”


Elevation at Washington Gateway includes 400 units, ground-level retail, and a 600-space parking garage. As part of the residential complex, MRP Residential is constructing a European-inspired central plaza with a dramatic water feature and a pedestrian stair connection to New York Avenue, NE. The 14-story apartment building, located adjacent to the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station, will open its doors this summer. Visit Elevation at Washington Gateway: Union Social:  


About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled between Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 16 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the District government in 2013, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to more than 3,900 terrific new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C.  With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers great biking facilities, including three free outdoor air pumps, the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and seven Capital Bikeshare stations. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit www.nomabid.organd sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.


About MRP Residential

An affiliate of MRP Realty, MRP Residential is a residential development and investment management firm focused on maximizing investor returns and creating high quality multifamily projects in the Washington, D.C. region. The company is an affiliate of MRP Realty, founded by real estate executives with a history of executing more than $3 billion in real estate development and management. MRP Residential is actively involved in the development of new projects, the acquisition of existing value add projects, and placing capital for the recapitalization of current operating assets. MRP Residential strives to create value through a comprehensive understanding of the Washington, D.C. residential markets, thoughtful design and management, and successful partnerships with our capital partners. MRP Residential currently has over 1,050 apartment units under construction and an additional 1,200 in the entitlement and predevelopment phases in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, and Northern Virginia.


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 Rachel L. Davis

Director of Marketing & Events

NoMa Business Improvement District

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Washington, DC 20002

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