Info on Development @ the Florida Market
photo of the fish room at Kang's Farms in the wholesale food district
Someone sent me this link on development at the Florida Ave Market (4th & Florida Ave NE). The page talks about plans for a YMCA & an ampitheater (these don't sound like much of a fit to me). The redevelopment plan for the area is supposed to include the existing market. Also see this article from the Common Denominator.
Has anyone been to the Italian Market in Philadelphia? The Italian Market is great because it remains very much a real market (not excessively Disneyfied), but has a few cafes & coffee shops. I love it because you can buy all kinds of stuff there (it has a couple of great cheese shops) & it's just a really fun way to spend a morning/afternoon.