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  • That One Guy

    The supposed “inevitable march of progress”?

  • It is incredibly sad to see this unfair comparison of the original Union Market with the “new” Union Market. It may not be known that those missing letters were from a fire in 2012.

    The old Center Market (now the National Archives) was where presidents and paupers shopped for fresh food from 1872 until it was torn down in 1931. A. Litteri’s is the only business that has survived the forced move. Now the necessary need for a terminal market for small businesses and low-income families is being displaced by a bourgeois “market,” fancy dining (e.g., Masseria), playground for the affluent (e.g., Neal Place Tap & Garden), and luxury living, (e.g., the coming Edison)…and this is just the beginning of what the EDENS (the all-caps is their choice) developer plans to make .

    Change is inevitable, especially in urban environments. What is sad is how ignorantly and insensitively this change is being made. But where else will I get my hand-crafted, artisinal, authentic, environmentally conscious, small batch, single sourced, urban mixologist cocktails in this city?

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