Rose Park’s weekly outdoor market, relocated now — and potentially permanently — to the basketball courts at the corner of 26th and O Streets NW, will open on April 7 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The pathway, between M and P Streets NW, will be closed on or about March 31, depending on weather, according to the District Department of Transportation.
The triangle where M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue converge was the longtime site of a gas station, demolished in 2018 when developer Anthony Lanier bought the property.
We salute longtime residents and businesspersons who have given freely of their time, making our special neighborhood all the better for their dedication.
Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. starting this Wednesday, Nov. 18. On the corner of 26th and O Streets, the market will operate through Dec. 23.
The market is Georgetown developer Anthony Lanier’s latest idea for the vacant property he owns at the prominent juncture of M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Reconfigured for the pandemic, the Wednesday-afternoon outdoor market will now relocate to the basketball courts at the corner of 26th and O Streets NW.
The market boasts new vendors, enthusiastic young volunteers — including teenagers who are maintaining the market’s Instagram and Facebook accounts — and a community-friendly configuration.