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rendering courtesy Hi-Lawn

From a press release:

“One of Washington, DC’s largest, most expansive rooftops for outdoor dining, drinking and safe socializing will soon make its debut, when Hi-Lawn soft opens on the Rooftop at Union Market at 1309 5th Street NE, this Friday, September 18. Read More

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Thanks to John for sending us last night: “somebody recently asked about [spin] cycling in the pandemic… SoulCycle opening their Union Market pop-up tomorrow. Classes 7 days a week @ $32/class”


1927 Florida Ave, NW

Related: Yesterday I started hearing many readers wrote that Flywheel would be permanently closing their D.C. locations. Thanks to Kevin for sending this afternoon from Business Insider:

“Flywheel Sports — a chain of spinning studios and a top competitor of SoulCycle — filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Tuesday and will permanently close its 42 locations in the country.”

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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

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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

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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.”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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