MARKET BUILDING BURNS, FLEA MARKET VOWS TO CONTINUE
Washington, DC (April 30, 2007)--"We will be open this Sunday and every Sunday," Tom Rall, Manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market, vowed today, despite the fire that devastated the South Hall of the Historic Eastern Market early this morning. For the most recent story see Historic Capitol Hill Marketplace Burns.
"We appreciate that City Councilman Tommy Wells, representative for the markets' ward, and Mayor Adrian Fenty have pledged their support in keeping our popular outdoor market open during the rebuilding of Eastern Market," Rall said.
"Though some exhibitors may have to relocate throughout the reconstruction period, we hope to be able to accommodate our entire regular contingent," he continued. On nice weekends 120 people show their wares in and around the market building. "We do not expect any disruption to our operation at Hine School across the street," where another 100 set up in the play ground, Rall stated.
"We feel a special heartfelt thank you is due to Howard-Amin Gassaway III, manager of the neighboring Rumsey Aquatic Center, who has already promised use of the majority of the pool's outdoor plaza for displaced exhibitors," Rall said. "And we thank all the people who are flooding our email and telephone answering service with sympathetic messages."
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