As promised, Eastern Market re-opened today after a $22 million renovation, following a fire in the Spring of 2007. Mid May, I (or rather a designated construction official, who said I couldn’t come onto the site due to my footwear) snapped some photos of the inside of the building.

According to a city announcement, “all of the original vendors that served the community at Eastern Market prior to the fire have returned.” Plus, there’s WiFi! And a new pottery studio! And new, 24-hour fire monitoring system that is “programmed to automatically call 911” if another fire ever occurs again.

Tomorrow, the city and the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will host a community celebration  offering music, food, and arts and crafts.