Union Market district and wayfinding
Speaking of cultural interpretation and wayfinding ("Florida Market proof of concept wayfinding signage and the need for a wayfinding conference"), Christopher Taylor Edwards and I made a couple of "proof-of-concept" wayfinding signs for the Union Market district a few years ago, although they never were fabricated and installed.
- Florida Market Map & Directory
- Florida Market History Sign
The renewing market district is definitely in the need of wayfinding signage--the challenge will be to get people from NoMA/the subway station to the hip Union Market building through the "unhip and gritty" area, and to move people around the district to the other interesting places, ranging from V-Nine's Thai and Chinese food stuffs, to the produce rooms at Sam Wang and David's Farms (formerly Kang Farms and MS3000), the on-site tofu makers, the Halal meats at Caribbean Crescent, African foods at Obeng International Food and All-African Food Store, the extremely well-priced produce at Mexican Fruit, the Korean restaurants, and the Italian food market, Litteri's (I still think their sandwiches are better than Taylor Gourmet).
... and I need to talk with them about this.
New and old
Top photo: The new market interior @ Rappahannock Oyster Company. Bottom photo: the old Rabbi Payless booth at the old "DC Farmers Market" building