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Eastern Market, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Eastern Market is an anchor of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and after suffering a devastating fire a couple of years ago, the mayor was out front the next day promising to rebuild.

To be honest, I bought a lot of fruit that looked good the day I bought it there, and the next day it would be rotten. And while it’s a traditional market so desired by urbanists, much of the produce was trucked in from other countries.

The new Eastern Market is nice and clean, and overpriced. I am sure residents of Capitol Hill still either love or hate their local institution.

Here is the interior, completely restored to its previous appearance, with a lot of the grime gone.

Update: The market later burned after I was there, and has since been restored.

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