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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WP: Director of Culinary Strategy for Florida Market

The Post has exciting news that Chef Richard Brandenburg, who was recently the head chef at Cafe Atlantico, has been hired by Edens and Avant to serve as their Director of Culinary Strategy for the Capital City Market (AKA the Florida Market). From the article:

Much of the chef’s focus will be on rethinking Capital City Market in Washington. Brandenburg hopes to stock the wholesale-retail center with multiple restaurants, a culinary school, even a USDA hub


Wow, no small plans.

10 comments:

reflexive said...

seems interesting, but can you explain eden and avant's part in this? are they major property owners? i'm a bit behind the news on what's going on with the markets now.

MJ said...

That's a really cool concept, but short of razing the entire place to the ground and starting from scratch (or developing the empty lot next to the Burger King) I don't see it as likely. Almost all of their other projects are new development and don't build off of or integrate with existing structures.

Oh, now we're about development? said...

Keep the market the way it is! I didn't come here all the way from Oklahoma to write back home about how I live in a vibrant, revenue increasing neighborhood. I want to be perceived as an urban explorer, or.... Like an urban hippy! Please don't screw up my little ride, despite what longtime neighbors want. Let me pretend I'm "cool". Please?!?!

Anonymous said...

This is great news... Edens and Avant is partnered with J Street and Gallaudet.

andrew said...

I believe that J Street and Gallaudet's properties at the market are vacant, possibly with the exception of the giant white Farmers Market building on 6th St. I forget who owns that one.

Sang-Oh razed most of the buildings on the properties that they own, and have them under a PUD.

I just hope that the developers sit down and chat about a master plan for the site before building. There were a few good proposals on the table, and a few crappy ones. If they work together, they can increase the value of their own properties, and hopefully add value to the neighborhood.

(Also, I have faith that Gallaudet will be good stewards of their properties. They seem to be interested in doing things the right way.)

tracks said...

once upon a time OP had an utterly fantastic vision of this site...released just before theat whole New Town idea came out. i would love to go back to that, but have not been able to find it. i saw a hard copy in a community meeting

Lorree Grande said...

I hope they build lots and lots of condos.

tracks said...

lorree grande said...
I hope they build lots and lots of condos.
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why?

inked said...

Lorree Grande,
That's fascinating. I had no idea that appartment buildings had such warm feeling towards condo developments. Or that they were unable to spell their own names. Shucks, I really do learn something new everday!

inked said...

Apartment. Pardon my smart phone typo.