Monday, April 16, 2012

Today in Pictures - Union Market

Union Market - formerly known as the Capital City Market - is readying for its debut as D.C.'s newest culinary destination. Edens and developer J Street are redeveloping the historic site to create a "best-in class, year-round, indoor food market." More than 40 local vendors may set-up shop in the new Union Market, say its promoters.

Various plans were considered for the site before settling on the Edens plan. Union Market will celebrate its reopening June 3 with Sunday Supper in conjunction with the James Beard Foundation. The site has been the intended target of a much larger redevelopment project, but remedial work is now underway on the site for its conversion to a restaurant haven. Below are recent photos of the undeveloped site.

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Anonymous said...

These photos are recent yet Union Market is opening in two months? It would've been helpful to see a few photos of where the redevelopment stands right now, because there's no way it's opening in two months if it still looks like this. on Apr 16, 2012, 4:01:00 PM said...

really great images. a unique place in Washington to say the least. I have high hopes for what Edens does up at the market building (even though it is one of the worst structures in terms of "bones" that they could be renovating).

OctaviusIII on Apr 16, 2012, 10:20:00 PM said...

Great pictures, but they leave the impression that Union Market is abandoned, when that area is anything but abandoned. Mexican Fruits has some of the cheapest produce around; you can get halal meat round the corner, and spices I've never heard of at the Nigerian grocer.

It's an active, lively place, and hopefully redevelopment and attention won't turn it into an overpriced yuppie hole.

IMGoph on May 4, 2012, 8:57:00 AM said...

what OctaviusIII said. you did this once before, showing only pictures of what looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland. why not send a photographer down there during the day when there is life there?

Anonymous said...

And I second IMGoph. Not only can you get affordable produce and meat, there are many services and useful shops...and fantastic hidden Korean Restaurant (corner of the vacant lot of 4th and Morse). New residents in Old City II and NoMa might want to keep an open mind and dig into the shops as they function now, rather than turn their noses up from a distance. I like that attention is being paid to the old Farmer's Market building. Hopefully this will only bring more business to the surrounding shops.

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