At Eastern Market, your job’s not your credit. You gotta pay cash for the produce.
Well, that’s funny if you’re a local because Eastern Motors used to run a commercial nonstop. Otherwise, you’re thinking I’m nuts.
Anyway, Eastern Market opened in 1873 at 7th St. and North Carolina Ave. SE as a shopping district for Capitol Hill residents. It was designed by Adolf Cluss, whose red brick style included Cavalry Baptist among six churches.
A fire badly damaged South Hall on April 30, 2007. It re-opened June 26, 2009 complete with air conditioning.
The farmer’s market offers meats, fish, poultry and dairy products. On weekends there are arts and crafts vendors and then a nearby flea market that really brings in the crowds. It’s essentially a town hall for the many government employees who live near the U.S. Capitol.