City Market at O Celebrates One Year! Here’s Why This Neighborhood is One to Watch.
On November 21st, City Market at O is hosting an inaugural tree lighting ceremony; neighborhood open house; and a fundraiser for the Children’s National Medical Center as part of their one year anniversary! The open house will include a Santa sighting, balloon twisting, face painting, holiday arts and crafts, neighborhood food vendors, live performances and more.
The hip and modern City Market at O is located in the Shaw neighborhood, home to apartment complexes (both newly opened and currently under construction) with fashion forward, modern and beautiful living spaces. With amenities that include a pool, dog park, lounge, and fire pits, this forward thinking complex offers a lifestyle that is convenient and luxurious and is located in a neighborhood that is fast increasing in value and appeal. City Market at O also comes equipped with a one of a kind grocery store located at the historical site of the O Street Market. With it’s two-story architecture, wine and beer bar, and huge selection of prepared foods, the Progressive Grocer has given it the award for best overall design particularly because of the designs ability to highlight historic elements in a clean, crisp and modern layout. The City Market at O prides itself on it’s modernity and it’s ability to respect the history of the area while being the hip centerpiece of this developing neighborhood with an exciting future.
Apartment complexes currently under construction include The Shay, The Hatton and The Oslo, all of which are sporting the themes of style, redefinition and moving forward. The Shay, a building that will open with 248 units, has made a point to stand out as the “fashion forward” development, particularly with it’s desire to host a fashion retail shop in the building; it’s Instagram fashion contests; and the launch of it’s official hashtag, #TheShayObsessed, which calls attention to all things stylish that The Shay is “obsessed” with. The Hatton’s “Evolved Style of Living” will offer condos starting in the $300,000 range and the Oslo will house only 9 (huge) apartments total. With each of their three-four bedrooms (per apartment) having it’s own bathroom and the apartments being connected by balconies to encourage “community bonding,” the Oslo is marketing towards the younger demographic whom they assume will be living with roommates.
Additionally, a building of furnished micro-units are going up on Blagden Alley geared to attract the single professional looking to live within walking distance from work and every day necessities. There will be no parking, but instead bikeshare and car-share memberships as well as electronic displays to provide public transit information, an onsite bicycle repair facility and and bicycle helmets for residents’ use. The micro-unit is looking to be the urban norm in the very near future, and it appears that Shaw neighborhood is getting ready for it.
Creative and charming bars are also making an appearance in this fast developing neighborhood. Blagden Alley recently welcomed Lost and Found, a bar that was decorated exclusively with items which were….suprise, surpise….lost and found! Rusty license plates, vinyl records, old street signs and forgotten black and white photos have helped to decorate the place. Co-owner, Geoff Dawson (who also operates Buffalo Billiards, Iron Horse Taproom, Nanny O’Briencs, and more) is making plans to host a night where patrons bring in old bar stools and any type of unwanted decor so they can exchange drink for furniture. The drink menu will include 24 beers, six classic cocktails and a limited wine selection. There will also be an extensive snack collection but guests are welcome to bring their own food (from home or the neighboring food spots opening in the area) as well as their vinyl collection to either listen to their own music or trade them in for beer! Check our their website HERE.
All in all — Shaw neighborhood is evolving at a fast rate. With innovative restaurants and bars, a hip neighborhood that’s both historic and modern, public transportation convenience and every new development looking to offer life convenience, luxury and style — this neighborhood is not only a cool spot to call your future home but an interesting investment opportunity.