The Washington Post reports that a developer in the Florida Ave Market (rechristened with its orginal name "Union Market") plans to host a James Beard Association dinner in one of its Market buildings. The dinner will take place in the DC Farmers Market (1309 5th Street), which was damaged in a fire this past Fall. The developer, Edens, will use the dinner to kick off their redevelopment plans.
From the article:
Edens, the South Carolina-based developer of retail at CityVista in D.C. and the coming Mosaic District in Merrifield, plans on “preserving the authentic culinary story of the market itself and reopening it with a very high-quality market that will serve both wholesale and a retail need in D.C.,”
Tickets are $240 a seat for the general public, and $200 for James Beard Foundation members.