Mount Pleasant



MULTICULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL, Mount Pleasant is one of DC’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Longstanding retailers along Mount Pleasant Street reflect the international flair and vibrancy of this community, which maintains a unique small-town feel while offering prime shopping, downtown access, dense housing, and proximity to Rock Creek Park, the District’s largest open space.

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Mount Pleasant Historic District

Qualified property owners of contributing commercial properties in Mount Pleasant have access to tax credits and other incentives for rehabilitation.

Neighborhood Staples

  • Each Peach Market
  • El West (clothing)
  • Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
  • Mt. Pleasant Farmer’s Market
  • Suns Cinema (theater/bar)

Multicultural “Main Street”

  • Addis Paris Café (French/Ethiopian)
  • Don Juan (Salvadoran/Mexican)
  • Dos Gringos (American/Latin American)
  • Ercilia’s (Salvadorian)
  • Haydee’s (Salvadoran)
  • La Bahia (Salvadoran/Mexican)
  • Martha Dear Pizzeria
  • Marx Revolutionary Café (Mediterranean)
  • Mola (Spanish)
  • Purple Patch (Filipino)
  • Raven Grill (Ethiopian-owned bar)
  • Sabydee (Lao/Thai)
  • Taqueria Nacional (Mexican)

New Retail + Services

  • Bold Fork Books
  • Hush Boutique
  • Open Air Hair Care
  • The Butcher’s Market