Monday, November 11, 2013
Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Music
Union Market has completed work on their second floor space, and dubbed it Dock 5 (2nd floor of 1309 5th Street). Dock 5 is a warehouse event space (think lots of concrete and metal). It's over 12,000 square feet, and has 22' ceilings. So there enough space for you and 1,500 of your closest friends.
To show off their new space Union Market is hosting Thread. Thread is a retail fashion showcase with offerings from more than thirty local and independent national brands from around the country. We're no just talking about clothes. Thread encompasses far more, reaching out to include selections from the areas of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art, and home. Light refreshments provided by Union Market vendors. Thread runs from November 29-December 1st (hours below).
On November 30th, the venue stays open late for a concert featuring indie rockers the Walkmen, and DJ Will Eastman (you might know him from U Street Music Hall). Tickets are $25, unless you are feeling fancy. In that case, buy the $125 ones, and enjoy access to a private space with food provided by Rappahannock Oysters Company, and drinks from Green Hat Distillery and Gina Chersevani of Union Market’s Buffalo & Bergen.
Press releases below:
UNION MARKET TO HOST THREAD AT DOCK 5 NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 1, 2013
Fashion Event To Bring Together Local Independent Retailers and National Brands
WASHINGTON D.C. – Union Market, the highly acclaimed food market redeveloped by EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, will host Thread from November 29 – December 1, 2013. Thread is Union Market’s fashion event – a retail salon located in Dock 5 – featuring more than 30 local and national unique and independent brands from around the country.
Participating brands include a variety of collections in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and home arenas: Moore and Giles, leather goods and accessories; Follain, healthy, effective and environmentally-friendly skincare products; Mercado Global, artisanal bags and accessories; Ernest Alexander, named one of GQ Magazine’s Best New Menswear Designers in America of 2013; Saint Clair Jewelry; local men’s collective Mutiny; Richmond’s Shockoe Denim; Rebecca Atwood pillows and textiles; and ANTHOM, an international online boutique carrying independent labels, and exclusive capsule collections; among many others. In addition to showcases by premier retailers and exclusive products, Thread will feature installations and art for sale, curated by Jayme McLellon, Director and Founder of Civilian Art Projects. Sips and bites will be provided by a variety of Union Market vendors.
Union Market is an artisanal, curated, year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. Through a highly selective process, Union Market is composed of the finest quality food artisans ranging from up-and-coming entrepreneurs to well known restaurateurs, all creating a unique culinary experience. Thread at Dock 5 will be open on Friday, November 29th from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
INDIE ROCK BAND ‘THE WALKMEN’ TO HEADLINE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CONCERT AT UNION MARKET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013
Washington D.C. – Union Market, home of the highly acclaimed food market redeveloped by EDENS, announced today that The Walkmen will perform at Union Market on Saturday, November 30th as part of Union Market’s Thread. Thread, an expertly curated retail salon located at Dock 5, will feature more than 30 local and national unique and independent brands from around the country from November 29 – December 1, 2013.
The Walkmen, an indie rock band comprised of five Washington D.C. natives, have performed and toured for more than 10 years. Their most recent album ‘Heaven’ portrays a band hitting maturity, comfortable in its mastery after a decade together, according to the band’s lead singer, Hamilton Leithauser. The Walkmen have toured with Grammy Award winning Arcade Fire, and Fleet Foxes among others. DJ Will Eastman, who has been named “one of Washington’s titan DJs” by The Washington Post, will also perform. Eastman is also the principle owner and Director of Programming of U Street Music Hall, named “best dance club in the region” by The Washington Post; and a top-10 dance club in America by Rolling Stone.
The Concert will take place in the alley of Dock 5 on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. VIP tickets are $125, and include a private area with artisanal food provided by Rappahannock Oysters Co., and cocktails provided by Green Hat Distillery and renowned mixologist Gina Chersevani of Union Market’s Buffalo & Bergen. General Admission tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.ticketfly.com/event/400921.
Thread will bring together local independent retailers and national brands, and will feature a variety of participants in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and home arenas. In addition to showcases by premier retailers and exclusive products, Thread will feature installations and art for sale. Union Market vendors will provide sips and bites. Thread will be open on Friday, November 29th from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.