Mount Pleasant
About Us is a joint project of the Mount Pleasant Business Association, Mount Pleasant Main Street and Historic Mount Pleasant.

We hope this site can be a one stop shop for neighbors and visitors to get information they need about the community's many businesses, community organizations, neighborhood projects, events, stories and blogs.

The virtual space we’ve created isn’t the end goal. Our organizations are working hard to create more opporutinities for people to get involoved in neighborhood events, to shop and dine on Mount Pleasant Street, to organize and attend Lamont Park events, to dream up and launch new businesses and community projects. We hope this site can create more linkages and raise awareness about the many great happenings and efforts underway.

The site is a work in progress and we’d love to have you involved in making it the best it can be.  We are building a directory that includes Mount Pleasant business and community organizations. We are also working to publicize neighborhood events and provide news updates about the issues affecting our neck of DC.

Have we missed something you think we should include? Please let us know! Are you interested in contributing writing and photographs, we’d welcome your input! Please contact us here.

The Team

Phil Lepanto is the owner of Old School Hardware and serves as Treasurer for the Mount Pleasant Business Association.

Natalie Avery is a long time Mount Pleasant resident who’s been deeply involved in a number of community projects. A co-founder of Radio CPR, who has organized dozens of punk rock shows at La Casa Community Center, Natalie has also worked with MPBA to produce community events like Make it Mount Pleasant and the Lamont Park Holiday Party.

Alice Ashe is a graphic designer and Mount Pleasant lover who’s designed marketing materials for a range of Mount Pleasant events.

Special thanks goes to Alex Kramer, President of the Mt. Plesant Business Association and Adam Hoey, President of Mt. Pleasant Main Street and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. Their contributions of time and support have made this site possible. Historic Mt. Pleasant has also provided substantial support and assistance. Finally, the gentle nudges of Robert Frazier, the unofficial Mayor of Mt. Pleasant, helped make this site take these first steps.

You! Join us by contacting clicking on Connect.

Our Photographers

Thanks to some wonderful local photographers and Mount Pleasant residents who generously allowed us to use their photos on our site.

We’d like to thank

  • Tim Wright
    Tim Wright writes the 42 bus blog, an awesome neighborhood resource filled with local happenings and great photos. Tim works at the National Building Museum and is starting a business to give what are sure to be unique and informative tours of DC. Follow him on Twitter
  • Ryan Shepard is a long time Mount Pleasant and local historian. In addition to documenting the neighborhood with his camera, Ryan is a long time leader in the Friends of Mount Pleasant Library. You can find his Flickr stream here.