Friday, May 25, 2012

In lighter news....Development at RI Row, Union Market

Since there have been so many negative posts about crime, I thought i'd share some interesting development news.

1. Rhode Island Avenue Station got a restaurant.
Rhode Avene Insider reports that Carolina Kitchen will be opening up a restaurant in Rhode Island Row, the development at the RIA Station.

2. Union Market
The redubbed Union Market (aka Florida avenue markets, DC Farmers market, capitol city market) has announced some if its new tenants. Washingtonian Magazine has the details 

Edens president Jodie McLean says that the project is partly inspired by San Francisco's Ferry Building: a multi-purpose community space that joins permanent restaurants and vendors with a rotating lineup of artisans, entertainers, and farmers. Union Market will eventually expand to about 40 vendors, a third of which will be permanent, plus outdoor farmers markets on certain days. 

The list includes: Rappanhannock Oyster Company, Soda Shop by Gina Chersevani, Peregrine Espresso, Oh! Pickles, Takorean, Lyon Bakery, Righteous Cheese, Trickling Springs Creamery, Red Apron Butchery, Dolcezza, DC Empanada, and others. 

Damn, looks fantastic! 

McLean says one of Edens' goals is to use retail to build community. To that end there'll also be classes, demonstrations, and the occasional live performance in the market. The first could be considered a big-ticket Sunday Supper on June 3rd, a James Beard benefit dinner that includes toques like Bryan Voltaggio, Mike Isabella, Fabio Trabocchi,and many others. Check back in with us for coverage of the dinner, and more details on the market. 

And Fancy.
What do you think about these plans?

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