Eastern Market

July 1, 2006

Today’s theme is a typical supermarket in your town. As there are several other bloggers who have shown you modern American supermarkets today, I have spotlighted Eastern Market, a historical Capital Hill neighborhood food market. Constructed in 1873, the market was once on the verge of permanent closure in 1929 due to the rise in popularity of modern supermarkets. Today it is thriving. The north hall houses meat, poultry and seafood stands plus a deli, bakery and hot foods. On the weekend, Eastern Market features outdoor produce and flower sales plus arts & crafts from around the world. Throw in the occasional street musician and you not only can do some food shopping, but you also have a lively, colorful place to pass some time on the weekend.

Photograph and post by Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo.

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