Friday, May 15, 2009

Renovated Eastern Market to Open June 26

From the Washington Post web site
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced yesterday that the newly renovated Eastern Market will reopen with a ceremony June 26 followed the next day by a community celebration.

Flanked by city officials, construction workers and merchants, Fenty (D) announced that vendors will return to the market at Seventh and C streets SE in Capitol Hill. The 136-year-old market, renowned for its food, flowers and flea markets, was heavily damaged in a fire in April 2007. Vendors continue to operate in a tent nearby while the city works on the $22 million renovation project.

Among those at the site for yesterday's announcement was Angie Brunson, who runs a flower market. "There's no place like home," she said.

The new site will include areas for the arts and cultural events.

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