Centre Market, once the largest market in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in 1871. By 1900, it was the center of a vibrant commercial life in Washington, D. C. Close to a railroad station and streetcar lines, sitting between the White House and the Capitol Building, the market was a crossroads for all of Washington, D. C. After years of success, it was torn down in 1931 to make way for the National Archives. Undaunted, many of the businesses relocated and created a new venue, Union Terminal Market at 4th Street and Florida Avenue NE, an area close to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Freight Terminal and highways to Maryland.
Union Terminal Market
Union Terminal Market
Union Market Area
Union Market Re-Opens
After a massive fire the historic Market building was renovated in 2012 into a thriving marketplace, event hub and retail incubator of 40+ local makers and artisans. The initial lineup of vendors for the District’s new gourmet marketplace included: D.C. Empanadas, TaKorean, Dolcezza, Peregrine Espresso, Oh Pickles!, Trickling Springs Creamery, Righteous Cheese, Red Apron Butchery, Lyon Bakery, Rappahannock River Oysters, Salt & Sundry, Buffalo & Bergen, Almaala Farms and Harvey’s Market.
La Cosecha Opens
La Cosecha is the first of its kind in the United States: a 20,000 SF Latin Market with authentic and contemporary expressions of Latin culture through cuisine, retail incubations and artist partnerships. La Cosecha opened in the fall with Calle Latina, a block party and open-air concert headlined by Ozomatli.
Union Market District
One of Washington, DC’s fastest growing neighborhoods, Union Market District is a unique fusion of heritage and innovation. The historic Market is the 20,000-square-foot home to dozens of merchants and purveyors of food and drink alongside a dynamic, 45-acre streetscape of independent shops and services, nationally recognized brands and highly rated restaurants. La Cosecha is a contemporary Latin American marketplace and culinary embassy that celebrates centuries of heritage. There is a palpable sense of discovery and connection on every corner, creating a vibrant hub for shopping, dining, art, entertainment and community engagement. The open-air Plaza at the Dock below one of DC’s largest public rooftops with a 360-degree vista further distinguishes Union Market District as a true gem within a world-class city.