The Week Ahead….and some Eastern Market News you might have missed
by Larry Janezich
Here’s some Eastern Market news you might have missed.
The Market is getting some new signage – EMCAC has contracted with urban consultants Brick & Story to create new signage for the market. Last Wednesday, the local company owned by Latoya Thomas, presented a selection of options to the Committee. The consensus of the Committee was for signage as illustrated below: Click to enlarge.
New EMCAC member application – At the September 18 meeting of EMCAC, the membership committee will make a recommendation to the full committee regarding the newly chartered Eastern Market Preservation and Development Corporation’s application for a seat on the Committee. A previous organization with the same name – now defunct – is entitled by statute to a seat on the board.
Leases for South Hall Merchants – EMCAC agreed unanimously to recommend to DGS that the South Hall merchants have an extension of 120 days – until January 2, 2021 – to complete their appraisal’s of the market rate for rents which they should pay to DGS. DGS had mandated that the process be complete by September 2. A September 2017 appraisal by DGS met with vehement opposition from the merchants and was rejected by EMCAC . DGS says the merchant’s appraisal – paid for out of pocket by the merchants themselves – will be used in in conjunction with the previous DGS appraisal to set a rate for the new leases.
The annual Eastern Market Potluck Dinner – Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00pm, in the North Hall – more details to follow.
The Week Ahead…
Wednesday, July 31,
The Department of General Services is hosting a community meeting on the design for the Plaza at 7:00pm in the North Hall, Eastern Market.
Thursday, August 1
ANC6B hosts a community meeting to discuss the proposed restaurant complex for the 300 block of 7th Street, SE. The restaurant is described as having three different concepts – not yet revealed – an will seat 230 on the interior and an additional 150 outside on the plaza. The meeting will be at 7:00pm in the Club Lounge of the Residences at Eastern Market. Enter at 700 C Street, SE.