D.C.’s food hall boom is still going, and Northeast’s River Terrace neighborhood off of Benning Road is the next to get a Union Market lookalike.
The Washington Business Journal reports that developer Neighborhood Development Co. is hoping to open the 11,200-square-foot Benning Market at 3451 Benning Road NE this fall.
The idea is to outfit Benning Market with a wide range of food stalls, and a brewery or co-working space could also be in the mix. The project’s currently raised $191,000 on crowdfunding site Small Change, meeting its minimum goal, and Neighborhood Development Company’s CEO and founder Adrian Washington’s got big plans for the area.
“We think it’s an up-and-coming neighborhood, with a great base of middle-class homeowners,” Washington told WBJ. “And there’s really no retail options for them. It’s a food desert.”