Another win for the food scene in Washington: Chef Jose Garces is bringing a Latin marketplace to Northeast.
Joining the eclectic mixture of food vendors at the flagship Union Market opened by Edens in 2012, Garces's project one street over will be part of a residential and retail project at 1270 Fourth St. NE, another Edens venture. This one is being built in conjunction with partners Level 2 Development and Trammell Crow Residential. A groundbreaking is scheduled for June 13.
Garces's marketplace will feature food stalls, shops and dining concepts. The goal is "to create a dynamic culinary center," according to a press release. In other words, it sounds a bit like Eataly, the Italian-themed juggernaut that may or may not ever make its way to Washington. In a similar vein, Mike Isabella last year announced plans for a 10-concept food hall in Tysons Corner.
The Philadelphia-based Garces has already established a foothold in the District, with Argentinian restaurant Rural Society in the Loews Madison Hotel downtown and the pending Village Whiskey bourbon and burger bar in Shaw.
We'll update as further details are available.