Saturday, June 27, 2009

Eastern Market, Washington, DC

Over 2 years ago a fire destroyed Washington, DC's historic Eastern Market. A promise was made to rebuild and return this community anchor to its glory days. This weekend is the grand re-opening. DC did a great job. They did it right! I'm so happy to have the Market back. Bravo.

The morning started with a stack of the Blues at the Market Lunch.

A shared sentiment.



The streets were shut down for additional vendors today.

We got to the Market early, before it officially opened. Some of the vendors were still setting up.

The new Market is bright and airy. And all our familiar resident vendors have returned.

I've been known to put lots of money into that register over my years of shopping at the Market.

The North Hall, often a space for performances, meetings and arts and craft vendors.

Welcome Back!

CLICK HERE to see some photos of the devastation from the fire.


DancerInDC said...

Wow - those pictures make me want to go so bad! Maybe next Sunday.

Mike Licht said...

They did it right?

What about the electric baseboard heating in the North Hall, a huge room with 30 foor ceilings?

What's up with that?