Attend Meeting to Plan for Tenth Anniversary of Restoration of Eastern Market

Celebrate Life of Market Twelve Years After Fire

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The fresh food merchants of Eastern Market banded together, vowing to rebuild after the 2007 fire at Eastern Market. Their efforts paid off in 2009, when the market reopened. Help plan the celebration of this tremendous community moment. Image: Andrew Lightman

It’s been almost ten years since the re-opening of Eastern Market. A celebration is in order, and you can help! Join the team in planning the event to commemorate this anniversary.

Twelve years ago, the market was seriously damaged by fire. The blaze started in the early morning hours of April 30, 2007 and caused the heaviest damage in the South Hall, which houses the fresh food merchants.

Two firemen observe their coworkers as they put out the embers of the three-alarm fire that gutted Eastern Market on April 30, 2007. Photo: Andrew Lightman

After two years of extensive renovation, the ribbon was cut to reopen the building on June 26, 2009.

Attend the first planning meeting for an event celebrating the 10th Anniversary since the restoration of Eastern Market. The meeting take place Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the market’s North Hall (corner North Carolina Avenue SE and Seventh Street SE).

The Tenth Anniversary event is tentatively scheduled for a weekend in early June.

Market management is looking for people with ideas who are interested in working together to make this event great. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Maximum collaboration is the goal.

To ensure appropriate space at the meeting, RSVP your attendance to Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson by email at barry.margeson@dc.gov