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Shipping Container Market, ‘Fairgrounds’, Coming outside Nats Park this Season

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2012 at 11:30 am 10 Comments


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Last night ANC Commissioner David Garber (@GarberDC) tweeted some exciting news:

Bayou and Surfside are coming to Half and M SE in #NavyYard for duration of Nats season as part of shipping container “fairgrounds.”

And JDLand has all the details:

After three years of operating The Bullpen(s) on one of the empty lots just north of Nationals Park, landowner Akridge and Bullpen/Georgetown Events owner Bo Blair are opting to try something new for the 2012 season: “Fairgrounds,” a combination food, market and events space that will be open seven days a week from the beginning of baseball season through October 1.

This space will open at 11:30 am every day; on game days, the market and food trucks will remain open until two hours after the game ends; otherwise, it will stay open at least through Happy Hour, or later if patrons are still around. There will be a “spectator” deck built on top of the shipping containers as well as a music stage, with plans to continue to have local and regional bands play on game days. And of course there will be 20 HD televisions and plenty of cornhole sets.

This sounds incredibly awesome to me. Read all the details from JDLand. Will anyone miss the Bullpen?

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