Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Night Market Makes Debut Next Month

A night market called Market SW will begin operations next month at Waterfront Station. At February’s ANC 6D meeting, the developers of Waterfront Station mentioned that the asphalt lot facing M Street would be activated with temporary uses starting this spring, including a night market. Temporary uses for the two M Street lots were proposed in order to get ANC support for a two-year extension of PUD approval. The two sites will eventually become office buildings, but the office market is challenged right now and speculative construction is too risky. Meanwhile, an apartment building is currently under construction on the northwest parcel and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development will soon release a Request for Proposals for the District-owned northeast parcel. 

Diverse Markets Management will operate Market SW. This is the same group that operates the Downtown Holiday Market, the Flea Market at Eastern Market, and has operated the market at the annual Southwest Fireworks Festival. Market SW is billed on its website as “an evening of arts, food, flea & fun live music + performances.” Market SW will be held on the Fourth Friday of each month from May to October. The first SW Market will be on Friday, May 29 from 4 – 9 pm. Below are the dates when the market will be activated this year: 
  • May 29 
  • June 26 
  • July 24 
  • August 28 
  • September 25 
  • October 23

1 comment:

Wizzyliz said...

Looking forward to this! Southwest is certainly blossoming ... no pun intended.