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1212 4th Street, SE

From TaKorean:

“TaKorean, the DC based restaurant serving Korean & Latin American inspired bowls, salads, and tacos, announces its reopening after a 13-week closure due to COVID-19. TaKorean will open their locations at the acclaimed Union Market and at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood on Tuesday, June 16th. Read More


Thanks to Eric Lee for sending: “Union Market looks ready to open today for guests”

I’ll do a new poll here now that you’ve seen some pictures and guidance:

Ed. Note: Results of a poll we took on Wednesday: Read More


Thanks to Sarah and Dennis for sending. Dennis reports: “Union Market’s rules: they divided the stores between grocery and takeout.”

Sarah reports: “Union market requiring everyone to order through an app and then have things brought to them. it looks like most will take caviar, door dash, postmates, grub hub, and Uber eats. Peregrine espresso uses an app called Joe Coffee.”


From a press release:

“Chef Eric Adjepong, a first-generation Ghanaian-American bringing West African cuisine to the mainstream, will open his first solo restaurant, On the Double, this spring. The fast-casual counter in Union Market will offer food of the African diaspora through the lens of a Caribbean-style roti shop, giving guests a more approachable introduction to African cuisine. Read More


The best-selling Pan con Chicharron features salted pork tenderloin boiled then lightly fried on a bed of grilled sweet potato slices and topped with Peruvian Brothers’ signature Salsa Criolla. (Photo courtesy of Peruvian Brothers)

From a press release:

“The sibling duo behind beloved D.C. food trucks ​Peruvian Brothers ​- Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone – are opening their first brick-and-mortar location in the ​Union Market District​’s vibrant new Latin marketplace, ​La Cosecha​ (1280 4th Street NE) next month.

The Peruvian-style sandwiches, empanadas, desserts and hot sauces that power their award winning food trucks will now have a permanent place to call home when the new Peruvian Brothers officially opens with an all-day celebration on ​Saturday, February 1​. Read More


1270 4th Street, NE photo by Daniel Swartz

From an email:

“We have pulled out of the La Cosecha market and continue to look for a home for Amparo. We are working on some exciting projects that we will announce as soon, while continuing to push forward.

Amparo owner and Chef Christian Irabién’s modern Mexican restaurant Amparo Fondita will no longer be a part of La Cosecha. Irabién, whose resume includes Oyamel vows to continue searching for the right brick-and-mortar location.”

Full press release: Read More


517-519 Morse Street, NE

Mike passes on this very sad news to us: “Ken Nankervis, the former employee of A Litteri, who bought the place from Michael DeFrancisci about a year ago, died on Thanksgiving Day. Very sad. He was only 52.”

From Legacy.com:

“After moving to Annapolis he began working at A. Litteri and was known as the “wine guy” to many. After several years and much hard work Ken became owner of A. Litteri an award winning wine and deli shop located in Washington, DC. Read More


From a press release:

“Today, Washington, D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announce the expansion of their modern, fast-casual pizza concept, Stellina Pizzeria, to 508 K Street NW in summer 2020. More imminently, the duo will bring a traditional Italian pasticceria, Annaré, inside Union Market on December 16.



530 Morse Street, NE, a few moons ago

“Dear PoPville,

There’s a high pitched ringing pervading the area around Union Market. Any insight? Other complaints? Feels like some kind of torture to be honest. It is constant. Been going since last Wednesday.”

Others hearing this as well?

Ed. Note: Back in 2010 we posted “Anti-teen Noise-weapon Hits DC at Chinatown Metro”, which were then promptly removed. Then in 2016 we posted Anti Pigeon Devices Removed!! “Both make intermittent, high-pitched squeals that are piercingly loud, at least to my 30-year-old ears”. And in July we had a report of a similar noise outside Farragut West.


Union Market: Every day from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | 1309 5th St. NE

Thanks to Jonathan Frank for sending:

“I moved to the Union Market District very recently and, in perfect timing, this amazing #glutenfree bakery JUST went into @UnionMarketDC a week ago! Scones were and staff couldn’t have been nicer. Check @oearthbakes out!”

O Earth’s website says:

“We are a 100% gluten-free bakery committed to using local produce and high-quality ingredients. We are proud to serve our D.C. community. Read More


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