When news of a two-alarm fire in Northeast DC near Union Market broke last night, there was a lot of concern (particularly on Twitter) over whether the new vendors at the remade food hall had been affected by the blaze. Though details about the fire are still forthcoming, two things are certain: the fire did not make its way to the new Union Market facility, and also did not reach A. Literri's, the popular Italian sandwich shop located among the warehouses in the industrial area.
Union Market spokeswoman Jessica Bruner said that the fire was on the east side of 4th Street NE where the original Union Market sign was, and spreading a few bays south towards Florida Ave. "None of our properties were affected," she said. An employee answered the phone at A. Literri's this morning said the fire was out of reach of the street from the sandwich shop as well, and the restaurant is open for business today.
Eater has reached out to DC Fire & EMS to get further details on what exactly was damaged by the fire.
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