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Union Market To Open Sept 8th; Waverly Construction Coming; Parkland Gardens Breaks Ground

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CLARENDON—Construction is expected to begin soon for the building planned at 1200 N. Irving Street (rendering at right). It will be a 187-unit apartment building at the moment the plan is to call it The Waverly at Clarendon Station. [ARLNow]

UNION MARKET—The rebuilding project that is going on for Union Market should be finished by the end of the summer and EDENS plans to open officially on Sept 8th, 2012. They already had an inaugural Sunday Supper Club this past weekend as a fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation and FoodCorps. The press release is after the jump. [OfficialSite; press release]

ARLINGTON—Archstone broke ground on Parkland Gardens at North Glebe Road and Lee Highway. The 277 unit apartment building will have Archstone's now signature amenity, a pet spa. [WBJ]

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.

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1doAG)