Union Market Opens Saturday, Deliciousness Awaits!

by Shani on September 3, 2012

Union Market Brookland NE Washinton DC

A rendering of the Union Market

The Marketplace at Union Market, situated just south of Brookland at 1309 5th St NE (next to Gallaudet University) is set to open Saturday, September 8th. The Marketplace is the first phase of a redevelopment project by developer EDENS . According to the snappy video on their website, the market will be reminiscent of New York’s Meatpacking District and Portland’s Pearl District. They have described the market as:

“An urban village born from the diversity of the dreams and energy of the nation’s capital. An authentic market of culture and commerce. A true gathering place that serves as an inviting melting pot of old world heritage and new world opportunities.”

Eventually the project will include housing, a hotel and the renovation of a nearby 26,000-square-foot warehouse for food production and wholesale distribution. The market plans to house 40 vendors when at capacity. Currently the impressive line up of vendors is as follows:

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Karen September 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

The market was fine the way it was. You could get anything you wanted for a good reasonable price. It is not always about what looks good” if it is not broke don’t fix it”. That is what is wrong with the world today everybody want’s to be like someone else.

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