A “Taste of Miami Beach” will be the theme of the grand reopening party for the D.C. gay bar Mova, which is scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 13, at the bar’s new location at 2204 14th St., N.W.
Owner Babak Movahedi said Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) and David Catania (I-At-Large) were expected to be on hand for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the establishment.
According to Movahedi, Mova has been operating in the new location in an unofficial “soft opening” since early November, with the aim of ironing out any glitches and incomplete construction tasks. He said the Jan. 13 event will include the opening of the bar’s as-yet-to-be-used rooftop terrace.
The reopening event will also feature hosts and entertainers, including a DJ, that regularly are featured at the Mova bar and lounge in South Miami Beach.
“We’re bringing in a whole bunch of people from Miami who we’ve used as part of our team such as DJs and hosts and shot boys and circus acts,” Movahedi said.
He said the night will begin with a private VIP reception from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after which the bar will be open to the public at 10 p.m. At 1 a.m. a drawing will take place in which a winner will receive a trip to Miami Beach that includes an airline ticket and hotel room, Movahedi said.