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Food Hall Benning Market Is Slated to Open East of the Anacostia River

The plan is to open the 11,200-square-foot food hall this fall

A rendering of Benning Market food market, landing in Northeast this fall.
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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.”