EDENS Celebrates Re-Opening Of Union Market With Iconic Sunday Supper, Featuring Washington D.C.'s Most Renowned Chefs, To Benefit James Beard Foundation

Union Market Will Officially Open To The Public September 8, 2012

Jun 5, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EDENS, one of the nation's leading retail real estate owners and developers partnered with the James Beard Foundation to create the inaugural Sunday Supper at Union Market, which took place Sunday, June 3, 2012. Washington D.C.'s most renowned chefs participated in an evening for the community to experience a private, family-style dinner. Sunday Supper benefited the James Beard Foundation and FoodCorps events in DC.

The historic Market is being redeveloped by EDENS in an effort to create a best-in class, year-round, indoor food market featuring over 40 local vendors. This authentic artisanal marketplace will be a catalyst for a more vibrant Union Market District encompassing the culinary epicenter of D.C. Confirmed vendors at this time include: Rapphannock Oyster Co., a soda shop created by Gina Chersevani, DC Empanadas, an artisanal cheese shop created by Carolyn Stromberg, Trickling Springs Creamery, Peregrine Espresso, Lyon Bakery, Oh! Pickles, TaKorean, Red Apron Butchery, and Dolcezza. Union Market will officially open to the public on September 8, 2012.

Sunday Supper was hosted by James Beard Foundation award winners R.J. Cooper of Rogue 24 and Fabio Trabocchi of Fiola, as well as Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT, Frederick, MD; Jamie Leeds, Hank's Oyster Bar; Mike Isabella, Graffiato; Katsuya Fukushima, Daikaya; Nora Pouillon with Todd Woods, Restaurant Nora; Robert Weland, Cork Wine Bar; Nate Anda, Red Apron Butchery; Robb Duncan, Dolcezza; Warren Brown, Cake Love; Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck; Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana Osteria; Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Mixologists Derek Brown of The Columbia Room and Gina Chersevani also participated.

For information on EDENS, please visit www.edens.com. For more information on the James Beard Foundation, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. For more information on FoodCorps, please visit www.foodcorps.org.

About EDENS:

EDENS develops, owns and operates neighborhood shopping centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 125 retail centers. By focusing on design, merchandising and community engagement, EDENS is committed to enhancing the communities in which they do business. EDENS has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.EDENS.com.



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