“Union Market” Soon To Replace Florida Avenue / Capital City MarketPosted: March 14, 2012
n June, a James Beard Foundation dinner will kick off the reveal for “Union Market”, a facelift and replacement for the existing Florida Avenue / Capital City Market. In addition to building anticipation with a buzzed-about ice cream social, the developer, Edens, also hired top name chef Richard Brandenburg to oversee the food direction.
While Edens isn’t the only company with development rights to the market stretch, they’re trying to be the first and most proactive in the overhaul. Six of their parcels along 5th & 6th Streets NE between Florida and New York Avenues are in line for a very visible transformation from a dilapidated wholesale district to a high-end culinary destination for both foodies and chefs. Housing and a hotel are planned for the foreseeable future.
The name “Union Market” has historical relevance to the area, and now, Edens hopes, modern-day relevance as well.