The Menkiti Group is counting down the days until the Singer Building’s Grand Opening. This is our first major project in Prince George’s County, and coincidentally, is at the heart of the Gateway Art District of Mount Rainier. This historic community can be recognized by several mail homes from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogs dated back to the mid-1920’s.
With the renovation of this 82-year old building, we have transformed a former sales shop for the Singer sewing machine company (hence the name Singer Building) and First National Bank of Mount Rainier to 11 residences and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Future residents of the studios to 2-bedroom units of the new Singer Flats, along with their immediate neighbors, will be elated to know that the first commercial tenant will be a group of restaurateurs with award-winning restaurants on the 14th St corridor. Celebrating the historic town and emulating its charm, the Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex veterans will be recreating a 1940’s inspired vintage vibe restaurant, Pennyroyal Station, named as one of the most anticipated restaurants by Eater DC.
If this isn’t enough to get you as excited as we are about the Grand Opening of the Singer Building, The Washington Post just named Mount Rainier “an affordable and blooming inner suburb” only a few blocks for the DC state line.
“Artist community: Founded in the first years of the 20th century as a streetcar suburb of Washington, Mount Rainier has been transformed over the past dozen years from a sleepy community a short distance from downtown to a lively destination with an established arts scene and growing options for dining and shopping, said Christian Anderson”
-The Washington Post
As spring rolls around and the market grows warmer, it looks like Mount Rainier is going to turn into a greater metro DC “hot spot”!