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Angela Z.

Support and create space for small, women-owned businesses! Check out this creative space in DC doing a great job supporting local and diverse markets: www.monroestreetmarket.com/arts/. I am a particular huge fan of the woman-owned business there: Stitch & Rivet (www.shopstitchandrivet.com). She started her small business at the local weekend flea market in the neighborhood and then was able, with financial support from the market organization, to move into a studio/retail space. Now she just upgraded to one of their larger studio spaces! Shopping local and supporting local is so important and it would be great if we had more creative spaces to do that in our neighborhood!

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Posted Oct 4, 2017
Tom K.
Tom K.
Oct 4, 2017

Where would you put it?

Posted by Tom K. on Oct 4, 2017
Michela Paganini
Michela Paganini
Oct 5, 2017

I think that's the point. We need fewer buildings and more open spaces (for farmer's markets and other events)

Posted by Michela Paganini on Oct 5, 2017
Tom K.
Tom K.
Oct 5, 2017

I don't think there are plans to have fewer buildings in the district and, in fact, we are going to have more soon.

Maybe there are creative ways to use our existing spaces? For example, Crocker Galleria has a nice farmers market that pops up in its quite modest corridors. Could a similar thing work in any of our district public open spaces? Here is a list I made of our public open spaces: foursquare.com/user/17614287/l...

In the coming years, we will also have a new park on top of the new transit center, a new park under the ramp leading to the transit center, and another new park in the center area of the existing temporary terminal. These all seem like ripe opportunities for markets?

Posted by Tom K. on Oct 5, 2017
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