Monday, June 18, 2007

eastern market update

i am still in rwanda, but i wanted to pass along this note i got regarding the market. this is from a friend who is super active in the market reconstruction.

I walked down 7th Street yesterday and was so excited to see merchants up and running! There are great signs that are hanging above the merchants so you can quickly and easily look for and locate the vendors you are seeking out.

Please help spread the word. Not a lot of folks seem to know the Market is getting back on its feet. And I had no idea- but am very excited that a temporary Market is being erected across the street (where you can see all the construction going on). That’s projected to be up and ready in mid-July. I can’t wait for the pancakes! Yippeee!

There’s a PR campaign in the works- but in the meantime- please forward this email/chat up the Market.

Please see Eastern Market updates below regarding:

1) A temporary “East Hall” which will open in mid-July and include refrigerated cases for businesses.

2) Request for volunteers in 2 hour shifts on Saturday afternoons and Sundays (selling t-shirts and tote bags)- please email to sign up

3) Schedules for South Hall merchants who are NOW open for business


Turner Construction reports that the temporary East Hall will arrive around
June 26 and should be erected by July 15. The refrigeration has been ordered
and should arrive in 4 to 6 weeks. It still looks like a late July opening of
the East Hall is in order.


Please email to sign up.

Starting this Saturday, besides T-shirts, Market shopping bags will be available! Like the T's they will be $20. In this regard, volunteers are needed for every weekend from 6/16 to 7/29 including:

· this Saturday 2 people from 2-4 pm

· this Sunday from 10 to 12, 12 to 2(one person) and 2 to 4.

· If you can do so, please sign up for future weekends. Volunteers are especially needed people from 2 to 4 on Saturdays and for all day Sunday.


Eight of the South Hall Merchants open outside for business, and more will re-open in the temporary East Hall in mid-July. Details are online and re-printed below.

Blue Iris Flowers
Location: operating from their storefront (7th St SE between Pennsylvania Ave and C St.)
Hours: normal storefront operating hours
News: there are rumors of a refrigerated truck that'll put Blue Iris back on the street soon!

Bowers Fancy Dairy Products (Ray and Mike Bowers)
An increasing variety of cheeses each week, fresh mozzarella, dairy products from Lewes Dairy, including heavy cream, buttermilk, crème fraiche.

Hours: Fri 11 am – 6 pm, Sat 8 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm.
Methods of payment: no credit cards

Calomiris Fruits and Vegetables (Chris Calomiris and family)
Essential seasonal produce including salad greens, arugula, vine-ripe tomatoes, watermelons, golden pineapples. Olive oil, honey, dates, baklava.

Hours: Tues – Sat 8 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm
Methods of payment: no credit cards

Canales Delicatessen (José Canales)
Delicatessen meats, sausages, rotisserie chickens. Special orders with 2 to 3 days notice

Location: inside Tortilla Café, 210 7th St, SE, across from Market
Hours: open 7 days, 9 am – 7 pm
Methods of payment: credit/debit cards accepted
Phone number: 202-547-5700

Canales Quality Meats (Emilio Canales)
Angus beef. Fresh meats individually packed from their regular supplier: NY Strips, rib eyes, filet mignon, flank steak, flat iron steak, porterhouse, t-bones, ground beef, pork ribs, pork chops, bacon, sausages including andouille.

Hours: Fri Noon – 6 pm, Sat 7 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm (hours may vary if stock sells out)
Methods of payment: credit cards accepted

Capital Hill Poultry (JoAnne Jung)
Not open. Will resume operations in new Temporary “East Hall” building in July.

Eastern Market Grocery (Jorgée Canales)
Fresh pasta and ravioli, pesto and sauces, hummus, tabouli, grape leaves, pita.

· Hours: Fri 3 pm – 6 pm, Sat 7 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 3 pm

· Methods of payment: credit cards accepted, no debit cards

Eastern Market Pottery
Not open. Seeking temporary workshop space.

Fine Sweet Shoppe (Jenny Glasgow)
Bread, including Firehook products on Saturday. Bagels, Danish, brownies, cookies, pies including small sweet potato pies, cakes on Saturday and Sunday. Coffee, drinks, lemonade. Pesto.

Hours: Fri 7 am – 6 pm, Sat 7 am – 6 pm, Sun 7 am – 4 pm
Methods of payment: no credit cards

Market Lunch (Tom Glasgow)
Not open. Will resume operations in new “East Hall” Temporary building.

Market Poultry (Melvin Inman, Sr. and Family)
Organic and conventional chicken and chicken parts, Cornish hens, ducks, turkey products, including chops, ground turkey, scrapple, and bacon. Eggs.

Location: in refrigerated trailer by Market shed, South of Main Market door
Hours: Thurs – Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 8 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm
Methods of payment: credit cards, no debit cards

Paik Produce (JoAnne Jung)
Wide variety of produce including herbs, nuts, pearl onions, mesclun, fingerling potatoes, baby potatoes, Asian vegetables, and mushrooms.

Hours: Tues – Sun 7 am – 6 pm
Methods of payment: no credit cards

Southern Maryland Seafood (Charles & Richard Glasgow)
Not open. Will resume operations in new Temporary “East Hall” Building in July.

Union Meat Company (Bill Glasgow)
Not open. Will resume operations in new Temporary “East Hall” Building in July.


andi,andi,andi said...

Less talk, more pictures!

(I'm so bossy.)

andi,andi,andi said...