Last September, Union Market opened as a year-round indoor food hall in Northeast Washington, D.C. The market showcases more than 40 local vendors including Neopol Smokery, Peregrine Espresso, and Righteous Cheese.
This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
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Where Culture and Commerce Meet in a New Urban Market
Union Market combines new eateries, food vendors, and home shops in to one open and modern space. It is designed to be an incubator for new food concepts and retailers and is the perfect place for weekend brunch. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, Mediterranean, sandwich shop—there is an eatery for everyone.
The market is the beginning of a renewed spirit that is blanketing this neighborhood just northeast of the U.S. Capitol. The market is kin to the Union Terminal Market, which opened in 1931 with over 700 produce, meat, fish, and dairy vendors in airy indoor stalls. The building that Union Market now lives in was rebuilt in 1967 and grew until the '80s, when the neighborhoods started to age and merchants moved to more modern distribution facilities. The current developers reopened the market with a vision of being a diverse market of culture and commerce in this new urban village.
Union Market is easily accessible by metro. Take the Red Line to the NoMA-Gallaudet U stop. Turn right on Florida Avenue NE. Turn Left on 5th Street NE. The Market will be on your left.