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1262 4th Street, NE courtesy Framebridge

From an email:

“The DC-based, cult-phenomenon custom-framing company has partnered with the historic Globe at MICA printing press to give away two limited edition screen-printed posters celebrating Go-go and the unique culture and history of DC. While supplies last, get a FREE poster with any in-store purchase at Framebridge’s Union Market store–you can even get it framed it for just $50. Poster image below. Read More


Photo by Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“Panama’s premier specialty coffee company Café Unido is opening a roastery and retail shop in Northeast Washington, D.C., and will become its headquarters of operation in the United States.

Unido Roastery DC will complement the Café Unido coffee shop inside the nearby Latin lifestyle market, La Cosecha. Read More


via 2fiftytexasbbq IG

Thanks to Ally for passing on from 2fiftytexasbbq “This is exciting! Great bbq!”

2Fifty writes:

“Word is out! | We’re thrilled to confirm that we’ve been working with @UnionMarketDC to bring our Central Texas Style BBQ experience to D.C.

Since everything we do is handcrafted, it’s been quite a challenge to think about the best way we can bring the best of our smokehouse to the renowned food hall. With the newly added 1000 gallons direct flow smoker from Primitive Pits we can now wood-smoke more meat than ever while keeping our unplugged, no shortcuts barbecue style.

We’re introducing @2fiftys, a simplified version of our flagship restaurant. Our Central Texas Barbecue, wood smoked & handcrafted daily, will be cut and served to order at the Market
.” Read More


Photo inside 1262 5th Street, NE by Obi Okolo

From a press release:

“On the heels of the challenging year 2020, twelve DC friends, creators and entrepreneurs come together to launch theTwelve, an experimental commerce and community experience designed to foster true connection, inspire hope and infuse fresh meaning into our lives.

Housed in a 3,600 sq ft raw commercial space in the Union Market District at 1262 5th Street NE, the year-long brick and mortar activation opens on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. theTwelve will offer our beloved community an interactive and curated experience that brings together three distinct areas of engagement, informed by our values of interconnectedness, beauty, sustainability and wellness, to build community, unify and heal.

The front room will offer 870sf of holistic retail, with vintage and new design-focused housewares, live plants, fragrance, and sustainable apparel and accessories–with each item being a touch point to our values. Beyond the shop, is the 1400sf gallery space that will engage community participation and encourage discovery. Just off the gallery is our 1400sf living room where we will offer community programming alongside a kindred crew of collaborators across disciplines. Read More


From a press release:

WHO/WHAT: This holiday season, everyone will get the chance to pay it forward by donating gently worn or new winter coats and accessories to three local charities while shopping one of a kind local art and vintage clothing. To continue their mission of building community by enhancing experiences through art & design and creating unique connections, Swatchroom is launching COMMON THREAD, celebrating what connects everybody through their ability to provide for each other individually and collectively. Designed to offer an accessible and sustainable retail experience focused on giving new life to gently used clothing, footwear & accessories while supporting the local community.

Curated vintage men’s and women’s clothing and one of a kind sneakers can also be shopped during a special vintage and bespoke resale. Artwork by local artists like mixed media artist Nicole Salimbene, sculptor & painter Michael West, and photographer Violetta Markelou, will be available for purchase during an exciting art exhibition.

Clothing Drive – All clothing donations will benefit N Street Village, Central Union Mission and Women Giving Back.

Vintage & Bespoke Resale – With retail partners Los Gitanos Vintage, Gary Williams Jr., Tribute Collective, Victor Nguyen-Long & Violetta Markelou

Art Exhibition – With artist partners Nicole Salimbene, mixed media artist; Michael West, sculptor and painter; and Violetta Markelou, photographer

For more information on how to get involved or give back visit: swatchroom.com/commonthread

WHEN: December 2020

Thursdays – Saturdays: 12 pm – 6 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 5 pm

‘In 7 Words’ Union Market District
1268 4th St NE”


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