To Market!

Today I visited the District’s newly opened market – Union Market, in the Northeast quadrant off of Florida Ave.

The newly opened Union Market

It’s a beautiful new space with a great mix of vendors so far, and a welcome addition to the District’s food scene.

It might not be as well known yet as Capitol Hill’s historic Eastern Market, but it has a rich history all its own.

Union Market is a descendant of what was once D.C.’s largest and most famous covered market – Center Market.

In the late 1800s, this market was truly central to the life of the city, and situated half way between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue.

So how come you’ve probably never heard of it?

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The Conspirator Theories

The Conspirator Movie Poster
The Conspirator Movie Poster

So I just saw the movie The Conspirator last night, opening in the District on the same day that Abraham Lincoln died – April 15, 146 years ago.

I missed the red carpet premiere at Ford’s Theatre last week – complete with director Robert Redford and all the movie’s stars, including Robin Wright, James McAvoy, and Kevin Cline.

But I did get to see the film just three blocks from Ford’s Theatre, where the 16th president was shot on April 14.

And I was just one block away from the boarding house of one of the alleged conspirators, Mary Surratt, whose trial is the subject of the film.

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