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Liberty Market to Remain Open

Prior reports that the Liberty Market would be closing for the season were premature. The Diverse Market Management team has replied that they hope to remain open as long as customers keep coming. Fresh produce may become scarce as the season winds down but homemade goods will still be available. Recently the market has added two new vendors: “an already very popular Pickle guy and fantastic olive oil from Provence.

The market runs on the grounds of Mount Vernon Square each Tuesday from 2:30-6:30PM.

Thanks to John T for tracking down the official word from DMM.

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WBJ: Streetcar backers gather ammo to sway skeptics

According to the Washington Business Journal, earlier this month district officials and developers with major holdings along the proposed streetcar system traveled to Portland Oregon. The group met with meet managers of the Portland system and property owners who helped finance the Rose City’s streetcar line.

Portland Streetcar image from flickr user KGradinger

The WBJ article collects impressions from several major developers, including the Wilkes Company which counts Mount Vernon Place project in the Triangle among its holdings.

The Wilkes Company’s Sandy Wilkes, already a fan of streetcars, said he was further impressed by the residential occupancy and retail leasing rates along the Portland tracks. “There’s been a level of economic activity that is probably greater than they had even forecasted,” he said. His company plans mixed-use developments for Mount Vernon Triangle and NoMa, and Wilkes said the walkability, cleanliness, and ultimately value, of both those projects would be enhanced by streetcar lines. “There is something about the streetcar experience that is so appealing,” he said.

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Foreclosure for Gallery Towers

DCMud is reporting that Yeni Wong and her Gallery Towers LLC have been served notice of foreclosure for the two contiguous lots on the Northeast corner of 7th and H Streets NW. The development plans for this mixed use project involved a substantial retail component in the historic corner property with two towers setback.



Wong and Riverdale International have been major players in the revitalization of Chinatown. Before (’93) and After photos of their Gallery Square development, on the NW corner of 7th & H are displayed above.

Image Credits: Riverdale International

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Last day of season for Liberty Market

The Liberty Market which occurs each Tuesday on the grounds of Mount Vernon Square will end it’s season today (November 24th). The market run by Diverse Markets Management opened on September 29th and has run for 9 weeks featuring produce, prepared foods and beverages, live music, and artists selling their works.

Hopefully the market can return to the Square in the Spring with a wider array of produce offerings and a more consistent presence on a week-to-week basis. In the meantime the Downtown Holiday Market on F Street will begin on December 4th and run continuously for 20 days until the 23rd.

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