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DC’s Eastern Market Reopens

A great indoor public market in Washington, D.C. just reopened (see Washington Post story) after reconstruction following a fire in 2007. An indoor-only operation during the week, and an added outdoor farmers and flea market on the weekends, Eastern Market is one of Washington’s best public spaces. Every city should have something like this. Here are some pictures from today’s opening:

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  1. Ben, Thanks for the piece on the re-opening of Eastern Market in D.C. You’re right – every city should have one. And I miss it. I look forward to seeing the new building and the renewed commerce it attracts. Now, hopefully, they’ll work on some better benches and picnic table for taking those fab crab cake sandwiches outside for lunch.

  2. Thanks, Kathy. I think there are some new benches and tables, but you will have to judge whether they are better or not :) I should also add that the city has repaved the contiguous 7th street with brick pavers, making it a nice place to close off to cars and create a usable public space.

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